Most of us will remember George from George of the jungle, the amazing action actor that we couldn’t help, but fall in love with.
Brendan Fraser played lead roles in the mummy and George of the jungle and he killed it in them.
In 1991 he made his film debut as a sailor headed to Vietnam in Dogfight.
In the 2000s, the Indian-born actor went on to appear in MonkeyBone and Mummy sequel The Mummy Returns along with Looney Toons, an American dark comedy fantasy film.
All the roles took a toll on him coupled with what critics always have to say after giving in his best.
He knew his body was falling apart and it was time to get back to his family as he was married at that point and had three kids.
In an interview with GQ, he said, “By the time I did the third Mummy picture in China,” which was 2008, I was put together with tape and ice—just, like, really nerdy and fetishy about ice packs.
Screw-cap ice packs and downhill-mountain-biking pads, ’cause they’re small and light and they can fit under your clothes. I was building an exoskeleton for myself daily.”
He was in and out of the hospital for over seven years because of all he went through.
“I felt like the horse from Animal Farm, whose job it was to work and work and work. Orwell wrote a character who was, I think, the proletariat.
He worked for the good of the whole, he didn’t ask questions, he didn’t make trouble until it killed him.… I don’t know if I’ve been sent to the glue factory, but I’ve felt like I’ve had to rebuild sh*t that I’ve built that got knocked down and do it again for the good of everyone. Whether it hurts you or not.”
He got divorced in 2009 and when The Mummy and Journey to the Center of the Earth returned to the screens he wasn’t in the cast.
In one of his interviews, his sad demeanor couldn’t be left unnoticed which left people wondering what was going on in his life. It turned out he lost his mother to cancer and it seems the whole decade was the worst ever for him.
“I changed houses; I went through a divorce. Some kids were born. I mean, they were born, but they’re growing up. I was going through things that mold and shape you in ways that you’re not ready for until you go through them.”
Brendan is currently living a single life on a property that overlooks a farm north of Manhattan. We wish him all the best.