Do you recognize him? Brendan Fraser appears again on the red carpet and is shocked by his physical transformation تحول
The actor gained about 300 pounds; Added to his astounding physical change is his extinct hair which was also one of his main attractions.
It was no secret to anyone that actor Brendan Fraser, who was considered a true heartthrob in the 90s, neglected his physique and gained weight. However, his current appearance has not ceased to cause great astonishment among the audience because even though he may look amazing, he looks more challenging than ever.
The actor of films such as “George of the jungle”, “The Mummy” or “To hell with the devil” appeared at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival and left audiences breathless as his physical alteration added to his extinct hair. It was also one of its main attractions.
Fraser, 52, looks somewhat bald and weighs several pounds. However, his appearance has to do with the character requirements of the film.
Fraser plays a fat man in The Whale who approaches 600 pounds, so the actor had to gain several pounds to revive the character.
About the festival
This weekend, the Tribeca Film Festival “Juneteenth,” the day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, will feature a series of films, cultural activities and talks addressing cinema and African Americans.
To mark this holiday, Tribeca will screen 10 short films by black, indigenous, or other minority ethnic directors as part of the Rising Voices programme, as well as four documentaries by four African-American directors, among others.
As part of honoring this date commemorating the abolition of slavery in Texas that has been celebrated since June 19, 1865, the festival established an award to honor voices who defend social justice and that this year fell to New York writer and activist Stacey Abrams.
“This year’s first winner is Stacey Abrams. For his outstanding leadership, service, and commitment to fighting injustice through his work as a political leader, suffragette, and novelist.”
“Juneteenth” – an English abbreviation for “June Nineteen” (June 19) – commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger, in Galveston (Texas) read a federal order declaring the freedom of black slaves, two and a half years after signing the President Abraham Lincoln on the Emancipation Proclamation.
Similarly, the festival has identified several conversations with African American creators, artists, and activists to address, among other things, the presence of black female directors or the history of slavery through film and the role played by African American directors.
During the festival, 66 films were shown, 54 of which were shown for the first time in the world by “white talents”.
“I am proud that our June show, as part of our 20th anniversary, is a powerful reflection of the wonderful storytellers who are deeply rooted in showcasing the rich legacy of the black experience, culminating on Juneteenth,” said Co-Director Jane Rosenthal.