Brendan Fraser became popular after playing the leading role in the 1997 comedy film George of the Jungle. However, he is best known for starring in worldwide known The Mummy trilogy. The actor used to extremely popular. He starred in The Last Time (2006), Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008), Inkheart (2009), and other movies. However, everything has changed since then.
After the release of the third Mummy film in 2008, Brendan started to fade away from the silver screen. The actor refused to use stunt doubles and preferred to do all the movie stunts himself. According to Fraser himself, he destroyed his body doing movie stunts. After the release of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, he had to undergo multiple surgeries, including a laminectomy, a partial knee replacement, and vocal cord surgery.
In 2012, a tree fell on Brendan’s home during Hurricane Sandy. That incident caused a lot of damage to both his property and the actor himself. Fraser tried to cut the fallen tree with a chainsaw and injured his back.
Brendan Fraser spend over a seven years rehabilitating. He went out of shape after that period. Here is how Brendan looked in 2018:
It is a shame that the actor got so unlucky. Back in his prime years, Brendan was a very prominent movie star. It seems that he will not be playing action heroes in big movies anymore. However, it is never late to take serious parts in drama films.