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Brendan Fraser apologises for causing traffic jam in 1997

Anish Vij

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Brendan Fraser apologises for causing traffic jam in 1997

George George George of the jungle, watch out for that truck.

Actor Brendan Fraser has apologised for causing a traffic jam in 1997 when filming the iconic George of the Jungle.

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While filming the Hollywood hit in San Francisco, there's one specific scene that caused utter havoc in the city's Oakland Bay Bridge.

Accepting the lifetime achievement award at the Mill Valley Film Festival, the 53-year-old told SFGate: "Disney put a mannequin hanging by a parachute from the uprights. It brought traffic to a standstill on either side of the bridge.

"My trailer was on the other side in a parking lot. I just remember watching the...Bridge.

"There’s this dummy parachutist hanging from it. I had the TV on, and Oprah got interrupted because there was a special news report with helicopters saying a parachute is dangling on the bridge. 

Credit: Disney
Credit: Disney

"And I’m going — 'wait a minute, I’m looking at the helicopters and TV — somebody didn’t pull a permit, somebody’s going to get in trouble with the mayor’s office.

"So I can only apologise for that.

"So, that said, my bad. It won’t happen again."

Credit: Maximum Film / Alamy Stock Photo
Credit: Maximum Film / Alamy Stock Photo

Well, an emotional Brendan Fraser was yet again reduced to tears after The Whale received its second standing ovation last week.

The Mummy star previously went viral when he cried at the six-minute standing ovation he got at the Venice Film Festival.

More recently, The Whale was screened at a London Film Festival on 11 October and after the film finished, the 53-year-old featured on stage alongside director Darren Aronofsky.

The film itself sees Fraser play a reclusive overweight English teacher who attempts to reconnect with his seventeen-year-old daughter.

The Whale is set to hit US cinemas on Friday 9 December, 2022. Credit: Twitter/@flickchickdc
The Whale is set to hit US cinemas on Friday 9 December, 2022. Credit: Twitter/@flickchickdc

Fraser looked overwhelmed by the crowd's reaction as he reportedly received a five-minute standing ovation.

One audience member shared the scenes on social media and wrote: "Am I at Venice? 5 min standing ovation for Brendan Fraser’s masterpiece performance in #TheWhale.

"He had the crowd in the palm of his hand the entire movie. My heart is in my throat."

Brendan Fraser dons a set of incredible prosthetics to play a 600lb man in The Whale. Credit: A24
Brendan Fraser dons a set of incredible prosthetics to play a 600lb man in The Whale. Credit: A24

"He was amazing wasn’t he! Really captivating performance," someone else commented.

Another added: "Best film so far at LFF IMHO. He deserved that standing ovation."

Rotten Tomatoes critics have, so far, scored the film at 71 percent, at the time of writing.

The Whale is set to hit US cinemas on Friday 9 December, 2022.

Featured Image Credit: Photo 12 / AGENZIA SINTESI / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Brendan Fraser, Celebrity, TV and Film

Anish Vij
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