News & Opinion | February 25, 2018 5:00 am

The Winding Road of Brendan Fraser’s Hollywood Career

The actor opened up about a difficult decade in his life.

Actor Brendan Fraser visits at SiriusXM Studio on December 14, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
Actor Brendan Fraser visits at SiriusXM Studio on December 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
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Brendan Fraser was among the brightest stars of the ‘90s, then he disappeared, and now he’s back with a string of prestige TV performances. A new profile of Fraser in GQ examines what happened in the intervening decade, a time of turbulence and sadness for the famously-amiable leading man. Following a run of physically-punishing blockbusters ranging from George of the Jungle to The Mummy, Fraser required multiple surgeries and spent seven years in and out of the hospital. He went through a divorce and the death of his mother in the 2000s. Fraser also opened up about a 2003 incident in which, Fraser alleges, former Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Philip Berk groped him, a traumatic experience that made him retreat somewhat from public life. Now, Fraser is in a better place. He garnered acclaim for his supporting role on The Affair, and is gearing up for FX’s John Paul Getty III series, Trust.