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Brendan Fraser transitions seamlessly from smart independent films to action-packed blockbusters and continues to garner widespread critical acclaim for his versatile, inspired performances as well as his keen eye for selecting thought-provoking material.

Brendan Fraser recently starred in "Furry Vengeance," as Dan Sanders, and was also seen in "Extraordinary Measures," a true story based on the efforts of John and Aileen Crowley to find a researcher who might have a cure for their two children's rare genetic disorder. Fraser co-stars as John Crowley in the drama with co-stars Keri Russell and Harrison Ford.

In 2008, Fraser had an incredible summer at the box office. "Journey to the Centre of the Earth," in which he starred and also served as executive producer, grossed more than $100 million domestically and "The Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" earned more than $400 million worldwide. The latter film was the third instalment of Universal's "Mummy" franchise, which cemented Fraser as a major box-office draw with Stephen Sommers' 1999 smash hit action/horror adventure "The Mummy." In 2001, Fraser re-teamed with Sommers and co-star Rachel Weisz on a sequel, "The Mummy Returns." Combined, the first two films grossed over $800 million worldwide.

More recently, Fraser starred in the family adventure "Inkheart," opposite Helen Mirren, Paul Bettany, Jim Broadbent and Andy Serkis. Fraser was also seen in the summer action hit "GI. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," reuniting him with director Stephen Sommers.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Fraser also starred in "The Air I Breathe," a drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks down life into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. The film, which premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival, also starred Forest Whitaker, Andy Garcia, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Julie Delpy, Emile Hirsch and Kevin Bacon.

Fraser has been seen in some of the most successful independent films of the past decade, including the Best Picture Oscar-winner, "Crash," directed by Paul Haggis; Phillip Noyce's "The Quiet American," based on Graham Greene's 1955 thriller of the same name; and Bill Condon's "Gods and Monsters," opposite Sir Ian McKellen and Lynn Redgrave.

Other film credits include the smash hit "George of the Jungle," "Looney Tunes: Back in Action," Harold Ramis' "Bedazzled," Henry Selick's "Monkey Bone" and Hugh Wilson's "Blast from the Past" and "Dudley Do-Right."

Fraser is also noted for his acerbic performance opposite Shirley MacLaine in Richard Benjamin's "Mrs. Winterbourne" and his roles in Les Mayfield's "Encino Man," Robert Mandel's "School Ties," Alek Keshishian's "With Honours," Michael Lehmann's "Airheads," Michael Ritchie's "The Scout" and his critically acclaimed turn in "The Twilight of the Golds."

Fraser's diverse theater roster includes his 2001 appearance at London's Lyric Theatre in the West End production of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." Directed by Tony Award winner Anthony Page, Fraser played the role of Brick opposite Frances O'Connor as Maggie Pollitt. He also received high praise for his work as the anxious writer in John Patrick Shanley's "Four Dogs and a Bone" at the Geffen Playhouse, co-starring with Martin Short, Parker Posey and Elizabeth Perkins for director Lawrence Kasdan.

Born in Indianapolis and raised in Europe and Canada, Fraser has been dedicated to honing his craft since the age of 12 and began going to the theater when his family lived in London. He attended high school at Toronto's Upper Canada College and received a BFA in acting from the Actor's Conservatory at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.

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Age: 47 years old
Birthday: December 3, 1968
Height: 6' 3"
Full Name / Real Name: Brendan James Fraser
Birthplace: Indianapolis, IN
Wife: Afton Smith (9/27/1998 - 4/17/2008, divorced, 3 children)

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