Aug 22, 2022
By Christine Ross
Canadian-American actor Brendan Fraser will receive an award for his performance in the upcoming film ‘The Whale’ at Toronto’s Film Festival next month.
The 52-year-old has been selected for the festival’s Tribute Award for his role in the film about a reclusive English teacher suffering from a compulsive eating disorder who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter.
“Brendan Fraser gives a performance of staggering depth, power, and nuance in The Whale,” said TIFF CEO, Cameron Bailey. “This former Torontonian has been an action star, a screen comic, and a romantic lead. We’re thrilled to welcome him home as the actor behind one of the finest performances of the year.”
The festival previously announced the Harry Styles-led cast of ‘My Policeman’ would also receive a TIFF Tribute Award while filmmaker Sam Mendes is being recognized with the Director Award.
This year’s festival runs from September 8th to 18th.