'He remembered me': Brendan Fraser shares heartwarming reunion with Leonardo DiCaprio

In a recent interview, Fraser also opened up about how happy he was to know that Leonardo DiCaprio remembered their meeting as teens

'He remembered me': Brendan Fraser shares heartwarming reunion with Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio and Brendan Fraser attending an event (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images and John Phillips/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Brendan Fraser made a stunning comeback to the movies by delivering an extraordinary performance in Darren Aronofsky’s ‘The Whale’ and is considered to be a frontrunner for the Best Actor accolade at the upcoming awards season. Apart from ‘The Whale’, Fraser’s biggest release in the upcoming months will be Apple TV+’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’, which is being directed by the legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese. Even though the movie hasn’t received a release date as of yet, Fraser’s encounter with one of the movie’s co-stars is already winning hearts.

The movie, which also stars Leonardo DiCaprio in a pivotal role, sees Fraser working with the ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ for the first time and meeting each other on the set of the upcoming western thriller. However, their meeting became a lot more special when ‘The Mummy’ actor realized that DiCaprio remembered the conversation they had when they met each other for the first time.

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In an interview with GQ magazine, the 53-year-old actor went back in time and opened up about meeting DiCaprio for the first time in the parking lot of Paramount Pictures after watching ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Drape’. Fraser had just seen a screening of the movie and thought DiCaprio was fantastic in the movie. He further revealed that the meeting was really special and he just wanted to let DiCaprio know how good he was in the aforementioned film.

“When he was I think probably all of, I don’t know, 17, 16 maybe, he did Gilbert Grape. I saw it on the Paramount lot. I think I had just been in School Ties or something then, and I was, like, flummoxed but I just wanted to tell him, Hear, hear. That was incredible,” Fraser told GQ magazine.

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Adam McKay and Leonardo DiCaprio attend Netflix's Don't Look Up LA Tastemaker Screening at ROSS HOUSE on November 17, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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Years after, the two reunited on the set of ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ and as soon as they met, they remembered what they talked about during their first encounter with each other. Fraser was so happy when they met each other again and was excited to know that ‘The Revenant’ star ‘remembered’ their first meeting and to him, that was really ‘meaningful’.
Fraser said, “He repeated that to me. He remembered me. He said: You were the only guy who didn’t treat me like a little kid. He volunteered that for me. That was meaningful.”

Fraser will be seen playing the role of a Defence lawyer in the movie which also stars Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Lily Gladstone, John Lithgow, and more. The film is slated to release on Apple TV+ in 2020 and might have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next year.

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Brendan Fraser starring as Charlie in 'The Whale' (A24)
Brendan Fraser stars as Charlie in 'The Whale' (A24)

 

As of now, Fraser is busy promoting his upcoming movie ‘The Whale’ which sees him playing the role of Charlie, a man who is trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter Ellie (Sadie Sink). His partner’s death shattered him and he started to suffer from an eating disorder. The actor gives a phenomenal performance in the film and does everything to make the movie worth a watch. He, painfully, conveys how difficult things are for his character in his life routine. Even standing up and walking feels horrifying. Kudos to Fraser’s amazing performance and we don’t have doubts that ‘The Whale’ wouldn’t have been so special if Fraser wasn’t in it.

‘The Whale’ is slated to release in theatres on Friday, December 9.

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