Brendan Fraser Cries as The Whale Gets 6-Minute Standing Ovation in Venice

Brendan Fraser's return to Hollywood will be hailed with shouts and tears, if the Venice Film Festival premiere of "The Whale" is any indicator.

Fraser, who portrays a 600-pound homosexual man confined to a wheelchair in the Darren Aronofsky thriller,

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While the film's concluding moments were undoubtedly upsetting, several audience members also reached for tissues.

While the crowd applauded, Fraser gave Aronofsky many bear hugs.
At one point he attempted to leave the auditorium

Sadie Sink, a breakthrough star from "Stranger Things," plays Fraser's 17-year-old daughter in "The Whale." Fraser plays a guy with significant obesity who attempts to bond with his daughter.

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