Brendan Fraser , in Darren Aronofsky Whale, in which he plays a morbidly obese man trying to Reconciling with his estranged daughter before it’s too late, causing a sensation at the Oscars for Best Actor, was named Santa Barbara International Film Festival winner of the next American Riviera Awards, SBIFF announced on Tuesday.
Fraser, who will turn 54 on Tuesday, February , , Valentine’s Day, at the historic Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara.
Past recipients of the American Riviera Awards include Kristen Stewart , Delroy Lindo , Renee Zellweger , Viggo Mortensen , Sam Rockwell , Jeff Bridges , Michael Keaton , Rachel McAdams , Mark Ruffalo , Patricia Arquette , Ethan Hawke , Robert Ray Telford , Quentin Tarantino , Martin Scorsese , Annette Bening , Sandra Bullock , Mickey Rourke , Tommy Lee Jones , Forrest Whitaker , Philip Seymour Hoffman , Kevin Bacon and Diane Lane .
“I am very happy that we will be celebrating Brendan Fraser at SBIFF,” said Festival Executive Director Roger Durling said in a statement. “This performer has brought us so much joy and so many incredible cinematic memories over the years, and now his performance is the best of his career. We are delighted to be able to honor him with Salute.” 2023
No. 18 SBIFF will be on February 8-18, 18.