Brendan Fraser finds himself starving for ‘Jungle George’: ‘My brain started to malfunction’

Actor Brendan Fraser has revealed the lengths he went to in order to achieve his ideal look for his role in ‘George of the Jungle’.

The 54-year-old actor spoke with Adam Sandler Variety’s “Actors Actors” serieswhere he spoke about the effects of starving himself on the set of the 1997 film.

Despite reaching her goal, Fraser’s drastic weight loss measures took a toll on her mental well-being.

“I was waxed. Starvation for carbs,” recalls Fraser. “I would drive home after work and stop to eat.”

“One day I needed cash and I went to the ATM and I couldn’t remember the PIN because my brain was malfunctioning. Hit something. I didn’t eat that night,” he added.

Fraser says it was important for him to build muscle for his role in the film, as there was “no wardrobe” for his character.

“You shouldn’t have done that to us,” quipped Sandler. “You’re in character. But you did us wrong, man. You made us feel bad.”

A 2003 sequel saw Fraser play George – a man raised by monkeys in the African jungle. Then she falls in love with an American heiress, Performed by Leslie MannDuring his tour of Uganda.

Brendan Fraser appears in a scene from the 1997 hit film Jungle George.
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The film was a box office hit, earning $180 million worldwide on a $55 million budget.

Fraser recently apologized a huge traffic jam that brought cars to a standstill While shooting a scene for the movie in San Francisco.

According to Fraser, in a scene that caused chaos on the city’s Oakland Bay Bridge and spanned more than 8.4 miles, his character climbed onto the bridge to rescue a paratrooper, using a dummy.

Brendan Fraser and Leslie Mann starred together in the 1997 film George of the Jungle.
Brendan Fraser and Leslie Mann starred together in the 1997 film George of the Jungle.
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But alarmed onlookers thought it was a real person stuck there, resulting in a huge traffic jam.

“Disney put a parachute mannequin on a pole. It stopped traffic on both sides of the bridge,” said a 53-year-old woman SFGate. “My trailer was on the other side in the parking lot. I remember watching the bridge.


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