Martin Scorsese defends Brendan Fraser’s divisive performance in Killers of the Flower Moon, with the director calling it “perfect.”
- Martin Scorsese praises Brendan Fraser’s performance in Killers of the Flower Moon, calling it “perfect” and stating that they thought he would be great for the role of the lawyer.
- Fraser’s performance in the film divided audiences, but Scorsese enjoyed working with him and admired his previous work.
- Scorsese highlights a specific scene where Fraser’s acting brought the whole scene down on Leonardo DiCaprio, emphasizing his talent and presence on screen.
Martin Scorsese defends Brendan Fraser’s divisive performance in Killers of the Flower Moon. Released in theaters on October 20, the latest film from the legendary director follows the murders of the Osage Nation members after oil was discovered on their land in the 1920s, with a focus on Ernest Burkhart (Leonardo DiCaprio). The Killers of the Flower Moon cast also includes Brendan Fraser, who recently won his first Academy Award for The Whale, though his latest performance is dividing audiences.
During a recent interview with LADbible, Scorsese defended Fraser’s divisive performance in Killers of the Flower Moon. See what he said below:
We thought he’d be great for the lawyer and I admired his work over the years. He actually came in for I think a couple of weeks on the picture, particularly when it was in our later shoot. We had a really good time working together, particularly with Leo. Particularly in the scene where he says “they’re putting a noose around your neck, he’s saving you dumb boy.” Really for us, when we heard that he brought the whole scene down on Leo it was perfect. And had that girth, he’s big in the frame at that time. He’s a wonderful actor, and he was just great to work with.
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