Brendan Fraser is well-known for his role as Rick O’Connell in the three-part Mummy film series (1999, 2001, and 2008). In 2013 he was asking Connecticut court to reduce his annual payments of $900,000. Because he couldn’t affort his alimony and child support payments to ex-wife. He told that he didn’t have permanent income from movies (or anotjer version- he didn’t want to pay his wife).
Brendan James Fraser (born December 3, 1968) is an American-Canadian actor. He played Rick O’Connell in The Mummy trilogy, and is known for his comedy and fantasy film leading roles in films, such as Encino Man (1992), The Scout (1994), George of the Jungle (1997), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) and Inkheart (2009). He also starred in numerous dramatic roles, such as Gods and Monsters (1998), The Quiet American (2002), Crash (2004) and Gimme Shelter (2013).
Fraser was born December 3, 1968, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of Canadian parents. His mother, Carol Mary (née Genereux), was a sales counselor, and his father, Peter, was a former journalist who worked as a Canadian foreign service officer for the Government Office of Tourism. His maternal uncle, George Genereux, was the only Canadian to win a gold medal in the 1952 Summer Olympics. Fraser has three older brothers: Kevin, Regan, and Sean. His surname is properly pronounced. The correct pronunciation of his surname is a running gag in Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, in which his character’s surname is pronounced /frɛrəˈʒʊər/. His ancestry includes Irish, Scottish, German, Czech, and French Canadian. His family moved often during his childhood, living in Eureka, California, Seattle, Ottawa, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.