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Brendan Fraser’s Killers Of The Flower Moon ‘jump scare’ performance branded a ‘meme’

Brendan Fraser returns in Killers Of The Flower Moon and it’s safe to say that audiences are divided by his larger-than-life performance, with some declaring his work an instant “meme” and even calling it a “jump scare”.

Killers Of The Flower Moon is the latest movie from acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese, an epic western that stars the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Jesse Plemons, Lily Gladstone, and Robert De Niro. Some knew ahead of time, but Brendan Fraser‘s Killers Of The Flower Moon cameo has also caught plenty of viewers by surprise, with audiences arguing that it’s a bizarre and unexpected turn for the actor.

Lily Gladstone and Leonardo DiCaprio sat at a table in Killers of the Flower Moon
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Who does Brendan Fraser play in Killers Of The Flower Moon?

Brendan tackles the role of W. S. Hamilton, who is Hale’s (De Niro) attorney and was a real person. The movie is based on the 2017 non-fiction book of the same name by author David Grann.

The 54-year-old American actor only appears for a roughly three/five-minute cameo that comes in the final act of the movie.

Brendan won his first-ever Academy Award for Best Actor for his central role in Darren Aronofsky’s drama film The Whale earlier this year, so audiences were excited to see what he had in store for his latest…

Killers Of The Flower Moon fans react to W. S. Hamilton role

Brendan gives a very loud and over-the-top performance as W.S. Hamilton, dialing it up for a dramatic presence that cannot be ignored.

“I loved Brendan Fraser’s appearance in Killers Of The Flower Moon,” a fan tweeted, “it’s shot like a literal jumpscare! I choked on my wine in the theatre!”

“The secret weapon of Killers Of The Flower Moon is Brendan Fraser because the film had all the ingredients to become part of the modern canon except one… it didn’t have a meme,” another hilariously argued, “And then BAM.”

“Brendan Fraser should have been edited out of Killers Of The Flower Moon,” one viewer scathingly argued on Twitter/X. “It would be the best thing for his career instead of actually being in it.”

Similarly, another detractor went as far as to say that Brendan “needs to be stripped of his Oscar due to that performance.”

“Can’t wait until someone posts the clip of where Brendan Fraser yells YOU DUMB BOY,” another tweeted.

“The guy next to me literally choked on his popcorn when Brendan Fraser showed up in Killers Of The Flower Moon,” somebody also claimed.

“Nothing in the world could’ve prepared me for what Brendan Fraser was doing in Killers Of The Flower Moon,” yet another weighed in.

Has Brendan Fraser worked with Martin Scorsese before?

Killers Of The Flowe Moon serves as Brendan’s first collaboration with Martin, who has helmed such films as The Wolf Of Wall Street and Goodfellas.

The filmmaker has frequently collaborated with both Leo and Robert across his career but hadn’t cast the Canadian actor in one of his films until now.

Killers Of The Flower Moon is now in theaters.

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