8:02 pm - 02/17/2013

Brendan Fraser is broke, owes child support, and as an actor has no marketable skills

Brendan Fraser is allegedly struggling to make do.

The former "Mummy" star went to a Connecticut court to try and reduce his annual $900,000 child support payment to his ex-wife Afton Smith, insisting he can no longer afford it, the New York Post reports. The 44-year-old actor explained that he no longer earns enough to justify the amount. But, his ex isn't buying it.

According to the Post, Smith went to court earlier this month and accused Fraser of "fraud" for reportedly hiding $9 million in new film contracts when they settled their divorce in Feb. 2009. During proceedings, Fraser claimed that he was set to make $0 (zero dollars) from acting in the coming years, later admitting he said that because he had no definite movie deals at the time. But since then, Fraser has made a handful of films, some of which haven't been released yet, including "Gimme Shelter," "A Case of You" and "Split Decision."

Still, the "George of the Jungle" actor cited numerous medical issues for putting a "considerable" limit on his ability to earn money and star in as many flicks as he used to.

Fraser has three young sons -- Griffin, 10, Holden, 8, and Leland, 6 -- with his former wife of nine years, whom he met in 1993 at a barbecue thrown by Winona Ryder. He is set to take the stand and testify at Stamford Superior Court later this month.

The Huffington Post has reached out to Fraser's team concerning the court battle.

What has happened to your life, Brendan?!

Source: Huff Post
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antoniascarlett 18th-Feb-2013 01:13 am (UTC)
Best episodes of Scrubs.
lilyoda 18th-Feb-2013 01:20 am (UTC)
IA I always cry at the end of it. : (
pluckygirl 18th-Feb-2013 01:45 am (UTC)
deadendqueen16 18th-Feb-2013 01:49 am (UTC)
corroded_tears 18th-Feb-2013 01:49 am (UTC)
I will miss weird!Ben. :(

He is an inspiration for me (as silly as it sounds) to find humour/keep yourself in good spirits when dealing with medical stuff...even if it's jus taking pics of doctors and such NOT the neglect-treatment-until-things-get-bad thing.
antoniascarlett 18th-Feb-2013 02:04 am (UTC)
dariadorable 18th-Feb-2013 01:55 am (UTC)
Yes yes yes
deathbytamarind 18th-Feb-2013 02:20 am (UTC)
teamdowney 18th-Feb-2013 04:28 am (UTC)
Yep, it was perfect. When Dr Cox comes out of it and admits he us seeing a hallucination is where things get super sad and well played.
mandramoddle 18th-Feb-2013 01:38 pm (UTC)
Came in here to say this. I cry hard during those episodes.
bunny_lita 18th-Feb-2013 01:13 am (UTC)
He started going bald and he didn't have the skills to become a character actor instead of a heartthrob so his career went poof.
swim_thedepths 18th-Feb-2013 01:14 am (UTC)
I know. He could have embraced it like Val Kilmer.

antoniascarlett 18th-Feb-2013 01:19 am (UTC)
My God. That beautiful Batman body/face was the most glorious thing my young little eyes had ever seen.

It is criminal the way he disrespects the amazing DNA he has been blessed with...
shining_starsxx 18th-Feb-2013 01:21 am (UTC)
Lol oh,Val.
executivehpfan 18th-Feb-2013 01:31 am (UTC)
sauron 18th-Feb-2013 02:26 am (UTC)
Fat Kilmer is my king <3
anabanana0714 18th-Feb-2013 04:57 am (UTC)
Lol, Val Kilmer is actually talented and classically trained, though.
invisible_cunt 18th-Feb-2013 01:32 am (UTC)
don't forget he started to age incredibly badly
tebtosca 18th-Feb-2013 01:13 am (UTC)
That's...a lot of child support lol
teaaet 18th-Feb-2013 01:39 am (UTC)

c-list actors, give me your sperm
runandtelldat 18th-Feb-2013 01:14 am (UTC)
Oh, Brendan Fraser, life has been cruel to your face.
cickiz 18th-Feb-2013 01:15 am (UTC)
oh gosh this makes me so sad
vehiclesshockme 18th-Feb-2013 01:15 am (UTC)
Anyone can edit it but man IMDB says he has 7 projects releasing in 2013 and an additional three in pre-production.

The Mummy is pretty flawless though.

In fact I think I'm going to watch it right now.
foreverrhapsody 18th-Feb-2013 01:25 am (UTC)
The second one wasn't bad. The third one... well, what third one? There were only two Mummy movies made.
louisiane_fille 18th-Feb-2013 04:09 pm (UTC)
I liked the second one. That scene with the pygmies trying to cross the bridge and getting blown up makes me cackle every single time.
swim_thedepths 18th-Feb-2013 01:21 am (UTC)
So maybe it has something to do with the fraud allegation his ex-wife is lobbying since he is getting work but not paying.
fusilli_head 18th-Feb-2013 01:28 am (UTC)
i always wished there were games based on the mummy but i guess i could just play uncharted. if they do a reboot of the mummy i could see jensen ackles playing rick. which i mention because if there were uncharted movies, i could see jensen playing nate drake too.
morgan90 18th-Feb-2013 01:15 am (UTC)
Wikipedia says he has six movies coming out this year so unless he's doing them pro bono or something he'll probably make more than $0. Sounds like he's just another Hollywood dumbass who squandered all of his money
rabbitncavylove 18th-Feb-2013 01:48 am (UTC)
well, he probably was not good with his money when he made blockbusters but are those movies indies or small budgets? He could argue he isn't making millions a movie anymore. He could be paid significantly less?

It didn't look like he did much from 2009 til now from imdb.
jackpeyton 19th-Feb-2013 09:43 am (UTC)
or, he got paid when he filmed them over the last few years.
littlehayzay 18th-Feb-2013 01:15 am (UTC)
lol what is that photo, we all know he doesn't look like that anymore

swim_thedepths 18th-Feb-2013 01:16 am (UTC)
I was trying to be nice.
littlehayzay 18th-Feb-2013 01:17 am (UTC)
the first step is admitting you have a problem

the second step is admitting brendan fraser has a problem
antoniascarlett 18th-Feb-2013 01:20 am (UTC)
I wanna see the truth.....
untxi 18th-Feb-2013 01:18 am (UTC)
It adds to the ~nostalgia.
boss_sister 18th-Feb-2013 01:16 am (UTC)
Weirdest part about this article - thinking of Winona Ryder hosting a barbecue.
sarahvma 18th-Feb-2013 01:20 am (UTC)
lol. She seems too ethereal for rosated meats.
fusilli_head 18th-Feb-2013 01:29 am (UTC)
treegrowth 18th-Feb-2013 04:45 am (UTC)
lol irl
celtic_thistle 18th-Feb-2013 04:57 am (UTC)
superchocobear 18th-Feb-2013 09:57 am (UTC)
lol irl
shanny_w 18th-Feb-2013 08:15 pm (UTC)
maybe it's veggie shish kabobs
antoniascarlett Obligatory comment 18th-Feb-2013 01:22 am (UTC)
You know she only did it so she could lift some wallets.
mandramoddle 18th-Feb-2013 01:41 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, ikr.
hollis1975 18th-Feb-2013 01:17 am (UTC)
omg his life
iamalreadyinuse 18th-Feb-2013 01:17 am (UTC)
He was so hot in School Ties.
galagooo 18th-Feb-2013 01:17 am (UTC)
Yeah, $900,000/yr is a bit ridiculous. Just a bit.
melissa_ivory 18th-Feb-2013 02:46 am (UTC)

TBH, some families pay less per child for 18+ years.
maria1221 18th-Feb-2013 02:52 am (UTC)
No shit!

He should pay but goddamn man, that's a lot of money....

I need to find me a has been actor, lol.
fwee_prower 18th-Feb-2013 03:13 am (UTC)
thats 300k a kid.

like what are they fucking doing/gonna do with that money.
klmnumbers 18th-Feb-2013 03:18 pm (UTC)
It's based on earnings generally. In my state, you take dad and mom's net incomes, and there is a chart showing how much total support they are responsible for based on the number of kids. So, if you're rich, the total amount of support is really higher, and the amount you personally are responsible for is based on your percentage of the net income.

mammary_glands 18th-Feb-2013 01:17 am (UTC)
the 90s chewed up hot white men and then spat them out into the noughties and it's not okay
executivehpfan 18th-Feb-2013 01:31 am (UTC)
Dying at this accurate comment.
_xxtom 18th-Feb-2013 01:47 am (UTC)
lol this truth
cickiz 18th-Feb-2013 01:51 am (UTC)
everytime I go into a Brendan Fraser post I'm reminded of you haha
deadendqueen16 18th-Feb-2013 01:50 am (UTC)
moustacherider 18th-Feb-2013 01:51 am (UTC)
sad but truuuuue
proxy 18th-Feb-2013 02:02 am (UTC)
where is the lie
holyfrijoles_2 18th-Feb-2013 02:02 am (UTC)
Ikr? They all got bloated and jowly. I wonder what this generation's heartthrobs are going to look like in ten years.
whiskybars 18th-Feb-2013 02:05 am (UTC)
lmao ikr
lovebats 18th-Feb-2013 02:07 am (UTC)
rhapsodeeinblue 18th-Feb-2013 02:12 am (UTC)
kronprinsesse 18th-Feb-2013 02:16 am (UTC)
16_bit_goddess 18th-Feb-2013 03:28 am (UTC)
Truer words were never spoken.
whutness 18th-Feb-2013 03:33 am (UTC)
lol truth
stellar_kar 18th-Feb-2013 06:55 am (UTC)
it's weird how some actors heads seem to bloat like Alec Baldwin today vs him in Beetlejuice
klmnumbers 18th-Feb-2013 03:19 pm (UTC)
lol so true
avada_kenobi 18th-Feb-2013 06:43 pm (UTC)
Ewan's still going strong though!
maidenhell 18th-Feb-2013 01:18 am (UTC)
Too bad he couldn't make residuals off that Golden Globes GIF.
swim_thedepths 18th-Feb-2013 01:20 am (UTC)
lourdes228 18th-Feb-2013 01:24 am (UTC)
lmao this gif still kills me and I imitate his dumb clap sometimes when I look at it
shinebrighter 18th-Feb-2013 01:29 am (UTC)
bluemyself777 18th-Feb-2013 01:36 am (UTC)
i'm almost certain that whatever is happening on stage isn't even that funny. he just went a bit overboard.
shanny_w 18th-Feb-2013 08:16 pm (UTC)
billions unpaid
plugmebaby 18th-Feb-2013 10:14 pm (UTC)
LOL what the hell was happening here?
cickiz 18th-Feb-2013 01:26 am (UTC)
bookwormrach 18th-Feb-2013 01:38 am (UTC)
lol perfect comment
breaktheice89 18th-Feb-2013 01:46 am (UTC)
scousing 18th-Feb-2013 01:18 am (UTC)
the years have not been kind
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