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Brendan Fraser Says Children Are 'The Best Actors'

02/04/2010 at 11:00 AM ET
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In a recent appearance on The Rachael Ray Show, actor Brendan Fraser revealed that his three sons are “vastly, vastly different.”

Son Griffin Arthur, 7, “has red hair” and “[is] enormous,” Brendan, 41, reports, while son Holden Fletcher, 5, “is brunette and is running for mayor.” Youngest boy Leland Francis, 3 ½, “is a professional fire plug,” according to dad.

“He goes through brushes and briers and comes out on the other side scratched and smiling. It’s all good!”

When asked if any of the boys appear to be destined for a career in Hollywood, Brendan opined that “all children are actors, and I think they are the best actors.”

“They’re like little Greek tragedians. They’re so pure. ‘No, I will not go to bed! No!’ ‘I love you so much!’ ‘I hate you!’ It’s rage, fear, lust, joy. That’s what they teach in actor’s school, and all kids do is that.”

Whether or not Griffin, Holden and Leland will use Brendan’s career for inspiration remains to be seen, however. “I think they’ve seen George of the Jungle,” he joked. “I know that. To tell you the truth, the first time they saw George of the Jungle they walked out!”

The boys are Brendan’s children with ex-wife Afton Smith. His new film Extraordinary Measures is in theaters now.

Source: The Rachael Ray Show

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Kelsey on

I don’t know about the lust part but he sounds crazy about his kids. On a side note, I love the name Holden.

Stéph on

I LOVE HIM!! He is so funny. It is true that kids are all little actors.
I am guessing he is a great dad from all that he has said about his kids. I just love him. He is a great actor as well. I loved George of the Jungle.

Nik on

hahahaha what a funny guy and he sounds like a great father, just imagine what storytime would be like?!

He makes a change from alot of actors plus he seems so down to earth, I’ve heard nothing but nice things about him from the people that have met him.

Jenny on

I like his children’s names. I never knew he got a divorce.

Shannon on

I love Brendan Fraser. He seems like such a great, down to earth guy, and an awesome dad! I bet their house is nothing but fun!

And can I just say….. I love George of the Jungle. I could watch that man in a loincloth ALL DAY LONG.

Mrs. R. on

Greek Tragedians!
HA! That is a HILARIOUS quote!
So true!

Baby on

Yes, he sure sounds like a wonderful father. Did anybody else hear he has an autistic child?? I just read that in one of the local news articles that was discussing his last movie and I was surprised. I have never heard one of his sons was autistic. Hopefully, it is not true but it may explain his sensitivity.

nicole on

I want to be his next wife. He is SO gorgeous! And he keeps me laughing when I see him on talk shows as himself. I’m so in lust with him.

Ginger on

I think Holden is the most promising :)

Cant wait for him to grow up and take on his daddy’s steps

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