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'Nut Job 2' to open in theaters in 2016

'Nut Job 2' to open in theaters in 2016

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A sequel to the hit animated squirrel tale "The Nut Job" is scheduled to open in U.S. theaters in January 2016, producers said Thursday.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.
By United Press International
Jane Lynch, Craig Robinson lend voices to animated aliens in 'Escape'

Jane Lynch, Craig Robinson lend voices to animated aliens in 'Escape'

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- "Glee" star Jane Lynch and "The Office" actor Craig Robinson took a break from their day jobs to play aliens in the Hollywood movie "Escape From Planet Earth."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 3, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011.
By United Press International
Brendan Fraser play to close after a month

Brendan Fraser play to close after a month

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- A representative for "Elling" said the Broadway production of Simon Bent's Norwegian comedy, starring Brendan Fraser and Denis O'Hare, is to close Sunday.
Brendan Fraser heads to Broadway

Brendan Fraser heads to Broadway

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Film star Brendan Fraser is preparing for his Broadway debut in "Elling," a U.S. version of a play that ran in London in 2007.
Fraser, Ford to co-star in CBS Films movie

Fraser, Ford to co-star in CBS Films movie

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood actors Brendan Fraser and Harrison Ford are teaming up for an as-yet-untitled big-screen drama, CBS Films announced Wednesday.
Fraser now used to fighting CGI monsters

Fraser now used to fighting CGI monsters

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- U.S.-Canadian action movie star Brendan Fraser says he thinks he is getting pretty good at dodging and fighting, if need be, computer-generated creatures.

'Dark Knight' holds off 'The Mummy'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Batman beat the Mummy this weekend, holding on to the No. 1 ranking in U.S. theaters, Box Office Mojo said Sunday.
China wants changes made to 'Mummy'

China wants changes made to 'Mummy'

BEIJING, July 11 (UPI) -- Government censors reportedly are demanding changes be made to "The Mummy: The Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" before the movie is released in China.
Smith, Cruise to present MTV Movie Awards

Smith, Cruise to present MTV Movie Awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 29 (UPI) -- Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Rainn Wilson and Anna Faris are to present awards at the "2008 MTV Movie Awards" show in California, MTV said.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Dec. 3, 2007.
By United Press International

'Mummy' flick to premiere early in China

SHANGHAI, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The latest installment of Hollywood's blockbuster "Mummy" franchise will debut in Beijing a week before its U.S. release, Variety.com reported Wednesday.

Bello signs up for 'Mummy' role

HOLLYWOOD, May 14 (UPI) -- The third incarnation of "The Mummy" is getting a new leading lady with Maria Bello replacing Rachel Weisz in the Hollywood action-adventure film. Bello will portray Evelyn Carnahan O'Connell, the role played by Weisz in the first two "Mummy" movies, Vari
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Brendan Fraser, who stars in the motion picture sci-fi fantasy "Journey to the Center of the Earth", attends the premiere of the film in Los Angeles on June 29, 2008. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Brendan James Fraser (born December 3, 1968) is a Canadian-American actor of stage and screen. He has starred in many major Hollywood films, including The Mummy film series, Crash, Dudley Do-Right, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, George of the Jungle, Journey to the Center of the Earth and Encino Man.

Fraser was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of Canadian parents Carol, a sales counselor, and Peter Fraser, 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 "Fra-zer" (i.e. freɪzər, not freɪʒər). The correct pronunciation of his surname is a running gag in Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, in which he has a cameo.

His family moved often during his childhood, living in Eureka, California, Seattle, Ottawa, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Fraser attended the private boys' boarding school, Upper Canada College, in Toronto. While on vacation in London, Fraser attended his first professional theatrical performance at the West End. He graduated from Seattle's Cornish College of the Arts in 1990. He began acting at a small acting college in New York. He originally planned on attending graduate school in Texas but stopped in Hollywood on his way south and decided to stay in Los Angeles and work in movies.

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