Brendan Fraser sheds tears for a standing ovation at the premiere of his comeback role

Fraser was attending the world premiere of The Whale, a movie in which he plays the lead character Charlie, an English teacher reconnecting with his teenage daughter

Fraser was preparing to exit the stage when audience members and people onstage alongside him began a round of applause

Fraser had breakout roles in George of the Jungle (1997) and The Mummy (1999). He continued to star in sequels The Mummy Returns (2001) and The Mummy

The Mummy movies took a great physical toll on him, and he received multiple surgeries as a result of stunt work he did for the franchise

Man this makes me so happy to see this beautiful ovation for Brendan," Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson tweeted

He supported me coming into his Mummy Returns franchise for my first ever role, which kicked off my Hollywood career