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DEC
7
3 YEARS

EXCLUSIVE: Brendan Fraser Jumps From WME

The "Furry Vengeance" star leaves agency after bad run on stage and screen.

Brendan Fraser
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Brendan Fraser left WME yesterday after a six-year tenure with the agency.

Fraser has not been on such a good run since the release of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor in 2008. That film grossed more than $400 million worldwide, but since then Fraser's starring roles in Inkheart, Extraordinary Measures and Furry Vengeance have all led to fizzling box office.

And then his turn in the Broadway production of Elling ended two weeks ago after just nine performances.

In retrospect, Fraser's refusal to reprise his role in the Journey to the Center of the Earth sequel, which is filming now, was ill-advised. After that 3D adventure grossed $242 million worldwide, the 42-year-old star asked for more money than New Line was interested in paying, so he moved on and left Journey 2: The Mysterious Island to his Mummy Returns co-star Dwayne Johnson.

Now, Fraser will have to take a run at a re-boot with a new agency.