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Martin Scorcese has defended casting Brendan Fraser in Killers Of The Flower Moon.
According to LADBible, the 54-year-old actor's performance as W.S. Hamilton received mixed reviews from fans, many of whom accused him of overacting in the much-lauded feature.
The 80-year-old filmmaker, who was recently honored at the WSJ Magazine Innovator Awards, has since stepped in to justify his decision to cast the Encino Man star, whom he described as 'a wonderful actor and he was just great to work with.'
Scorcese stated that he had been a longtime fan of Fraser and that the performer only worked on Killers Of The Flower Moon for a brief period of time.
'We thought he'd be great for the lawyer, and I admired his work over the years. He actually came in for I think a couple of weeks on the picture, particularly when it was in our later shoot,' he said.
Showing his support: Martin Scorcese has defended casting Brendan Fraser in Killers Of The Flower Moon; he is seen in 2019
The Taxi Driver director then recalled that he greatly enjoyed collaborating with Fraser, who also established a rapport with the movie's star.
He said: 'We had a really good time working together, particularly with Leo [DiCaprio]. Particularly in the scene where he says, "They're putting a noose around your neck, he's saving you, dumb boy."'
Scorcese concluded by stating that the star of The Whale made