On Sunday, at the screening of Fraser's movie The Whale at the Venice International Film Festival

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He and the film were greeted with applause for six minutes from the crowd.

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The moment of emotion quickly went viral on the internet as the actor 53 seemed visibly emotional when he soaked into the applause.

In Fraser's "The Mummy" co-star Johnson 50, noticed the news posting it online with a sweet text message.

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"Man this makes me so happy to see this beautiful ovation for Brendan," the actor tweeted via Twitter.

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

Rooting for all your success brother and congrats to my bud Darren Aronofsky. #TheWhale ."

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In one moment during an ovation standing up, Fraser held his hands to the sky and then put him on the floor according to the video from the time posted through social media.