Clap watch: Brendan Fraser breaks down in tears at "6 Minutes for The Whale"

Nothing matters more to our readers than how long people applaud after a movie debuts at a European film festival, according to us here at The A.V. Club.

While Timothée Chalamet, a young actor, became the King Of Claps at the Venice International Film Festival this year thanks to the nearly nine minutes of applause for Bones And All.

The Whale, a new movie by Darren Aronofsky, had its world premiere on Sunday night in Venice to a six-minute standing ovation.

The outlet adds, “He tried to leave the theatre at one point, but the outpouring of clapping was so loud, he stayed longer and took a bow.”

Fraser has progressively gained employment since that disclosure, including parts in Steven Soderbergh's No Sudden Move and the abandoned Batgirl movie (which is a whole other thing).

According to the buzz at Venice, Fraser may become a first-time Oscar nominee thanks to The Whale, a fact he appears to be quite aware of.