Brendan Fraser's Hair Makes a Surprise Comeback ...

He’s famous for battling mythic Egyptian mummies on the big screen, but in real life Brendan Fraser has been fighting a different kind of curse - male pattern baldness.

The 38-year-old actor appears to have gone to rather extraordinary lengths to regain his once full head of tousled brown hair.

t was clear in 2003 that the one time pin-up was thinning rapidly, but as he wrapped filming the third instalment of the Mummy franchise in Shanghai yesterday, his long mane had made a rather miraculous comeback.

Perhaps it’s courtesy of a hair transplant or an old fashioned toupee, but whatever the case, he looked to be rather pleased with the result, giving fans a thumbs up as he left the studio.

Fraser is reprising his role as Rick O’Connell for The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, however his former co-star Rachel Weisz has not signed up for the third movie.

The latest instalment moves to the Far East, with Rick unearthing the mummy of the first Emperor of Qin - a cursed shape-shifting entity.

Maria Bello will now play heroine Evelyn O’Connell, and up and coming Australian TV star Luke Ford will star as the couple’s son.

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