Jeff Goldblum

  • 09 June 2004

Date of birth

22nd October, 1952







Jeff Goldblum (born Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum, 22.10.1952) Jeff Goldblum is an American actor best known for appearing in 'The Fly' and 'Jurassic Park'.

Childhood: Jeff Goldblum was born in West Homestead, Pennsylvania. His parents are Shirley, a radio broadcaster, and Harold Goldblum, a doctor. As a child he belonged to an Orthodox synagogue and had a Bar Mitzvah when he turned 13. He moved to New York City when he was 17 to pursue an acting career. He studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse and made his Broadway debut in 'Two Gentlemen of Verona'.

Acting career: Jeff Goldblum made his film debut in Charles Bronson's 'Death Wish' in 1974. In 1978, he had a supporting role in 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' with Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams and Leonard Nimoy. In 1983, he appeared in 'The Big Chill' which also starred Tom Berenger, Glenn Close and William Hurt. The following year saw him in 'The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension' which starred Peter Weller. In 1985, he had the leading role in comedy thriller 'Into the Night' opposite Michelle Pfeiffer. This led to a string of other lead roles including 1986's 'The Fly' with Geena Davis, 1988's 'Earth Girls Are Easy' with Jim Carrey and 'Vibes' with Cyndi Lauper, and 1989's 'The Tall Guy' alongside Rowan Atkinson. In 1993, he appeared in 'Jurassic Park' alongside Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Richard Attenborough. He landed the lead role in the movie's sequel 'The Lost World' in 1997. In 1995, he was in the movie 'Powder' alongside Sean Patrick Flanery and he landed a lead role in the sci-fi movie 'Independence Day' opposite Will Smith the following year. In 2001, he was in the movie 'Cats & Dogs' and in 2002 he appeared in 'Igby Goes Down' alongside Claire Danes and Susan Sarandon. 2004 saw him in 'The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou' with Bill Murray. He has been the voice of Apple commercials, as well as Toyota and Procter & Gamble's facial cream adverts. He taught acting at Playhouse West in North Hollywood and subsequently directed the Oscar nominated short film 'Little Surprises' in 1996. In 2006, he co-founded a theatre company called The Fire Dept. From 2009 he began to appear in 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' but left the show in 2010.

Personal life: Jeff Goldblum is a jazz pianist and would've pursued music if not acting. In 1980, he married Patricia Gaul but divorced her in 1986. In 1990, he married Geena Davis. He has said that he follows Eastern religions.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Trailer

The dinosaurs are under threat in the sequel to 2015’s 'Jurassic World', which reunites Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt, this time with J. A. Bayona at the helm and Steven Spielberg executive producing. 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' hits theatres next summer.

Chris Pratt returns in 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom'

In the four years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park on Isla Nublar the dinosaurs have been roaming free on the island. But now a volcanic eruption threatens to wipe them out forever, unless they are taken to safety.

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Jeff Goldblum Says His Role In 'Jurassic World 2' Is A "Small" One

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 28 October 2017

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The actor does however say he hopes his character makes "some impact!"

Having starred in the first two films in the original 'Jurassic Park' series, Jeff Goldblum will be making his return to the franchise in 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom'. As the sequel to the hugely successful 'Jurassic World' which was released in 2015, the movie will see Goldblum revive his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm alongside new series regulars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Image caption Jeff Goldblum returns as Dr. Ian Malcolm in 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom'

The first 'Jurassic World' went on to take an incredible $1.6 billion across the globe, proving that the franchise was successful enough on its own without all of its original stars being forced to jump back on board. Of course, the inclusion of Goldblum will only help the box office takings when the film makes its debut next year.

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Thor: Ragnarok Review

Very Good

The most riotously enjoyable Marvel movie yet, this action epic benefits hugely from the decision to let wacky New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi loose with the characters. In many ways, this film has the same comical sensibilities as his classics What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Except on a much larger scale with massive special effects. Yet even with all this action, there's not a moment of actual suspense, which is a growing problem in a movie universe in which the characters need to survive unscathed.

Ragnarok is a prophecy about the end of time, specifically the death of King Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and the destruction of Asgard. And it has just been triggered, stopping Odin's sons Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in their tracks with the news that they have an older sister, Hela (Cate Blanchett), the self-proclaimed goddess of death. As she brutally asserts her claim to the throne, the brothers find themselves dumped on the planet Sakaar. Loki mischievously worms his way into the favour of the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum), who sends Thor into the coliseum to fight the champion, namely his old friend Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). As Thor convinces Hulk's alter-ego David Banner to return with him to Asgard to stop Hela, he also needs Asgard's last Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), a tetchy warrior who is reluctant to work with him.

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Jeff Goldblum Teases His Return To 'Jurassic Park' Franchise

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 24 October 2017

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The sequel to 'Jurassic World' is set for release in June, 2018.

When the original 'Jurassic Park' trilogy came to fans of the franchise, they fell in love with the story being told on the big screen, as well as the flurry of talented actors taking on the leading roles. Jeff Goldblum was one of those actors, stepping into the shoes of Dr. Ian Malcolm in the first two films, and now it's been confirmed that he'll return for upcoming release 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom'.

Image caption Jeff Goldblum will reprise his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm in 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom'

Serving as the sequel to 2015's 'Jurassic World', the film will also see that movie's leads Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard make their comebacks as Owen and Claire. Colin Trevorrow won't be serving as director this time round however, with J. A. Bayona instead sitting in the director's chair.

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Isle Of Dogs Trailer

Imagine a world without dogs. It hardly bears thinking about, but in this dystopian look at Japan twenty years into the future, all canines have been banned from society after a bout of a dangerous illness called canine flu. Rather than being euthanised, the pooches are being quarantined and moved to Trash Island where they are left to fend for themselves. One group of four-legged friends includes Chief (Bryan Cranston), Rex (Edward Norton), Boss (Bill Murray), Duke (Jeff Goldblum) and King (Bob Balaban), and they are seriously missing life amongst humankind - not to mention food that isn't mouldy and maggot-infested.

Then one day, a young boy named Atari Kobayashi (Koyu Rankin) shows up on the island with a stolen Junior-Turbo Prop XJ750 aircraft searching for his own long lost pet, Spots. It doesn't take him long to win the trust of the island's residents, who agree to help him search for the dog. Of course, back home, he is noticeably missing and his family inform the authorities. Soon they arrive at the island preparing to take him home, but Atari doesn't want to leave without Spots - and his newfound friends won't let him either. As Atari's search takes them further afield, it becomes clear that there is a much darker conspiracy happening in the nation - and that his dog may be being held prisoner somewhere.

The Oscar nominated Wes Anderson ('The Grand Budapest Hotel', 'Fantastic Mr. Fox', 'The Darjeeling Limited') returns as the director and writer of a new stop-motion animation 'Isle of Dogs'. His previous collaborators Kunichi Nomura, and Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman ('Mozart in the Jungle') also helped write the story. The film, which features an all-star cast, was originally teased by the filmmaker back in December 2016 when he unveiled the briefest of clips from the movie showing Edward Norton's character Rex.

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Thor: Ragnarok Trailer

With his friends and his hammer, Thor is virtually unbeatable by any creature in the known universe. But what about when he doesn't have either of those things? It only takes a run-in with afterlife goddess Hela for his hammer to be destroyed, apparently beyond repair. And when he is kidnapped by her people and taken to the planet Sakaar, he has no choice but to enter into a gladiator match to save the people of Asgard from Ragnarök; the fate of total destruction. To his initial delight, and to the confusion of everyone in the arena, his opponent turns out to be none other than the Incredible Hulk. But when he realises that this Hulk is hell-bent on destroying him, he realises that he has no choice but to fight his supposed friend to the death.

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Original Star Jeff Goldblum Set To Bring Chaos-Theory To 'Jurassic World 2'

By Holly Williams in Movies / TV / Theatre on 26 April 2017

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'Jurassic World 2' will bring back original 90s actor Jeff Goldblum.

'Jurassic World 2' is set to be quite the sequel as producers announce the re-introduction of Jeff Goldblum to the cast twenty years after his last appearance in the franchise. He's the chaos theorist whose theory was right all along and his expertise will no doube prove useful once again.

Image caption Jeff Goldblum at the 2017 Writers Guild Awards

While he didn't appear in the 2015 monster hit that was 'Jurassic World', Jeff Goldblum will be returning alongside Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard for the exciting follow-up. He'll be reprising his role of Ian Malcolm from 1993's 'Jurassic Park' and 1997's 'The Lost World: Jurassic Park'.

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First Look At The Lead Cast In 'Thor: Ragnarok' [Trailer And Pictures]

By Holly Williams in Movies / TV / Theatre on 10 April 2017

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Jeff Goldblum and Idris Elba join the ensemble cast on 'Thor: Ragnarok'

It looks like Thor might finally have met his match with the arrival of dark underworld queen Hela. The new trailer for 'Thor: Ragnarok' sees him lose his legendary hammer to her power, and face off against an unlikely opponent who is the last person he wants to fight.

Chris Hemsworth as Thor in Thor: Ragnarok

This Norse god never thought he'd be pitted against his most physically powerful ally, but when he finds himself all armoured-up in an arena against a very angry and ruthless Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), he knows that both their survival is unlikely. In fact, his own survival is unlikely now that he has no hammer.

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Jeff Goldblum at Los Angeles International Airport - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 13th March 2017

Emilie Livingston and Jeff Goldblum at Vanity Fair's Oscar Party held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th February 2017

Jeff Goldblum and his pregnant wife Emilie Livingston arrive at Fred Segal in West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 23rd January 2017

Jeff Goldblum and his wife Emilie Livingston go shopping at Fred Segal in Beverly Hills. The actor is seen wearing an silver snakeskin suit jacket and a Hawaiian shirt. Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 5th July 2016

'Jurassic World' Sequel Inspired By 'Jurassic Park' Quotations, Director Colin Trevorrow Reveals

By Elinor Cosgrave in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 22 September 2015

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‘Jurassic World’ director Colin Trevorrow discusses the future of the franchise.

Colin Trevorrow, the director and co-writer of the summer blockbuster Jurassic World, shared the inspiration for the film’s sequel in a recent podcast. 39-year-old Trevorrow is currently co-writing (along with Derek Connolly) and producing the sequel to Jurassic World. A quotation by Jeff Goldblum’s character, Ian Malcolm, from the 1993 film Jurassic Park is where Trevorrow’s inspiration came from.

Colin Trevorrow at the L.A. premiere of Jurassic World in June 2015.

Read More: Jurassic World Director Colin Trevorrow Confirmed For Star Wars: Episode IX.

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'Independence Day 2' Lands Vivica A. Fox

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 25 March 2015

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The blockbuster sequel has landed another veteran from the original, to go alongside Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman.

He may not have been able to secure the services of Will Smith, but director Roland Emmerich has at least manage to secure the services of Smith’s on-screen wife Vivica A. Fox to reprise her role for the Independence Day sequel.

The director made the announcement via Twitter that Fox would be reappearing as her character Jasmine from the 1996 blockbuster. Fox has enjoyed a revival in her fortunes in the last couple of years, coming off a high-profile performance in the so-bad-that-it’s-good Sharknado 2: The Second One.

Vivica A Fox will reprise her original role in 'Independence Day 2'

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Jeff Goldblum - A host of stars including previous cast members were snapped as they arrived to the Rockerfeller Plaza for Saturday Night Live as it celebrated it's 40th anniversary with a star studded gala in New York, United States - Sunday 15th February 2015