Jeff Goldblum

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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'.

Jeff Goldblum: 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'.

Jeff Goldblum: 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.

Jeff Goldblum: 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.
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Jeff Goldblum Says ‘Independence Day’ Sequel “Is Brewing”.

8th October 2014 -

 News

In 1996 Independence Day, starring Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum, took over $817 million at the worldwide box office and amassed a legion of die-heard fans. So the question for the past 18 years has...

Jeff Goldblum Finds The Right Words About Jurassic Park

11th September 2014 -

 News

There can be no one who was alive in the early 1990s that does not regard Jurassic Park as the ultimate classic. And it seems that fans across the globe are not the only ones...

Mortdecai

14th August 2014 -

 Video

Charlie Mortdecai may be rude, arrogant and distinctly unlikeable, but he's also a terribly rich English art dealer with a drop dead gorgeous wife, charming looks and a trusty man servant. He has been enlisted...

Wait, You Didn’t Know Jeff Goldblum Had A Jazz Band? Meet The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra

12th August 2014 -

 News

Far from being just that actor from Jurassic Park and Independence Day, Jeff Goldblum is also a jazz pianist who's about to make his big New York debut. Along with his band, The Mildred Snitzer...

Jeff Goldblum Agrees To Awesome 'Jurassic Park' Picture At Wedding

6th August 2014 -

 News

If Jeff Goldblum attended your wedding, you wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to ask for a couple of selfies, would you? Well, newlyweds Pamela and Jesse Sargent took the idea a step further: setting up...

5 Things To Know About Jeff Goldblum’s New Fiancee Emilie Livingston

16th July 2014 -

 News

Congratulations are in order for Jeff Goldblum and his girlfriend Emilie Livingston, after the couple became engaged while vacationing in Hawaii. Livingston revealed the engagement over twitter, writing that the actor had proposed on July...

Johnny Depp's Upcoming Mortdecai: What You Need To Know

19th March 2014 -

 News

Are you ready to see a blonde Johnny Depp indulge in a bit of crime and shady art-dealing? Well you better be. Filming of Depp's new movie 'Mortdecai' is well underway in London, so it's...

The Grand Budapest Hotel

6th March 2014 -

 Movie Review

Wes Anderson's entertaining filmmaking style clicks beautifully into focus for this comical adventure. Films like The Darjeeling Limited and Moonrise Kingdom are packed with amazing detail and terrific characters, but this movie is on another...

The Grand Budapest Hotel

4th March 2014 -

 Video

The cast and crew of 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' discuss the story, the main characters' relationship and the duties of the concierge in the latest featurettes for the movie.'Messiur Gustave is very precise. He is...

Jeff Goldblum Goes Adjective Crazy In A Red Carpet Interview At 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Premiere

4th March 2014 -

 Footage

Jeff Goldblum just doesn't seem to have enough words to describe Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' as he reels off a long list of adjectives in an interview on the red carpet at the...

Will Smith Won't Star In 'Independence Day 2': A Possible Contender For The Sci-Fi Role Emerges

10th February 2014 -

 News

As an actor, Will Smith has come a long way since 1996's alien disaster movie Independence Day. So it's not really surprising that the star of the original movie has apparently turned down an offer...

Grand Budapest Hotel

6th February 2014 -

 Video

Gustave may be aloof and snobbish in many ways, but he's also extremely charming with a good heart and a titanic personality. As result he makes for a highly popular concierge at the Grand Budapest...

Waiting for Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel? Check Out These New Clips [Clips]

6th January 2014 -

 News

Despite his relatively young age, Wes Anderson has carved out a niche style of filmmaking recognisable to both aficionados and casual purveyors of cinema alike. His latest effort, The Grand Budapest Hotel, sees his perennial...

The Grand Budapest Hotel

6th January 2014 -

 Video

Charismatic but somewhat aloof concierge at the Grand Budapest Hotel, Gustave H, is less than impressed when a seemingly inexperienced new lobby boy named Zero Moustafa is hired for a trial period without his knowledge....

The Grand Budapest Hotel

23rd December 2013 -

 Video

Gustave H is a charismatic and over-friendly concierge at the Grand Budapest Hotel whose conduct has been far from professional over the course of his career, regularly engaging in one night stands with his deeply...

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' - Meet Wes Anderson's Gang [Trailer + Pictures]

31st October 2013 -

 News

Wes Anderson’s brand of frenetic, witty energy is bursting from the seams in the new trailer for The Grand Budapest Hotel. The comedy drama centres on a hotel concierge’s unlikely friendship with a lobby boy,...

The Grand Budapest Hotel

31st October 2013 -

 Video

Gustave H is a flamboyant and largely charismatic concierge at the Grand Budapest Hotel whose habit of getting a little too close to his guests and keeping them entertained at all hours has earned him...

Sarah Silverman Braves The Critics And Posts Failed NBC Pilot Online

22nd October 2013 -

 News

You win some, you lose some – the latter has been the case for Sarah Silverman’s Susan 313 pilot. The show was to be picked up by NBC...until it wasn’t. The plot is fairly simple,...

"Le Week-End" Is Warm, Honest And Clever And That's Just The Critics Talking

10th October 2013 -

 News

Le week-end is sweet, it’s quirky and it has its token dose of snark – the perfect combination to warm those chilly autumn nights. To top it all off, this Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan...

Le Week-end

10th October 2013 -

 Movie Review

Like a 20-years-later sequel to Before Midnight, this sharply observant comedy-drama follows a couple through a soul-searching weekend in which they evaluate their relationship with real wit and emotion. And transparent performances make it something...

'Jurassic World' is as Far as it Goes! No Real-Life Dinos, says Scientist

12th September 2013 -

 News

For those of you who thought that Jurassic Park’s fiction could ever wake up one day and find itself fact will be disappointed. Just as the latest entry into the franchise is announced – Jurassic...

The Dinos Are Back: 'Jurassic World' Will Hit Theatres June 2015

11th September 2013 -

 News

Jurassic World will bring back dinosaurs to the big screen as the guys behind Jurassic Park have come back for a fourth time to release the exciting follow-up to 2001's Jurassic Park 3. The film...

Living For 'Le Week-End' - Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan Star [Trailer]

9th September 2013 -

 News

We’ve seen screen-legends combine to bring us the other side of a ‘coming of age’ story before - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel did it to some degree of success – and now we have...

Le Week-End

9th September 2013 -

 Video

Meg and Nick are a seemingly devoted couple who venture to the romantic city of Paris on their thirtieth wedding anniversary in the hope of rekindling old feelings from their honeymoon. They may claim to...

A Week In Movies: Neeson is Taken again, Statham goes dramatic, Depp cuts his hair

28th June 2013 -

 News

The big news this week is that a reported $20 million paycheque has lured Liam Neeson back for a third Taken movie. There's no word yet on the plot, but does it really matter? Meanwhile,...

Independence Day x 2 + (Jeff Goldblum + Bill Pullman) - Will Smith = Independence Day 2

26th June 2013 -

 News

It’s official Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman are back for the Independence Day Sequel – imaginatively named Independence Day 2. Will Smith, however, is too expensive, so he can’t come out to play.Will Smith and...

Good Genes Or Good Ops: Which Male Celebrities Don't Show Their Age?

8th February 2013 -

 News

We've all had that moment; looking at photos of our favourite celebs and then jumping out of our seats screaming, 'He's HOW old?!' Well, we've been doing a lot of that here at ContactMusic. Some...

Jurassic Park 3D

30th January 2013 -

 Video

When John Hammond of genetic engineering company InGen manages to clone dinosaurs from prehistoric DNA on an island-turned-theme park, it didn't bode well for visitors. After his investors force him to enlist the help of...

Jeff Goldblum's stalker faces prison after violating restraining order

5th November 2012 -

 News

Not even a restraining order can stop Jeff Goldblum’s stalker from trying to get to see him, but maybe a prison sentence will. That’s the fate that now awaits Linda Ransom after she was arrested...

Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie

23rd February 2012 -

 Video

Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are given one billion dollars to make a movie by the Schlaaang Corporation. Instead, the pair spend nearly all of the money and use what little they have remaining to...

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