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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'.

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.



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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

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Jeff Goldblum and Emilie Livingston
Jeff Goldblum and Emilie Livingston
Jeff Goldblum and Emilie Livingston
Jeff Goldblum and Emilie Livingston
Jeff Goldblum and Emilie Livingston

Liam Hemsworth Bonded With His Idol Jeff Goldblum In Independence Day 2


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Liam Hemsworth was thrilled to be cast in the 20-years-later sequel Independence Day: Resurgence, since the 1996 original film was one of his childhood favourites. "I was 6 or 7 years old when I first watched it," he says. "My brothers had it on VHS videotape, and I sneaked in and watched it with them. As the youngest brother, I was probably the craziest out of all three of us. My uncles called me 'devil child' and said that I needed to be exorcised!"

Independence Day: Resurgence'Independence Day: Resurgence' stars Liam Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum

In the sequel, he plays Jake Morrison, whose parents were killed during the events of the first movie. "He grew up in an orphanage," Hemsworth explains, "joined the military and became one of the best-of-the-best fighter pilots. Then he makes a bad decision and ends up being demoted to the moon where he drives a tug, essentially the same as a forklift."

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Independence Day: Resurgence Review

Good

Two decades is a long time to wait for a sequel, especially one starring much of the original cast. (The record may go to the 32 years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.) But clearly filmmakers Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin have long wanted to follow up their 1996 blockbuster hit Independence Day. The result is a big, fast sci-fi action thriller that lacks both the original movie's enjoyably raucous tone and its break-out star Will Smith.

After the events of 20 years ago, America has taken alien technology to heart, improving transportation and military defence, including creating a base on the moon to keep an eye out for returning tentacled baddies. Then an orb-shape ship appears, followed by a new mothership so large that it spans the entire Atlantic Ocean. President Lanford (Sela Ward) turns to the surviving heroes of the previous invasion for help: scientific expert David (Jeff Goldblum), former president Whitmore (Bill Pullman) and mad genius Brakish (Brent Spiner). Meanwhile, a young team of next-generation pilots dives into the fray, including Dylan (Jesse T. Usher playing Will Smith's now-grown son), Jake (Liam Hemsworth), Patricia (Maika Monroe as Whitmore's daughter and Jake's fiancee) and Charlie (Travis Tope).

The film is assembled in standard disaster movie style, quickly introducing characters and their personal little melodramas before throwing them into the mad chaos of this new invasion. Emmerich is an expert at this structure, using it to hugely entertaining effect from Independence Day to Godzilla, The Day After Tomorrow, 2014 and White House Down. So it's odd that this film feels so lifeless by comparison. The story rushes past at a breathless pace that never allows the characters or events to gain any real traction with the audience. The only sharp wit on hand this time comes from throwaway one-liners apparently improvised by Goldblum. And the action feels eerily derivative, rehashed from Emmerich's filmography with added elements from Star Wars and Apocalypse Now.

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Jeff Goldblum - Roland Emmerich Hand and Footprint Ceremony held at the TCL Chinese Theatre at TCL Chinese Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 21st June 2016

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Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox and Roland Emmerich
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Jeff Goldblum - Roland Emmerich Handprint and Footprint Ceremony held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX at TCL Chinese Theater IMAX - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 20th June 2016

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Harald Kloser, Roland Emmerich and Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum , Emilie Livingston - Independence Day: Resurgence Los Angeles Premiere held at the TCL Chinese Theatre at TCL Chinese Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 21st June 2016

Jeff Goldblum and Emilie Livingston

John Storey, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox, Roland Emmerich, Bill Pullman , Brent Spiner - Roland Emmerich Hand And Footprint Ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Monday 20th June 2016

John Storey, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox, Roland Emmerich, Bill Pullman and Brent Spiner
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Jeff Goldblum
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John Storey, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox, Roland Emmerich, Bill Pullman and Brent Spiner
John Storey, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox, Roland Emmerich, Bill Pullman and Brent Spiner

Jeff Goldblum Will Not Be Starring In 'Jurassic World 2', He Reveals


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Jeff Goldblum has left fans of the Jurassic World series disappointed as he revealed that he won’t be starring in the massive blockbuster’s sequel either.

The actor, who played a prominent role in the original 1993 hit Jurassic Park and its 1997 follow-up The Lost World: Jurassic Park, chose to give the 2015 re-boot a miss. Now, he’s told British TV host Graham Norton that he’s not going to take part in Jurassic World 2.

Speaking on ‘The Graham Norton Show’ this week, which is due to air on Friday night (June 10th), Goldblum was asked about the prospects of jumping back into the franchise, and revealed that while he was available, he wasn’t taking part.

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Independence Day: Resurgence - Teaser Trailer


Everyone knows the tale of David Levinson and Captain Steven Hiller, the two men at the forefront of the last Alien invasion. Since that last fateful day, Levinson has worked tirelessly to protect the world and strengthen it from alien attacks, even using the technology they discovered on board the alien spaceship to counter their possible attack methods.

When the people of Earth learn that Aliens are on their way back to our planet, there's automatic hysteria and a hope that the newly installed space defences will help counter the attack. Whatever stringent plans David develops he, more than anyone, realises that it will probably not be enough to protect us.

Independence Day: Resurgence takes place twenty years after the original movie and sees many of the cast taking up the same role again. The film is directed by Roland Emmerich (known for The Day After Tomorrow, Godzilla and the first Independence Day movie.)

Jeff Goldblum Faces A Threat Much Bigger Than Before In 'Independence Day: Resurgence' - Trailer


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It's been almost twenty years since Roland Emmerich's Oscar winning sci-fi thriller 'Independence Day', but if you thought the aliens were destroyed once and for all, think again. They're back with a vengeance in 'Independence Day: Resurgence', but even David Levinson wasn't prepared for this.

Independence Day Resurgence cast(Most of) the team is back!

Now very much aware that there is intelligent life on other planets, some of which happened to be a huge threat to Earth, director of the Earth Space Defense program (ESD) David Levinson has been gathering forces and building up the planet's defenses using extraterrestrial technology in anticipation of another future attack. Their victory was an incredible one two decades ago, but that doesn't mean the war is over.

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


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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 TrevorrowColin 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


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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.

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

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Mortdecai Review


Bad

Despite a superior cast and terrific-looking production values, this mystery romp is a misfire on every level. The only vaguely entertaining moments come in some snappy wordplay that's presumably all that remains of Kyril Bonfiglioli's beloved novel Don't Point That Thing at Me. Otherwise, the film feels clumsy and outdated, and even Johnny Depp's quirky schtick seems halfhearted. So even though it looks great and elicits a few giggles, it's such a mess that it's hard to imagine why anyone got involved.

Depp plays Lord Charlie Mortdecai, an art expert whose immaculately kept manor house is at risk of foreclosure due to unpaid taxes. So he leaps at the finder's fee when his old pal MI5 Inspector Martland (Ewan McGregor) asks him to investigate a murder linked to a missing Goya painting. The problem is that Martland still holds a torch for Charlie's wife Joanna (Gwyneth Paltrow), a brainy bombshell who launches her own investigation into the case. With his trusty manservant Jock (Paul Bettany) by his side, Charlie is taken to Moscow and Los Angeles in search of the Goya. And it all boils over in a chaotic encounter with a smirking art collector (Jeff Goldblum), his man-crazy daughter (Olivia Munn) and a sneaky killer (Jonny Pasvolsky).

Despite quite a lot of adult-aimed innuendo and violence, director David Koepp (Premium Rush) shoots the movie as if it's a hyperactive kiddie flick, all bright colours and shameless over-acting, with whooshing digitally animated transitions and a series of awkwardly staged car chases. None of this is remotely amusing. Even the constant double entendres are painfully overplayed, while the cartoonish Received Pronunciation accents put on by Depp, Paltrow and McGregor are more distracting than humorous. All of this leaves the characters impossible to engage with on any level; they aren't funny, endearing or even interesting.

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Jeff Goldblum Is Set To Become A Father To Wife Emilie Livingston's Unborn Son


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Jeff Goldblum has announced that he's about to become a dad for the first time, at the grand age of 62, with his new wife Emilie Livingston, aged 32. Three months in, he unveiled the news on 'The Late Show with David Letterman'.

Jeff Goldblum and Emilie Livingston at the 2015 Golden Globes
Jeff Goldblum and Emilie Livingston to be parents

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' star seemed thrilled to finally reveal the news on the chat show, admitting that gymnast wife Emilie is 'three months pregnant'. The pair have only been married since November 2014, with Jeff having become engaged to the Olympian in the summer. 'She told me the day before we got married that she's pregnant', he said happily, and even revealed to viewers that they are expecting a baby boy.

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Jeff Goldblum Expecting Baby Boy With Wife Emilie Livingston


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Jeff Goldblum is going to be a father! The 62-year-old actor and his 31-year-old wife Emilie Livingston, who tied the knot in November at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, are expecting their first child together.

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Goldblum and Livingston are expecting a baby boy together

Goldblum revealed the exciting baby news while appearing on 'The Late Show With David Letterman' on Friday (Jan 9th). "She told me the day we got married that she was pregnant," he revealed to the host. "She's three months pregnant."

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Jeff Goldblum

Date of birth

22nd October, 1952

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.94


Jeff Goldblum Movies

Independence Day: Resurgence Movie Review

Independence Day: Resurgence Movie Review

Two decades is a long time to wait for a sequel, especially one starring much...

Independence Day: Resurgence - Teaser Trailer

Independence Day: Resurgence - Teaser Trailer

Everyone knows the tale of David Levinson and Captain Steven Hiller, the two men at...

Mortdecai Movie Review

Mortdecai Movie Review

Despite a superior cast and terrific-looking production values, this mystery romp is a misfire on...

The Grand Budapest Hotel - Featurettes Trailer

The Grand Budapest Hotel - Featurettes Trailer

While preparing to film 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', director Wes Anderson and company scouted for...

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Mortdecai Trailer

Mortdecai Trailer

When a priceless painting is stolen with the presumable intention of being sold to fund...

Mortdecai Trailer

Mortdecai Trailer

Charlie Mortdecai may be rude, arrogant and distinctly unlikeable, but he's also a terribly rich...

The Grand Budapest Hotel Movie Review

The Grand Budapest Hotel Movie Review

Wes Anderson's entertaining filmmaking style clicks beautifully into focus for this comical adventure. Films like...

The Grand Budapest Hotel Trailer

The Grand Budapest Hotel Trailer

The cast and crew of 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' discuss the story, the main characters'...

Grand Budapest Hotel Trailer

Grand Budapest Hotel Trailer

Gustave may be aloof and snobbish in many ways, but he's also extremely charming with...

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