Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum Quick Links

News Pictures Video Film Footage Comments Quotes RSS

Biography

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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

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


Chris Hemsworth Idris Elba Tom Hiddleston Taika Waititi Jeff Goldblum Mark Ruffalo Tessa Thompson

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: RagnarokChris 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.

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

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. 

Continue: Thor: Ragnarok Trailer

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

Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum

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

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

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
Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum

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

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
Jeff Goldblum and Emilie Livingston

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


Jeff Goldblum Graham Norton Liam Hemsworth

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.

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

Jeff Goldblum, Emilie Livingston , Charlie Ocean Goldblum - Jeff Goldblum and Emilie Livingston leave a New York hotel with their son Charlie Ocean - Manhattan, New York, United States - Monday 2nd May 2016

Jeff Goldblum, Emilie Livingston and Charlie Ocean Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum, Emilie Livingston and Charlie Ocean Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum, Emilie Livingston and Charlie Ocean Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum and Charlie Ocean Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum, Emilie Livingston and Charlie Ocean Goldblum
Jeff Goldblum

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


Jurassic Park Chris Pratt Jeff Goldblum Sam Neill

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.

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

'Independence Day 2' Lands Vivica A. Fox


Vivica A Fox Will Smith Roland Emmerich Jeff Goldblum Bill Pullman Liam Hemsworth

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

Continue reading: 'Independence Day 2' Lands Vivica A. Fox

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.

Continue reading: Mortdecai Review

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


Jeff Goldblum

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.

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

Jeff Goldblum Expecting Baby Boy With Wife Emilie Livingston


Jeff Goldblum

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.

Jeff Goldblum
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."

Continue reading: Jeff Goldblum Expecting Baby Boy With Wife Emilie Livingston

The Grand Budapest Hotel - Featurettes


While preparing to film 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', director Wes Anderson and company scouted for locations, finding an abandoned shopping centre which they converted into the lobby of the hotel. The exterior of the hotel was primarily shot through the use of miniatures, as were certain action sequences from the film. The minute detail was continued into the creation of costumes for the extras, as each one was supposedly created to have their own entire backstory. Furthermore, the setting for 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' is the fictional Republic of Zubrowka. This, too, was created in detail, with various passports, newspapers and small businesses that were designed with a tremendous amount of detail. 

Continue: The Grand Budapest Hotel - Featurettes

Mortdecai Trailer


When a priceless painting is stolen with the presumable intention of being sold to fund terrorist activities, England needs a hero. Enter, Mortdecai. Lord Charles Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) is a well-known and barely liked art dealer. He is also on the verge of bankruptcy. Well, 'on the verge' may be a little too generous. Mortdecai's extravagant lifestyle ensures that he is in desperate need of money - so much so, that he is willing to take on the job of tracking down and returning the painting. Or, perhaps, he'll steal it himself when he gets the chance. Either way, he'll have to get his hands on it first, and that is going to be far from easy. Or safe.

Continue: Mortdecai Trailer

Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum Quick Links

News Pictures Video Film Footage Comments Quotes RSS
Advertisement

Jeff Goldblum

Date of birth

22nd October, 1952

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.94


Advertisement
Advertisement

Jeff Goldblum Movies

Thor: Ragnarok Trailer

Thor: Ragnarok Trailer

With his friends and his hammer, Thor is virtually unbeatable by any creature in the...

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...

Advertisement
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'...

Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.