Born: October 22, 1952 in West Homestead, Pennsylvania
“[Regarding Jurassic Park (1993), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and Independence Day (1996)]: The success of these three movies has certainly made my life less stressful and I’m having great fun slaying aliens and dinosaurs.”
Did You Know?
This guy is everywhere! At least, that’s what it seems like at times when the topic of Jeff Goldblum comes up. Not only does the charismatic Goldblum have 123 acting credits to date, but he has also ‘popped up’ in numerous commercials, most famously for Apple / Mac in the 90’s and now as the spokesperson for apartments.com. Goldblum’s unique on-screen personas may not be the ideal fit for a lot of leading roles, but he’s certainly not complaining as he’s been in some of the biggest sci-fi blockbusters of all time.
Look for Goldblum to add another ‘Blockbuster Box Office’ credit to his career in the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. While the first trailer for the film initially looked a little ‘bleh’, the previews that have followed have looked far more exciting and now have the ‘Dino’ franchise poised to capitalize on the summer movie frenzy!
Best Known For: The Fly (“Seth Brundle”), Earth Girls Are Easy (“Mac”), The Tall Guy (“Dexter King”), Jurassic Park / The Lost World (“Dr. Ian Malcolm”), Independence Day / Independence Day: Resurgence (“David Levinson”), The Grand Budapest Hotel(“Deputy Kovacs”), Thor: Ragnarok (“Grandmaster”)
Breakout Role: The Fly
Next Project to Look Out for: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (In theaters June 22)
Most Famous Role: Dr. Ian Malcolm voices his concerns to Jurassic Park founder John Hammond as they discuss the ethics of resurrecting dinosaurs over lunch:
Nominee for Best Actor (Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA – Saturn Award) in 1997 for Independence Day
Nominee for Best Supporting Actor (Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA – Saturn Award) in 1994 for Jurassic Park
Won for Best Actor (Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA – Saturn Award) in 1987 for The Fly
Wanna catch up with a few Jeff Goldblum flicks on your favorite streaming services?
• The Great White Hype
• Jurassic Park
• Into the Night
• The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
• Invasion of the Body Snatchers
• The Switch
ONE LAST THING:
Well known for playing highly intelligent roles on screen, here Goldblum tries to hold his own as Dr. Kent Wahler opposite Will Ferrel‘s hilarious portrayal of the late, great Harry Caray on Saturday Night Live: