The Jeff Goldblum wiki last edited by LordKorax on 03/31/14 07:27PM View full history

Birth

Born Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum on October 22, 1952 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, actor Jeff Goldblum began his career on the New York stage after moving to the city at the age of seventeen.

Acting Career

Possessing his own unique style of delivery, Goldblum made an impression on moviegoers with little more than a single line in Woody Allen's Annie Hall

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

(1977), when he fretted about having forgotten his mantra. Goldblum went on to appear in the remake Invasion of the Body Snatchers(1978) before a high-profile turn in the classic ensemble film The Big Chill(1983).

The quirky actor turned up in the suitably quirky film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984), which became a 1980s cult classic, then went on to a breakthrough role in the David Cronenberg remake of The Fly(1986), which also featured actress

Geena Davis, Goldblum's wife from 1987-1990 and co-star in two additional films Transylvania 6-5000(1985) and Earth Girls are Easy(1988).

The Fly (1986)

Goldblum was the star of some of the biggest blockbusters of the 1990s: Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park (1993) and its sequel, The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), as well as Independence Day (1996). These films saw Goldblum playing the type of intellectual characters he's become associated with.

Some of Goldblum's most recent roles include Igby Goes Down (2002) and The Life Aqautic with Steve Zissou (2004).


Awards

AwardPresented By:Year
The Star of Tomorrow AwardThe National association of Theatres1983
The Saturn Award for Best Actor in The FlySaturn1987
Acadamy Award Nomination for Live Action Short FilmThe Acadamy1996
Emmy Award Nomination for a Guest Appearance on Will and Grace 2005

Trivia

  • A video of Jeff Goldblum cogratulating you is your reward if you finish the Sega Dreamcast or Arcade version of the game The Lost World: Jurassic Park.
  • Jeff Goldblum was in a skit on The Jamie Kennedy Experiment which featured a Cologne called Simply Jeff Goldblum.
  • One of the strangest Goldblum related things on the internet is the (now-defunct) website jeffgoldblumiswatchingyoupoop.com which featured a song about Jeff Goldblum looking like a creep but getting away with it because he was so famous.
  • His full name is Jeffery Lynn Goldblum.
  • In 2009 there was an internet rumor that Jeff Goldblum had died while filming a movie in New Zealand. In reality Jeff Goldblum was not even in New Zealand at the time. He appeared on an episode of the Colbert Report to comment on the events.
  • The game Thirty Flights of Loving features a special mode available to backers of the Idle Thumbs Video Game Podcast Kickstarter in which all characters are made in Goldblum's likeness.

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.