Five Favorite Films with Jeff Goldblum
The star of The Fly, Jurassic Park and this week's Morning Glory extracts his all-time favorites.
From his humble debut as a young punk terrorizing a supermarket in 1974's Death Wish to his classic era of "unorthodox science types" in blockbusters like Jurassic Park and Independence Day, Jeff Goldblum has accumulated an intriguing acting resume across all kinds of genres. Who could forget his miniature but memorable appearance in Annie Hall ("I forgot my mantra") or his off the wall turns in cult movies like Earth Girls Are Easy and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, for starters? And then there was The Fly, in which he turned in an heroic performance as a scientist who fuses himself with an insect to horrific, heartbreaking results. This week, Goldblum's back on the big screen in the newsroom comedy Morning Glory, in which he stars alongside Rachel McAdams as the network head of a TV show anchored by Harrison Ford and his old Annie Hall alum, Diane Keaton. All that and he somehow finds the time for his "other" job, tinkling the ivories in his jazz outfit, the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra.
So, what are his five favorite films? "What do I like watching over and over again?" He ponders. "Well certainly The Godfathers when they come on -- you're bewitched and you can't stop watching them. But that's everybody's answer, I'm sure... "
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989, 92% Tomatometer)
Mulholland Dr. (2001, 81% Tomatometer)
A Serious Man (2009, 89% Tomatometer)
Rosemary's Baby (1968, 98% Tomatometer)
Morning Glory is in theaters November 12.