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Jeff Goldblum

Highest Rated:   98% The Player (1992)
Lowest Rated:   6% Vibes (1988)
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Birthplace:   Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Tall, gangly, and oddly handsome, stage, screen, and television actor Jeff Goldblum is an unlikely sex symbol. But for many women, especially those fond of eccentric intellectual types, he fits the role perfectly. Known for the range of quirky, often otherworldly characters he has portrayed, Goldblum is adept at playing lead and supporting roles in dramas and comedies alike. A native of Pittsburgh, PA, where he was born October 22, 1952, Goldblum moved to New York at the age of 17 to pursue an acting career. He got his start at Sanford Meisner's distinguished Neighborhood Playhouse, and in the '70s began performing in a wide variety of on and off-Broadway productions. When he was 22, Goldblum made his film debut with a small role as a rapist in Michael Winner's brutal revenge drama Death Wish (1974). He was performing on-stage in the El Grande de Coca Cola review when Robert Altman gave him a small part in California Split (1974) and a slightly larger role in Nashville (1975). Afterwards, Goldblum was steadily employed as a bit player in both major and minor features, turning in one of his most notable performances as a nervous houseguest struggling to remember his mantra in the Los Angeles-set segment of Annie Hall (1977). In 1980, Goldblum branched out into television, starring opposite Ben Vereen in the short-lived television detective comedy Tenspeed and Brown Shoe. As Brown Shoe, Goldblum played an uptight stockbroker trying to make it as a hardboiled private detective. Although the role may have given him greater recognition, the actor gained his first really favorable reviews playing a tabloid magazine reporter in The Big Chill (1983). This led to leading roles in such films as Into the Night (1985), where Goldblum played an aerospace engineer opposite Michelle Pfeiffer, and Silverado (also 1985), which cast him as a villainous gambler. In 1986, he had his first hit movie with David Cronenberg's terrifying sci-fi-horror film The Fly (1986), playing a driven scientist whose research turns him into a gruesome mutant. His co-star was his then-wife, Geena Davis, whom he met while they were on the set of the comedy-thriller Transylvania 6-5000 (1985). The couple divorced in the early '90s and Goldblum then embarked on a highly publicized relationship with actress Laura Dern that broke up in the mid-'90s.In 1989, Goldblum made a favorable transatlantic impression in the British romantic comedy The Tall Guy, playing a perpetually unemployed actor who is cast as the lead of a musical about the Elephant Man. He continued to work steadily throughout the subsequent decade, appearing in films of markedly varying quality. He found great success in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, playing a mathematician in one of the decade's biggest blockbusters. In 1996, Goldblum again explored blockbuster territory with a leading role as a computer genius in Independence Day. He reprised his role from Jurassic Park in that film's sequel 1997 sequel, The Lost World: Jurassic Park. He starred opposite Eddie Murphy in the notorious bomb Holy Man.At the beginning of the next decade Goldblum worked primarily in independent films such as Burr Steers' debut Igby Goes Down, and playing the romantic and professional rival to Bill Murray in Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. In 2006 he scored a role in his most mainstream film in quite sometime as part of the impressive ensemble in Barry Levinson's satire Man of the Year. In 2009, Goldblum joined the cast of Law & Order: Criminal Intent in the show's eighth season to play the role of Detective Zach Nichols. 2010 found the actor co-starring with Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton for the showbiz comedy Morning Glory. In 2014, he re-teamed with Anderson in The Grand Budapest Hotel. The following year, he appeared opposite Johnny Depp in Mortdecai and began filming his role in the long-awaited Indepdendence Day sequel, due in 2016.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Isle of Dogs
  • Actor
2018
No Score Yet Pharmacy Road
  • Actor
2017
92% Tour De Pharmacy
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Miyubi
  • Actor
2017
31% Independence Day: Resurgence
  • David Levinson
$103.2M 2016
No Score Yet The Modern Ocean
  • Actor
2016
12% Mortdecai
  • Krampf
$6.9M 2015
89% Le Week-End
  • Morgan
2014
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Deputy Kovacs
$57M 2014
17% Zambezia
  • Actor
$1.1M 2013
38% Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie
  • Chef Goldblum
$0.2M 2012
No Score Yet Adventures In Zambezia
  • Ajax
2012
56% Morning Glory
  • Jerry Barnes
$31M 2010
51% The Switch
  • Leonard
$27.4M 2010
35% Adam Resurrected
  • Adam Stein
2008
44% Fay Grim
  • Agent Fulbright
$62.3k 2007
21% Man of the Year
  • Alan Stewart
$37.5M 2006
54% Mini's First Time
  • Mike Rudell
$22.3k 2006
No Score Yet Pittsburgh
  • Himself
  • Producer
2006
53% Dallas 362
  • Bob
2005
56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • Alistair Hennessey
$24M 2004
62% Incident at Loch Ness
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Spinning Boris
  • George Gorton
2004
No Score Yet Special Thanks to Roy London
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet War Stories
  • Ben Dansmore
2003
No Score Yet Robbie the Reindeer in Hooves of Fire and the Legend of the Lost Tribe
  • White Rabbit [US Version]
2002
75% Igby Goes Down
  • D.H.
$4.7M 2002
65% Festival in Cannes
  • Himself
$41.5k 2002
71% Run Ronnie Run!
  • Himself
2002
54% Cats & Dogs
  • Professor Brody
2001
54% Auggie Rose
  • John C. Nolan
2001
11% Perfume
  • Executive Producer
  • Jamie
2001
No Score Yet Welcome to Hollywood
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Chain of Fools
  • Avnet
2000
No Score Yet When Dinosaurs Ruled
  • Narrator
2000
No Score Yet When Dinosaurs Ruled
  • Narrator
2000
No Score Yet When Dinosaurs Ruled
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet When Dinosaurs Ruled
  • Narrator
2000
No Score Yet One of the Hollywood Ten
  • Herbert Biberman
2000
No Score Yet When Dinosaurs Ruled
  • Narrator
2000
79% The Prince of Egypt
  • Aaron
1998
12% Holy Man
  • Ricky
1998
No Score Yet Welcome to Hollywood
  • Himself
1998
53% The Lost World - Jurassic Park
  • Dr. Ian Malcolm
1997
17% Mad Dog Time
  • Mickey Holliday
1996
60% Independence Day
  • David Levinson
1996
45% The Great White Hype
  • Mitchell Kane
1996
47% Powder
  • Donald
1995
27% Nine Months
  • Sean Fletcher
1995
14% Hideaway
  • Hatch
1995
No Score Yet Lush Life
  • Al Gorky
1994
93% Jurassic Park
  • Ian Malcolm
$45.3M 1993
No Score Yet Fathers & Sons
  • Max
1993
No Score Yet Real Jurassic Park
  • Host
1993
No Score Yet Shooting Elizabeth
  • Harold Pigeon
1992
No Score Yet The Favor, the Watch and the Very Big Fish
  • Pianist
1992
85% Deep Cover
  • David Jason
1992
98% The Player
  • Himself
1992
No Score Yet Favor, the Watch and the Very Big Fish
  • Actor
1992
89% The Tall Guy
  • Dexter King
1990
No Score Yet El sueño del mono loco (The Mad Monkey)
  • Actor
1990
40% Mr. Frost
  • Mr. Frost
1990
20% Mister Frost
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Framed
  • Wiley
1990
66% Earth Girls Are Easy
  • Mac
1989
27% The Fly II
  • Seth Brundle, on videotape
1989
No Score Yet Twisted Obsession (El sueño del mono loco) (The Mad Monkey)
  • Dan Gillis
1989
6% Vibes
  • Nick Deezy
1988
25% Beyond Therapy
  • Bruce
1987
91% The Fly
  • Seth Brundle
1986
No Score Yet The Race for the Double Helix
  • James Watson
1986
20% Transilvania Seis, Cinco Mil
  • Jack Harrison
1985
41% Into the Night
  • Ed Okin
1985
76% Silverado
  • Slick
$33.2M 1985
71% The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
  • New Jersey
1984
No Score Yet Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter
  • Ernie Kovacs
1984
98% The Right Stuff
  • recruiter
1983
68% The Big Chill
  • Michael
1983
No Score Yet Threshold
  • Dr. Aldo Gehring
1983
No Score Yet Rehearsal for Murder
  • Leo Gibbs
1982
No Score Yet The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Ichabod Crane
1980
94% Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Jack Bellicec
1978
75% Remember My Name
  • Mr. Nudd
1978
33% Thank God It's Friday
  • Tony
1978
97% Annie Hall
  • Lacey's Party Guest
1977
58% The Sentinel
  • Jack
1977
No Score Yet Between the Lines
  • Max Arloft
1977
38% St. Ives
  • Hood
1976
73% Next Stop, Greenwich Village
  • Clyde the Actor
1976
No Score Yet Special Delivery
  • Snake
1976
94% Nashville
  • Tricycle Man
1975
93% California Split
  • Lloyd Harris
1974
67% Death Wish
  • Freak 1
1974

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
85% Inside Amy Schumer
2013-2016
  • Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
97% Portlandia
2011
  • Actor
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
75% The League
2009-2015
  • Rupert Ruxin
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
  • 2012
70% Glee
2009-2015
  • Hiram Berry
  • 2012
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
  • Guest
  • Actor
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Det. Zack Nichols
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2001
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Scott Wooley Scott Woolley Frank/Scott
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2003
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
  • Host
  • 1997
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 1996

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