Cinema hits like “Independence Day” or “Jurassic Park” have made Jeff Goldblum the blockbuster king. The actor prefers to do music, sophisticated theater or yoga. Now he’s 70.
Los Angeles – Ever since he was a little boy, Jeff Goldblum wanted to be an actor. “Every day before I went to school, I would take a shower in a glass-door shower, mist the door, and write on it, ‘Please God, let me be an actor,'” the Hollywood star said. who turns 70 this Saturday (October 22nd), once in an interview. “And then I wiped it away again.”
No one in Goldblum’s family or circle of friends was in the film industry growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but the son’s parents are supportive. “They thought that was fine – and then I soon got my first roles and made my own living from it.” Goldblum took acting classes as a teenager and moved to New York at the age of 17.
From the beginning he takes acting very seriously. “It’s not just, ‘Hey, love me. I need attention.’ It’s about something else,” says Goldblum, who is more than 1.90 meters tall. For him, acting is “spiritual, humanistic, soulful, magical and mystical”, and yoga is an integral part of it.
Also sold pens before
He got his first roles early on – in “The City Neurotic”, “The Great Frustration” and finally the first leading role in the horror film “The Fly”. “Only once have I had another job. I sold pens and pencils over the phone for a week.” That was terrible. “My heart wasn’t in it and then I got sick, that certainly had something to do with it.”
After all, Goldblum celebrated global success above all with his leading roles in the science fiction blockbusters “Jurassic Park” (1993) and “Independence Day” (1996), he has also been in the sequels again in recent years and just this summer again in Jurassic World: A New Age.
But Goldblum has always been versatile: whether Hollywood blockbusters, television series, plays, commercials, “Sesame Street” guest appearances – or his passion for music, especially freestyle jazz. However, he has so far been denied the very big recognition for this. Goldblum has twice been nominated for major awards — an Oscar in 1996 and an Emmy in 2005 — but both times he went unnoticed.
Privately, Goldblum became a father for the first time at the age of 63, the second son came two years later. Mother Emilie Livingston, Goldblum’s third wife after failed marriages to actresses Patricia Gaul and Geena Davis, is half his age and the couple live in Los Angeles.
“Certainly any objective assessment of my life would conclude that it has been very fruitful and happier than one can express,” Goldblum once said. “I should be ashamed if I didn’t see it that way every day with ease.” dpa