Seriously, who doesn’t love Jeff Goldblum?
With his stream-of-consciousness witterings, interview improvisations, and miscellaneous quirks, the man remains positively enigmatic into his 60’s.
That’s why they couldn’t refuse to ask him back to reclaim his role for Independence Day 2. This Jeff confirmed in a manner consistent with his unique brand of verbal hypnosis:
“Oh, good, so he's talked about it," he said, referring to the director. He added, "Yeah, they've talked to me about it and I've talked to them about it and they're excited and I'm anxious and eager to see -- I haven't read anything -- what they cook up. You know, I think they're trying to put it together,"
Learning it will be released on Independence Day, 2016, made me feel old – mostly because I came across the yellowing aged ticket stub for the first one (remember when we used to voluntarily sit in large, dark, and deafening auditoriums without 3D glasses - for fun?) while cleaning the other day. That was 20 years ago, kids.
Meanwhile, in the other part of Hollywood creating 90’s sequels, nobody who's making Jurassic Park Part Elevnty-Hundred asked Jeff to be in the upcoming production of the fourth installment, Jurassic World. Rather, Vincent D’Onofrio (also excellent at delivering a quirk-factor of his own) will be playing the villain. Moving on.
Now that you perhaps feel a bit old and maybe a little sad inside, let’s bring on the laughter.
You know that sound your dog makes when she knocks over the meal you’ve painstakingly prepared for her, and does a protest dance in the spilled remnants because she prefers what you’re eating? Well, take that noise, beam it from the chuckling talk-box of a charismatic actor like Jeff, and voila! The sound is viral voodoo on its own. Yet, some holy soul took it a step further by generating a remix imbued with this magical cacophony:
If you don’t love him enough after that, watch him play in Wes Anderson's latest and greatest work of art, Grand Budapest Hotel. The great thing about Anderson's films is that you could pause it at any part, and any given frame is a masterpiece of photography with perfect symmetry. Goldblum corroborates the artistic prowess of Wes in the below interview, calling the film a "surreal, whimsical, hilarious and touching" movie that's like a "Jungian Dreamscape".
Of course, this was after reassuring the female anchor, “You don’t need any kind of corset! You know, you’re alive as a - as a… cat. You know, cat's are alive..."
Yes, Jeff. Definitely. Unequivocally. Always.
Unless, ya know, Schrödinger has a hold of said cat. Then a corset's the least of its problems.
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