Written by: John Heffernan
For this week’s Actor Profile, I decided to look at one of the more interesting characters in Hollywood’s area. His distinct voice talent has many people comparing him to people such as Christopher Walken, but I believe his acting talents are much greater. “The Goldblum” may be most recognizable for many adults as the main character in “The Fly” (Cronenberg, 1986). This transformative performance for more reasons than one, changed our perspective on this weird actor (weird is being used as a compliment).
Personally the most memorable performances of “The Goldblum” is the original “Jurassic Park” (Spielberg, 1993). His memorable “umms” and “oohs” literally made my childhood. As a kid who loved math it was interesting seeing a protagonist, who was at the time seen as “sexy” but was also a mathematician. “The Goldblum” would also go on to become a huge player in the indie scene with films such as The Grand Budapest Hotel (Anderson, 2014) and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Anderson, 2004).