Ever since he was a little boy, Jeff Goldblum wanted to be an actor. "Every day before I went to school, I'd 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 shared. 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 with 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 about, 'Hey, love me. I need attention. "It's about something else," says Goldblum, who is more than 1.90 meters tall. "Spiritual, humanistic, soulful, magical and mystical" is acting for him, yoga is an integral part of it.
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After all, Goldblum celebrated worldwide success with his leading roles in the science fiction blockbusters "Jurassic Park" (1993) and "Independence Day" (1996), he was also 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 it's Hollywood blockbusters, TV 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."
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