Jeff Goldblum is weird. Some part of that weirdness is no doubt a skill that he can turn off and on, but some of his strange mannerisms are so ingrained, it seems like he doesn’t even know he’s being a big weirdo. Thanks to late night TV, we have a lot of great instances of Jeff Goldblum being weird. Weird Goldblum stories have been circulating since the '70s, and most of them come from the actor himself. As Goldblum has been known to say, he’s an open-faced sandwich. Time to learn the recipe.
The best thing about funny Jeff Goldblum stories is that most seem to occur naturally. Judging from the way he chats with interviewers and responds to fan questions, it doesn’t seem like he’s holed up in a Goldblum cave thinking of ways to freak people out. He's just a strange, spontaneous dude. You never know what the Goldblum will do.Through these Jeff Goldblum true stories you’ll learn what he gets up to at weddings, and what he thinks about the sandwich (hint: love is not a strong enough word for Goldblum and sandos). As idiosyncratic as Jeff Goldblum can be, so many great movies wouldn’t be the same without him. Long live the weirdness of Jeff Goldblum.
When He Played Piano for Rachel Ray
It's not weird Jeff Goldblum can play piano, of course he can play piano. The weird thing about this Rachel Ray clip is his turtle-neck-and-leather-jacket combo, and his constant narration. "Isn't that sweet?" No Jeff, you are.If you're ever in Los Angeles, check out one of his regular jazz shows.
When He Admitted to Knowing Slight of Hand Magic
On the July 4th, 2016 episode of WTF with Marc Maron, Jeff Goldblum told a story about having to learn some slight of hand tricks for the Robert Altman film Nashville. Which is totally normal. Actors learn new things all the time for parts. The weird thing is that he still keeps up with the "rope tricks." He describes the trick in a very Goldblumish way, "A series of, here's the knot, there's not the knot. I've snuck them into other movies."
When He Marveled Over Email
Was anyone as excited about email as Jeff Goldblum in these iMac ads from the mid '90s? What do you think Goldblum's first email address was? Jurassic.Park.Stud@aol.com? Flyguy69@hotmail.com? Goldbloominonion@yahoo.com? The world may never know.
When He Gave Us the Gift of Laughter in Jurassic Park
Dr. Ian Malcolm, the sexy chaos theory scientist from Jurassic Park, might be the apex of Goldblumery. Not only does he spend a good portion of the film trying to get it on with Laura Dern, he also dropped the strangest laugh in the history of recorded sound right at the beginning of the movie. Thank god someone remixed it.