Jeff Goldblum is weird in the best way. 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 beautiful weirdo. Thanks to late-night TV (and his new Disney+ docuseries, where he uncovers the history behind everything from tattoos to ice cream), 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 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.
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Premiering in 2019, The World of Jeff Goldblum is a 12-part docuseries that "taps into curiosity seeker Goldblum as he embarks on a journey across the globe to uncover the extraordinary stories behind the world's most 'ordinary' things."
"The series is the perfect platform for Jeff to use his uniquely infectious and approachable charm to take viewers on an unexpected and surprising journey," said Courteney Monroe, the CEO of National Geographic Global Networks.
So what exactly does Goldblum investigate? Let's just say a better way to phrase that is what does he NOT investigate.
When He Had His Own London Pop Up Statue
In July 2018, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park, a massive Jeff Goldblum statue popped up in London next to the Tower Bridge. In the statue, Goldblum appears as Dr. Ian Malcolm in a scene from the much beloved film. The statue took social media by storm, with fans quick to flock to take pictures.
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.
When He Admitted to Knowing Slight of Hand MagicOn 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."