Many a actors has come and gone through the years, but only a handful have gained the star-status they deserved. Jeff Goldblum is, unfortunately, not one of them. With the immense talent he possesses, a place high up on the Hollywood A-list is nothing more than fair. But sadly, he haven’t climbed as far up as say Al Pacino or Mel Gibson or even George Clooney for that matter. While I’m a huge Pacino- and Gibson-fan, I feel that if Clooney can get up there, why in the name of all that is holy isn’t Goldblum up there aswell? Clooney isn’t even that good an actor.
Jeff Goldblum, much like Al Pacino, may not possess that standard-good looks that most of the big actors have, but he has something else that puts him way beyond pretty much everyone else, he has charisma, and the way he moves on screen is like nothing I’ve seen outside the theater. A classically talented actor in a world filled with shallow obsessions and people walking around thinking they’re gods gift to mankind.
He has the talent to portray anything from a loving father to a creepy scientist gone mad. Even in his guest-part in Friends (season 9, episode 15) he took his character “Leonard Hayes” to unbelievable heights. The man is an unbelievable inspiration to any aspiring actor and I myself could only dream of being as talented.
He is, and will always be on my Top20 Favorite Male Actors of all time and I just wanted to let you see some of my thoughts about him!
Until next time… Peace out hombrés!
I’ve recently watched the blockbuster-movie Jurassic Park for … I don’t know, the 50th time and it’s still just as great as it was the first time. The amazing story and some spectacular acting from Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum combined with astonishing effects, the success was inevitable. And the title itself was mind blowing for a 10 year old kid like myself.
In 1997 came the second one, entitled The Lost World: Jurassic Park, starring Jeff Goldblum reprising his role as dr. Ian Malcolm, Julianne Moore and a very young and creepy looking Vince Vaughn. The plot of this one is pretty simple, John Hammond sends a group of people to Site B, located on Isla Sorna, where the actual cloning-process takes place, to procure information about the various species whilst his nephew arrives with a group of hunters to secure and extract the dinosaurs to the mainland. Things go wrong, people die, bla bla, it’s like it’s always is, one stupid man is responsible for a lot of deaths as always. A good movie but not as great as the first one. One highlight in this movie is that we get to see Peter Stormare do what he does best… being a total DICK! I missed the comforting touch of Sam Neill’s character Alan Grant though.
The year 2001 came around and the conclusion of the Jurassic Park-trilogy was upon us. This is a pretty stupid story but somehow it works. William H. Macy and Téa Leoni plays a couple who hires dr. Grant (with some extreme convincing) for an expedition to Isla Sorna and all hell breaks loose.
The first thing that caught my attention with this movie was that Neill was back to reprise his Alan Grant. At last, I would get to see him After his encounter with the magnificent dinosaurs, how had he changed? Was he still as negative towards children? Did the machines finally learned to appreciate him? In short, things I wanted to know, I was now about to find out.
The movie itself was pretty awesome actually, where the effects stood proud to the first one and the story-line along with some great twists and fantastic acting from especially William H. Macy (who in my book is pretty much one of the most underrated actors of all time) made it a great movie-experience.
Some short thoughts about Jurassic Park for you there. And the reason for this you might ask? I’ve recently found out that an announcement for Jurassic Park IV has been made and I just had to write Something about the franchise. My anticipations for this fourth installment is pretty high due to the fact that I liked the third one better than the second one and hope that they follow in that direction.
Well, that’s it for now, but until next time… Peace out hombrés!