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'Jurassic Park' Franchise King, Jeff Goldblum Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

June 14, 2018 - 3:41 pm
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(KNX 1070) -- Thursday, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored actor Jeff Goldblum with the 2,638th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The star will be dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures and will live in front of the Hologram USA Theatre.

“Jeff Goldblum is a unique actor who has gifted us such memorable movies with his unforgettable roles. His movies transcend generations and bring together both younger and older fans glued to adventure on the big and small screen,” Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies said in a statement.

Goldblum is best known for his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm in the “Jurassic Park” franchise and will reprise his iconic role in “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, ” opening June 22. 

Goldblum has starred in some of the highest-grossing films and sequels in cinematic history including: “Jurassic Park” (1993), “Independence Day” (1996), “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” (1997), “Independence Day: Resurgence” (2016); “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017), and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (2018).  Goldblum has also starred in films including: “Nashville” (1975), “Annie Hall” (1977), and “The Big Chill” (1983) before coming to the attention of wider audiences in David Cronenberg’s “The Fly” (1986) which earned him a Saturn Award for Best Actor. His other film credits include, but are not limited to: “The Tall Guy” (1989), “Igby Goes Down” (2002), “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” (2004), “Adam Resurrected” (2008), “Le Week-End” (2013), “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (2014), and Isle of Dogs (2018).   Goldblum previously earned an Oscar nomination for directing the live action short film, “Little Surprises” (1996).

On television, Goldblum credits include “Will & Grace” and “Portlandia.” On stage, Goldblum appeared in the Lincoln Center Theatre’s production of “Domesticated,” Broadway’s “The Pillowman,” West End’s “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” and “Speed the Plow at the Old Vic Theatre.

Goldblum is also an accomplished jazz pianist and hosts a weekly jazz variety show with his band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, at the Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Angeles, when he is not working on location. He has also previously performed at Café Carlyle in New York. Most recently, Goldblum signed with Universal’s classical label, Decca Records. His debut album with The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra is scheduled to be released later this year.

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