He often plays eccentric characters.
He can wiggle his ears one at a time.
In March 2007, it was revealed that Jeff had filed a restraining order against a woman who frequently turned up to his house uninvited. Jeff also claimed the woman sent threatening letters and stalked him, as well as physically attacking an employee.
His role in "Mister Frost" earned him the Best Actor Award at the 1990 Catalonian International Film Festival.
He received two Saturn Award nominations in the 90s, for "Independence Day" in 1997 and for "Jurassic Park" in 1994.
His first motion picture role was in the Charles Bronson film "Death Wish".
He was nominated for Favorite Sci-Fi Actor at the 1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards.
His breakthrough movie role was in Woody Allen's "Annie Hall".
He has appeared in remakes of two classic horror films, "The Fly" and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers".
He was engaged to "Jurassic Park" co-star Laura Dern for several years but they never married.
In 2005, the Broadcast Film Critics Association nominated the cast of "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou", which included Mr. Goldblum, for their Best Acting Ensemble Award.
In 1987, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films gave him a Best Actor Saturn Award for his performance as the title character in "The Fly".
He received Best Actor Cable ACE Award nominations in both 1987 and 1989.
In 2005, he earned an Emmy Award nomination for a guest appearance on Will & Grace.
In 1983, he won the Star of Tomorrow Award. The Award was presented by the National Association of Theatre Owners.
His father was a radio moderator and Jewish doctor.
He married Geena Davis on November 1, 1987, and they divorced on October 17, 1990
His voice was dubbed for certain scenes of the movie Earth Girls Are Easy (1988). The voices of Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans were also dubbed.
He lent his voice to Apple Computer for the iMac and iBook commercials
He studied at Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh.
In 1999 he was a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival.
He was married to Patricia Gaul from 1980 to 1986.
His height is 6'4½" (1.94 m).
Goldblum was a member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1999.
Goldblum studied acting at New York City's prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse under Sanford Meisner.
Goldblum is in a jazz band called The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra with actor Peter Weller.
Goldblum Is the voice behind the iMac/iBook commercials for Apple Computer.
Jeff Goldblum: I've been lucky. And thank goodness the (sci-fi films) I've done have been good movies. I feel like some kind of lucky star has, for now, shone on me.
Jeff Goldblum: I mean, forget about Jurassic Park, I remember the real-event movie when I was a kid was King Kong Vs. Godzilla. There was a theatre outside of Pittsburgh where I grew up, a real jewel box inside, three balconies.
Jeff Goldblum: Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life.
Jeff Goldblum: Well, Well, Well, its certainly a compelling provocative exciting delicious to think about idea, smart people say the universe is so big there must be something statistically it could be likely there could be something happening on some other world.
Jeff Goldblum: (on his relationship with ex-wife Geena Davis) We are good friends and she's a wonderful person and a wonderful actress.
Jeff Goldblum: (referring to "Independence Day" and the "Jurassic Park" films) The success of these three movies has certainly made my life less stressful and I'm having great fun slaying aliens and dinosaurs.
Jeff Goldblum: I love both doggies and kitties. I could just scrunch up their cute little faces!
Jeff Goldblum: When I'm in a happy state of mind, I often am in Los Angeles, recently you know those Fantasy Tour vans that go around, I don't know what they're looking at, there looking at studios and things like that, when I pass them in my car sometimes I roll down the window and point myself out to them, sometimes they don't notice me, and I'll go OK never mind, but sometimes they go "Oh ladies and gentleman to the right we have Jeff Goldblum."
Jeff Goldblum: (on what attracted him to one-time fiancée Laura Dern) Well, you know, I'm very easily stirred. And she's a remarkable woman. So I was struck with that from the beginning. But it wasn't until the film was over that we formed an alliance. I had been discreetly casting glances across the dinosaur. It's mysterious what attracts you to a person.
Jeff Goldblum: (about always playing the brainy guy) I don't think of it that way. I'm just flattered playing smart guys who get to figure out before anybody else what's going on. So that's awfully fun.
Jeff Goldblum: (on watching a screening of one of his films) It was odd because I hadn't seen much of what we had done until I saw it all put together up there. So, I'm watching everybody, but I care mostly about me.
Jeff Goldblum: I grew up watching sci-fi and monster movies like "I Was a Teenage Werewolf" and all those creepy old Vincent Price horror movies. They made a huge impression on me and I think that's what "Independence Day" is going to do for a whole generation of youngsters. It's going to be their favorite nightmare.