Jeff Goldblum gets star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
UPI News Service, 06/16/2018
Jeff Goldblum was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday.
The "Jurassic Park" actor, 65, received the 2,638th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during a ceremony in front of the Hologram USA Theatre in Los Angeles a week before the release of his latest film, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom."
Goldblum opened his speech by quizzing the crowd about previous Walk of Fame honorees, before wondering aloud how to appropriately celebrate Jeff Goldblum day.
"Get liquored up and then all go to my house for a pool party," he said.
He went on to thank his co-stars, directors, crew members and his family before closing his speech by improvising lyrics to the "Jurassic Park" theme.
"I feel like I'm on the brink of my best stuff," Goldblum told Variety before the ceremony. "I'm still learning new things every day. Things seem to be getting better and better."
Goldblum's career began in the 1970s with roles in films such as "Annie Hall" and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers."
He went on to star in the remake of "The Fly" in 1986, earning critical acclaim for his performance.
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Ed Begley Jr., who appeared with Goldblum in 1985's "Transylvania 6-5000," and Norm Eisen, an ethics czar for former U.S. President Barack Obama, who inspired Godlblum's character in 2014's "The Grand Budapest Hotel," spoke on his behalf during the ceremony.
"He not only played a deeply ethical individual in that film," Eisen said.
"But he's that same person in real life. Kind, generous, a wonderful friend and above all else deeply moral."
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