MAN OF THE YEAR
In a career spanning film, television and theater, JEFF GOLDBLUM (Alan
Stewart) is one of the most talented and respected actors of his generation.
Goldblum returns to series television for the first time since 1980 (Tenspeed and
Brown Shoe) as the lead in the NBC drama Raines. Goldblum plays an eccentric cop
who is able to speak with dead victims, which helps him solve their cases. Last year,
Goldblum garnered an Emmy nomination for his guest appearance on NBC's Will &
Next year, Goldblum will begin production in Israel on the film Adam
Resurrected for director Paul Schrader. Goldblum will star as the title character of
Adam, a stage performer who survives the concentration camps during the time of the
Holocaust. The film takes place immediately following the fall of Nazi Germany.
Most recently, Goldblum starred with Illeana Douglas, Ed Begley Jr. and Moby in
a film that he also produced, Pittsburgh, which recently premiered at the Tribeca Film
Festival in April 2006.
Goldblum has recently completed Hal Hartley's independent film Fay Grim, with
In 2005, Goldblum received critical praise for his return to Broadway, starring in
Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman, with Billy Crudup, Zeliko Ivanek and Michael
Stuhlberg. He received an Outer Critics Circle Award for his performance and was
nominated for a Drama Desk and Drama League Award. The play received a Drama
Critics Award and was nominated for Tony, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Drama
In 2004, Goldblum starred in Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
with Bill Murray, Anjelica Huston, Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe and Cate Blanchett.
Also in 2004, Goldblum received critical attention starring opposite Anthony LaPaglia
and Liev Schreiber in Showtime's Spinning Boris, directed by Roger Spottiswoode.
In 2003, Goldblum starred in War Stories, a compelling two-hour television
movie for NBC, about journalists risking their lives while covering conflicts in the
In 2002, Goldblum starred in MGM's Igby Goes Down, opposite Susan Sarandon,
Ryan Phillippe and Claire Danes. The film was written and directed by Burr Steers, a
former acting student of Goldblum's at Playhouse West.
Goldblum's film career began at the age of 17, when he moved to New York City
to study acting under Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse. In less than a
year, Joseph Papp cast him in the Broadway hit Two Gentlemen of Verona. Soon after,
he had his first film audition and was cast as the terrifying rapist in Death Wish. In
contrast to that role, the very next week Robert Altman cast Goldblum as the 20-year-old
boy wonder in California Split, and asked him to play the mysterious biker/magician in
Goldblum's long list of film credits include roles in some of the highest-grossing
films of all time, including Steven Spielberg's worldwide box-office success Jurassic
Park and Roland Emmerich's science-fiction thriller Independence Day. Other film
credits include The Lost World: Jurassic Park; Holy Man; The Prince of Egypt; Chris
Colombus' Nine Months; Woody Allen's Annie Hall; Lawrence Kasdan's The Big Chill;
Silverado; The Fly; Deep Cover; Paul Mazursky's Next Stop Greenwich Village;
Remember My Name; The Right Stuff; Threshold; Between the Lines; Invasion of the
Body Snatchers; The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension; Into the
Night; and The Tall Guy. On television, Goldblum starred in the Showtime original film
Lush Life, with Forest Whitaker and Kathy Baker.
In addition to acting, Goldblum was nominated for an Academy AwardÂ® for
directing the live action short film Little Surprises. He served on the jury of the 1999
Cannes Film Festival and occasionally plays piano, with Peter Weller on trumpet, in their
live-performing jazz band, T
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