Jeff Goldblum is awesome. He’s been one of my favorite actors since first seeing him in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.
I’ve already done countdown lists of other actors’ films: mostly horror icons. Goldblum has been somewhat of a science fiction (and horror) icon but he’s gone on to be one of the most versatile actors working in the business.
This list is comprised of not necessarily my favorite films with him in it but of my favorite roles that he has played. For instance, I list Death Wish but his role was minuscule. And Independence Day is high but there are other films lower on the list that I see as better movies. Also, Jurassic Park and Lost World are together, as he played the same character in both.
But anyway, here’s the list!
1. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
2. Jurassic Park/The Lost World
3. The Fly
4. Independence Day/Independence Day: Resurgence
5. Portlandia (TV series but every role he plays is top notch)
6. Earth Girls Are Easy
8. The Grand Budapest Hotel
9. Into the Night
10. The Prince of Egypt
11. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
12. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978 version)
13. Transylvania 6-5000
14. Death Wish
15. The Big Chill
17. The Great White Hype
19. Deep Cover
20. Holy Man