Jeff Goldblum gets a star
Guess who got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? Jeff Goldblum, that’s who!
Striking a pose
Jeff Goldblum’s star is the 2,638th to be awarded. “That’s always been my lucky number,” he told the crowd. “That’s my favorite number! I can’t believe it!”
Hello to the fans
Jeff Goldblum, from whom we never stop learning, opened his speech with a quick quiz for fans. Of all the stars on the Walk of Fame, only 13 have just one name. So which of the following — Houdini, Cantinflas, Parkyakarkus — is NOT there?
(Trick question! They all are!)
The gang's all here!
Jeff Goldblum smiles for the camera with his wife Emilie Livingston and sons River and Charlie, as well as President and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Leron Gubler, attorney Norm Eisen, Ed Begley Jr., and L.A. Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell.
There's a certificate, too!
Jeff Goldblum has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a multicolored certificate to go with it, but he never lets his head get too big. He shared the anecdote: “I was in the airport the other day, and a woman was looking at me… she walked up to me sort of in a trance, and she said, ‘May I ask you a question?’ And I said, ‘Yes, of course you can.’ She said, ‘Are you Howie Mandel?’ A bitter pill, but a very good lesson.”
Jeff Goldblum and his family
“Every day you fill me with a full measure of, the daily adult requirement of wonderment and respect and deep, deepest adoration,” Goldblum said to his sons River and Charlie.
Jeff Goldblum and his wife
At the podium, Goldblum thanked his wife, Emilie Livingston, for the pancake breakfast she had made him earlier: “I’m still getting the vigor and vitamin A from those cakes this morning!”
Jeff Goldblum also honored the other 2018 Walk of Fame inductees, including Jack Black, Kirsten Dunst, Jennifer Lawrence, and Minnie Mouse. “We did it, Minnie,” he said. “Finally, you got it, Minnie. Way overdue!”
Giving a wave
He also gave a shoutout to the many people he’s worked with, including directors Robert Altman, David Cronenberg, Steven Spielberg, and Wes Anderson. In thanking his hairdresser, he accurately described his coif as “a miracle of cantilevered construction.”
It's a big day
Did you know today is Jeff Goldblum Day? Jeff Goldblum didn’t. “How could you tell me that, look, it’s already… half the day is gone!” he said. “So now we have to squeeze, just in these 12 hours and 10 minutes, what is the appropriate way to celebrate Jeff Goldblum Day? I don’t know that that could be.”
Jeff Goldblum gets an idea
Luckily, Jeff Goldblum figured out the best way to celebrate Jeff Goldblum Day. “Hey, I know, let’s all go across the streets to Musso & Frank’s, get, I think, the Diplomat Pudding with lots of spoons, and a martini — ostensibly the best in Los Angeles — get liquored up, and then all go over to my house for a pool party,” he suggested. “Clothing optional!”
Laughing with some pals
While son River checked out his dad’s new star, Goldblum posed with Norm Eisen and Ed Begley Jr. “If I’d never done anything else but become even a fringe member of the glorious circle of [Begley’s] friends, my life would have been a smashing success,” he said.
Jeff Goldbloom steps on his star
But enough with the speech. “Now, the unveiling! Let’s have a photo session!”