It's probably inaccurate to say West Homestead native Jeff Goldblum is having a moment because the man always seems to be involved in the most interesting projects. But by Jeff Goldblum standards, this month has been particularly Goldblumian.
He plays a key part in Wes Anderson's marvelous tale of love and death, "The Grand Budapest Hotel." As solicitor for the estate of a wealthy, murdered octogenarian -- played with nervous panache by Tilda Swinton -- his Deputy Kovacs quickly discovers he's swimming in shark-infested waters.
Goldblum is also in the coming-soon-to-Pittsburgh release of "Le Week-End," where he plays an old friend of star Jim Broadbent and whose actions lead to revelations.
Up next, "Mortdecai," a drama with Johnny Depp, Ewan McGregor and Gwyneth Paltrow.
And the guy is all over television, from recurring appearances on the "Portlandia" to playing a dad on both "Glee" and "The League."
Last week, Goldblum lent his signature quirky style to Portlandia as "The Pull-Out King." Stumbling through a cheesy TV ad and then selling a pull-out sofa to Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen's odd couple, Goldblum was, as usual, deftly walking the fine line between genius quirk and annoying quirk.
He also did an 'ask me anything' on reddit last week, where he disclosed he's never had a cavity in his life, as well as his love for sandwiches.
From the transcript:
"Oooooooooh. SANDWICH. OH MY GOSH.
Oh my gosh.
I love sandwiches.
When I was a kid, every day I had a bacon lettuce tomato sandwich. Then at some point I switched to tuna fish sandwiches. Then turkey and swiss with russian dressing. Now I try to stay in the healthier vein, but I love every moment of my sandwich life."
The ama was also instructional, as Goldblum was asked how to correctly pronounce his name:
"However you want would be fine. I myself say bloom to rhyme with zoom."