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How to Be Jeff Goldblum

The other day I thought, “I wish I was Jeff Goldblum.”

I mean, who doesn’t have that thought, right?

Goldblum is gold…and blum.

Translation: Jeff Goldblum is a golden flower.

Everything about him just oozes awkward sexy golden Jew flower man and who doesn’t love that? Who? WHO!? TELL ME!!!

When I watch clips of Jeff Goldblum, I think, “I want to be like that. I want to smirk and fondle the air and sniff people.”

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve had a secret quest to turn myself into a middle-aged Jewish man. When I was small, it was Rod Serling and several Marx Brothers. Now, it’s the Blum.

I’ve been a Goldblum fan for a long time. I distinctly recall having a feeling similar to that of climbing the rope in gym class while watching Jeff Goldblum for the first time in Jurassic Park. After that, I ran out and rented every Goldblum movie I could get my grubby little hands on: Vibes, Earth Girls Are Easy, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, Into the Night etc. all in hopes of keeping that tingling sensation alive.

That light inside of me has never died.

In 2004 I met Jeff Goldblum. He was starring in a movie I was working on. He was everything I dreamed of and more. He hung out with the extras and assistants, ate with us at lunch time and made sure to learn everyone’s names on set. He hugged you like you were a long lost friend. He also let Little Blum do his thang if he was slightly aroused while hugging you. It doesn’t take much to wake Little Blum as you can tell by the plethora of photos showing The Blum with young paramours.

Goldblum is a lover of life, a lover of women, a lover of smells and a lover of touching.

He is a champion at acting and a champion AT LIFE.

Here’s how you can be that man or woman too:


How to Be Jeff Goldblum


1.) Purse and/or Lick Your Lips While Talking

It’s essential in total Goldblum domination to purse and or lick you lips while talking to others.  The pursing and the licking often go hand in hand with numbers 2, 6 and 7. If deciding to lick, you must do it slowly and methodically, but without looking like you’re aware of what you’re doing. Same goes for the pursing. Pursing might come natural to thinking which is what a Blum wannabe should be doing a lot of. The only thinking you should be doing is about chaos theory and inventing computer viruses to blow up enemy aliens.


2.) Smirk Seductively While Talking

When you think of Goldblum, what do you think of? Well, besides that. His beautiful smile, right? Goldblum has quite the pearly whites and he knows it. That’s why he takes every friggin’ opportunity to give us a little taste of what’s hiding underneath those lips of his. Goldblum smiles and smirks even when not at all necessary. It’s easy to imagine him making that face while taking a shit, hence why the ice-cold stare featured on the “Jeff Goldblum is Watching You Poop” poster seems so misrepresentative.


3.) Tan the Living Shit Out of Yourself

Because you’re going to need to in order to compete with the Blum’s naturally glorious burnt sienna skin. Goldblum is a Jew and Jew’s have great skin, hair, sense of self-deprecation and taste in eye wear (see numbers 4 and 8). Though Goldblum is from Pittsburgh, don’t let that fool you. He’s in fact from the Holy Land and features the skin of 1,000 olives eaten by Jesus.


4.) Become Jewish

Did I mention that Jeff Goldblum is Jewish? If you hadn’t already figured that out by his last name then I’ll assume you’re a racist. The Goldblum Family belonged to an Orthodox Jewish Synagogue. That means that Goldblum is more Jewish than most Jews combined. It’s scientific fact that if you want to be successful and/or famous, you need to be Jewish.  Or Canadian.


5.)  Talk With Your Hands

This is probably one of Goldblum’s most famous traits. The man can’t keep his hands down. They flurry and whirl and dance and make love to the molecules in the air.  They are seductors and manipulated by their master, Jeff’s Smirk. The combo of Goldblum smirk and hand talking is a deadly combo. Use this power in small doses.


6.) Itch Your Ear/Stroke Chin/Or Hold Forehead

Sometimes The Blum’s hands need to rest. When they do this, they might land on an ear, forehead or chin. Even while resting, their actions are purposeful. They can’t look lazy. Actually, the truth of the matter is, Goldblum’s hands are tactile sluts. They need to be stroking something and if it isn’t Little Blum or a 23 year-old lady, it’s his face. It’s the only acceptable body part he can get sexy with in public.


7.) Stick Finger in Mouth

Watch interviews with Goldblum and you’ll notice that he mostly speaks with a finger in his mouth or on his mouth. It’s a delightful habit you don’t notice at first and later realize it’s one of the reasons why you have your hands down your pants while watching said interviews. Goldblum is a confident man, but the Finger in the Mouth trick says, “I know who I am, but sometimes I’m a little girl named Penny” (see number 10).


8.) Use Words Like “Delightful” and “Delicious” While Sniffing the Air

If you commonly touch people and smell people, it only seems appropriate that you use the words “delightful” and “delicious” while defining them. When I met Jeff Goldblum he touched the tip of my nose as if he was bestowing magical powers upon me and said, “Well, isn’t the tip of your nose delicious?”. I haven’t been self-conscious about my large Jewish nose ever since. Goldblum has that power. You can have that power too!


9.) Wear Awesome Glasses

Now that you’re a Jew, this is a prerequisite. Jews wear awesome glasses. It’s in the handbook. Find and wear as many old-timey glasses as you can find. If they’re unflattering, so be it. You have the Confidence of Blum now and you can wear anything you like (including no clothing).


10.) Giggle Like a Little Girl

Goldblum is in touch with himself. He’s so in touch with himself that he’ll let his inner little girl out at his most unguarded moments. Goldblum’s little girl giggle says, “I’m famous, but I’m chill enough to get down”. Seriously, Goldblum has to be one of the least effected Hollywood stars I can think of. He’s weird, he’s sweet and he does his own thing. It really boils down to confidence and not giving a shit about what others think.


11.) Play An Instrument

It’s essential in the Jeff Goldblum transformation process to be skilled at an instrument, most notably the piano. Goldblum is an excellent jazz pianist. You can often spot him in small clubs or at Jazz Fests tickling the ivories as if it were a woman’s torso. As mentioned earlier, considering how tactile Goldblum’s fingers are, it comes as no surprise that he enjoys playing the piano. Make sure while playing that you employ the lip purse and/or smirk in fifteen second intervals.


12.) Date Young Chicks

Because you can. Because you’re nearly 60 years old and do yoga and brush your teeth with quinoa and grow wheatgrass in your yard and drive a Prius and push your boner up against people and dry hump doorways and smirk and lick your lips and wear Harry Caray glasses and have the skin of Jesus. Because women are attracted to all of those things.


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  • Reply Angela April 29, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    I understand now.

    • Reply Dee June 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm

      Actors of fully Jewish background: Logan Lerman, Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mila Kunis, Bar Refaeli, James Wolk, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Julian Morris, Adam Brody, Esti Ginzburg, Kat Dennings, Gabriel Macht, Erin Heatherton, Odeya Rush, Anton Yelchin, Paul Rudd, Scott Mechlowicz, Lisa Kudrow, Lizzy Caplan, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gal Gadot, Debra Messing, Robert Kazinsky, Melanie Laurent, Shiri Appleby, Justin Bartha, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Margarita Levieva, Elizabeth Berkley, Halston Sage, Seth Gabel, Corey Stoll, Mia Kirshner, Alden Ehrenreich, Eric Balfour, Jason Isaacs, Jon Bernthal, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy.

      Andrew Garfield and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are Jewish, too (though I don’t know if both of their parents are).

      Actors with Jewish mothers and non-Jewish fathers: Jake Gyllenhaal, Dave Franco, James Franco, Scarlett Johansson, Daniel Day-Lewis, Daniel Radcliffe, Alison Brie, Eva Green, Joaquin Phoenix, River Phoenix, Emmy Rossum, Rashida Jones, Jennifer Connelly, Sofia Black D’Elia, Nora Arnezeder, Goldie Hawn, Ginnifer Goodwin, Amanda Peet, Eric Dane, Jeremy Jordan, Joel Kinnaman, Ben Barnes, Patricia Arquette, Kyra Sedgwick, Dave Annable, Ryan Potter.

      Actors with Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers, who themselves were either raised as Jews and/or identify as Jews: Ezra Miller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alexa Davalos, Nat Wolff, Nicola Peltz, James Maslow, Josh Bowman, Winona Ryder, Michael Douglas, Ben Foster, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nikki Reed, Zac Efron, Jonathan Keltz, Paul Newman.

      Oh, and Ansel Elgort’s father is Jewish, though I don’t know how Ansel was raised. Robert Downey, Jr. and Sean Penn were also born to Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers. Armie Hammer and Chris Pine are part Jewish.

      Actors with one Jewish-born parent and one parent who converted to Judaism: Dianna Agron, Sara Paxton (whose father converted, not her mother), Alicia Silverstone, Jamie-Lynn Sigler.

  • Reply carissajaded May 1, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I’ve always found Goldblum fascinating, but I couldn’t figure out why. Thanks for showing me the light. Only I don’t think I can take my fascination to “crush” status because my mom is in love with him, and I refuse to be in love with the same guy as my mom.

    Also, you’ve noticed that Orlando Jones has the exact same face, right?

  • Reply Marc Savlov May 2, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Three Jews and a dipteral intruder = my favorite film of 1986.

    • Reply hipstercrite May 2, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      Oh man! What a trailer! I need to see that movie again.

  • Reply RJS May 17, 2012 at 12:07 am

    I met Jeff Goldblum in Los Angeles at a car wash, decades ago. I noticed him getting his shoes polished. I hesitatingly approached him, and told him that I liked his acting. Not only was he gracious and kind, he even asked me for my name. He was a real mensch. I wish that I’d asked him out for coffee. Perhaps, I could’ve seen him sexily smirk in person, over a steaming, Starbucks latte.

  • Reply B May 22, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    This list was so comprehensive that it actually made me realize something I’d never thought about before: I’d still rather be Bill Murray than Jeff Goldblum.

    • Reply hipstercrite May 22, 2012 at 7:11 pm

      You should write a post about it!

      • Reply Chris December 22, 2012 at 10:33 pm

        I agree, Bill Murray is the Man! Just think about how many modern actors are playing the same part he has been playing for decades.

  • Reply tineny September 2, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Oh, I know, believe me, I know what you mean 🙂
    None of my friends understands my crush on glorious Goldblum. I will show this post to them!
    I met him in April on Broadway,after seing him in this play “Seminar”. He was incredibly sweet and, noticing my accent, even asked for my name and where I am from (Germany).Then he wanted to know how I liked the play. We talked a few minutes and he wished me a fun stay in NY. SO NICE!
    You put it into words. Thank you 🙂

    • Reply hipstercrite September 4, 2012 at 11:26 pm

      YES! Another Goldblum fan! So coo you got to meet him! Doesn’t he make you feel like a queen?

      • Reply tineny September 14, 2012 at 4:02 pm

        He does.He definitely makes you feel like the only woman in the world while talking to you. Felt like floating the next 24 hours. He is just amazing!I`m so envious, he did not touch the tip of my nose… 🙂

  • Reply Bailey February 3, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    thank you. thank you. thank you.

  • Reply Amber June 12, 2013 at 11:02 am

    This is brilliant!

  • Reply Daddy Yankee June 12, 2013 at 11:37 am

    This is just awful. Who the hell want’s to be an old man? He’s your typical hollywood dirty old man. He acts nice and gracious so he can get in your pants. He gets away with with it because these younger girls are naive and probably needed a father figure while growing up.

  • Reply Anny November 28, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Thanks for post! It’s great!

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  • Reply Omnifarious March 11, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Likely due to my partial-Jewish ancestry, the Goldblum is on the list of people I resemble. Thanks to your analysis, I now recognize that we also share some mannerisms…I’m quite touchy-feely, smirky, and am told I’m a great hugger, ha ha! Though the most endearing (and polarizing) quality is my unique personality that’s often been described as weird (I truly love being me).

    When I was first told of my resemblance to Jeff Goldblum, I felt slighted since I had never thought of him as being particularly handsome…perhaps my own humility prevented me from thinking of someone whom I looked like as being handsome. Knowing that I’m nice looking, and at times, especially sexy, reading this post was delightful and quite an ego stroke.

    Thank you for writing this. Next time I’m an hour north I’m taking you to lunch.

  • Reply sammy snyder April 28, 2014 at 9:02 am

    What about the big chill! So cool!

  • Reply Naomi D October 2, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Yes! That’s exactly how I felt when I saw Jurassic Park when I was 12.

    I saw him onstage in London where not only did he do all of the above and look divine he was also shirtless rather a lot. I debating waiting by the stage door afterwards, but decided not to as, frankly, if he’d done anything less than fall madly in love with me, after 15 years of thinking he was the hottest guy ever, I’d have been seriously disappointed! ha!

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