HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — Jeff Goldblum, who has appeared in several of the highest-grossing films in history, received his own star Thursday on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The ubiquitous actor was honored with the 2,638th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame ahead of the release of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” in which Goldblum reprises his role as mathematician Ian Malcolm, who had some of the most memorable lines in the original film, “Jurassic Park.”
Ed Begley Jr., who starred with Goldblum in the 1985 horror comedy “Transylvania 6-5000,” and Norm Eisen, a former U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic who was an inspiration for the character Goldblum played in the 2014 comedy “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” were on hand for the ceremony in front of the Hologram USA Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.
Goldblum said he has devoted his life to acting but is always reminded to keep his ego in check.
“I was in the airport the other day and a woman was looking at me … and she walked up to me sort of in a trance, and said, `Can I ask you a question?’ … And she said, `Are you Howie Mandel?'”, he said. “That’s true. A bitter pill, but a very good lesson, you can’t get too full of yourself.”
The actor has also appeared in “Independence Day,” which was briefly the second-highest-grossing film worldwide of all time behind “Jurassic Park,” the 1986 remake of “The Fly,” and the 1988 comedy “Earth Girls Are Easy.” He recently dipped his toe into the vast Marvel Cinematic Universe in his role as the Grandmaster in “Thor: Ragnarok.” Besides the sequel to “Jurassic World,” Goldblum is also starring in the upcoming “Hotel Artemis.”
Goldblum was nominated in 2005 for outstanding guest actor in a comedy series for “Will & Grace.” His other TV credits include “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Friends,” “Glee,” “Portlandia,” and twice hosted “Saturday Night Live.”
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