Everybody loves Jeff Goldblum. Always offbeat – and occasionally a bit bonkers – the 65-year-old actor is trending, right now. Named the coolest man in Hollywood by British GQ, Goldblum is gussied up in designer gear for his starring role in the magazine’s July fashion story. The good thing about Goldblum is he doesn’t take himself too seriously. I’m old enough to remember the Holsten Pils ads of the 1990s, have seen Goldblum on stage at the Vaudeville Theatre in London, (The Prisoner of Second Avenue, 2010) and am delighted that he’s hooked up with Wes Anderson. But my ‘Joy of Jeff’ moment came about 15 years ago, in a vegetarian cafe in New York. Enjoying lunch with a friend, we were interrupted by a jovial, ‘Hello, how are you?!’ Thinking it must be a case of mistaken identity (we were both visiting from London), we looked up from our dosas to see a 6′ 4″ Jeff Goldbum standing right in front of us, beaming. A smile, a nudge, a shy hello and we’d succumbed to Goldblum’s chirpy charm.
In the GQ interview Goldblum confirms that he has always been interested in fashion, adding, ‘ I find it amazing where a good leather jacket and a pair of white jeans can take you.’ He definitely knows his style. Oh and Goldblum is releasing a jazz album later this year with his band The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. Explaining his motivation and zest for life, Jazzy Jeff explains, ‘You’re only interesting to the extent that you’re interested.’