He’s been on the big screen since the mid-seventies, entertaining audiences everywhere. He might be multi-talented, but is Jeff Goldblum also multilingual?
It is thought that Jeff Goldblum doesn’t speak any language other than English. While he knows a few words in French, it’s believed he cannot speak the language fluently and hasn’t ever alluded to being bi or multilingual.
Read on to learn more about the impressive star that is Jeff Goldblum.
While Jeff Goldblum may not speak other languages, his family certainly does. In 2014, Goldblum married Emilie Livingston, a Canadian dancer, and ex-Olympic gymnast. Hailing as she does from Canada, she naturally acquired the ability to speak fluent French.
This attributed followed on to their children, young as they were, as Livingston spoke French to them. By 2020, Goldblum and Livingston’s children were aged five and three, respectively, but were steadily learning French and English.
An ET Canada article explored this information, stating: “Jeff Goldblum is the only one in his family who doesn’t speak French, but he gets by.” Funnily enough, a video surfaced in mid-2018 that showed Goldblum singing a ‘dirty’ French song on a talk show. You can see this video on YouTube, below.
The performance of this song matches Goldblum perfectly. Since the seventies, the instantly recognizable actor has been well known for his zany, quirky personality and attitude. The song’s very nature matches this outlook without question.
In his expansive career, Jeff Goldblum has been most well known for his acting acumen. He’s appeared in some enormous franchises and productions and has uttered some iconic, timeless lines.
He made his acting debut in 1974, and by the end of the seventies, he’d have appeared in almost a dozen movies. Before long, Goldblum would step into the limelight, headlining movies. In 1993, he starred in one of his most iconic roles: Dr. Ian Malcolm, in Jurassic Park.
He would reprise this role as the franchise was continued, almost two decades later. In the meantime, he continued working, dipping in and out of franchises and movies wherever he could. He had a small appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as appearing in the movies titled Independence Day.
Goldblum also dabbled in television, appearing in dozens of shows over the course of his career. However, many of these appearances and roles were one-shots, mostly serving as cameos. He even had his own show written for him, where he’d travel the world examining life through his eyes.
This show is as quirky as Goldblum himself. In each episode, the theme is focused on one particular thing that ‘all people love’, such as ice cream or video games. Bizarrely, in one episode, Goldblum applies a tattoo to a willing fan.
Something that many people might not already know, is that Jeff Goldblum is also an accomplished musician. He and his band have released two albums in the jazz genre, in 2018, and 2019 respectively.
An article briefly discussed his musical endeavors, explaining that Goldblum loved to perform live. In Los Angeles, he and his band would perform at a particular bar, mingling with the guests and patrons afterward.
His deeply iconic style of voice work – and his voice himself – landed him countless commercial roles. He was the ‘voice’ of Apple, Toyota, and Procter & Gamble for years. In 2006, he took his love for acting and co-founded an acting academy, in New York.
The success of Jeff Goldblum was unquestionable. In fact, by 2020, he’d be worth around fifty million dollars, a staggering amount. Having become a father at sixty-one years of age, he was given a new lease on life and set his sights on further triumph.