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Because He’s Jeff Goldblum

The Movies, Memes, and Meaning of Hollywood’s Most Enigmatic Actor

An irreverent yet deeply researched biography about the always offbeat, suddenly meme-able, and wildly popular actor.

When did you first encounter Jeff Goldblum? Surely, you remember. Maybe as a deranged killer in his 1974 screen debut in Death Wish? Could it have been as a cynical journalist in 1983’s The Big Chill? Or a brilliant if egotistical scientist-turned-fly in 1986’s The Fly? Perhaps as the wise-cracking skeptical mathematician with a penchant for not buttoning his shirt in 1993’s Jurassic Park? Or maybe you’re not a film buff but noticed his face as part of one of the Internet’s earliest memes?

Here’s the rub: If you know the answer to this question, then, boy, have I got the book for you …

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