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6 Jeff Goldblum Roles That Were Based in Literature

Jeff Goldblum has had many roles over the course of his career which include television, film, animation and even a few video game roles. Many of them were also based on characters from books, so here are six films that Jeff Goldblum has starred in that have been adapted from literature.

 

6. Invasion of the Body Snatchers

 

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Jeff Goldblum stars in the remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, that was released in 1978. The original book, The Body Snatchers was published in 1955 and written by Jack Finney.

 

5. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

 

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Goldblum stars as the titular Ichabod Crane. The story originated from a short story written by Washington Irving and was published in 1820. It is one of the earliest examples of written American fiction that gained large amounts of popularity. It’s also one of the pieces in Irving’s collection titled The Sketchbook Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

 

4. The Fly

 

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Again, the handsome Goldblum stars in a remake. The Fly was a short horror story from a french writer, George Langelaan. It was published in Playboy in 1957.

 

 

3. Prince of Egypt

 

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For the Prince of Egypt, Goldblum voiced Moses’ brother Aaron. The story comes from the Bible story, “The Book of Exodus,” which chronicles the life and mission of Moses.

 

2. Thor: Ragnarok

 

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In one of the best MCU movies to date, Goldblum guest stars as The Grandmaster, the ruler of Sakaar and host of the Contest of Champions, a gladiator style fighting competition. The movie isn’t based on just the comic, it has some of the best elements and references from a few. Mainly it is based on the comic Ragnarok but Thor’s haircut was inspired by the comic Unworthy Thor. And why the Hulk was on Sakaar in the first place was attributed to Planet Hulk.

 

1. Jurassic Park

 

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One of Jeff Goldblum’s most famous roles has to be his portrayal of Dr. Ian Malcolm. Malcolm is one of Goldblum’s longest recurring roles spanning sequels, reboots and the newest installment of the Jurassic World series that has yet to be released. The novel written by Michael Crichton was published in 1990 and three years later was adapted by Steven Spielberg.

And there you have it, so do yourself a favor and soak in the beauty of this man in any way you can, I promise that you will not be disappointed.

 

 

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