Indeed, in an age where stars talk about every aspect of their lives, he is an intriguing alien. Goldblum’s Instagram and Twitter accounts don’t reveal the foods he eats or the exercises he does, and he often appears more interested in asking how his followers are doing than telling them what he is up to. His rare ability to engage with fans while still maintaining his relative inaccessibility creates an aura of far-off stardom without the pretentiousness that normally accompanies such a trait.

Goldblum isn’t “just like us” or “relatable.” He is something closer to his character in Thor: Ragnarok, the Grandmaster (who director Taika Waititi refused to paint blue for fear it would conceal Goldblum’s presence). He’s likeable, potentially immortal, and definitively weird.

Jeff Goldblum in Thor
The Grandmaster.
Image: Disney/Marvel

Still here

In 2016, Goldblum felt the need to give us this update:

Now, just two years later, we don’t need him to tell us he’s still here. We know it. He’s everywhere.

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