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To: Nachum

Wow. Jeff Goldblum, a talented and engaging actor. A shame.


6 posted on 06/25/2009 5:58:03 PM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: snarks_when_bored
Jeff Goldblum, a talented and engaging actor

Clearly you have never seen "Thank God It's Friday"

52 posted on 06/25/2009 6:07:53 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: snarks_when_bored

I remember some interviewer (Charlie Rose maybe) asked him whether in an earlier era, he would have changed his name. The discussion of course turned to religious and ethnic bigotry, and how the interviewer and Goldblum were both against those two things, but one point I was sad they missed on was that to my mind, anyway, “Jeff Goldblum” was a short, crisp name and has a good mix of hard and soft consonants, while some other names do not.

“Issur Danielovitch” could not appear in Westerns — the soft consonants dominate the name, but “Kirk Douglas” could — it’s short and crisp, and the hard consonants dominate. Maybe Danielovitch could be a concert pianist, but not a western hero. This to my mind is not ethnic/religious bigotry.

I don’t think John Wayne was Jewish, but what kind of a Western hero could Marion Morrison be?


62 posted on 06/25/2009 6:13:23 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: snarks_when_bored
I first saw him on the 1996 sci-fi flick Independence Day.
84 posted on 06/26/2009 3:26:46 AM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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