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Why Jeff Goldblum Prefers A Good Nap Over Marijuana

If you ever want to chat with Jeff Goldblum, you should offer him a pillow instead of a joint. The actor and unconventional heart-throb - who turns 64 today - talked about cannabis when he met fans screen-to-screen during a 2014 Reddit AMA.

One Redditor asked what Goldblum thought about marijuana legalization and if he'd be up for a puff. 

"Hello Jeff!" they wrote. "What is your position on the legalization of marijuana? For some reason I have always thought sharing a doobie with you would induce a great conversation."

Goldblum was up for gabbing, but he prefers getting some Z's rather than J's first. 

"You can mark me down for being in the more progressive vein," he wrote. "But as for myself, I enjoy the art of conversation after a good night's sleep."

So it sounds like he's open about legalization, but isn't much of a consumer. Here are some other fascinating things that we learned from the 2014 AMA.

1. He loves drunk Goldblum

Back in the 90s, Goldblum was a pitchman for the iMac, appearing in a series of ads featuring his awkward charm. One fan tweaked those ads by slowing them down so that the actor sounded a bit inebriated. Goldblum is a big fan of the parody. 

When a Redditor asked if he was aware of the YouTube clips, he wrote, "Yes. I'm aware. And yes, I approve heartily. Beige."

If you're wondering what he meant by "beige," check out the video below:


2. The Fly Sequel?

Goldblum rose to fame after starring in David Cronenberg's remake of The Fly (1986). The sci-fi horror flick told the story of a doctor who spliced his DNA with a fly.


So one fan had to ask what creature Goldblum would splice his DNA with.

"Hahahaha. Let's see. Off the top of my head, I'd splice myself with a dolphin, and my name would be Surf Goldblum."

3. Behind the Laugh

One of Goldblum's longest lasting contributions to pop culture is his bizarre laugh in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park (1993).


The laugh has since been imitated, parodied and even remixed as a music video.


Ironically, Fans have put way more time and effort into making tributes to that scene than the actor did in preparing his character's awkward chuckle. According to Goldblum, the laugh was a spur-of-the-moment thing. 

"It just happened spontaneously in the moment," he wrote.

But he loves the tributes that his improvisation has received. "I've heard them. It tickles me."

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