A strange but totally appropriate mix of actors.
The last time Jeff Goldblum and Stephen Colbert got together, Donald Trump was elected president. With that kind of cloud, it’s not much of a surprise that Golblum hasn’t appeared on The Late Show since then—who knows what awful, world-burning thing might happen this time?
But more than two years later, Goldblum returned and he and Colbert had a lot to catch up on. In that time, he’s even more firmly cemented his status as a fashion icon and, more recently, put out a jazz album. The talk covers a weirdly broad range of topics for a late night interview, including one shockingly long George Bernard Shaw quote from Goldblum and a lesson in translating jazz vocabulary. But the highlight is when Goldblum rattles off who he would want to play himself in the (according to Colbert) probably-inevitable biopic on his life. There’s Gregory Peck, in an ideal timeline. Golblum’s infant son is also in the running. But the most outlandish choice is probably the one that would do the best job: Tilda Swinton. At the very least, she’s the only other person out there who can rock technicolor menswear as effortlessly as Goldblum can.
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