(Photo by Peggy Sirota)

Some sun, a pair of shades and a smile can serve a man well. (Photo by Peggy Sirota)

Life Lessons

From Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum's freewheeling four-decade acting career has resulted in some of film's most quotable characters. And the man himself has developed a reputation as a reliably eccentric intellectual with a boyish curiosity and a philosopher's outlook on life. Throw in that killer personal style, a new son with his gymnast wife and that easygoing grin, he just may be the youngest 63-year-old in the world. What's his secret? Stay eager, interested and don't fight battles you can't win.

"No matter how you travel, it's still you going."

"No matter how you travel, it's still you going."

"No matter how you travel, it's still you going."

"I think when nature changes your face—especially if you live a clean life—your body is designed so it all looks right together. When you try to be youthful, it only makes you look older."

I'm grateful that I'm kind of a late bloomer, or someone who's still challenged by needing to work on things. I don't envy people who just don't have to kind of work on it. I've had a chance to do things over well."

I'm grateful that I'm kind of a late bloomer, or someone who's still challenged by needing to work on things. I don't envy people who just don't have to kind of work on it. I've had a chance to do things over well."

I'm grateful that I'm kind of a late bloomer, or someone who's still challenged by needing to work on things. I don't envy people who just don't have to kind of work on it. I've had a chance to do things over well."

"Don't knock rationalization. Where would we be without it? I don't know anyone who'd get through the day without two or three juicy rationalizations. They're more important than sex. Have you ever gone a week without a rationalization?"

"Growing up, I was like, 'Please, God, let me be an actor.' I would write that on the shower door every morning and then wipe it off. It was kind of a secret. But I was never not thinking about it."

"I like the challenge. I like a good, meaty experience for me."

"I like the challenge. I like a good, meaty experience for me."

"I like the challenge. I like a good, meaty experience for me."

"The best way to get things moving is to accept where you are. Ride the horse in the direction in which it's going."

As soon as you're interested in what is good taste, then you're in bad taste land already. What's comfortable and what represents your life, what's unique and individual about you, that's style."

"I had a brother who died early on—he was 23 when I was 19. It taught me that everything is fleeting, and you've just got to make sure that you catch up on what you can catch up on."

"Find out what you're interested in and move around. And then don't stop moving."

FYI

Goldblum's unique voice serves him well for side gigs. He's lent his voice to various characters for such video games as Call of Duty: Black Ops III.