Jeff Goldblum

  • Aired:  02/27/14
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"The Grand Budapest Hotel" star Jeff Goldblum describes the unique experience of working with director Wes Anderson. (6:16)

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHTIS IN THE NEW WES ANDERSON

MOVIE, SO AT SOME POINT IN THISINTERVIEW, JASON SCHWARTZMAN

WILL PROBABLY SHOW UP.

PLEASE WELCOME JEFF GOLDBLUM.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )HEY, JEFF.

GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

NICE TO HAVE YOU ON.

>> NICE TO BE HERE.

>> Stephen: GOOD TO SEE YOUAGAIN, MAN.

OBVIOUSLY EVERYBODY KNOWS YOU'REA FRIEND OF THE SHOW.

IT'S YOUR SIXTH TIME ON THESHOW.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

FIRST TIME WE GOT TO HAVE ACONVERSATION TOGETHER.

>> I'M THRILLED, VERY HONORED.

>> Stephen: NOW, I'VE NEVERSAID THIS TO YOU, I'VE NEVER

SAID THIS TO YOU, BUT YOU KNOW IDON'T TRUST THE HOLLYWOOD ELITE.

>> YES, SIR...

>> Stephen: BUT YOU'REDIFFERENT.

>> REALLY?

THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: BECAUSE THEMARKET HAS SPOKEN AND YOU ARE

BOX OFFICE GOLD, OKAY?

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )I BELIEVE IN THE FREE MARKET.

YOU'VE BEEN IN SOME OF THEBIGGEST MOVIES OF ALL TIMES.

DO YOU FIT IN OUT IN HOLLYWOODWITH ALL THE -- ARE YOU A

LIBERAL?

( LAUGHTER )>> I WASN'T GOING TO PRESS THE

ISSUE, BUT NOW THAT YOU'VEBROUGHT IT UP, YES, I WOULD SAY

THAT I'M-- IF I HAD TO PUT MYCARDS ON THE TABLE-- I'M ON THE

SIDE OF THE MORE PROGRESSIVETHINKERS.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

I KNOW.

I'M SORRY.

>>>> Stephen: I'M GOING TO DO

YOU A FAVOR.

I'M GOING TO DO YOU A FAVOR.

JIMMY, LET'S CUT THAT PART OUT,OKAY?

YOU'RE IN THE NEW WES ANDERSONFILM "THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL."

OKAY.

I SAW THIS THING LAST NIGHT.

>> YEAH, THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: I WAS DEEPLYMOVED AND IT'S-- STUCK WITH ME

FOR THE LAST 24 HOURS.

WHY WAS I SO DEEPLY MOVED BY IT?

BECAUSE, WHILE THE MOVIE ISBEAUTIFUL, I THINK-- WHEN I

WATCH A WES ANDERSON MOVIE, THEEMOTIONAL MOMENTS -- THE MOMENTS

OF CRISIS FOR THE CHARACTERS,NOT A LOT GOES ON.

THE CAMERA JUST HANGS ON THEPERSON, AND THEN I START CRYING.

>> AND THEN YOU START CRYING.

>> Stephen: AND THEN I STARTCRYING.

>> I FELT VERY MOVED BY IT, TOO.

I WAS VERY KNOCKED OUT BY IT,TOO.

IT'S MYSTERIOUS.

HE'S A GENIUS.

HE KNOWS HOW TO MAKE A MOVIETHAT WORKS, THAT DOES SOMETHING

TO YOU MYSTERIOUSLY.

ALTHOUGH, HE'S DEVOTED HIS LIFETO CRAFT AND TO PASSION AND TO

MAKING THESE-- TELLING THESESTORIES.

SO, YOU KNOW, IT'S BEYOND ME ANDMY UNDERSTANDING, BUT I FEEL THE

SAME WAY THAT IT'S VERYEFFECTIVE.

THIS MOVIE IS ABOUT-- ISN'T THISWHAT IT'S ABOUT?

IT'S ABOUT--( LAUGHTER )

IT'S ABOUT THE TELLING OF ASTORY BY A WONDERFUL

STORYTELLER, REMEMBERING A GREATSOUL WHO IS THE EMBODIMENT OF

LOVE, AND YOU LEAVE THE THEATERFILLED WITH A KIND OF UNUSUAL

ECSTASY AND ENLIGHTENMENT.

SO-CALLED.

ISN'T THAT TRUE?

>> Stephen: I DIDN'T FOLLOW ALOT OF THAT.

( LAUGHTER )( APPLAUSE )

I THOUGHT IT WAS-- I THOUGHT ITWAS FUNNY.

>> IT'S HILARIOUS.

>> Stephen: I THOUGHT IT WASFUNNY.

>> IT'S HILARIOUS.

>> Stephen: IT REALLY IS.

THE WHOLE MOVIE IS-- AND YOU CANSAY THIS ABOUT A LOT OF HIS

MOVIES -- IT'S A CONFECTION.

THE HOTEL LOOKS LIKE A "CAKEBOSS" CAKE.

>> I DON'T KNOW "CAKE BOSS."

>> Stephen: YOU DON'T KNOW"CAKE BOSS?"

WHO KNOWS "CAKE BOSS?"( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

WELCOME TO THE UNITED STATES OFNOT MANHATTAN, JEFF.

>> I'M SORRY.

>> Stephen: "CAKE BOSS" IS ASHOW-- IT'S THE GREATEST SHOW ON

TELEVISION, NEXT TO MINE,REALLY.

WE HAVE VERY SIMILAR VALUES.

IT'S LIKE THIS, YOU KNOW, SORTOF-- THIS CONFECTION OF A HOTEL,

ALMOST LIKE IT'S MADE OUT OFFROSTING IN SOME WAYS.

IT WOULD MAKE A GREAT CAKE FOR AGAY WEDDING, IS WHAT IT WOULD

DO.

>> IT CERTAINLY WOULD.

>> Stephen: THE STORY ITSELFIS SOMETHING OF A CONFECTION,

BUT WHEN YOU CUT INTO IT,THERE'S MEAT THERE.

IT'S A MEAT CAKE.

>> IT'S A MEAT CAKE.

WELL PUT, WELL PUT.

TRUE ENOUGH.

>> Stephen: YEAH, HE'S-- IT'SAN ART INSTALLATION TO SEE HIS

THINGS AND TO WORK ON THESEMOVIES IT'S BEAUTIFULLY

DESIGNED.

>> Stephen: HOW DO YOU GETINVITED?

HOW DO YOU GET INVITED TO DO IT?

DOES AN ANCIENT INDIAN MAN SHOWUP ON A HUFFY BICYCLE WEARING A

VERY TINY SUIT AND HAND YOU ACALLIGRAPHYED INVITATION, THAT

SEES, "PLEASE TIP THIS MAN, HETHINKS HE IS A CHILD.

DO NOT DESTROY HIS ILLUSIONS."

>> YOU JUST MADE THAT UP.

WHERE DID YOU GET THAT FROM?

YES-- THAT'S FANTASTIC.

>> Stephen: I'VE READ HISNEXT SCRIPT.

>> FANTASTIC.

YES, I'M NOT SURE WHAT YOU MEAN,BUT THE GENERAL POETIC

IMPRESSION IS CORRECT.

IT'S LIKE COSMIC TRANSCENDENTALINVITATION TO TAKE AN ACID TRIP

OF SOME KIND.

>> Stephen: I DON'T KNOW WHATAN ACID TRIP IS.

IS THAT LIKE DRINKING THESLURPEE TOO FAST?

>> SOME PEOPLE DON'T GET A BRAINFREEZE.

>> Stephen: DO YOU GET ABRAIN FREEZE?

>> YES, I DO.

>> Stephen: ALL THE PEOPLE INTHIS FILM LOOK SO FUN.

DO YOU SPEND TIME TOGETHER ATNIGHT?

DO YOU GO OUT EATING ORDRINKING?

>> IT WAS FANTASTIC.

WES ANDERSON, GENIUS THAT HE IS,WANTS TO MAKE NOT ONLY A VERY

PARTICULAR, FINISHED, BEAUTIFULFILM, BUT HE WANTS TO MAKE THE

SHOOTING AN ART PROJECT INITSELF.

THAT IS TO SAY, EVERY DAY IS AWONDERFUL, SPECIAL EVENT, AN

EXPERIENCE.

SO WE WENT TO THIS GREAT PLACE,AND HE GATHERED THIS GREAT BUNCH

OF PEOPLE-- EDWARD NORTON, JASONSCHWARTZMAN --

>> Stephen: HARVEY KEITEL.

>> AND RAIN FINES, BEAUTIFULPERFORMANCE.

AND WE TAKE OVER THIS HOTEL, WEWERE ALL EXCLUSIVELY IN ONE

FAIRY TALE HOTEL, AND-- LIKE ADORM.

I WAS DOWN THE HALL FROM WILLEMDAFOE.

AND EACH NIGHT AFTER SHOOTING,WES HAS A CHEF OF HIS COME AND

PROVIDE A VERY SPECIAL,INTERESTING DINNER AT A CERTAIN

TIME RIGHT AFTER SHOOTING.

AND WE TALK.

AND I WAS THERE FOR SIX WEEKS.

>> Stephen: DO YOU NEEDSOMEBODY TO JUST, LIKE, CARRY

THE SCRIPTS AROUND BECAUSE THATSOUNDS LIKE A LOT OF FUN?

>> IT'S THE MOST FUN YOU CANPOSSIBLY HAVE.

BESIDES THIS.

ASIDE FROM THIS.

( LAUGHTER ).

>> Stephen: JEFF, THANK YOUSO MUCH FOR JOINING ME.

JEFF GOLDBLUM, EVERYBODY.

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