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Adam Goldberg

Birth Name: 
Adam Charles Goldberg
Birthday: 
Sunday, October 25, 1970
Birth Place: 
Santa Monica, California, USA
Height: 
5'11"

An actor with a talent for mining the neuroses of his characters for both comedic and dramatic effect and a filmmaker adept at exploring the philosophical questions at the heart of the human experience, Adam Goldberg has solidified his position as a versatile and unique talent.

Goldberg will soon be seen starring in FOX's new comedy, "Head Cases" (2005) as Shultz, a lawyer suffering from a explosive disorder who insinuates himself into the life of a fellow lawyer (played by Chris O'Donnell) recovering from a nervous breakdown. The two eventually join forces to start a law firm both to take on the cases of underdog clients who need their help, but just as importantly to try to keep each other sane. The series will premiere on Wednesday, September 14th.

Goldberg co-wrote and directed the upcoming feature I Love Your Work (2003), which was produced through his production company and will be released in Los Angeles on November 4th by Think Film. The film, starring Giovanni Ribisi, Franka Potente, Christina Ricci and Joshua Jackson, with a cameo by Elvis Costello, is about the gradual meltdown of a fictional movie star. Goldberg also composed the film's original music with The Flaming Lips' drummer Steven Drozd.

Goldberg was most recently seen on the big screen in Donald Petrie's How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) with Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson, Jonathan Kesselman's send-up The Hebrew Hammer (2003), D.J. Caruso's drug noir The Salton Sea (2002) with Val Kilmer, and Ron Howard's Academy Award-winning film A Beautiful Mind (2001) with Russell Crowe.

Goldberg made his feature film debut in 1991 as Billy Crystal's younger brother-in-law in Mr. Saturday Night (1992). Additional film credits include Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan (1998) with Tom Hanks, Ron Howard's Edtv (1999), Richard Linklater's ode to 1970s high school life, Dazed and Confused (1993) as well as Waking Life (2001), John Singleton's Higher Learning (1995), Gregory Widen's The Prophecy (1995) opposite Christopher Walken, and lent his voice to George Miller's Babe: Pig in the City (1998).

As a filmmaker, Goldberg wrote, directed and starred in the "neo-noir", Scotch and Milk (1998), which made its debut in 1998 at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, and was featured on the Sundance Channel series "10 Best Films You May Never Seen." In addition, Goldberg directed, co-edited, and produced the comic documentary short, Running with the Bulls (2003) (TV) for the Independent Film Channel.

A familiar presence on television, Goldberg's recent credits include Marcus Nispel's made-for-television film Frankenstein (2004) (TV) opposite Parker Posey, guest-starring appearances on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (2001), "The Practice" (1997), "Will & Grace" (1998), and a popular recurring role on "Friends" (1994). Additional credits include "The Outer Limits" (1995), "ER" (1994), and "NYPD Blue" (1993).

Goldberg was born in Los Angeles, and after many years in New York, currently lives there. (IMDb)

Reviews

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (BLU-RAY)

The release of this is seemingly to badly coincide with the 14th week of the Matthew McConaughey flop, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.  That aside, How to lose a Guy in 10 Days was definetely one of the better romantic comedies of the past decade or so and certainly better than Hudson and McConaughey... Read more
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2 Days in Paris

You can learn a lot in two days. What I learned from 2 Days in Paris is to have fun with stereotypes and sarcastic dialogs, and to be disappointed at the end. The opening scene at Venice gives the idea that it is going to be a sweet romantic comedy.... Read more
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Deja Vu (BLU-RAY)

As far as Bruckheimer-produced movies go, Deja Vu is more Enemy of the State than Pirates of the Caribbean, but at least it is not that blasted Kangaroo Jack, which is great since this is from gritty director Tony Scott, who helmed Enemy.  Being a gritty movie, it's hard to imagine ANY of Scott's... Read more
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Man About Town

Jack Giamoro is a Hollywood agent who is looking for anything to help him fill the holes in his life from karate classes to his newest writing class. This class has him writing in a journal, which gets stolen, and then he is blackmailed by the woman that has it.... Read more
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