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'80s birthday throwdown: Jeff Goldblum vs. Christopher Lloyd

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Christopher Lloyd and Jeff GoldblumJeff Goldblum and Christopher Lloyd both share Oct. 22. birthdays. Both are '80s icons, fixtures of sci-fi movies, eclectic dudes. But just like Highlander, there can be only one. (Though there's far less need for cutting any heads off in this case.)

Which '80s star shined brighter? Who wins this cage-match of birthday glory? Let's go to the tape.

JEFF GOLDBLUM
Born: Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum, West Homestead, Pa.
Age: 58
'80s highs: The Fly, Earth Girls Are Easy, The Big Chill
'80s lows: Vibes, Transylvania 6-5000, Tenspeed and Brown Shoe
Underrated classic: The Right Stuff
Memorable line: "Amazing tradition. They throw a great party for you on the one day they know you can't come."

CHRISTOPHER LLOYD:
Born: Christopher Allen Lloyd, Stamford, Conn.
Age: 72
'80s highs: Back to the Future, Eight Men Out, Taxi
'80s lows: Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Joy of Sex
Underrated classic: The Dream Team
Memorable line: "If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits eighty-eight miles per hour... you're gonna see some serious s--t."

It's pretty close. I'm tempted to give the edge to Christopher Lloyd. If only there was a movie they both appeared in together and then we could just call it a tie... Oh wait!

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Enjoy your big day, guys!

[Last modified: Friday, October 22, 2010 9:17am]

    

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