One day Marx asked Gould to change a lightbulb in his bedroom. Gould took off his shoes, stood on the bed and replaced the broken bulb. Gould, now 81, has been telling the story for decades — but it is clear even in our pixelated video call that it still delights him. In isolation on either side of the Atlantic, neither of us has anywhere to be. And after more than half a century in Hollywood, in which he went from leading man to exile and, eventually, fixture — Gould could fill days, not just hours, with his stories. Even without his eight-year marriage to Barbra Streisand. In a prolific list of credits, Gould has no single iconic role.
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He began acting in Hollywood films during the s. He also had recurring roles as Jack Geller on the television sitcom Friends — , as Reuben Tishkoff in the Ocean's film series —, and as Ezra Goldman on the television series Ray Donovan — Gould was born in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn ,  New York. Gould began acting on Broadway in the late s, making his professional debut in Rumple Following that, he landed prominent roles in Drat! The Cat! It was a huge hit at the box office  and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. His third film as star was 's Getting Straight , where he played a Vietnam veteran who gets involved in student protests. Not as popular as the other two movies, it was nonetheless still considered a success — the only student protest film to make money — and cemented Gould's place as one of the biggest film stars in the country.
Elvis called him crazy; Streisand called him hubbie; Groucho Marx called him to change a lightbulb. Tinseltown legend Elliott Gould, never short of an A-list anecdote, talks free love, fractious marriages… and how he bounced back after making himself unemployable. Sunday lunch at Edinburgh's Sheraton Hotel. Elliott Gould is towering over a pram, making goo-goo eyes at a baby boy named James. All broad shoulders and big palms, he's an imposing sight. But he loves children, has three of his own. Clean-shaven, wearing a suit and tie, Gould sits back down, carrying a carrot-and-coriander soup from the rather lavish buffet. He seems delighted by everything — even the size of the Yorkshire puddings on offer — and is unfailingly polite. He's in town for the recent Edinburgh International Film Festival, partly as a star guest last night, he was interviewed on stage , partly as a jury head.