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Modern pop culture is a delightful thing, and that idea was encapsulated earlier this summer when a statue of Jeff Goldblum as Jurassic Park's Ian Malcolm was erected in London. The homage to the shirtless pop culture icon blew up the internet when it first showed up, and Goldblum himself caught wind of it pretty quickly. In fact, addressing the overall response to the statue, Goldblum recently opened up and admitted that he loved the whole thing. The Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom star said:
It was lovely, I liked that whole statue. I don't know what it looked like in the flesh, or in the concrete, I didn't see it. I saw pictures of it.
While Jeff Goldblum never actually got a chance to see the Ian Malcolm statue in person, the Thor: Ragnarok actor still loved the whole thing. Elsewhere in his interview with The Associated Press, he noted that the statue is now going on tour, and he's pretty proud to be at the center of such a weird and fun cultural moment.
For those of you who are not quite as in-tune with Jeff Goldblum's filmography, the statue comes from a classic moment in Jurassic Park when Ian Malcolm is laying on a table while recovering from the T-Rex attack earlier in the film. His position on the table as he sits up to talk to his colleagues has been lampooned, parodied, and honored time and time again by fans of the film, and it continues to stand out as one of the most hilariously awesome moments in a beloved Steve Spielberg epic. Ian Malcolm may not be the main character of Jurassic Park (at least not until The Lost World), but he's the most meme-able.
Of course, if you are one of the few people who missed the Ian Malcolm statue when it first hit the internet, you can check out a photo of the magnificent work of art, below!
Now that the statue is gone, we're left to wonder how the pop culture world will continue to honor and embrace someone as delightfully weird as Jeff Goldblum. We will bring you more information related to anything and everything relevant from the man's filmography as new details surface, and until then, you can head over to our movie premiere guide to read up on all of the films that are set to premiere before the end of 2018.