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Giant, Bare-Chested Jeff Goldblum Statue Erected For Jurassic Park Anniversary

Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park

Just when it seemed as if we'd reached peak Goldblum with "Jeff Goldblum Day," the beloved, quirky actor has been immortalized as a 23-foot, bare-chested statue in London. OK, technically, it's his Jurassic Park character Dr. Ian Malcolm, but whatever.

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Steven Spielberg's sci-fi blockbuster, London's NOW TV had the film's most meme-worthy scene -- a sweaty Malcolm reclining, with his shirt open -- made larger than life in front of Tower Bridge. That statue took more than 250 hours, over six weeks, to construct, and was obviously worth every minute.

Jeff Goldblum statue
Photo courtesy of NOW TV

Presumably the statue is only a temporary installation, but here's hoping that London will allow make this glorious piece of art a permanent monument. Or at least keep it there until Goldblum himself can pay a visit for a photo.

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Considering the 65-year-old actor's excitement over the "sexy" Ian Malcolm Funko Pop! figure -- he, um, rubbed its nipple on national television -- it's impossible to imagine what his reaction might be when confronted with the prospect of a 23-foot doppelganger. It does, after all, have one nipple exposed ...

Goldblum played Ian Malcolm in 1993's Jurassic Park and 1007's The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and briefly reprised the role this year for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

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