Over the last couple of years, beloved actor Jeff Goldblum has seen his online popularity skyrocket to levels comparable to the satirical Chuck Norris factoids that plagued the World Wide Web in the 2000s and the instant celebrity status earned by Grumpy Cat in the early 2010s for her adorable pout.
For Goldblum, who is scheduled to make a one-day appearance at the Alamo City Comic Con (October 27), his transformation into a trending topic started gaining momentum with an image from the 1993 Steven Spielberg classic Jurassic Park where Goldblum, who plays eccentric chaos theoretician Dr. Ian Malcolm, is lying back bare-chested and a bit bloody after a violent run-in with a T-Rex.
“I admire them myself,” Goldblum said of the memes during an interview with the Press Association earlier this year. “The human body is beautiful in all ways.”
The exposed chest scene, however, doesn’t stop at a few jpegs and gifs. There are also paintings, a Funko Pop! figure and the 25-foot statue that was erected in front of London’s Tower Bridge last July. Goldblum seems to be enjoying the extra attention. In June, when he was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he recreated the infamous pose and laid next to his star on Hollywood Boulevard.
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