Giant sexy Jeff Goldblum statue finds a way (into our hearts)
The huge shirtless statue erected in London is even more impressive in person.
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Jurassic Park got a Jurassic-sized tribute, with a 25-foot statue of actor Jeff Goldblum's torso placed in front of London's Tower Bridge.
UK streaming service Now TV celebrated the 25th anniversary of the dino thriller Wednesday by paying homage to the film's most-memed moment -- Goldblum's mathematician character Ian Malcolm with his shirt unbuttoned, somehow looking sultry even after a T. rex attack.
Watch this: London's huge, shirtless Jeff Goldblum statue is even sexier in person
The giant statue of Goldblum stands at over 9.8 feet (3 meters) high and nearly 23 feet (7 meters) long, and weighs in at 331 pounds (150 kilograms). The impressive statue took more than six weeks and 250 painstaking hours to make.
CNET editor Andrew Hoyle got up close and personal with the statue. In the interest of journalism, of course.
Up way too close with the giant sexy Jeff Goldblum statue
"It's supposed to be Costa Rica, right?" Goldblum explained of his character's reasons for being topless in the movie in an interview with Yahoo in March. "So things are hot and I'm sure I'm in some sort of fever. All the logic is that we got to get some of these wet clothes off immediately. As I remember, I don't think anybody fought me on that."