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A Massive Statue Of Jeff Goldblum Takes Over Tower Bridge In London

A Massive Statue Of Jeff Goldblum Takes Over Tower Bridge In London

For whatever reason, a TV company has seen fit to install a gigantic statue of Hollywood actor Jeff Goldblum by the side of Tower Bridge in London.

Credit: Now TV
Credit: Now TV

If that's not the most bizarre thing you've heard today, then you're having a stranger day than most.

It's true though. A 25 foot tall Jeff Goldblum, reclining to recreate one of the most famous scenes from the 1993 Steven Spielberg movie Jurassic Park, has been erected at Potters Fields, London.

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It is clear that those responsible for this were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should.

To be quite honest with you, it doesn't actually look that much like him, but once you see the position and the shirt hanging open, you just know, you know?

It couldn't be anyone else.

Credit: Universal Pictures
Credit: Universal Pictures
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Now TV are the company responsible for this abomination / work of genius (delete as applicable), and they've confirmed that the statue of Goldblum's character Dr. Ian Malcolm weighs in at 150kg, stands more than three metres tall, and is about seven metres long.

It apparently took more than six weeks to make and took up 250 hours of hard labour to create.

Goldblum's relaxed pose has become somewhat of a meme in recent times. Because we live in strange and overconnected times, world has actually made it back to Goldblum himself, who felt obliged to explain why his shirt is open.

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Earlier this year, he told Yahoo: "It's supposed to be Costa Rica, right?

"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."

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That seems fair enough, he's not exactly known as a method actor, but we'll let him off on this occasion.

Back to the statue, though. In keeping with the already bizarre theme of the stunt, Now TV have also left some helpful facts lying about the place to illustrate how large the statue is.

One says: "I weight 150kg. That equals 48,000 tea bags".

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That's how most people like to do their measuring, of course. In tea bags. Whatever.

While we're at it, this all reeks of an inferiority complex. Is there some doubt that this is the largest Jeff Goldblum statue that anyone will have ever seen? I think not.

In other Goldblum-related news, he recently reprised the role for a short cameo in Jurassic World 2, so you can catch him there - top on or off, though? You'll just have to see for yourself.

He's also about to release his first album. Does the guy never sleep?

Featured Image Credit: Now TV

Topics: uk news, TV and Film, Celebrity, Jurassic Park, Jeff Goldblum, UK Entertainment

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]