Jeff Goldblum brought new life to a fading wedding photo trend when he recently participated in a scene depicting an entire wedding party running from a giant, superimposed tyrannosaurus rex. The Jurassic Park actor attended the wedding in Canada at the Grand Budapest Hotel with his fiance, Emilie Livingston, who is good friends with the bride. A few years back it became all the rage for wedding parties to take a picture dashing away from a dinosaur. That trend seemed to be dying out until the photo of Goldblum surfaced a few days ago.
The dying trend was brought back in a big way when the photographer, Adam Biesenthal, posted the photograph to his Twitter account and within 24 hours the photo was going viral. This is not the typical dinosaur chasing the wedding party photo. The photo includes one of the most well-known actors to have ever star in a dinosaur movie.
Goldblum starred in Jurassic Park and in the sequel, The Lost World, Jurassic Park, as Dr. Ian Malcolm, an expert mathematician. The movie used state of the art animatronics and computer-generated imagery to create realistic looking dinosaurs. The film was technologically ahead of the times.
The first movie was based on the book Jurassic Park written by Michael Crichton in 1990. In the movie John Hammond the founder and CEO of inGen a bioengineering company creates a dinosaur theme park. The theme park was created on the fictional Isla Nublar and was populated with dinosaurs cloned from DNA extracted from mosquitos, which had been preserved in amber for millions of years.
Golblum’s character, Dr. Ian Malcolm, was called to the scene to assess the safety of the theme park after a worker was killed by one of the cloned dinosaurs. He and two other experts are joined by Hammond and his grandchildren at the park. The movie follows the group and park workers as they become trapped on the island in a tropical storm. The storm knocks the power out, which cause the electric fences used to contain the dangerous dinosaurs to lose power. The power outage and other mishaps put everyone on the island at risk and they have to work together to want to make it out alive.
In one famous scene from Jurassic Park Dr. Ian Malcolm is running from a T-Rex dinosaur just like he is in the recent wedding photo, which has gone viral. It is not surprising that so many people shared the image, as the similar movie image was seen by over 68 million people the first time the full length movie was aired on television, in 1995.
Goldblum starred in the second movie as well but was not called for the third or fourth films. When the Huffington Post asked the 61-year-old star if the reason for his disappearance in the third film was the director’s not asking him to return he said, “Yeah, and they haven’t called me for 4.” The star did not speculate as to why, he just told the reporter that he knew Spielberg would not be directing the film. According to a CBS News report Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will star in the forth film, instead of the original cast.
The actor will be busy planning his own wedding soon, so the time off may be appreciated. Goldblum and his fiance, Livingston, a 31-year-old actress and gymnast got engaged just a few weeks ago on July 8, 2014. Livingston posted a Twitter message saying that July 8 Goldblum proposed and that she was taken over by tears of joy and ecstasy, The tweet went on to say that the both picked out the ring together. The two seem to be very excited about their upcoming nuptials but it is unclear whether Jeff Goldblum and Emilie Livingston will once again breathe life into the dinosaur wedding photo trend or if the couple will start a brand new trend.
Opinion by Amy Gilmore