Jeff Goldblum says he rather "admires" the images from that now-infamous shirtless scene in the first Jurassic Park film and claims, actually, he still looks "pretty good... if I put on the right pair of glasses."
Discussing his return as Dr Ian Malcolm for "Fallen Kingdom", the sequel to 2015's "Jurassic World" but the first time he has revisited the part since Steven Spielberg's "The Lost World", he said: "the human body is beautiful in all ways."
In a recent interview with the Press Association, Goldblum talks about his "inner love juices" reaching their "full height" in a description of his partner, dancer Emilie Livingstone, and their two kids.
"At this stage I'm having a grand old time, and I feel fit as a fiddle, full of vitamin A and enjoyment. My life is overwhelmingly abundant, filled with abundance.
"I've got a couple of kids, and I've got jobs galore and, gee, my love life is full to bursting."
Photoshoppers so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should. pic.twitter.com/6AYaJFjgWd— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) May 26, 2016
Addressing the memes and adoration stemming from his exposed chest in 1993, he said "I admire them myself. It's great, the human body is beautiful in all ways."
Speaking about just generally watching his performances as a younger actor, he said: "It's a long time ago – I've withered like an old apple."
"(Actually) I look pretty good, I'm looking at myself in the mirror now, not bad."
"If I put on the right pair of glasses and put on the right kind of thing, get gussied up, you know, I don't frighten little children. But it was a long time ago."
"I think the only way to live healthily is to abide by nature," he continued, "even though one doesn't want to."
"We are all fleetingly here, but that is the magic of life, we come and we go – and where do we come from?"
Holy fuck someone gif'd it. pic.twitter.com/SnG2jHw7XI— Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) May 27, 2016
Goldblum has defended his oddly-timed bare chest decision (which came after breaking his leg during a T. Rex attack), telling Yahoo: "It’s supposed to be Costa Rica, right?"
"So things are hot and I’m sure I’m in some sort of fever."
"The logic is that we gotta get some of these wet clothes off immediately,” he said. “As I remember, I don’t think anybody fought me on that."
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will hit cinemas on June 6.