Chosen One of the Day: The droid from A New Hope who looks like Jeff Goldblum in The Fly

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May 25, 2017, 7:36 PM EDT (Updated)

There are a LOT of characters in the Star Wars universe. Thousands if you count all the background characters, which, of course, every true Star Wars fan does. Just because they don't have lines doesn't mean they don't have lives.

You know what else they have. They have dreams.

Like the droid pictured above, who appears in the Jawa's sand crawler in A New Hope.

You may think that his resemblance to Jeff Goldblum in The Fly was a result of the fact that he is an RA-7 model protocol droid (or "Death Star Droid," for all you action figure collectors) created specifically for the purpose of Imperial spycraft, but oh no. This is a carefully crafted persona.

You see, this particular RA-7 is the Jeff Goldblum of the galaxy far, far away. In fact, because Star Wars is said to take place a long time ago, you could say that Jeff Goldblum is, in fact, simply parroting his synthetic predecessor.

Among his credits listed on IMDb (the Intergalactic Movie Database, naturally):

Galactic Park: In which he plays the snarky (and sensual) Mal-C0M, a risk-assessment droid who became a quick fan favorite.

Rebellion Day: A film which was banned in most Imperial controlled sectors for its less-than-positive depiction of the Empire.

The Flybot: His first feature and the one on which he made his name across the galaxy.

Earth Girls Are Easy: Ironically enough, this film was so popular that it was re-released in 1988 and to this day people believe Jeff Goldblum was in it, when, in reality, it was everyone's favorite droid.

Eventually, he had to give up acting when the Empire fell and the film industry collapsed. He spent the rest of his career singing in dive bars before retiring to a scrapyard on Jakku.

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