Currently Riding in the Ford Explorer XLTDr. Ian Malcolm played by Jeff Goldblum (Independence Day, The Fly) A mathematician whose studies revolve around the chaos theory. Invited by John Hammond, Malcolm decided to observe Jurassic Park before the general public was allowed to visit. Dr. Malcolm predicted that “life would find a way” and soon after, his prediction became reality. After the incident at Isla Nublar, the skeptical mathematician returns to the land of the dinosaurs in The Lost World: Jurassic Park in search of his girlfriend, Sarah Harding.