It was a long hard fight to bring the people of Detroit the RoboCop statue that they so richly deserved. Thanks to a post on Reddit, Parks and Recreation fans won’t know this same struggle because a Ron Swanson statue already exists in Philadelphia, and has been there for some time presumably.
Housed in the Walnut Street Theater (the oldest in America), the marble statue is not actually inspired by Nick Offerman but actually a carving representing legendary Philadelphia actor Edwin Forrest, who began acting at the Walnut in 1820 and just happened to look exactly like Offerman.
The resemblance is astounding. In fact, it’s just as astounding as this marble statue of Tywin Lannister that I photographed at the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid.
It was located right around the corner from this bust of Matchbox 20 frontman Rob Thomas.