Jimmy’s music provided an escape for his millions of fans, transporting you to an island with a drink in your hand no matter where you were.
But aside from just being one of the most iconic singers of all time, Buffett was well known for his other ventures, turning “Margaritaville” from a song into a lifestyle with restaurants, hotels, casinos, and even a cruise ship.
And he even had one of the all-time great cameos in movie history.
If you blink you might miss it, but Jimmy actually had a short cameo in the 2015 Jurassic Park sequel, Jurassic World.
And it was the most Jimmy Buffett moment ever.
In the movie, Buffett plays a bartender at his Margaritaville resort, who makes a run for his life when the town comes under attack by dinosaurs – and makes sure he saves his margaritas too, making a run from the predators with a drink in each hand.
The cameo actually came about thanks to a pre-existing relationship between Buffett and producer Frank Marshall.
Buffett had previously appeared in two of Marshall’s earlier films, Hoot and Congo, and Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow wanted the scene to feel as authentic as possible – including using real brands like Margaritaville.
For his part, Buffett was amused that his resort ended up being used in the movie:
“Somehow, a Margaritaville wound up being chosen to be the bar here and it’s just marvelous to see. I’m a big fan of Jurassic Park and it was fun to do.”