Nicolas Cage visited Kazakhstan to attend the 13th Eurasia International Film Festival held in the capital city of Astana. But that is not the highlight of his trip.
What drove the internet crazy was the Hollywood star's photo standing next to Kazakhstan’s first lady Sara Nazarbayeva in a traditional Kazakh coat and hat.
It’s not so hard to guess what happened next.
Instantly, this photo was transformed in to a meme.
In other news, Nicolas Cage is in Kazakhstan. pic.twitter.com/ceAk0ktgqy— Fabrice Deprez (@fabrice_deprez) July 23, 2017
More than the attire, what caught the social media user’s attention was his facial expression.
I kinda feel like all of America is Nicholas Cage in this photo.— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) July 23, 2017
How did we get here? What is all this Russia shit everywhere? Huh? pic.twitter.com/gPt0fRqHE9
Nic Cage is in Kazakhstan doing a François Hollande in traditional garb but so far shying from a full Seagal, which involves riding a horse. pic.twitter.com/1cFUtrGRwM— max seddon (@maxseddon) July 23, 2017
Cage wondering how all his life choices led to this moment pic.twitter.com/ikjzb77s2V— JMF (@jmfinn) July 23, 2017
And then there were these memes…
Nicholas Cage in Kazakhstan in our traditional attire lmao pic.twitter.com/MAAWpB8skC— Adil4Real (@adil_4_real) July 23, 2017
I don't know why I did this. Because I can I suppose. pic.twitter.com/NtHO7vQqTt— Mark (@MarkyLott) July 23, 2017
Cage, Trump, Pope. pic.twitter.com/NQTD3bF1CP— Mark (@MarkyLott) July 23, 2017
They just wouldn’t stop.
Please tell me he's there to film the ultimate action movie/ buddy-comedy: pic.twitter.com/eRR0iq0P6q— Josh Thompson (@jdthmpsn) July 23, 2017
Who wore it better (and looked more awkward doing it)? pic.twitter.com/Izg00mh13V— max seddon (@maxseddon) July 23, 2017
Though the internet went into a global melt down after viewing Cage's picture, the Oscar-winning actor, who is being treated as a VIP guest the capital's international Expo 2017 Astana running June through September, said he would be happy to appear in a local film.
"I would be pleased to participate in some film project on the territory of Kazakhstan," he told journalists, news agency Kazinform reported.
"I enjoyed the architecture of your capital. What I saw reminded me of an old black-and-white film that depicted the future."
Thumbnail Credits: Reuters, Lucas Jackson