Nicholas Cage remains the internet’s unofficial favorite movie star, not least because he continues to produce awkward photos that combine with his eclectic filmography for ready meme material. The latest Cage-generated meme comes from a photo taken of him at the 13th Eurasia International Film Festival, currently taking place in Astana, Kazakhstan. In the photo, Cage is dressed in a traditional Kazakh-style robe while standing next to the country’s first lady, Sara Nazarbayeva. Combined with his blank impression and Cage’s history as a meme icon, the photo produced instant commentary.
As some pointed out, Cage’s ensemble is similar to one worn by former French President Francois Hollande when he visited Kazakhstan in 2014, though not quite as extreme as the armor-and-horse outfit Steven Seagal wore to the World Nomad Games in neighboring Kyrgyzstan last year. Of course, that didn’t stop intrepid Twitter users from mashing up the two meme-able actors.
Check that out, and other jokes, below.