Nicolas Cage and 6 other stars who became heroes of memes after arriving in the CIS
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On July 23, actor Nicolas Cage arrived in Kazakhstan for the opening of the Eurasia Film Festival. There, the Hollywood star was dressed up in a fur hat and a national Kazakh chapan costume, and in this form he was photographed with the People's Artist of Kazakhstan Ayman Musakhodzhayeva. The picture became an occasion for jokes and photojabs, as well as many other appearances of Western celebrities in Russia and CIS countries.
We have collected six more such examples: with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Keanu Reeves, Steven Seagal, Gerard Depardieu, Kanye West and Tom Hardy.
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In Astana, Cage performed at the Five Continents Children's Film Festival, and began a welcoming speech in Kazakh. At the request of the host party, the actor solemnly planted a tree.
Nicolas Cage offered to make a film about the arrival of Hollywood stars in Kazakhstanhttps://t.co/PYygNC8EbN pic.twitter.com/pdouKX2PV9
— Lentach (@the_lentach) July 24, 2017
The Oscar and Golden Globe winner said that the country's directors could make a film about the arrival of Hollywood stars in Kazakhstan and it would be a success at the box office. And he also recorded a video message to the residents of Kazakhstan, in which he praised the national cuisine, the architecture of Astana and the friendliness of the city's residents: "I have never met such a warm welcome, although I have been to many places. I will invite everyone I know to Kazakhstan."
Fall in love with the city in 24 hours: Nicolas Cage in Astana
Published by Astana.Media on July 24, 2017
The combination of the national costume and the confused look of Cage has become a fertile topic for jokes in social networks.
When you're trying to remember who you were drinking with last night pic.twitter.com/EkKLFO7q39
— News. As is (@nourlnews) July 23, 2017
One of the main ideas was this: Cage's passport is not returned until he praises Kazakhstan.
Cage was delighted with Kazakh cuisine and architecture: https://t.co/1UutBc7E35 pic.twitter.com/VOzi8ka2zJ
— Life | News (@lifenews_ru) July 24, 2017
The second reason to practice wit is the fermented milk drink koumiss. Some suggested that Cage ended up in Kazakhstan after drinking too much koumiss, while others simply photoshopped a bottle with a drink to the actor's picture.
Others joked more subtly and put the American on a par with the Kazakh biys.
The American was placed in the realities of the post-Soviet space: with carpets, five-story buildings and street markets.
Nicolas Cage with classmates during his studies as a furrier-cutter at fur school No. 124 pic.twitter.com/yDUWDZzFXl
— In the Animal World (@Bulba_sh) July 24, 2017
The actor was replaced by Vladimir Putin in a photoshopped picture from the G-20 summit, which was actively distributed on the Runet in early July.
Not without the ten-year-old meme "Witness from Fryazino".
"Nicolas Cage is killing his career." Ilya Repin oil on canvas pic.twitter.com/jFzRt12xHn
— Nicotine with Eyebrows (@Yoghikitt) July 24, 2017
Nikita Brovchenko, a popular microblogger, posted a photo of the actor on Repin's painting.
Cage was made the hero of the film "Ivan Vasilyevich changes his profession" and other Soviet films.
Based on all these photojabs, someone created a set of stickers with Nicolas Cage for the Telegram messenger.
The actor wanted to live in Russia for a couple of months before filming the movie "Siberia". For Reeves, this is the rule when preparing for a role: before shooting in the film "Master Tai Chi", he spent six months in Hong Kong. People who accidentally saw the famous actor in St. Petersburg began to photograph him and post pictures on social networks.
Meanwhile, in St. Petersburg, you can meet a person with a bad Russian pronunciation pic.twitter.com/saj2tVdZz6
— Lentach (@oldLentach) May 28, 2017
What's Keanu Reeves doing here? Oh, my God, let's go pic.twitter.com/VmsXf4DHez
— My name is Earl (@erlstpnv) May 28, 2017
Keanu Reeves looks like the main character from the gangster Petersburg pic.twitter.com/QPWd0c6q8p
— bons' doctor who (@regal_Ives) May 28, 2017
I don't know for whose soul John Wick came to St. Petersburg, but no one canceled the reward for the head of the excommunicado! pic.twitter.com/ZUonUjFS02
— Duran / Duran (@userdie) May 26, 2017
The actor arrived in Russia a few months after the premiere of the action movie "John Wick 2", in which he played the main role.
Meanwhile Kanye is in Moscow And you keep doing your homework pic.twitter.com/lyXhziIvAV
— kate (@katewow_) November 15, 2016
In November 2016, unexpectedly for many, photos of American rapper Kanye West, who arrived in Moscow, appeared on social networks. West posed at the exhibition with the fashionable Russian designer Gosha Rubchinsky. It turned out that Rubchinsky would be working on a collection for the Yeezy brand, which is managed by the American rapper.
In Moscow, West visited the exhibition of photographer Alexander Rodchenko at the Multimedia Art Museum and went to the Public Bar.
In the summer of 2016, photos from the meeting between actor Steven Seagal and President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko appeared on the Internet. Segal came to the country to meet with representatives of the Belarusian IT company Wargaming, which created the game World of Tanks.
For 30 years I have lived for this phrase pic.twitter.com/ueQlJzq8FE
— Theology and Geometry (@menschenfracht) August 25, 2016
At the same time, the hero of the militants of the 1990s visited Lukashenka's country house and ate vegetables from his garden, which caused especially many jokes like "Lukashenka treated Seagal with his carrot."
This news should be given without a photo pic.twitter.com/yHbS4eglaw
— Ivan Semyonov (@Sem7ser) August 25, 2016
And in 2013, Steven Seagal came to Chechnya and danced Lezginka there.
In 2015, the rock band 30 Seconds to Mars, in which actor Jared Leto plays, went on a tour of Russia. The appearance of the Oscar winner in the Perm market caused a stir in social networks.
Jared Leto walks through the bazaar in Perm About Cas, forgive me, but I'm shouting pic.twitter.com/cY9U8EgaGy
— Mr. luikotin击 (@ns_juicy) March 28, 2015
Jared Leto spent all Friday in Perm, walked around the center, and went to the Park, where he wanted to buy fish, but bought meat pic.twitter.com/B0ag7yAqHK
— PRM.ru (@PRM_ru) March 28, 2015
* Jared Leto went to the store in America *: * the usual thing*
* Jared Leto went to a store in Russia*: pic.twitter.com/5a6XHTrZUC
— stilesy (@_dead_werewolf_) March 29, 2015
For some citizens, the arrival of the group in Perm became an occasion for a marketing campaign.
In 2012, the British actor came to Yakutia to star in the documentary "Journey to Extreme". Mobile Internet has not been so widespread yet, the Instagram application existed for only a couple of years — apparently, that's why few Russians learned about Hardy's Siberian adventures. In the video, the actor dives into an ice hole at -37 degrees, steams in a bath and lies naked in the snow.
However, after the arrival of Nicolas Cage in Kazakhstan, social networks recalled the Russian photos of Hardy — and at the same time Ben Affleck.
the beginning of the day turned out to be difficult, therefore, here is a bearded Tom Hardy in a pink hat, the Republic of Sakha-Yakutia: pic.twitter.com/Hp9kY2U4
— .goshinoghetto (@goshinoghetto) May 18, 2012
At the beginning of 2013, the French actor, known for his roles in the films "Unlucky" and the series "Asterix and Obelix", changed his place of residence: in his native country, they decided to introduce a 75% tax on income of more than a million euros per year.
Depardieu arrived in Russia for a meeting with Vladimir Putin, where the president handed the actor a Russian passport.
At the same time, the actor received an apartment in Saransk and the title of honorary Udmurt.
It also turned out that the Frenchman had an apartment in the Grozny City housing complex in Chechnya. In April 2013, a fire broke out in one of the towers of the complex.
In 1988, the German-American actor played police captain Ivan Danko in the crime thriller "Red Heat". Even 19 years later, the footage of "iron Arnie" becomes an object for reinterpretation and jokes.