Despite the Memes, Nicolas Cage Is Having a Great Time in Kazakhstan

StoryfulNewsPublished: July 24, 201710 views
Published: July 24, 2017

Nicolas Cage’s appearance at the 13th annual Eurasia International Film Festival in Astana, Kazakhstan, has, in 24 short hours, become the type of meme gold that brightens almost anyone’s day. A picture of Cage in traditional Kazakh clothing — and sporting a faraway stare to match — posted to Facebook and Twitter July 23, quickly became the focus of attention for meme makers. Cage was soon cast as a tragic comic book character and a companion for sad Ben Affleck among other identities. However, footage and an image shared by Instagram user, and Astana resident, @nat1997666 shows that — despite that dead eyed stare — Cage is having a fine time in the city. The image shows him posing with the nat1997666, while video footage shows shows Cage on stage saying he’s having a “great time” during his visit to Astana. While another video (below) features a clearly touched Cage beating his chest in appreciation during a presentation on stage during the festival. Credit: Instagram/nat1997666 via Storyful

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