Nicolas Cage went to Kazakhstan in character as Nicolas Cage in Kazakhstan. Nobody does Nicky Cage quite like Nicky Cage. According to People:
The actor caused a social sensation during a recent appearance at the 13th Annual Eurasia International Festival in Kazakhstan, where he posed for a photo alongside the country’s first lady, Sara Nazarbayeva, on Sunday.
Cage wore a shirt and tie underneath the traditional garments, which included an ornate fur robe with gold embellishments and a matching fur hat—and paired the look with a stoic expression the internet found priceless.
This picture of Nicholas Cage in Kazakhstan pretty much made my day. pic.twitter.com/FauuOJBK5H
— Nathan Hodge (@nohodge) July 23, 2017
Naturally a stream of memes soon followed, this being one of my favorites.
Nic Cage in Kazakhstan added to the photo of "People who don't know WTH they're doing there". pic.twitter.com/eNJSlAX0Fi
— Persian Rose (@PersianRose1) July 24, 2017
Nic Cage is genuinely one of the most fascinating people in the world. He’s so enigmatic without even trying. And he seems utterly without pretense. No matter what you do in this world, no matter the heights you achieve, your life will never be as interesting as Nicolas Cage’s. Some of the headlines Nic has made on this very site over the years include: Vince Neil And Nicolas Cage Got Into A Messy Fight In Las Vegas, Nicolas Cage Will Give Back The Stolen Tyrannosaurus Skull He Bought At An Auction, The Time Nicolas Cage Told Idris Elba That He Spent The Night In Dracula’s Castle, and This IS The Look: Nicolas Cage Wears A T-Shirt With His Face On It.
Nic Cage lives on a different plane of reality, space and time than the rest of us. We could never.