Nicolas Cage, National Treasure

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Behold, the best photo of Nicolas Cage you will ever see. 

While you were brunching and ignoring the Sunday scaries over the weekend, the Academy Award winner was half way across the world unknowingly starring in his best role yet—Internet meme. 

Over the weekend, the Inconceivable star was in Kazakhstan to attend the 13th Eurasia International Film Festival in the capital Astana. At some point, the actor put his best cultural foot forward by donning traditional Kazakh clothing, including an embroidered jacket and matching hat. A shutterfly snapped a photo of the star, but the photographer didn't seem to phase Cage because his face is entirely blank. Just like that, a new meme was born. 

"In other news, Nicolas Cage is in Kazakhstan," journalist Fabrice Deprez wrote on Twitter with what appears to be the original photo. 

Soon, the Internet was littered with the image paired with quirky captions and edited embellishments. One fan decided Cage belonged in a group shot with President Donald Trump, Pope Francis and Chris Christie

"Snap out of it," another fan tweeted, quoting Cher's iconic line to Cage's character in Moonstruck. Another critiqued his footwear. "Is no one gonna address the fact that he's wearing trainers with this suit?" the Twitter user wrote. 

Of course, fans couldn't joke about the photo without referencing one of his most famous films. As someone wrote, "When you steal the Declaration of Independence and have go into hiding."

Hey, Ben Gates may be on the hunt for the next uncovered gold, but at least he left us with our new national treasure. 

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