The Sundance Film Festival is taking exception to those that thought legendary actor Robert Redford — the competition’s co-founder — isn’t the bearded determine within the nodding mountain man meme.
“When you don’t get credit for being a meme… (Robert Redford),” the caption from the official Sundance Twitter account reads, accompanying a GIF of a disapproving Redford from the 1982 sports activities movie “The National.”
The nodding man meme that resurfaced on social media earlier this week is a GIF of a scene within the 1972 movie “Jeremiah Johnson.” In the GIF, Redford’s character, a Mexican-American War veteran, is casting for fish when he appears to be like up and nods approvingly at on-looking natives.
According to the web site Know Your Meme, the meme first started circulating on social media as early as 2012, with customers enhancing the GIF with totally different characters, and even including a lightsaber into the combination.
The meme resurfaced on social media after an article raised the query of who the person behind the nod really was. Some chimed in saying it appeared like “Hangover” actor Zach Galifianakis.
“Always thought this was Zach Galifianakis… You learn something new everyday,” the Twitter consumer Zach Goode wrote.
Some disagreed with the confusion, saying that it clearly appeared just like the “Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid” actor.
“Everyone who didn’t know this: get your freaking act together,” Twitter consumer Patrik Monahan wrote.
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