20 weird characters from movies and TV shows that became the most famous memes

20 weird characters from movies and TV shows that became the most famous memes
20 weird characters from movies and TV shows that became the most famous memes

Some say that the age of memes is over, while others argue that funny videos on TikTok are memes. But why some photos of random people or animals go viral remains a mystery. Surprisingly, you can convey information about a product or service to your target audience with a single funny image, as many companies do.

And of course, memes and stickers featuring movie and TV series characters are especially popular. Moreover, many movies were released a long time ago and managed to become cult.

We tell you which players unexpectedly became memes and why.


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Stanley Kubrick’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel of the same name, The Shining, has spawned at least three memes. The film’s first scene, and even its calling card, is when Jack Nicholson’s distraught hero chases his wife with an axe and sticks his head through the crack in the door and shouts, “Here comes Johnny!” This meme is used when someone is sneaking up on, chasing, or harassing someone without being noticed. For example, one meme is often accompanied by the caption, “I just had to ask” — usually in an attempt to skip the line to see a doctor.

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The second meme was the expressive face of Shelley Duvall standing behind the door with a knife in her hand. Often both images are used together. And finally, the frame where the frozen corpse of the heroine is frozen with a terrible grimace on her face has become a meme for those who are frozen.

“Vampire’s Kiss”

A scene from the movie “Kiss of the Vampire”

In the horror-comedy film “Vampire’s Kiss,” Nicolas Cage made a face that instantly became a meme. This shot is perfect for when the person you’re talking to says something so obvious that it makes your eyes pop. Meanwhile, in an exclusive interview with The Fashion Vibes, the actor explained how he feels about the “memeification” of life.

“Iron Man 2”

A still from the movie “Iron Man 2”

If you want to share your success, the meme featuring Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., is perfect for that. The funny thing is that this epic shot is always accompanied by ridiculous captions, such as: “When I find a second sock of the same color.”


A scene from the movie “The Avengers”

Another famous meme featuring Downey Jr. is used in situations of anger and dissatisfaction. The actor in the image of Tony Stark rolled his eyes so comically that he became the hero of memes. Usually, the frame is accompanied by a caption in the spirit of “When a thin person says he’s fat.”

“The Shutter Island”

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During the dialogue on the deck of the ship, the emotions of the characters DiCaprio and his partner Chuck Owl are so meaningful that Internet users have created a funny collage. Whatever text the meme writers substitute, one man in a hat always tells a story with enthusiasm, and the second (DiCaprio) is very upset.

“Lord of the Rings, Fellowship of the Rings”

A still from the movie “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”

You can’t take one of the cruelest memes in history and forget it. Sean Bean as Boromir looks so convincing when he appears before the council in Rivendell and explains why he must take the One Ring for himself; his statement is, “You can’t just take it and…” and the sequel could go either way.

“Game of Thrones”

A scene from the Game of Thrones series

Game of Thrones has not only become a pop culture phenomenon, but it has also spawned a slew of memes. One can only recall images of Daenerys Targaryen screaming epically, pursing her lips in displeasure, or befriending Jorah Mormont. Another favorite meme character was the sadistic Ramsay Bolton eating sausages in front of the castrated Theon Greyjoy. Memes of Jon Snow trying to pet a dragon have also become popular. A particularly funny scene was when the red-haired wildling Tormund stared in amazement at Brienne of Tarth, who was clearly not happy with the attention she was getting.

“Spider Man”

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Willem Dafoe’s seemingly simple-minded hero is transformed into the evil Green Goblin as a result of a scientific experiment, and became a meme thanks to a single sentence: when he introduces himself to Peter Parker not as a businessman, but as “some kind of scientist”. Therefore, the meme is used when a person cannot explain what they do due to their profession.


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You can find many funny Matrix collages on the internet, such as the moment when Morpheus offers Neo a choice between the red and blue pills, and the dialogue between Agent Smith and Neo in which the main character’s lower face is distorted like processed cheese.

“American psychopath”

Christian Bale in the movie “American Psycho”

When patience truly runs out, we all feel like Patrick Bateman bringing the axe to yet another victim. But what about the footage of Christian Bale’s character ripping the leather-like mask off his face while getting a beauty treatment?

“Pulp Fiction”

A scene from the movie “Pulp Fiction”

In the plot of the film, John Travolta’s character comes to Mia’s (Uma Thurman) house to take her to dinner. However, he decided to play a prank on her and hid and talked to her using a microphone. Travolta looks around in surprise, not understanding where the girl is. This moment turned into a moment of confusion.

“Star wars”

A scene from the “Star Trek” series

The most famous face mask was worn by Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the cult TV series Star Trek, where Patrick Stewart conveyed fatigue and frustration so realistically that memes are still made about him.


A still from the movie “Mud”

In the dark tragicomedy “Mud,” James McAvoy’s character abuses illegal substances and is promiscuous. In the story, he hallucinates and locks himself in a bathroom during a moment of psychosis. This epic shot has become a meme for those on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

A scene from the movie “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

The meme where Leonardo DiCaprio points his finger at the TV screen is now actively used in discussions when you want to indicate who is really to blame for everything.


A scene from the movie “The Godfather”

The scene where Don Corleone, played by Marlon Brando, teaches mafia etiquette has spawned a lot of memes. “You come and ask me but you ask disrespectfully, you don’t offer me friendship, you don’t even call me godfather” – that’s how the original phrase sounds. And of course, it’s used in situations where you need to blame someone or negotiate favorable terms.

“Star Wars. Episode II: Attack of the Clones”

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The Star Wars universe has grown so much that the number of memes is approaching infinity. The collage in which lovers Anakin and Padmé engage in an absurd dialogue has become particularly popular.

“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”

A still from the movie “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”

Recently, a new film adaptation of “Wonka” was released, starring Timothée Chalamet, and previously Johnny Depp fans considered Tim Burton’s version to be canon. But the hero of the meme was Gene Wilder in the image of the eccentric director of a chocolate factory. In one of the frames, the actor looks with such malice, as if he doubts the truthfulness of the speaker’s words.

“It’s always sunny in Philadelphia”

A still from the movie “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”

Do you know someone who is constantly sharing crazy and megalomaniac ideas? Then you can send them this meme.

“Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”

A still from the movie “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure”

Keanu Reeves regularly becomes the hero of memes without trying to be funny. It is enough to recall the photo of him sitting slouched on a bench. But the actor could hardly have thought that the suspicious and at the same time bewildered expression on his face in this film would cause jokes. Moreover, this still image is often not even accompanied by captions.


A scene from the movie “The Hangover”

The square where Zach Galifianakis’ character’s mind is split has come to be used in confusing situations. But the meme is also used by “those who are not good at math at all”. Although, paradoxically, according to the plot, the character helps his friends out of trouble with his abilities.

Source: People Talk

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