It’s happened again: Fans on social media have realized that Robert Redford is the “guy in nodding meme,” confusing young users who were sure it was Zach Galifianakis. It’s something that pops up on Twitter about once every three to six months, and it’s always amusing to see the reactions when fans find out. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid And Captain America: Soldier of the Cold Star is the person they are currently sharing across the web. Image from the 1972 film of Redford Jeremiah JohnsonA popular reaction is the GIF, often used by people who weren’t actually born when Jeremiah Johnson There was a movie that people talked about regularly.
This is a classic example of social media collectively realizing something that many people see clearly, and others completely mindless. The dynamic drama is fun to watch, and not too different from super-sexy pictures of Patrick Stewart with hair… which are actually pictures of Andy Whitfield, star of the Spartacus TV series.
in Jeremiah JohnsonJeremiah Johnson (Robert Redford), a Mexican-American War veteran, moves to the mountains to live in isolation. Grieved for the task at hand, Johnson is fortunate enough to be drawn to an experienced mountain man (Will Geer) to teach him the survival tactics necessary. As life in the mountains continues, Johnson finds himself a native bride (Dale Bolton) and an adopted son (Josh Alby). However, their peaceful existence is threatened when Johnson provokes the anger of the Crow Indians.
You can check out some of our favorite reactions below.
is not that the truth?
Every three years half of Twitter finds out it’s Robert Redford pic.twitter.com/tgCDOgo25u
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEmovienerd) 5 May 2022
I love how every year or two this GIF trends because a new batch of people are realizing for the first time that it’s Robert Redford and not Zach Galifianakis https://t.co/HndyXj4TQr
— Kelly Turnbull (@Coelasquid) 5 May 2022
root of confusion, honestly
I didn’t know Jeremiah Johnson was Jeremiah Johnson, much less Robert Redford than Jeremiah Johnson.
— “weirdly twisted little witch person” (@marcinthelotus) 5 May 2022
Truth. Although many Internet users assumed that the person featured in this meme was actor Zach Galifianakis, it actually includes Oscar-winning actor Robert Redford. https://t.co/NFUXXCfccO
— snopes.com (@snopes) 5 May 2022
It’s a really solid strategy.
Well, people are realizing that Robert Redford was Jeremiah Johnson again in that GIF. Let’s say it’s time to replace the smoke detector battery. pic.twitter.com/Fg3SPXxsgx
– The one that shouldn’t work (@UnemployableMan) 5 May 2022
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