Nicolas Cage arrived in Astana on July 22. He attended the national film festival Eurasia. The photo was probably taken on the same day. The Hollywood actor wearing a Kazakh folk costume was photographed together with people’s artist Aiman Musakhodzhaeva. He looked somewhat surprised and sad.
The photo was used in numerous photo toads later:
Other Hollywood actors also shocked us with their post-Soviet photos. Steven Seagull visisted belarsu and Kazakhstan in August 2016:
French actor Gérard Depardieu had a great time in Russia:
Arnold Schwarzenegger in Moscow metro:
This is not the film Red Heat. The real Arnie visisted the USSR: