Our 5 Favorite Celebrity Memes

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From Interrupting Kanye to Marching DiCaprio, the Internet loves messing around with celebs. We've gathered together five of our most favorite celebrity memes, and put them all together for you to enjoy.

Sad Keanu Reeves
History: After a photog snapped Canadian actor and sometimes rocker Keanu Reeves eating a sandwich by himself in June of 2010, the Internet leaped into action. Thousands of Photoshopped pics later, Sad Keanu was an Internet legend. The actor himself was clued in on it, with Reeves musing, "So they like take paparazzi pictures and re-contextualize them? Funny." However, Splash News, the owner of the original photos, was not so amused, and demanded that websites dedicated to Sad Keanu take down the pics.

Christian Bale Rant
History: While working on the set of Terminator: Salvation, Christian Bale got more than a little steamed at director of photography Shane Hurlbut. Audio of Bale's absolutely epic freakout was leaked to TMZ. Remixes quickly followed, and Christian Bale soon found himself at the center of a meme.


Strutting Leonardo DiCaprio
History: After a screencap of Leonardo DiCaprio marching through the streets while filming Inception hit, it was quickly seized upon by armies of Internet users, and a thousand strutting Leo DiCaprios were born.


Interrupting Kanye
Kanye+West in 2009 MTV Video Music Awards - ShowHistory: When Kanye West rushed the stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, he did more than just interrupt Taylor Swift. The impetuous rapper also quickly birthed a meme, with people Photoshopping Kanye into all sorts of situations that he could then interrupt.

Rick Rolling
Rick+Astley in Isle Of Man Music Festival - Day 3
Rick Astley performs at the Isle Of Man Bay Festival on June 20, 2010 in Douglas, Isle Of Man. (Getty Images)more pics »History: The grandaddy of celebrity memes, Rick Rolling is the now long-in-the-tooth bait-and-switch tradition of getting fellow Internet users to click on a link which then takes them to a video of Rick Astley performing "Never Gonna Give You Up." It reached a fever pitch in late 2008, with sales of Astley's iTunes single shooting through the roof. While it's since become a bit declasse among Internet elite, getting Rickroll'd remains one of the quintessential celebrity memes.
Examples: Unfortunately, the video was taken down due to copyright violations, so Rick Rolling is no longer really possible. However, you can read an in-depth New Yorker think piece on the phenemona over here.

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