A recap of the movie moments that went viral.
The 132-step Bronx staircase upon which Joaquin Phoenix dances quickly became a tourist attraction, with visitors re-creating the iconic scene. Twitter users also have remixed the clip with new music like George Michael’s "Careless Whisper" and Taylor Swift’s "I Did Something Bad."
Twitter users manipulated Scarlett Johansson’s and Adam Driver’s angry faces during their blowout fight to illustrate existential frustration. Examples included anything from longing for more episodes of Succession to not wanting to receive any more work emails.
So many people wanted to emulate the actor’s sweater style in Knives Out that retailers like L.L. Bean sold out of look-alikes. Someone on the internet even photoshopped a sweater on Baby Yoda. Evans also took a picture of his own pup, Dodger, wearing a white cable-knit sweater.
The Irishman Twitter account showed off De Niro’s range of aging over several decades with four images from the film. Then users created their own "A lot can happen in a lifetime" memes featuring stills of other characters throughout his career, as well as sequences for Ethan Hawke and Yoda.
This story first appeared in a February stand-alone issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Click here to subscribe.