The Nicolas Cage face swap has become an Internet staple as users place the actor's expression on other bodies -- sometimes successfully, sometimes intentionally bad. However, deepfake technology is taking this celebrity-inspired phenomenon to a whole new level.
Derpfakes is a YouTube account that was started in January of 2018 and has racked up more than two million views to date. The creator places Hollywood stars in film clips that they don't belong in, more specifically "Nicolas Cage in some stuff he shouldn't be in." From Nic Cage in Rick Astley's 'Never Gonna Give You Up' to Nic Cage as Tenacious D's Kyle Gass, the deepfake video technology truly has some great uses for entertainment and comedy.