Fans are convinced that Oppenheimer’s Lewis Strauss has been reincarnated as Cassie from Euphoria

Ayaan Paul
Ayaan PaulDec 20, 2023 | 15:42

Fans are convinced that Oppenheimer’s Lewis Strauss has been reincarnated as Cassie from Euphoria

Twitter is currently abuzz with an unexpected hilarious revelation, drawing parallels between Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer and Sam Levinson's Euphoria. It seems Robert Downey Jr’s Lewis Strauss has been reincarnated as Sydney Sweeney's Cassie. You read that correctly.

It appears that Strauss, the overlooked man of science, has, in some divine twist, been reborn as Cassie, the glittery-eyed cheerleader with a penchant for romantic calamities. 


The memes began shortly following a GIF tweeted out by a user that noticed a surprising similarity between Cassie's distraught reactions to being ignored by Nate Jacobs which soon gained traction and currently sits at 5.4 million views.

The striking similarity hinges on the commonality of rejection that both characters seem to have been dealth a generous dosage of.

Strauss, once curved by Einstein, finds his spiritual sibling in Cassie, who experiences a similar dismissal from the object of her affections, Nate Jacobs. 

Both characters take a nosedive into the abyss of madness, sabotaging their own lives over what can only be described as perceived romantic injustices.

And the pièce de résistance? The scenes of their emotional unraveling are eerily similar, as if rejection-induced insanity follows a meticulous script.

Twitter has responded with the creation of face-mashups featuring Downey and Sweeney and hailing the return of Strauss reincarnate.

And if that wasn’t enough, the mere thought of this implying that Nate Jacobs shares something in common with Albert Einstein just seems outrageously funny.


So, whether you're a mid-20th-century Atomic Energy Commission official or a modern-day high school cheerleader, take solace in the fact that rejection is the great equalizer.

Last updated: December 20, 2023 | 15:42
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