Ryan Phillipe starred in the 1999 movie Cruel Intentions, with Sarah Michelle Gellar and his wife-to-be at that time Reese Witherspoon. The movie is a remake of Dangerous Liaisons, which features a group of backstabbing manipulators trying their best to corrupt various people, including an innocent girl.
The movie turns around when the character played by Ryan Phillipe ends up falling in love with the girl he was supposed to be manipulating. He doesn’t exactly become jealous of her, but evidently it is enough for someone to have made the connection and used his picture as the “Jealous boy” meme star.
The meme features the noggin of Phillipe on a background of multi-colored starburst pattern. Various saying attributed to boys who are jealous make up the contents of the variations of the meme.
Notable quotes from the meme include: “Just her friend? Not anymore”, and “See Ashton Kutcher strip down to underwear – maybe I shouldn’t take Nicole to the taping”.