Angelina’s Leg Internet sensation: Ange it’s good to laugh with you again

By Aisling | March 1 2012 | 34 Comments

angelina jolie and THAT leg

THAT pose.  THAT leg, sticking out from a slit in her skirt like a  stick of rock, only gasping for some fake tan to be slathered on it.

It looked downright weird, a fact that was instantly picked up upon sending peals of laughter and “what the HELL?” around the globe.

Is is any wonder that the leg went viral on the Internet?  And quickly gained widespread notoriety and its own Twitter account with over 40k followers?

anglie's legs twitter

Legbombing ensued as Angie’s pose was parodied worldwide – popping up in unlikely places: works of art, sporting occasions, film posters, attached to politicians – where ever there was a subject to which the leg could be attached it was done.

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And you know something?  When all’s said and done Angelina just looked like she was having FUN at that ceremony – and that’s something we haven’t seen in a long time.  The Jolie-Pitt lifestyle always seemed to be a bit grim and without laughs – in public at least.  Angelina and Brad and their approx 1001 children were a bit bowed down by responsibility and the struggle to procreate and nurture as many nationalities as possible.  Life looked so serious.

But now that’s all changed!  The Leg has been hailed by many as the breakout star of this year’s Oscars and calls for it to star in its own film are growing louder.  At last Angie is associated with something sidesplittingly funny – unwittingly or not.

Have you got a favourite leg picture?  Here’s one of  mine!

darth vadar angleina

(for more poses inspired by The Leg check out

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34 Replies to "Angelina’s Leg Internet sensation: Ange it’s good to laugh with you again"

  • Must be me, but I don’t see what the big deal from the beginning is…. She put her leg out. So what?

  • le smurf says:

    is it at all possible that the angle is just funny and she is standing normally with one leg only stuck out slightly???

  • xgirl says:

    The organisers must have been thrilled when The Leg overshadowed Sascha Baron Cohen’s antics on the red carpet :)

  • Sarah says:

    Lightpinkpearl- I didnt get it either? Its a bit liz hurley with the dress slit but i dont see what the big fuss was over?

  • Donna says:

    Best Support Rule goes to:

    Angie’s Leg.

    “Thank you so much I could not have done it without my wonderful right let which supported me through the experience and gave me the courage to just go for it.”

  • Donna says:

    DOH! Right Leg!

  • Yeah Sarah… Really what is the big deal? Also, does it honestly look that weird… Beats me, but then again I am really not a hip person, looking at dresses, Oscars etc. Have other interest :)

  • ArtDonatella says:

    When I first saw her Oscar photos I thought I was the only one that thinks that pose was fake and weird, so I’m actually glad it’s not just me! Also, I hate her dress with a passion, it’s like a proper drape!!! But it is nice to see them smiling indeed :) x

  • le smurf says:

    Hasn’t she got lovely lips though in fairness to Ange! The aul smile does wonders for her and the red lippy really suits her.

  • Grá says:

    When I saw the pose I thought “Oh they are going to take the piss out of this” I watched the ceremony then and sure she makes fun of herself. After striding on stage, she prep’s herself and strikes the pose :D I had to laugh! Then the men who she presented the award too came on (Northern Irish???) and they posed exactly like her. Had me in stitches anyways! I can see the leg being an accessorie this Halloween :D Love the above photos, so funny! The statue of Liberty one is good too

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