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.

angie's legs

image via

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

Pic credits:
Celebrity Watch , ,

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

  • Christina says:

    When I saw it first I wonder if a) Ange was drunk/on drugs or b) it was some sort of inside joke.

    However, she managed to get through a fairly long speech on stage without a hitch, so that sort of ruled out a). As for b) I remembered that this is La Jolie, who takes herself so damn seriously, even though she hasn’t been involved in a decent film in yonks.

    So, she simply must have thought it looked good, though she couldn’t have been more wrong. Angie is blessed with one of the world’s most beautiful faces, but her scrawny, glow-in-the-dark leg is NOT her best feature.

  • PinkPanther says:

    It’s defo very weird. Was it just that one picture or was she sticking it out in loads of poses? Because then I guess it could have just been a bad angle.

  • JennyR says:

    I thought she looked like she was really happy, and having a bit of a laugh, vamping it up in her dress. The Oscar’s were BORING. Everyone is so serious and tame on the red carpet (fab dresses tho). The fact that her sticking her leg out was the most interesting thing that happened says a hell of a lot. I think the photoshop pics are gas too :)

  • Daisydaisy says:

    I reckon that when she put on the dress that day Brad cracked a joke about showing so much leg or the like and it was ‘private joke’ between them!!!! It is funny and when she was presenting an award she made sure the leg was out!!!! Her leg is so prominently out in every picture that surely she must have been doing it on purpose for the ‘joke’!!!!

  • ShuGal says:

    Thought this looked stupid, I’d get the odd pose but any pic I saw was this awkward looking pose, like the celebs who pose backwards with their heads twisted exorcist style….

  • JennyR says:

    Xgirl, I totally agree, how funny was that? I mean it was a cheap trick of Sasha Baron Cohen (can’t spell!), but Ryan Seacrest is so smug it was kinda highlarious. I bet that’s what this whole leg thing is about, distracting the attention from Seacrest!

  • Christina says:


    As I say I would have agreed with you, were not Angie so totally up herself most of the time. I mean, normally when you see her on the red carpet, she looks as though she’d rather be having root canal work done than be posing in a dress worth tens of thousands, with one of the world’s most desired men on her arm.

    I feel like saying to her – Angie love, if you hate it so much, stay home with your kids. It’s not like you’re in the running for any awards or anything.

  • Aisling says:

    She’s the leg like that in every single shot – when she was presenting on stage too. It just looked so funny because it was an unnatural pose but it’s done wonders for her – at long last we can have a laugh with her again

  • MsSitting says:

    Call me crabbie but I thought her skin colour was beautiful. I get annoyed by people commenting on someone’s skin colour when it is perfectly toned.

  • Alex Donald says:

    Apparently the photographers on the red carpet kept screaming at her to show some leg and that’s how it started. She seems like she’s having a good time and a bit of craic and I totally agree – it’s nice to see her be something other than “uber serious, save the world, wear a dowdy frock cos I only care about the starving children” Angelina.

Leave a Reply

Content © and partners