Who says selfies are selfish and dead. If only Bradley Cooper’s arm were longer. Still, it’s the one spontaneous capture with the probably most ever celebs in one frame. Well Ellen DeGeneres handed her phone to Cooper to do the honors. The selfie got Jennifer Lawrence, Jared Leto, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Lupita Nyong’o and her brother Peter.
Noisy, blurred, white balance off and neither properly focused nor framed, but who cares! All that star power quickly became the most retweeted post ever on Twitter. Within half an hour more than 1.1 million retweets and counting… The photo actually crushed Twitter.
The moral of the story? It’s the decisive moment in action. Right place, right time, and any camera will do. Or as Ellen DeGeneres tweeted, “If only Bradley’s arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars”
Look at Kevin Spacey. Only fly in the ointment: where’s Leonardo?!