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29 Lefties that’ll make you would like you have been a member of the southpaw membership


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Round 10%-12% of the inhabitants is left-handed. That features celebrities, in fact: actors, musicians, sports activities stars, tech consultants, and extra. And whereas the world could also be designed for right-handed folks, the left-handed folks on this article definitely are overachievers.

Polls present that life is genuinely more durable for left-handed folks, however you would not understand it from these of us. Maintain studying to study all of the well-known lefties.

Prince William

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Prince William, newly dubbed Prince of Wales, is left-handed. This works out properly for the British royal household; he and Princess Kate can each wave to well-wishers with their dominant arms.

Right here they’re waving to crowds in Jamaica in March 2022 as they took half in a tour to mark the queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Keanu Reeves

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Whereas the characters that made him well-known in “Pace” and “The Matrix” trilogy have been right-handed, Keanu Reeves is a lefty.

Right here, he indicators the hood of an Acura on the 2015 Sundance Movie Pageant, proving that he picks up a pen with a hand completely different from the one he makes use of to shoot a gun on-screen.

Buzz Aldrin

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When Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr. walked on the floor of the moon throughout the Apollo 11 lunar mission in 1969, it was one small step for man… one big leap for lefties.

Neil Armstrong, the primary man on the moon, was right-handed.

Oprah Winfrey

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Billionaire media icon Oprah Winfrey can also be a member of the southpaw membership. 

WIth a fortune of $2.5 billion in accordance with Forbes, she is the richest Black lady and the richest left-handed lady on this planet.

Julia Roberts

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Traditionally, there was a little bit of stigma round left-handedness. For years, folks believed the trait to be an indication of mind injury, illness or evil. In reality, the phrase for “left” in Latin derives from the identical root because the phrase for “sinister.” 

Do not attempt to choose that argument with lefty actress Julia Roberts, although. 

LeBron James

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LeBron James dominates basketball primarily together with his proper hand. 

However he’s really left-handed. Former basketball star Larry Chook is as effectively.

Ned Flanders

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Ned Flanders, the Simpsons’ subsequent door neighbor, is so rah-rah about being left-handed that he give up his job and invested his life financial savings in “The Leftorium,” a retailer within the Springfield Mall that makes a speciality of merchandise for lefties.

And Flanders is not alone. Quite a few characters on “The Simpsons” are proven writing with or favoring their left arms, together with Bart Simpson, Marge Simpson, Mr. Burns, Seymour Skinner, Moe Szyslak, Martin Prince and Dolph Starbeam. All that lefty love could also be as a result of the truth that Simpsons creator Matt Groening is left-handed himself.

Woman Gaga

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When pop star Woman Gaga sings about being “Born This Means,” she might very effectively be speaking about being left-handed.

She’s simply one other in a protracted listing of lefties who recommended that maybe creativity comes from the mind, coronary heart, soul… or left hand.

President Obama

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A seemingly disproportionate variety of world leaders, artists and icons are left-handed. Take, for instance, U.S. presidents.

Former President Barack Obama is way from alone. In reality, 5 of the US’ final 9 presidents favored the less-favored hand: Presidents Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Reagan and Ford.

Presidents George W. Bush, Trump, and Biden are right-handed.

Nicole Kidman

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Nicole Kidman is one other lefty, and one of many comparatively uncommon feminine lefties amongst celebrities on this listing. 

When she portrayed Virginia Woolf in “The Hours,” she discovered to jot down along with her proper hand to emulate the creator.

Jon Stewart

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When Jon Stewart jotted down all these “Day by day Present” jokes for 16 years, he did it together with his left hand.

Successor Trevor Noah is right-handed.

Babe Ruth

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Baseball has seen its justifiable share of southpaw superstars, however its most well-known left-handed slugger is, with out query, the Sultan of Swat. Babe Ruth began as a left-handed pitcher, then moved onto being a left-handed batter.

He would often bat together with his proper hand to alter issues up.

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The character of Hyperlink from the favored sport “Legend of Zelda” is most frequently pictured wielding a sword together with his left hand.

Creator Shigeru Miyamoto is ambidextrous himself, however likes to create characters who’re lefties.

Scarlett Johansson

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The “Black Widow” actress indicators autographs along with her left hand.

Her she is onstage throughout the American Cinematheque Awards in 2021 in Beverly Hills, California.

Hugh Jackman

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Musical star and former Wolverine Hugh Jackman is a southpaw.

However he’s typically seen doing issues on-screen together with his proper hand, often to emulate his characters extra successfully.

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Rapper/singer Cardi B likes speaking about her left-handedness.

When she was pregnant in 2019, she mentioned she hoped that her child can be left-handed like her.

Jennifer Lawrence

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Jennifer Lawrence is left-handed, however as this image signifies, her character Katniss Everdeen from “The Starvation Video games” adaptation will not be.

An upcoming prequel to “The Starvation Video games,” referred to as “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,” is at present within the works.

Invoice Gates

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Invoice Gates is a lefty, and so was his late rival and good friend, Steve Jobs.

Angelina Jolie

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When Hollywood magnificence Angelina Jolie indicators autographs for followers, the “Maleficent” star does it along with her left hand.

Her ex-husband Brad Pitt is usually included on different celeb lefty lists, however he is really ambidextrous.

Judy Garland

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Famend singer and actress Judy Garland was left-handed.

However when she carried out, she at all times held the microphone in her proper hand.

Will Ferrell

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Will Ferrell is a part of a protracted listing of left-handed comedians. 

Maybe that is why his “Zoolander” character, Mugatu, holds his evil canine in his left hand.

David Bowie

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Late musician David Bowie was left-handed. 

Nevertheless, he taught himself guitar together with his proper hand. Why? As a result of, so the story goes, there weren’t any left-handed guitars within the store when he purchased one.

Morgan Freeman

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Actor Morgan Freeman was born left-handed. However he suffered a horrible automobile crash in 2008, and his left hand was paralyzed.

He now depends on his proper hand, however he can nonetheless declare southpaw standing.

Seth Rogen

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Comic and actor Seth Rogen has so much to giggle about, maybe most of all, left-handed superiority.

He hasn’t spoken about being a lefty, however he has been seen signing autographs together with his left hand.

Sandy Koufax

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Sandy Koufax of the Brooklyn Dodgers was in all probability the best left-handed pitcher of all time.

He pitched from 1955 to 1966 and is not simply generally known as one of many best left-handed pitchers, however as one of many best pitchers ever.

Mark Zuckerberg

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Rounding out the group of tech geniuses who modified the world with their left arms, Fb founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is a southpaw.

No phrase on if TikTok creator Zhang Yiming is a lefty or a righty.

Tina Fey

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“Saturday Evening Dwell” alum Tina Fey is left-handed as effectively.

Her character in films and TV exhibits are additionally at all times seen as left-handed.

Gordon Ramsey

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British Chef Gordon Ramsey is a lefty. 

Most cooks, nevertheless, require a degree of ambidexterity to get kitchen duties finished as shortly as doable.

Kate Hudson

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Actress Kate Hudson, seen right here, is a southpaw. 

And, do you know left-handedness is genetic? We point out this, as a result of…

Goldie Hawn

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…Kate Hudson’s mom, actress Goldie Hawn, is left-handed as effectively.

Supreme Courtroom Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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In his ebook “Proper-Hand, Left-Hand,” College School London psychologist Chris McManus states that lefties have made up a disproportionately bigger variety of excessive achievers all through historical past. 

Living proof: the late Supreme Courtroom Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who served on the nation’s highest courtroom for years.

Ben Stiller

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Ben Stiller has been a author, a director, comic, producer, actor and extra, recognized for “Zoolander” and “Meet the Dad and mom.”

He is additionally a lefty.

Emma Thompson

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Emma Thompson is seen gesturing right here along with her left hand on the “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande” press convention in 2022.

The British southpaw is considered one of her nation’s beloved actresses.

Jerry Seinfeld & Jason Alexander

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“Seinfeld” humorous males Jason Alexander and Jerry Seinfeld are each left handed.

So are fellow comedian abilities Trey Parker, Jason Sudeikis and Tim Allen.

Adam Levine

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Adam Levine, lead singer of Maroon 5, considers himself ambidextrous somewhat than left-handed.

That is as a result of he writes left-handed, however performs guitar right-handed. We’re nonetheless counting it.

Sarah Jessica Parker

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Actress Sarah Jessica Parker of “Intercourse and the Metropolis” fame favors her left hand.

Matthew Broderick

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Sarah Jessica Parker’s husband, fellow actor Matthew Broderick, can also be left-handed.

Which means their three youngsters have a far better probability of being left-handed themselves.

Michael Vick

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Quarterback Michael Vick resumed his NFL profession after spending time in jail for involvement in a canine combating ring. He by no means actually fairly hit his stride once more and formally retired in 2017.

Nevertheless, he was uncommon amongst quarterbacks in the truth that he was a lefty. Most quarterbacks are right-handed.

Justin Bieber

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There could also be “One Much less Lonely Lady” due to Justin Bieber, however there’s additionally yet one more lonely right-handed baseball mitt.

The Biebs is a lefty. Simply take a look at the hand with which the Canadian pop star accepts awards.

Billy Ray Cyrus

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Nation singer Billy Ray Cyrus, a pure lefty, tried to study guitar right-handed as a result of that is what he noticed everybody else doing. Nevertheless, he struggled with it.

He picked up a left-handed guitar sooner or later, and the remaining was historical past.

Eminem

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The Actual Slim Shady could also be underhanded, however Marshall Mathers is left-handed.

In his track “Phenomenal” he even rapped about it: “I write with the left, similar hand I maintain the mic with/as I struggle to the dying, ’til my final breath.”

Randy Johnson

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If Sandy Koufax is the best left-handed pitcher ever, then Randy Johnson, who performed primarily for the Seattle Mariners and the Arizona Diamondbacks, could also be No. 2. 

He famously struck a hen whereas pitching in 2001, leading to what the announcer referred to as a “sea of feathers.”

Mary-Kate Olsen

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Left-handedness is extra prone to happen in twins. Whereas 17% of twins are left-handed, within the normal inhabitants solely about 10% to 12% of individuals are lefties.

An identical twins usually tend to favor the identical hand, however Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen are literally fraternal twins; Mary-Kate is left-handed whereas Ashley is right-handed.

Hellboy

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In one of many movie variations of “Hellboy,” the title character brandishes a gun together with his left hand.

Maybe that is as a result of the actor enjoying that character, Ron Perlman, is left-handed in actual life.

Mark Wahlberg

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Actor Mark Wahlberg is a lefty.

Since he is from south Boston, is he a southie southpaw?

Caitlyn Jenner

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There are a selection of issues that make Caitlyn Jenner distinctive. She holds a gold medal within the Olympic decathlon. She launched into arguably essentially the most public transition in historical past. 

And, final however not least, she’s a lefty.

Billy Corgan

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Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins is yet one more musician who’s left-handed however who  taught himself to play guitar right-handed.

That did not cease him from promoting “The Reverend Billy Corgan”-brand left-handed guitars, nevertheless.

Tim Tebow

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Tim Tebow soared to success as a left-handed quarterback for the College of Florida Gators. 

He did not handle to make that success work to his benefit within the NFL, however he is nonetheless an occasional broadcaster for ESPN.

Jay Leno

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Former “Tonight Present” host Jay Leno in’t only a profitable comic, he is additionally a southpaw.

His long-time community TV rival David Letterman? Proper-handed.

Paul McCartney

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When Sir Paul McCartney took up the bass guitar as a child, he discovered it tough to play right-handed, regardless of being right-handed himself. So, he reversed the strings and the remaining is historical past. He now performs a left-handed bass.

He is probably not a real lefty, however the truth that he famously performs each instrument left-handed — guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin, and extra — means he deserves at the very least an honorary spot on this listing.



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