Top 10 Left-Handed Hollywood Actors

Celebrities are famous but left-handed celebrities get the dual tag of being both remarkable and unique.  Even you consider it to be intriguing, right?! 

Studies and reports have declared that the left-handed individuals are more intelligent than the right-handed people.  

Welcome to WatchTank and today we are counting down picks to give you the names of the top ten left-handed Hollywood actors that we see on the silver screen.  

The fact that every profession has its list of left-handers is not new. However, we take a keen interest in the celebrities due to their stardom.  

We get enamored by the stars and leave no chance to grab a sneak-peek into their lives.  

Keeping that in mind, we have hunted for the A-listed and famous actors from the Hollywood industry who are left-handed.  

Can you guess who they are?! Well, for that, stay tuned and read on. 

10. Keanu Reeves

Famous actor Keanu Reeves writing
Famous actor Keanu Reeves writing

The Canadian actor, Keanu Reeves, is perhaps one of the most prominent names in the list of left-handed celebrities. However, the fact that he generally appears to play the roles of a right-handed person in the movies might appear appealing. Keanu is a left-handed person but during acting and while playing bass with his bandmates Dogstar and Becky, he prefers being right-handed. To delve deep into more facts, he prefers giving autographs with his left hand and switches to right-hand while shooting with a gun, on the screens.   

The actor tasted success from movies like ‘Speed’, ‘The Matrix trilogy’, and his prominent work, the ‘John Wick’ franchise.

9. Tom Cruise 

Actor Tom Cruise on conference
Actor Tom Cruise on conference

Do we need any introduction here? I guess, no. But we certainly need to reveal a fact. Tom Cruise is an American actor and another famous name to join the list of left-handed celebrities. Cruise is a naturally born left-hander, but during his initial years, was pressurized by his teachers to write with his right hand. While we take a careful look, in the movie ‘War of the Worlds’, in a scene, Tom throws a ball with his right hand. If observed precisely, it might seem that he had thrown the ball in a much gentle way, exposing the dilemma with his right-hand.  

8.  Bruce Willis 

Actor Bruce Willis on the Red panel
Actor Bruce Willis on the Red panel

Walter Bruce Willis is the second name as another American actor to feature in this list.  In case you did not know, Willis was also a famous action hero from the 90s and appeared in films that have made a gross business of USD 2.5 billion and more. As heard from stories, Bruce is strict with his directors  to allow him to act left-handed in the movies. However, for the film ‘The Sixth Sense’, Willis had no choice but to work with the right hand. In one of the scenes, it seemed like he is writing right-handed.

7.  Morgan Freeman 

Famous actor Morgan Freeman
Famous actor Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman is a famous American actor, director, and narrator. Freeman is distinctively known for his deep voice, and unlimited versatility, which has made him appear in a wide range of movies, essaying the character roles. Freeman has also won impressive accolades including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.  

Freeman is left-handed but he also cannot use his fingers. In 2008, he met in a fatal car crash that broke his left shoulder, arm, and elbow.  Freeman had to undergo surgeries to repair the nerve damage in his arm and shoulder. In an interview, Freeman clearly stated that he is left-handed but cannot move the fingers of his left hand. 

 6.  Jim Carrey

Actor Jim Carrey
Actor Jim Carrey

Smoooookin’! Yes, you’ve got it right – we are talking about the ‘Mask’. James Eugene Carrey is a Canadian-American actor and is also the most famous left-handed comedian alive on this planet. However, we have seen Jim using his right hand. As per sources,  from eating to signing the autographs, Jim does everything with his right hand. So why is this name included in the list? Well, reasons state that Jim Carrey is a left-hander, or to a more considerable extent, an ambidextrous person.

5. Hugh Jackman

Actor Hugh Jackman
Actor Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman is the Australian actor whose prominent works have been the character of Wolverine in the ‘X-Men’ movies.  For essaying this role, Jackman also has the Guinness World Record for the “longest career as a live-action Marvel superhero”. Jackman is also a noted anchor and has hosted the Tony Awards four times. Jackman also became a recipient of the Emmy Award for hosting the 2005 ceremony. Now, if you have taken a closer look at his left claw in the scene, you might have felt that it was a bit more painful. Jackman prefers doing most of his work left-handedly. 

4. Matthew John Broderick

Actor Matthew Broderick now and when he was young
Actor Matthew Broderick now and when he was young

A very successful American actor, comedian, and singer, Matthew John Broderick, is a left-hander. Broderick’s commendable works include playing the title character in the Golden Globe-nominated ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ (1986), ‘WarGames’ (1983), ‘Glory’ (1989), ‘The Freshman’ (1990), ‘The Cable Guy’ (1996), ‘Godzilla’ (1998), ‘Election’ (1999), ‘Inspector Gadget’ (1999), and ‘You Can Count on Me’ (2000).  

Talking of awards and accolades, Broderick won himself two Tony Awards, one for Best Featured Actor in a Play for ‘Brighton Beach Memoir’ (1983), and the other one for Best Actor in a Musical for ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’ (1995). As of 2020, Broderick made the record of being the youngest winner of the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play.

3. Tim Allen

Actor Tim Allen on Comedy Castle
Actor Tim Allen on Comedy Castle

The second left-handed comedian to feature in this list is Tim Allen. Though it would not be easy to predict while watching the ‘Toy Story’ whether Buzz Lightyear is a left-hander, at least we know from the voice who plays the character. However, even if researchers have found that lefties tend to get more embarrassed than the right-handers, this fact is in total contrast with Allen’s classic character called Tim Taylor from “Home Improvement.” 

2. Mark Wahlberg

Famous Actor Mark Wahlberg
Famous Actor Mark Wahlberg

Another immensely talented and highly paid left-handed star is Mark Wahlberg. The “Ted” star became the highest-paid actor in Hollywood in 2017. Interestingly, while shooting for the movie ‘Shooter’, despite being a left-hander, he learned the techniques to fire a gun with the right hand as a majority of the military snipers’ fire with their right hand.  Now, before we declare the last name, here are a few honorary mentions.

Jerry Seinfeld 

We all know Jerry Seinfeld from his iconic sitcom. Seinfeld has spent his entire career being  a leading stand-up comedian, but did you have the slightest idea that even he’s left-handed? In 2017, Seinfeld made a Netflix special show, “Jerry Before Seinfeld,” where he revealed that he wrote his first-ever joke on being a left-hander and the negative remarks attached to it.  

Jason Sudeikis 

Jason Sudeikis is the famous star of “Saturday Night Live” and is a lefty. While co-starring with Ed Harris in “Kodachrome”, Jason got Harris a left-hander’s baseball mitt so that they could play catch together.

1. Terry Crews

Actor Terry Crews
Actor Terry Crews

Not only can the famous “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Terry Crews make his pecs dance but he is also a lefty. The actor had stated in an interview that he was into painting, drawing, and other forms of creative art while growing up, and all at the virtue of his left-handedness. 

That was quite a list! We love all the men that we named above and would like to see more of their performances. 

On that note, we end here. Did you find this list interesting? Did we miss out on anything? Would you like to add more to the list?  

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