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A list of left handed celebrities with pictures. People with left handedness, aka "left handers", "lefties", "a lefty", or even "southpaws" have long had to deal with negative connotations within the western world. The latin word for left, "sinistra" is where we get the modern word "sinister". By contrast, "dexterity" comes from the latin word for right handed, "dexter". Today, roughly 11% of the world's population is left handed. That number surged throughout the 20th century as adults stopped forcing left handed children to use their right hand.

Who are some famous left handed celebrities? Left handedness has become unusually prominent within some professions. Of the seven most recent Presidents of the United States, five were left handers. Many other world leaders are lefties as well. Generally speaking, left handed people today tend to be seen as more "right brained". A recent study showed that college educated left handers in the United States earn on average 10-15% more than their right handed equivalents.

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Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Left Handed Celebrities
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Angelina Jolie Pitt is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and has been cited as Hollywood's highest-paid actress. Jolie made her screen debut as a child alongside her father, Jon Voight, ...more

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Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Left Handed Celebrities
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Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. ...more

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Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Left Handed Celebrities
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Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s. After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to a film ...more

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Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Left Handed Celebrities
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Tom Cruise is an American actor, filmmaker and scientologist. Cruise has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won three Golden Globe Awards. He started his career at age 19 in the 1981 film Endless Love. After portraying supporting roles in Taps and The Outsiders, his first leading role ...more

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Nicole Kidman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Left Handed Celebrities
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Nicole Mary Kidman, AC is an Australian actress and film producer. Kidman's breakthrough film role was in the 1989 thriller Dead Calm. After appearing in several films in the early 1990s, she came to worldwide recognition for her performances in the auto racing film Days of Thunder, the romance Far ...more

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Julia Roberts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Left Handed Celebrities
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Julia Fiona Roberts is an American actress and producer. She became a Hollywood star after headlining the romantic comedy Pretty Woman, which grossed $464 million worldwide. After winning two Golden Globe Awards and also receiving Academy Award nominations for Steel Magnolias and Pretty Woman, she ...more

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Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Left Handed Celebrities
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Robert De Niro is an American actor and film producer who has starred in over 90 films. His first major film roles were in the sports drama Bang the Drum Slowly and the Martin Scorsese-directed crime film Mean Streets. In 1974, after being turned down for the role of Sonny Corleone in the crime film ...more

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Bruce Willis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Left Handed Celebrities
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Walter Bruce Willis is an American actor, producer and singer. His career began on the Off-Broadway stage and then in television in the 1980s, most notably as David Addison in Moonlighting. He is perhaps best known for his role of John McClane in the Die Hard series, which were mostly critical and ...more

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