Left-Handers, Unite!

As you may know, first observed in 1976, every August 13 is designated International Lefthanders Day by Lefthanders International. As its name suggests, it is meant to promote awareness of the inconveniences facing left-handers in a predominantly right-handed world. With the dominance of right-handed products, hidden-rules and even some interventions since our childhood, left-handed people are always having some problems during their every-day life. As a fact that their uniqueness and difference, who are from seven to ten percent of the world’s population, many left-handed people are discriminated against today’s society and are forced to use right handed tools (scissors, knives, rulers etc.), drive on the right side of the road (mostly), and even get harassed (do you know that in some cultures, left-handed children are forced to use their right hands while their left one is tied?). International Lefthanders Day is made to end this discrimination.

As Architecture of Life, we are celebrating this well-thought day and want to take you a tour of some left-handed actors, artists, authors, directors, musicians and misc left-handers from all around the world.

Celebrate your right to be left-handed.

Left-handers, unite! o/

Actor / Actress

Drew Barrymore

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Kim Basinger

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Kenneth Branagh

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Bruce Campbell

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Jim Carrey

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Charlie Chaplin 

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Tom Cruise

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Robert DeNiro

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Morgan Freeman

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Whoopi Goldberg

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Angelina Jolie

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Nicole Kidman 

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Val Kilmer

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Marilyn Monroe

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Ron Perlman

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Brad Pitt

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Keanu Reeves

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Mickey Rourke

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Jerry Seinfeld

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Sylvester Stallone 

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Bruce Willis

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Artists

Albrecht Dürer

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M.C. Escher 

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Michelangelo 

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Raphael 

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Leonardo da Vinci

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Authors

Douglas Adams

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Hans Christian Andersen

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Lewis Carroll 

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Franz Kafka

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Mark Twain

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H.G. Wells

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Directors

James Cameron 

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Spike Lee

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Christopher Nolan

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Ridley Scott

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Joss Whedon

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Musicians

David Bowie

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Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)

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Phil Collins (Genesis)

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Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) 

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Eminem

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Bob Geldof

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Jimi Hendrix

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Tony Iommi, (Black Sabbath)

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Paul McCartney (the Beatles; Wings)

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George Michael (Wham!)

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Joe Perry (Aerosmith) 

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Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)

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Seal 

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Paul Simon (Simon & Garfunkel)

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Sting

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Sports etc.

Rafael Nadal 

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Pelé Edson Arantes do Nascimento 

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Diego Armando Maradona  

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Ayrton Senna 

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Miscellaneous Left-Handers

Joan of Arc

Jeanne d'Arc

Ramses II 

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Alexander the Great

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Julius Caesar

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Napoléon Bonaparte

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Winston Churchill

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Fidel Castro

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Bill Clinton 

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Henry Ford

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Bill Gates

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Jay Leno

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Mahatma Gandhi 

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Barack Obama 

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