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Real Famous Lefthanded People

Keanu Reeves

Other Real Famous Lefthanded People

Chuck Connors played father, rancher and sharp-shooter Lucas McCain on The Rifleman on television from 1958 to 1963.  Prior to his acting career, Connors also played professional basketball and professional baseball, one of few to reach the major leagues on both sports. 

Michael Landon played Little Joe Cartright, living on the Ponderosa Ranch and shooting rifles and pistols lefthanded on Bonanza on television from 1959 to 1973.

Robert Redford played bank-robber and lefthanded pistol sharpshooter Butch Cassidy in 1969 (along with the Sundance Kid), and in 1984 he played a lefthanded pitcher as the younger Roy Hobbs and a lefthanded slugger as the older Roy Hobbs in The Natural.

Dennis Quaid played lefthanded quarterback Cap Rooney in the 1999 film called Any Given Sunday, and he played lefthanded pitcher Jim Morris in 2002 film called The Rookie.

Tim Allen played lefthanded tool time host Tim Taylor from 1991 to 1999 in the television comedy called Tool Time.

Jerry Seinfeld is a lefthanded actor and comedian who played himself on TV.  Before he was famous, he did a stand-up comedy routine about being lefthanded.

Keanu Reeves has played in numerous action adventure films where it is not really clear whether he is left-handed or right-handed.  In the 2000 football film “The Replacements” he plays a left-handed quarterback named Shane Falco.  Falco was a college star who never made it in pro football, until the players went on strike and the teams filled their rosters with “replacement players”.  Reeves / Falco turned out to be a pretty good quarterback, although he liked to run just as much as he liked to pass, and he lead his team to numerous victories and to the championship before their few months of glory and the movie came to an end.