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Posted: 12/22/2005 7:43:55 AM EDT
Why are there so many left hand shooters in the movies? They they just dumb actors that pull the guns up the wrong way? Has anybody else noticed this in movies?







Now that I bring it up I can't find to many pictures, but still I watch alot of movies and I notice so many lefty shooters! I only know one lefty first hand, I find it hard to believe that so many left handed actors.

Anybody have anything to say on why this is?
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 7:51:16 AM EDT
Come on....Hollyweird = left.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 7:52:33 AM EDT
I think its so you can see the actor more than the gun.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 7:55:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 7:56:41 AM EDT by TruePunisher]

Originally Posted By zer04evr:
I think its so you can see the actor more than the gun.



You couldn't see the same amount of the actor if they held it up on the correct sholder right sholder
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:13:23 AM EDT
In Die hard, he held that Beretta with BOTH hands, watch it again, he goes back and forth. When he's going to grab a doorknob, etc, he will simply switch.
I suspect many actors do the same. To you, it feels "correct" when you're holding it with your dominant hand, to someone who just picked ut up, it feels foreign either way.

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:21:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CITADELGRAD87:
In Die hard, he held that Beretta with BOTH hands, watch it again, he goes back and forth. When he's going to grab a doorknob, etc, he will simply switch.
I suspect many actors do the same. To you, it feels "correct" when you're holding it with your dominant hand, to someone who just picked ut up, it feels foreign either way.




But they still have to shoot it, why shoot lefty when it would feel funny because you would be right hand domonent. If you have ever shot a long gun lefty it feels very funny to line the sights up and stuff. Well I think it does.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:45:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 8:46:25 AM EDT by JustinOK34]
Christian Slater in Broken Arrow.

But I think he really is a lefty.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 1:36:34 PM EDT
There are a lot of left handed actors. There are a lot of actors that do not know how to shoot a gun and will shoot with either hand.

Both Bruce and Anglina are left handed.

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:49:17 PM EDT
Yep, Christian Slater is a lefty. Actually there's lots; Tom Cruise, Keanu Reeves, Redford, DeNiro, Steve McQueen, Mickey Rourke, Matt Dillon, etc., etc. Not sure how they all shoot .
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:54:10 PM EDT
It has NOTHING to do with which hand is dominant.

It has EVERTHING to do with how the weapon looks in the shot.

Period.

BTDT


efxguy
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:56:35 PM EDT
Left handed people are inferior and must be destroyed.
The nuns at my sisters school use to smack her when she used her left hand
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 6:01:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
Left handed people are inferior and must be destroyed.
The nuns at my sisters school use to smack her when she used her left hand



They used ot smack me too for using my left hand.

Now they are (nearly) all dead. And I'm still using my left hand.

Who looks stupid now? Huh? Huh?

efxguy

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 6:01:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By efxguy:

Originally Posted By twonami:
Left handed people are inferior and must be destroyed.
The nuns at my sisters school use to smack her when she used her left hand



They used ot smack me too for using my left hand.

Now they are (nearly) all dead. And I'm still using my left hand.

Who looks stupid now? Huh? Huh?

efxguy



Link Posted: 12/22/2005 6:13:01 PM EDT
1/6 shooters is a lefty.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 9:06:14 PM EDT
just out on a limb here but are more actors writers whatever type of artists leftys?
I though left handed people used more of their right brian the creative side
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 3:38:43 AM EDT
What were they thinking?

Link Posted: 12/24/2005 8:37:59 PM EDT
Bruce Willis is left handed. Watch Tears of the Sun. I promise you he shoots as a hobby. Will Smith does to, though I don't know if he is left handed or not.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 5:07:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By drew5337:
Bruce Willis is left handed. Watch Tears of the Sun. I promise you he shoots as a hobby. Will Smith does to, though I don't know if he is left handed or not.



Is that why his Aimpoint was backwards?
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 5:28:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JustinOK34:
Is that why his Aimpoint was backwards?



Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:52:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By efxguy:
It has NOTHING to do with which hand is dominant.

It has EVERTHING to do with how the weapon looks in the shot.

Period.

BTDT


efxguy



Exactly

It's whatever looks best on film.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 1:05:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pjnorth:
Yep, Christian Slater is a lefty. Actually there's lots; Tom Cruise, Keanu Reeves, Redford, DeNiro, Steve McQueen, Mickey Rourke, Matt Dillon, etc., etc. Not sure how they all shoot .



Curise and DeNiro are not left handed.

There are a lot of left handed actors, and there is even a website that lists left handed actors however there are a few right handed actors on the list.


ETA.....Yeah I know I have WAY TOO much time on my hands.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 5:47:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zuma:
What were they thinking?

images.amazon.com/images/P/6302877792.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

I was trying to remember the name of that flick.

It just wouldn't come to me.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 1:48:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TruePunisher:

Originally Posted By JustinOK34:
Is that why his Aimpoint was backwards?






Poor guy will never live that down.
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