posted on Apr, 21 2012 @ 02:00 PM
An paper entitled "The Importance of Physical Strength to Human Males" finds a link between how physcially imposing Hollywood action stars are and
how left or right wing they are.
The paper states
If physical strength in men leads to more positive views of the utility of war, then even in a population with predominately leftist attitudes,
such as Hollywood actors, those actors known for their physical strength and formidability should be more likely to be supportive of military
If physical strength in men leads to more positive views of the utility of war, then even in a population with predominately leftist attitudes, such
as Hollywood actors, those actors known for their physical strength and formidability should be more likely to be supportive of military action.
More than half of Hollywood action stars in our sample (56.3%) were right-wing according to our categorization process. These included such imposing
figures as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris, Clint Eastwood, Sylvester Stallone, Dwayne Johnson ( “ the Rock ” ), and Charlton
Consistent with the hypothesis that physical strength is linked to positive views of the utility of warfare, many of the action stars categorized as
left-wing were indeed physically less imposing than their right-wing counterparts.
For example, Nicholas Cage, Tom Cruise, Pierce Brosnan, and Keanu Reeves are prominent left-wing action stars but do not appear to have the same
physiques as Schwarzenegger, Stallone, or Chuck Norris.
Furthermore, several of the right-wing comedic and dramatic stars were also physically formidable, such as Matthew McConaughey and Vince Vaughn.
Physically stronger Hollywood stars are more likely to be right wing, while physically less robust males are likely to be liberals.
In could be observed that stronger males are more likely to favour physically defending their group from aggression, while weaker males are more
likely to favour traditionally female characteristics such as talking about a problem, negotiation and compromise.
It could also be argued that such a liberal approach is of questionable effectiveness when a physically weaker males who wishes to negotiate is faced
with a physically aggressive male from another group who does not.
Interestingly, the report states that psychically stronger males are preferred as leaders in times of conflict.
edit on 21-4-2012 by ollncasino because: spelling