Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Are Mel Gibson and Russel Crowe angry people?

Russell Crowe and Mel Gibson are two world-famous actors from Australia known for their short tempers. What are the underlying issues in their personalities here? Lack of self-control? Or tantrums because of their celebrity status? Or maybe they are being misunderstood? Their hands can reveal the inside story.

At first glance, their hands seem similar - the short fingers, and the large, broad, firm but fleshy palms with the development of Moon, Venus and Mars mounts. The hands do show some similarity in temperament but to a limited extent. Both these men have plenty of energy, and both are fairly excitable, moody, and yes,
short-tempered too. But the similarity is a superficial one.

Russell Crowe has tapering fingers and a well-balanced (phalange-wise) thumb and Headline. On the other hand, Mel Gibson has slightly thicker fingers, a thicker and stronger top phalange of the thumb which is also supple and a slightly slim second phalange, and a headline (unfortunately not that clear in photographs) which is apparently weak after the halfway mark. Gibson also has a very pronounced Lower Mars mount

Check out an image of Russell Crowe's hand here and Mel Gibson's here. (The photo below of Mel Gibson's hand prints is a free photograph).

Mel Gibson Hand Prints
Mel's hands show excessive aggression and he doesn't seem to have the self-control to contain it. Aggression without control is usually a problem. And then there is the short temper and the wilful and impulsive nature. A personality such as this can intimidate anyone who crosses him. But Mel can be diplomatic when he wants to be.

On the other hand, Crowe's hand shows that he lacks diplomacy and is quite direct, almost blunt. His aggression levels are high but controllable. However, the temper combined with this direct approach can rub people the wrong way. Although his hand shows a slightly mean and cynical side to his nature, Russell Crowe is the more sensible and the more refined of the two. He may not like people as much as Mel Gibson does, and may not be as warm, but he cannot be labelled as an angry person, not if goes by the hand. He is also sensitive, which could cause him to react to even small things. Although he likes the good life, like Gibson, he is more dedicated to his craft and his energy better directed.

(Russell Crowe is an actor, film producer and musician based in Australia (although from New Zealand) and the United States, and Mel Gibson is an actor, film director, producer and screenwriter whose family relocated to Australia when he was 12. He has a home in the USA.)

You might also like to read about the personalities of Tom Cruise, Ben Affleck, Hugh Jackman, Ashton Kutcher, Denzel WashingtonJohnny DeppTom HardyJulia RobertsNicole Kidman and many more!

Or perhaps you want to check out the character readings of all the other Hollywood actors analysed on this blog, and also movie directors, like Quentin Tarantino and Christopher Nolan.


  1. If these people had been in a different occupation, say sales persons in a shop, would they still have carried the same short temper? Or will their job have an effect (reduce) their anger (as that maybe required for a sales person).

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  2. DI, that is exactly what I was wondering. In the first draft of the post I had even mentioned that but then deleted it because I felt it was my opinion and not really based on any scientific fact. I felt that someone who is in the limelight would probably try to be self contained because of the fear of public opinion. A salesman too would be controlled in the job, but could wreck havoc at home. In their private life if the person feels that it will never be found out, then someone with a short temper who also lacks basic self control would be the same (if not worse because of frustration) whether unsuccessful or successful.

  3. Dear Nita,

    I noticed in another more clearer photograph that Mel Gibson's head line on the right hand is sloping towards the mount of moon. Would this still constitute as a weaker head line?

  4. I don't remember his hand but generally speaking the stronger headline is one which is only gently sloping. It is the shape which counts. But of course, finally it is the quality and length of the line which matters and also whether it is normally placed or high or low on the hand and how tied it is to the lifeline.


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