Five Video Game Characters That Impacted Pop Culture

Five Video Game Characters That Impacted Pop Culture

The video game industry is now a global juggernaut, pulling in annual revenues of close to $180 billion, on track to hit a market size of over $250 billion by 2025. That is a tremendous achievement, considering that this sphere did not blow up until the early 1990s when home gaming consoles … Read more

Flowers In Pop Culture: 6 Interesting Facts

Flowers In Pop Culture

A lot of times, people just view flowers as a common present for various occasions – be it happy or sad –  but there’s much more to the popular plants than that. With how flowers are such an important part of our culture, it’s surprising how much people miss their significance in … Read more

Taylor Swift: A Pop Culture Force

Taylor Swift

You can’t possibly live during the 2010s without hearing a Taylor Swift song. Her pop culture presence is everywhere since teenagers jammed into “Teardrops on My Guitar.” She’s one of the best-selling music artists, one of the greatest artists of all time, one of the greatest songwriters, and one of the most … Read more

Audrey Hepburn and Her Pop Culture Influence

Audrey Hepburn

In an era of big, blonde broads (and Elizabeth Taylor https://mrpopculture.com/elizabeth-taylor-and-her-pop-culture-influence/), the skinny Audrey Hepburn stood out with her diminutive elegance. She’s the third-greatest female screen legend from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Best remembered for her 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Hepburn has become recognized as both a film and a … Read more

Pop Culture Profile: Best 007 of Each Decade 1960-2000

Pop Culture Profile Best 007 of Each Decade 1960-2000

Though actor Barry Nelson first portrayed bond in a 50s-era television series, the Bond brand didn’t take off until the first feature film was released. 1962’s Dr. No proved to be a huge hit for fans of the Ian Fleming novels and those new to the secret agent. Even better, Sean Connery … Read more

Hugh Hefner: An American Cultural Icon

”Hugh Hefner”

Hugh Hefner, the maverick founder of Playboy Magazine, truly changed society as we know it. However, how he is to be viewed is a matter of debate. During his demise in 2017, an outpouring of grief was brought by the public. Many were sad at his passing, but some were angry because … Read more

Eddie Murphy and His Influence on Pop Culture

”Eddie Murphy”

Eddie Murphy is one of the most famous comedians in Hollywood today. For people born from 2000 and on, Eddie Murphy might be seen as the goofy guy who makes family films. To those who were kids during the 2000s, you might have heard him star in animated films as Donkey from … Read more

How Stanley Kubrick Made a Huge Impact to Pop Culture

Stanley Kubrick’s self-portrait in 1949

Mention the name Stanley Kubrick, and people will get a favorite movie, character, scene, or line of dialogue in mind. His appeal as a filmmaker is felt by film nerds, artists, casual movie watchers, designers, photographers, students, and more. He is frequently cited as one of the greatest filmmakers in cinematic history. … Read more

Ray Charles and His Influence on Pop Culture

Ray Charles performing live

A legendary artist and musician of the ‘50s, Ray Charles is often credited with pioneering the soul music genre. Often called the “Father of Soul,” he combined jazz, blues, and gospel to create groundbreaking hits like “Unchain my Heart,” “Georgia on my Mind,” and “Hit the Road Jack.”  Charles was blinded as … Read more

How Bruce Lee Became a Pop Culture Legend

Bruce Lee

Lee Jun-fan, commonly known as Bruce Lee, is a martial arts megastar. He is often credited for changing the perception of Chinese culture and Asians in the western world. According to critics, commentators, media and martial artists, Bruce Lee is the most influential martial artist of all time. He’s the 20th century … Read more