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10 Movie Father Figures Better Than The Real Dads
Celebrate Father's Day with the substitute-dads who definitely deserve a card

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Father’s Day is here again, but what if you’re looking for someone that can teach you something, save your life occasionally or generally make your existence better without those pesky genetic ties? We present the best movie father figures - a celebration of the men who'll guide you, give you sensible advise and pick you up from the football... and do it all the non-biological way. They're the Homer to our Pepe; the cool-headed ying to our running-around-breaking-things yang. Today we salute the men without kids of their own who nonetheless provided a valuable guiding influence in a variety of films...

WORDS JAMES WHITE
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10 Movie Father Figures Better Than The Real Dads | Sirius Black (Gary Oldman)
Sirius Black (Gary Oldman)

Despite his youthful reputation as a bully and general miscreant, there are few more heroic types than Sirius, who helped Harry Potter fight ol’ He Who Must Not Be Named, gave him the straight dope on his parents and watched over him even while locked up in Azkaban. He’s wise, loyal and very useful in a scrap. And though their first introduction was a little difficult (Sirius had his reasons for making Harry think he was dangerous), Black ended up giving his life for his godson. And could anyone ask for more? Well, apart from the fact that if you end up spending enough time with him, you may have to walk him at some point. Or scold him for killing the neighbour’s prized tabby.

Father’s Day Gift Recommendation: Grooming kit. He’s a raggedy man at the best of times.

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1 RE: 10 Movie Father Figures Better Than The Real Dads
L: steveg66 Glenn Ford's Jonathan Kent. A wise, gentle man. There wasn't enough of him in Superman. I still sniff when he dies. onathan Kent to all intents and purposes Clark's real dad. He doesn't meet Jor-El until he's an adult. More

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