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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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10 Movie Father Figures Better Than The Real Dads | Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness/Ewan McGregor)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness/Ewan McGregor)

Obi-Wan’s so tough that even when the first youngling he takes under his brown-cloaked wing turns out to be a maniacal whiner with mummy issues and a future allegiance to the Dark Side, he doesn’t waver. Instead, Kenobi bides his time, hiding out of sight and waiting for the inevitable father/son smackdown. He’s handy with a lightsaber and is great at tough love, even if it means leaving your protégé to burn on a lava planet. Like Sirius, he’s also willing to sacrifice himself for the greater good and does a mean line in scaring Tusken Raiders. Part detective, part wise counsel, part badass, Obi-Wan’s got it all. Plus, he gets bonus points for hanging around to advise Luke after death and pointing him towards Yoda, the world’s coolest grouchy grandfather figure.

Father’s Day Gift Recommendation: Pre-strike down? Lightsaber repair kit or alarm clock for all those early morning Jedi meetings. Post-strike down? Nothing. He’s GHOST/ENERGY/PROJECTION THING. Like, der.
 

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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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