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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 | Alfred (Michael Caine)
Alfred (Michael Caine)

Channelling the late, great and unforgettable Michael Gough, who had the role through the Burton/Schumacher years) but adding his own interpretation, Caine’s take on Alfred is the perfect father figure and foil for Bruce Wayne. And let’s face it, wouldn’t you want your archetypal dad substitute to be an ex-soldier with fascinating tales of military service who can confront villains that try to invade your home? Plus he can whip up breakfast when necessary. And when you need a paternal yet gently disapproving lecture on why your next course of action could well get you killed? He’s a master at that. Study, reliable, sarcastic, Alfred’s got it all. Plus he can keep secrets, so if you’re the sort that feels the need to fight crime dressed as a winged rodent, you can rely on him not to blab.

Father’s Day Gift Recommendation: A day off. If he won’t accept it, try a DVD of World War Two In Colour.

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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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