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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 | Doctor Victor Frankenstein (Kenneth Branagh)
Doctor Victor Frankenstein (Kenneth Branagh)

This relationship could take a little work. But so desperate was the 'good' doctor to create life that he completely bypassed the usual squelchy stuff and went straight for science. If you can overlook his driven side, he’s a solidly inspirational sort - especially if you’re chasing some dream. And let’s not forget that he succeeds in his task, albeit creating something that ends up destroying him. With the monster on hand, you’d have the coolest school assembly EVER, at least until something goes horribly wrong. Yes, okay: he’s a man who goes around stealing body parts so he can create dangerous, lumbering human-adjacent creatures. But he’s brainy, so he could help with science homework. Score!

Father’s Day Gift Recommendation: A fire extinguisher. Because you know he’ll need it when the mob turns up.

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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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