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The Top Ten Fathers On Film | 8. Walter Stratford, 10 Things I Hate About You
8. Walter Stratford, 10 Things I Hate About You

Walter Stratford's methods may seem a little bizarre - banning his daughters from dating; insisting that, should they go out to a social event, that they practice wearing a pregnancy belly first - but his heart's in the right place. All he wants is to ensure that his little darlings don't turn into the sort of pregnant, drug-addict crack-whores he deals with every day in his (apparently rather low-rent) career as an obstetrician. In the end, he finally loosens up enough to let his elder daughter go away to a feminist college (perhaps hoping she'll decide she's a lesbian?), and his younger to date Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Fatherly advice: "I'm down, I've got the 411, and you are not going out and getting jiggy with some boy. I don't care how dope his ride is. My mama didn't raise no foo'!"

See also: Dan Hedaya's touching concern for his daughter's clothing in Clueless; Stanley Tucci's cool dad in Easy A.

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The lack of Atticus Finch makes this list seriously flawed, but still Robert Thorn makes the grade? Atticus is clearly the greatest ficticious father of all time. Standards are slipping, Empire More

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