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The Top Ten Fathers On Film
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The Top Ten Fathers On Film | 5. Professor Henry Jones Senior, Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade
5. Professor Henry Jones Senior, Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade

An eccentric Scottish bookworm who dedicated more of his life to finding an artifact that may not exist than to bonding with his son... at first glance Henry Jones Sr. may not seem like the greatest dad in the world. But a late-in-life quest for the Holy Grail allows him to finally address all those absentee dad issues. But be warned: beneath the cuddly exterior lies a formidably fiery heart. After all, this is probably the only man on the planet who, whether it be with a well-timed slap or an imposing order to count backwards in Greek, can scare the crap out of Indiana Jones.

Fatherly advice: Pay attention to the smallest details; they might prove important. Write everything down, so you won't have to remember it. Use your head, rather than your fists. Never blaspheme.

See also: Nigel Powers, father of Austin Powers and Dougie Evil, from Austin Powers in Goldmember, and maybe Howard Stark from Iron Man.

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