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The Top Ten Fathers On Film
Celebrate Father's Day, movie-style

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The Top Ten Fathers On Film | 3. George Bailey, It's A Wonderful Life
3. George Bailey, It's A Wonderful Life

Number 3 for Jimmy Stewart in the ultimate Christmas movie, you cry! Sure, he might be held up as the pinnacle of fatherhood with his bell-ringing, angel-loving, crowd-pleasing ways and that "aw shucks" drawl. But let's not forget that the guy was planning to kill himself - on Christmas Eve! - and leave his family destitute. Now, we're sorry, but we just don't think that's very festive.

Fatherly advice: It's OK to speak to strangers as long as they tell you they're messengers from God and are just after a pair of wings.

See also: Tim Allen in The Santa Clause movies. He saves Christmas for everyone. Three times!

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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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