Some refuse to stand up for their kids, like James Dean’s father in “Rebel Without a Cause” (1955). Others intimidate their sons, like Robert Duvall in “The Great Santini” (1979), or scare them with mashed-potato mountains, like Richard Dreyfuss in “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (1977).
If you say Vince Vaughn in “Old School” (2003), I’m laughing my “earmuffs” off. If you say Noah Cross in “Chinatown” (1974) or Satan in “Rosemary’s Baby” (1968), you’re just sick.
Here’s my list of the dads who take care of business, go the extra mile, teach valuable lessons and will do anything for their kids, from dressing as a woman to taking long vacations on the holiday road.
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