For Father’s Day: Great Movie Dads
Posted on June 18, 2021 at 8:00 am
Reminder: My ebook about 50 great movie fathers is available free this weekend. Some of my favorites:
Boyz n the Hood: Furious Styles
Laurence Fishburne plays a devoted father who wants his son to know about the challenges he will face.
To Kill a Mockingbird: Atticus Finch
Gregory Peck plays a lawyer who teaches his daughter about empathy.
Father of the Bride: Stanley Banks
Spencer Tracy plays the devoted but befuddled father who is emotionally and financially overwhelmed by his daughter’s wedding. (See also the remake with Steve Martin.)
Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles: Gou-ichi Takata
Ken Takakura plays an estranged father who pays tribute to his son by trying to complete his film.
Finding Nemo: Marlin
Albert Brooks provides the voice for the fish who swims through the ocean to find his son.