Celebrity News

Who's Your All-Time Favorite Movie Dad?


Just in time for Father's Day, Blockbuster has released a survey on the best and worst dads on the big screen.

Topping the list of the most-liked movie dads is Chris Gardner in "The Pursuit of Happyness," played by Will Smith.

Will's real-life son, Jaden, stars alongside his famous daddy in the film, and their on-screen relationship convinced fans that Will's the best father on and off the movie screen!

Not far behind Will is Steve Martin's classic role as George Banks in "Father of the Bride."

But the worst liked dad?

Jack Torrance, played by Jack Nicholson, in "The Shining!"

Jim Carrey's role as absent father/incessant liar Fletcher Reede in "Liar, Liar" came in second.

Suprisingly, for the dad most people would like as their own, Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise ranked among the lowest!

Here is the full list:

Movie Dads You'd Most Like As Your Own:
Chris Garder (Will Smith), "The Pursuit of Happyness" - 19%
George Banks (Steve Martin), "Father of the Bride" - 18%
Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck), "To Kill A Mockingbird" - 17%
Bernie Focker (Dustin Hoffman), "Meet the Fockers" - 12%
Jack Butler (Michael Keaton), "Mr. Mom" - 8%

Movie Dads You'd Least Like As Your Own:
Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson), "The Shining" - 35%
Fletcher Reede (Jim Carrey), "Liar, Liar" - 16%
Darth Vader (David Prowse), "Empire Strikes Back" - 13%
Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando), "The Godfather" - 13%
Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey), "American Beauty" - 6%

Movie Dads Most Like Your Own:
George Banks (Steve Martin), "Father of the Bride" - 16%
Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro), "Meet the Parents" - 16%
Drum Eatenton (Tom Skerritt), "Steel Magnolias" - 12%
Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase), "National Lampoon's Vacation" - 8%
Jim's Dad (Eugene Levy), "American Pie" - 7%

Celebrity Dads You'd Most Like As Your Own
Will Smith, father to Trey, Willow and Jaden - 25%
Russell Crowe, father to Charlie and Tennyson - 8%
Ben Affleck, father to Violet - 7%
Brad Pitt, father to Maddox, Zahara, Shiloh and Pax - 7%
Hugh Jackman, father to Ava and Oscar - 6%
Tom Cruise, father to Isabella, Connor and Suri - 6%

Comments