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Bad, Dad And Dangerous To Know: Father Figures In Hollywood
David Bax , November 16th, 2009 08:31

Not all substitute father figures were as successful as Arnie in Terminator 2, as Battleship Pretension's David Bax explains.


8 Mile

Anyone who’s even halfway familiar with his music knows that Eminem was raised by a single mother who was, perhaps, less than equal to the task. And Kim Basinger did a great job of bringing the monstrous woman from Eminem’s lyrics to life in Curtis Hanson’s film. But who exactly was the father figure supposed to be? Hip-hop itself? Mekhi Phifer? That paintball gun? I guess we’ll never know.