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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.


Forrest Gump

Forrest never really needed a father figure. His mother did more than her share to provide for him. Sometimes, she even worked late into the night, if you know what I mean. But he took male guidance where he could get it. Elvis Presley taught him about music. President Kennedy gave him as much Dr. Pepper as he wanted. And Lieutenant Dan yelled at him. It must have worked though because he ended up raising the very talented Haley Joel Osment.