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Father and Son Duos in Film

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t’s no secret that boys look up to their dads, even in Hollywood. In
many popular films, father-and-son duos took over the silver screen
and shared their passions for acting with the public.
film released in 2006. The film follows the Smiths through hardships
and despair while the elder takes a
chance on a new career. The portrayal of this wholesome journey
“THE PURSUIT OF
earned Will Smith a nomination
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for an Academy Award for best
Will and Jaden Smith
The duo made their collaborative performance by an actor in a leadacting debut in this award-winning ing role.
The pair would later team up in
film released in 2006. The film follows the Smiths through hardships the 2013 post-apocalyptic film,
and despair while the elder takes a After Earth.
“ZOOLANDER”
chance on a new Here are a few of
Ben and Jerry Stiller
the most popular movies you can
In this 2001 comedy, Derek
witness these fathers and sons.
Zoolander (Ben Stiller) falls from
the spotlight as a male fashion
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model and his world is quickly
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turned upside down when he
Will and Jaden Smith
The duo made their collaborative becomes a pawn in an assassination
acting debut in this award-winning attempt. During his struggle to
Here are a few of the most popular movies you can witness these
fathers and sons.

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aggression. Experts at National Geographic say these lessons are best learned in a safe environment where nobody
gets hurt, rather than being exposed to them in a compromising situation. Of course, the level of roughness dads use
should largely depend on the age, size and feelings of a
child. With the right balance, it introduces a great skillbuilding experience.

DADS AND THEIR DAUGHTERS’ CAREERS

You may not realize how much your daddy’s girl looks
up to you. However, according to a study by Psychological
Science, it was revealed that the strongest predictor of girls’
career goals and attitudes toward traditional gender roles
was whether their fathers did or didn’t pull their weight
around the house. Showing a strong sense of responsibility
with the household chores can actually improve an impressionable daughter’s chances to pursue a higher education
and career.

reclaim fame, his quirky
agent, played by his
father, finds himself
wrapped up in the plan.
The father-son duo also
appeared in
“Heavyweights,” “The
Heartbreak Kid,” and
“Hot Pursuit.”
“HARRY POTTER”
Brendan and Domhnall Gleeson
Brendan and
Domhnall Gleeson
Before Domhnall
industry aficionados. In 2019,
Gleeson’s addition to the Star Wars’
Brendan starred and directed
franchise, he played Bill Weasley in
“Psychic” alongside Domhnall and
the immensely popular Harry
Brian Gleeson. His other child,
Potter series, alongside his father
Rory is credited with writing the
Brendan who portrays Mad-Eye
short film, and son Fergus comMoody. The Gleeson clan consists
posed the music.
of even more actors and movie

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f you’re
having
trouble finding
the words to
tell your father
how much he
means to you,
these wholesome quotes can give
you inspiration. Whether you write
them in a card or recite them in
person, these words will go straight
to his heart.
“I am not ashamed to say that no
man I ever met was my father’s
equal, and I never loved any
other man as much.” — Hedy
Lamarr

“Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone
special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you
Dad, because you are so special to me.” — Wade
Boggs
“Lately all my friends are worried they’re turning into their fathers. I’m worried I’m not.” —
Dan Zevin
“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone
could give another person. He believed in me.”
— Jim Valvano
“Being a daddy’s girl is like having permanent
armor for the rest of your life.”
— Marinela Reka
“It’s only when you grow up and
step back from him — or leave
him for your own home — it’s
only then that you can measure his
greatness and fully appreciate it.”
— Margaret Truman

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