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12 Iconic Fictional Dads, From Jean Valjean to Gomez Addams—and Their Best Quotes

For Father’s Day, we take a look back at some of pop culture’s most beloved dads

The way fathers have been portrayed in film, literature, and TV has evolved throughout the decades. While sitcoms tend to box them into having more goofy, bumbling personalities (a departure from the more macho, strict figures of years’ past), there’s no one way to paint a father in pop culture, as the stark difference between Captain von Trapp and Gomez Addams will show. For Father’s Day, we’ve rounded up 12 iconic fictional dads from books, movies, and TV shows, and peppered in their best quotes as well. 


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Lead photos and gallery photos from IMdB


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