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8 Underrated Movie Dads Who'd Be Great with Gay Kids

It seems like every year we toast the same movie heroes again and again: Oscar telecast montages are filled with images of Scarlett O'Hara and Atticus Finch; AFI countdowns recognize Cool Hand Luke and Sam Spade. Today in belated honor of Father's Day, I'm counting up some underrated mensches of cinema -- great movie dads -- and explaining why they'd be great fathers for gay kids. In fact, I'll even imagine how they'd react to a kid's coming out. Should be pretty revealing. And Oscar-worthy.

(P.S. Whenever I tell people how my dad has never had a problem with gayness, I'm always so annoyed to get a response like, "How Lucky you are!" I shouldn't be considered "lucky" because my parents aren't evil idiots. Anyone else relate to this? Moving on.)

1. Gomez Addams from The Addams Family

Now, I'm a Raul Julia zealot anyway (I prefer to call him
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