Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Axe-Wielding Nicholson Named Top ‘Bad Dad’

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Movie fans are taking an axe to Jack Nicholson: They’ve named his homicidal character from The Shining as the top “Bad Dad” of all time.

Forty-two percent of film fanatics who took the poll by the online movie ticketing firm Fandango.com say the door-chopping, “Heeeere’s Johnny”-yelling papa, “Jack Torrance,” is the worst screen father of all time.

By comparison, 32 percent think Anakin Skywalker – a.k.a. Darth Vader – proves he’s the worst silver screen dad in The Empire Strikes Back.

Nine percent think the daughter-kissing dad played by Randy Quaid in National Lampoon’s Vacation is the worst, while seven percent choose Adam Sandler in Big Daddy.

Finally, the basketball-bouncing bad dad Robert Duvall portrayed in The Great Santini gets six percent of the vote, while The Stepfather, played by Lost star Terry O’Quinn comes in last with four percent.

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