12 Best Celebrity Dads

It’s tough being a celebrity, but tougher being a parent.

As a celebrity, one only has to worry about one’s self—making sure that all those images being displayed on the tabloids are positive and not of the mug shot variety. But as a parent, the level of responsibility goes up a notch or seven, as one is responsible for that other life and/or lives, and how they develop. Ultimately the parent is responsible for ensuring that pics of the kids in the tabloids are not of the mug shot variety…at least until they’ve grown up and are no longer under the shadow of the parent’s fame.

And with that in mind, we now give you the best celebrity dads:

David Beckham

The numerous tattoos in tribute to his four children certainly suggest that Beckham is a dedicated and loving father. Dad also seems to spend a lot of time with the kids, as the entire family is constantly in the media spotlight, jet-setting together from one fun event to the next. We do wonder, though, whether Beckham and Posh might pull the children out of school a bit too often.

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Allan Bregg / Shutterstock.com

Clint Eastwood

The prolific actor has eight children with five different partners, and perhaps his most redeeming feature as a parent has been his relative success at keeping them out of trouble. None of the children have been prone to the usual scandals of Hollywood kids, and all seem to be enjoying relatively normal lives, with four following their father into the film industry.

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s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

Steve Carell

While Carell has played the roles of the despicable villain and a dysfunctional father in the movies, as a parent he seems to be neither despicable nor dysfunctional. He has been quoted as saying that having children was one of the “most important and best thing[s] that we ever did,” and that he and his wife’s greatest achievement as parents is that the children “respect and listen” to them, which is something he doesn’t “see in all of their friends.”

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Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

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