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Saturday 22 July 2017

Levy 'most embarrassing movie dad'

Eugene Levy's American Pie character has been voted the most embarrassing screen dad
Eugene Levy's American Pie character has been voted the most embarrassing screen dad

American Pie star Eugene Levy has been named the most embarrassing on-screen dad in a poll of film fans.

The actor, who played Jim's dad in the film, became a cult hit in the role that saw him offering his son explicit and unwanted advice about his love life.

He picked up 40 per cent of the votes - twice as many as his closest competitor, Clark Griswold, played by Chevy Chase in the National Lampoon films.

Cartoon dad Homer Simpson came third, followed by Robin Williams' cross-dressing character in Mrs Doubtfire.

Robert De Niro's character from Meet The Parents, fearsome former CIA agent Jack Byrnes, came fifth in the poll of 1,200 people organised by online streaming and DVD service Lovefilm to coincide with Father's Day at the weekend.

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