PLAYED BY: Gregory Peck
HIS SITUATION: A lawyer and single father, Atticus Finch raises his two kids — Scout and Jem — in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama.
PARENTING TRAIT WE ADMIRE: Decency. Believing that all men are created — and should be treated — equally is something of challenge in the Deep South of 1930s America.
TEACHING SCOUT A COMPELLING LESSON WE CAN ALL STILL LEARN FROM: “If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”