Ah, autumn, when a young man’s fancy turns to… passing the midterm. Yes, it’s time for some of us to go back to school, and for the rest of us to remember our teachers and the lessons they taught us.
Of course, some of our fondest mentors came not from our classrooms but from the movies, where the sentimental inspirational-teacher saga has been a staple for decades. Then again, some of us had terrible teachers in school; they’re represented in the movies, too.
Here, then, for better or worse, are ten of the most memorable instructors ever to lecture in a movie classroom without getting chalk dust on their jackets.
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