PLAYED BY: Nicolas Cage
HIS SITUATION: A disgraced New York City cop vows revenge on the mobster who framed him (and caused the suicide of his wife). Taking the nom de guerre Big Daddy, Damon Macready begins training his young daughter Mindy (Chloë Moretz) in the deadly arts.
PARENTING TRAIT WE ADMIRE: Practicality. Untroubled by the myriad ethical and legal aspects of his training program, Macready is quite proud of his scarily gifted young girl
TENDERLY EXPLAINING TO HIS DAUGHTER THE PHYSICS OF A BULLET FIRED FROM A GUN — AND THE VALUE OF A BULLETPROOF VEST: “700 miles an hour. So at close range like this, the force is gonna take you off your feet for sure, but it’s really no more painful than a punch in the chest.”