PLAYED BY: J.K. Simmons
HIS SITUATION: Dealing with the news that Juno (Ellen Page), his sixteen-year-old daughter from a previous marriage, is about to make him a grandfather.
PARENTING TRAIT WE ADMIRE: Humor. As good a way as any in defusing unpleasant situations, Mac has certainly passed on the funny-making genes to his wise-cracking first daughter.
SETUP:“Look, in my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you — the right person is still going to think the sun shines out your a**. That’s the kind of person that’s worth sticking with.”