Famous Fathers

Hugh Jackman, Brad Pitt & More Celebrity Dads on Fatherhood (PHOTOS)

Jon Stewart corrupts his kids, David Beckham on living in America, and more stars talk about being dads.

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As the nation’s dads—regular and famous—celebrate Father’s Day, see what the A-list has to say about having kids, including Will Smith on being ‘Mr. Willow,’ David Beckham on his sons having American accents, and more.

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Jerry Seinfeld on his parenting strategy

“You figure out what the program is, and stick to it. I always say, ‘Ask Mommy.’”

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Kevin Costner on fame and fatherhood

"I've always engaged my children—about life, about what life means with us in the public eye, how it's affected their lives—I've always talked to them about it. So, God bless them, they're my greatest production."

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Brad Pitt on being a busy parent

"We put in long days working. And to go home and have dinner with your kids, and have to discipline one of them who's out of line, and still have the energy for that is ... I can't explain the fulfillment of that, but it is everything."

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David Beckham on His Kids’ Jokes

“The boys are funny. I was putting Cruz to bed the other night and I said something to him and he turned round to me and said, ‘Daddy—you’re so English.’…They’ve got full-on American accents now but I don’t care. It makes me laugh when we go home and we see the parents and grandparents and they are like, ‘What’s happened to them?’”

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Hugh Jackman on Adoption

“I constantly tell Oscar about destiny. I tell him that he was always meant to come to us…We requested a biracial child because there was more of a need. People wait 18 months to adopt a little blond girl, while biracial children are turned away.”

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Usher on the Family Car

“It’s the thing that makes life worth living and working hard. I’m in the minivan. I make lunch for them when I have to cook but they don’t have a lunch box.”

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Matt Damon on Teaching Kids About Diversity

“One of the reasons we live in New York is because, without having to explain things to the girls, they can walk around the streets and just by looking around them see that the world is composed of all different people from different walks of life, different languages and different socio-economic backgrounds. They pick it up through osmosis.”

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Will Smith on Being Less Famous Than His Kids

“Oh yeah, yeah. I was Mr. Willow. ‘Mr. Willow,’ a bunch of kids were calling me that. And I was the Karate Kid’s dad in about 40 different languages.”

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Johnny Depp on Protecting His Family

“These are the most important people in my life. You know, I would die for these people. If someone were to harm my family or a friend or somebody I love, I would eat them. I might end up in jail for 500 years, but I would eat them.”

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Jon Stewart on Ruining His Kids

“It is an amazing opportunity to be able to ruin someone from scratch. They will believe anything you say. How do you not prank such innocence? ‘Daddy, are there monsters?’ ‘Oh, there they are!’”

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Tim McGraw on Having Only Daughters

“The more I learn, the more I realize don’t know. The main thing is to shut up and nod your head ‘yes’ a lot. And don’t ever get dressed too early. I’ve learned that when they say they’re ready to walk out the door, then you get dressed, and you’ll only have about 10 more minutes to wait.”

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Jack Black on His Kids Realizing He Is Famous

“The other day he said, ‘Does everyone know you?’ And I was like, ‘A lot of people know me, yeah.’ And he said, “Does everyone know me?’ I said, ‘No. But, you know, people know you.’ So, he’s starting to get, like, the concept of the biz...He doesn’t really know that I’m famous yet, know what I mean? He might freak out if he realizes he’s sharing me.”

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Chris Martin on His Children’s Names

“People make a big fuss over names. Names of babies, names of albums, names of bands. There’s nothing weird about calling your baby Chewbacca if that’s what you want to call your baby. It’s no stranger than Sarah.”