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Tough Hollywood Dads: Clint Eastwood, Sean Connery & More (Photos)

From Eastwood to Bogart, see photos of famous actors spending quality time with their kids.

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On screen, they’re wise guys, terminators, and cowboys. Off screen, they’re pops. From Eastwood to Bogart, see photos of famous actors spending quality time with their kids.

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Clint Eastwood

Go ahead, make my day. Actor Clint Eastwood shows his 3-year-old son, Kyle, how to eat a crab at Fisherman’s Wharf restaurant in San Francisco, 1971.

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Sean Connery

Connery, the man best known for his role as the dashing secret agent in seven James Bond films, gives son Jason a big kiss in 1988.

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Steve McQueen

"King of Cool" Steve McQueen puts his arm around daughter Terry at a California-500 Indy car race, circa 1973. 

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Charles Bronson

Sixties and ’70s Hollywood badboy Charles Bronson takes in the Olympic Games in Montreal with his daughter and his wife, Jill Ireland, in July 1970.

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Edward G. Robinson

Edward G. Robinson may be known for his terrifying portrayals of violent gangsters, but there’s nothing terrifying about this family man, waiting happily with his wife, Gladys, and son Manny, 6, at Grand Central Terminal on their way to Europe. 

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Anthony Quinn

Anthony Quinn (Zorba the Greek, Lawrence of Arabia) and son Lorenzo take a thoughtful pause on their Vespa in 1968. 

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

Terminator actor, professional body builder, and future California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger poses with son Patrick in front of an F-22 Raptor at Edwards Air Force Base in California circa 2002. 

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Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart may be American cinema’s greatest male star ever, but in this photo, he looks like just another (handsome) dad. Here, he and wife, Lauren Bacall, smile with son Stephen as they depart England for New York in September 1951. Bogart had just finished filming The African Queen, a role for which he would win his only Oscar.

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Jean-Claude Van Damme

Jean-Claude Van Damme flexes his “Muscles From Brussels” while on the beach at the Las Hadas Sweet 16 Celebrity Sports Invitational in Manzanillo, Mexico, with son Kristopher van Varenberg and father Eugene van Varenberg in May 1990.

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Robert Mitchum

Actor Robert Mitchum, best known for playing thugs in old noir movies, smiles as he lifts his son, James, circa 1946. 

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Kirk Douglas

Who doesn't love to play airplane? Young Michael Douglas balances on his dad, tough-guy actor Kirk Douglas, at home in 1948.

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Gary Busey

Jake Busey and Gary Busey pose at a Beverly Hills gala, 2004.

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Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper looks delighted to spend some quality time with his daughter, Maria, during a ski trip in February 1949.