Top 15 Fathers on Film
Chris Gardner, 'The Pursuit of Happyness'
Will Smith and his real-life son shine in this story about Chris Gardner, a devoted single father who went from homelessness to a career as a stockbroker. Deserted by his wife, Gardner has only two things going for him, his dedication to his son and his unquenchable determination to do whatever is necessary to make the best possible life for the two of them. Smith, an enormously charismatic performer and a superb actor, is outstanding here, and the natural chemistry he has with his son translates beautifully to the screen.