Atticus Finch, 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
Played by Gregory Peck, small-town lawyer Finch is not the kind of
father to spend all afternoon playing catch or dress-up. He does not
tell his children how wonderful they are or how much he loves them. His
children, Scout and Jem, learn from other people about his integrity
and ability. And then they see how far he will go to keep them safe.
The last line of the movie says it all: "He turned out the light and
went into Jem's room. He would be there all night and he would be there
when Jem waked up in the morning."