We love all the guys on this list of famous and sexy men, not just because they are famous and sexy, but because they are all awesome dads. Seriously, these guys have taken parenthood by the horns and we want to take some time to give them the props they deserve.
From Brad Pitt to Matt Damon to Hugh Jackman, check out who made our list of Hollywood’s 10 Best Dads and tell us who you think should be number one!
Brad Pitt, The Stay-at-Home Dad
Brad loves playing Mr. Mom to his brood of six when mom Angelina Jolie is off making films. This famous couple trades off on parenting duty so that one of them is always home with the kids while the other one is working. Dad to Maddox, 9, Pax, 6, Zahara, 5, Shiloh, 4, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 2, Brad takes the kids to the park, the pool, out for ice cream and off on adventures on movie sets around the world. Spending so much time with the kids doesn’t leave Brad much time to take care of himself. Luckily he has found an ingenious use for baby wipes. “I got six kids. All you’ve got to do is just take [baby wipes], a couple quick wipes under the pits. Man, I’m getting pissed on all day. I don’t have time to take a shower,” Brad said just after the twins were born.
Ben Affleck, The Well-Meaning Pop
Ben’s wife Jennifer Garner concedes that her husband is a model parent to daughters Violet, 4, and Seraphina, 1, with the exception of one task… he can’t do little girl’s hair. Talking about Ben getting Violet off to school, Jen joked to In Style magazine: “He dresses her and does her hair. It’s pretty funny. You can always tell when he has been at it, just two random barrettes hanging in there. It’s so sweet.”
Matt Damon, The Grounded Father
Brad Pitt’s buddy Matt is starting to catch up to him in the baby-making department. Matt and his wife Luciana are expecting their third child together to add to their family of Isabella, 3, Gia, 19 months, and Alexia, 11, from Lucy’s first marriage. Having kids has kept Matt grounded. “It’s pretty easy to kind of lose your way… having kids is really helpful,” he told Parade magazine. “They kind of disabuse you of the notion of your greatness pretty quickly. There’s a routine that you get into with kids that precludes you from going back to your single days. I’m probably more boring than I used to be. I go to bed earlier and I get up earlier.”
Will Smith, The Proud Papa
Nothing makes a papa prouder than his kids stealing his spotlight and that’s exactly what Will’s children with actress Jada Pinkett Smith are starting to do. His son Jaden 12, recently had a lead role in the remake of The Karate Kid, while his daughter Willow, 9, had a role in her dad’s I Am Legend. “We’re very excited, we think he did a brilliant job,” Will gushed about Jaden’s performance in The Karate Kid. “We’re happy that he’s a disciplined man.”
Joel Madden, Too-Cool-For-School Dad
Joel is just one of those cool dads, the kind who can strap on a Baby Bjorn and strut down the street carrying a guitar! He’s rarely spotted without little Harlow, 2, or Sparrow, 1 (his kids with fiancé Nicole Richie) in tow and he definitely knows that in the hierarchy of Hollywood dads, he is something fierce. “I’m a cool dad,” he acknowledges. “I can still go out and rock ‘n’ roll a bit and hang out and deejay, but I’m definitely all about my family. Family first.”
Pete Wentz, The Do-Gooder Dad
It’s so easy for Hollywood parents to raise their kids in an unrealistic celebrity bubble, but rocker Pete doesn’t want that for his adorable baby boy Bronx, 1, with wife Ashlee Simpson Wentz. He wants this kid to see the world! That’s why Pete is heavily involved with the UNICEF’s TAP project to bring clean water to children in underdeveloped communities. He hopes one day Bronx will share his passion for helping others. “I want my son to know that the world doesn’t revolve around this bubble that we live in. In order to empathize with all [the world’s] children, he needs to see them as the same as him,” Pete said about Bronx.
David Beckham, The Grateful Father
This famous footballer has his priorities straight. Sure he travels the globe kicking some serious booty on the soccer field, but his real passion is raising Brooklyn, 11, Romeo, 8, and Cruz, 5, with wife Victoria Beckham. “Being a dad is more important than football,” Becks says. Right on, guy!!!
Hugh Jackman, The Easy-Going Dad
When we think of Hugh most of us think of the X-Men character Wolverine. But when this Aussie isn’t using his steel blades on screen, he is busy raising his kids Oscar, 10, and Ava, 5, with wife Deborra Lee Furness. “Becoming a father, I think it inevitably changes your perspective of life. I don’t get nearly enough sleep. And the simplest things in life are completely satisfying. I find you don’t have to do as much, like you don’t go on as many outings,” he says.
Gavin Rossdale, The Rebellious Dad
When he was a teenager, musician Gavin was a Sex Pistols-loving punk rocker with spiked hair. And it looks as if his 4-year-old son, Kingston, is following in his footsteps! Gavin jokes with wife Gwen Stefani that their oldest son should be renamed after the band’s late bass player Sid Vicious. Gavin is encouraging Kingston and 2-year-old Zuma to be different. “To me, it would be a disappointment if the kids were cookie-cutter,” he told Babble.com. “So I want them to be rebellious in a way that doesn’t mean spitting at people or being bratty, but being individuals who question things. I want them to have input, to be smart and have an angle on things, to not be intimidated. Punk gave me a powerful thing, which was not feeling intimidated. It made you feel like you don’t have to agree with everything you’re told.”
Matthew McConaughey, The Laid-Back Dad
Matthew is one relaxed papa to son Levi, 2, and daughter Vida, 7 months, with model girlfriend Camilla Alves. While most dads get nervous when they first become parents, Matthew took it all in stride, blogging right after Levi’s birth in 2008: “We welcome Levi Alves McConaughey into this wonderful life and look forward to livin it with him, in the mean time and all times, just keep livin.”