I can’t think of any others with a more sweeping sense of corruption. His perversity is simply authoritative. And yet, he’s probably the most memorable father in film history, as well…. Credit must be given to Towne, Polanski, and first and foremost to Huston for designing such an epically horrific character.
Then again, there’s always Gerard Depardieu in “My Father the Hero”…[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azAfQGBdjPY]
Happy Father’s Day, and just remember that there’s nothing better than a villainous paterfamilias to make one appreciate their own flawed daddies.