The 10 men we all wish were our godfathers

Universally, most people have godparents. Some are like second parents, other mere imaginary figures. However, I think it’s safe to say that there are a few names out there that we would all LOVE to be our godfathers. From A-list celebrities to politicians of old, the below list constitutes some of the most amazing, inspirational, knowledgeable and downright awesome men to have ever lived – we all wish they were our godfathers.

Steve McQueen

A movie superstar, a motoring hero and a style icon – who wouldn’t want the ‘King of Cool’ to be their godfather?

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Winston Churchill

As the man who saved Britain and one of unbridled wit, the stories Churchill could tell you over a cigar and whisky would be endlessly mesmerising.

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David Attenborough

Like Churchill, Attenborough’s knowledge knows no bounds. Calling him for a chat would be beyond insightful, enjoyable and fascinating.

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Marlon Brando

Another outrageous movie star, who wouldn’t want the actual ‘Godfather’ as their real godfather? Seriously, it would be amazing!

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Michael Gambon

Imagine if Dumbledore was your godfather? I know, ridiculous! His gentle nature and soothing voice would make everything better.

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Richard Branson

For the entrepreneurial spirited, who better than Sir Richard Branson? Fly to see him on Necker Island, chat business and while the nights away – perfect.

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Stirling Moss

A motoring legend of gargantuan calibre, Sir Stirling Moss would make the perfect godfather. Whether driving through the countryside or tinkering on a vintage machine, Moss would be an outrageous godfather.

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Stephen Fry

Not only would Stephen Fry’s wit be sublimely enjoyable, but his relaxing voice would make you forever at peace. You’re also pretty likely to learn a thing or two.

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J.R.R Tolkien

The imagination of J.R.R Tolkien is generally considered one of the most complex and varied of any man. Spending an afternoon with him would be a dream come true.

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes

And finally, for those with the itching urge to adventure far and wide, who better than Sir Ranulph Fiennes? One of the most famous living adventurers, what he doesn’t know isn’t worth knowing.

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