10. MARLIN IN FINDING NEMO (2003)

No matter what species he represents, a male who doesn’t protect his own might as well spring for a sex change operation. The only thing worse than a deadbeat father is one who won’t fight for his seed, like clownfish Marlin (voiced by Albert Brooks) does in the Pixar hit Finding Nemo. Marlin’s son, Nemo, is kidnapped by a scuba diver, so the water-breathing patriarch hits the open sea to find his little one. Along the way, he gets trapped inside the mouth of a blue whale and doesn’t back down from a crew of hungry sharks. Worst of all, though, Marlin puts up with the nonstop chatter of a blue reef fish (Ellen Degeneres). Can clownfish be sainted?