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The Mentor Hall of Fame


Mentoring Relationships Depicted in Motion Pictures and Television
Virtually anyone can benefit from having a mentor. And many such relationships have been written into various movies and television works.

The following list of mentor pairs was compiled by Rey Carr from a variety of sources including hundreds of films seen and thousands of hours of TV watching.

If you know of mentor pairs that ought to be added, we have provided an opportunity for you to submit the names and details: Add a Mentor Pair.

MENTORING RELATIONSHIPS DEPICTED IN MOTION PICTURES AND TELEVISION
  • Edna Garrett, played by Milwaukee-born Emmy and Tony-nominated actress Charlotte Rae (1926-2018) was a mentor to the young women in the long-running TV-show, Facts of Life.

  • William Carlock (played by David Straithorn) is a mentor to Temple Grandin (played by Claire Danes) in the 2010 TV-movie, Temple Grandin, directed by Mick Jackson.

  • Ida Marquette (played by Kathy Bates) is a mentor to Michelle Darnell (played by Melissa McCarthy) in the 2016 movie, The Boss, directed by Ben Falcone.

  • Dr. Bernard Altman (played by Luther Adler) is a mentor to Dr. James Whitman (played by Roy Thinnes) in the 1970's TV-series, The Psychiatrist: God Bless the Children.

  • Viscount William Lamb (Lord) Melbourne (played by Rufus Sewell) was a mentor to Queen Victoria (played by Jenna Coleman) in the TV-series Victoria created by Daisy Goodwin.

  • Captain Philippa Georgiou (played by Michelle Yeoh) is a mentor to Michael Burnham (played by Sonequa Martin-Green) in the 2017 TV-series, Star Trek Discovery, created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman.

  • General Dostum (played by Navid Negahban) is a mentor to Mitch Nelson (played by Chris Hemsworth) in the 2018 movie, 12 Strong, directed by Nicolai Fuglsig.

  • Dicky Fox (played by Jarred Jussim) is a mentor to Jerry Mcguire (played by Tom Cruise) in the 1996 movie Jerry Mcguire, directed by Cameron Crowe.

  • Moe Adams (played by John Mahoney) is a mentor to Bill 'BB' Babowsky (played by Richard Dreyfuss) in the 1987 movie, Tin Men, directed by Barry Levinson.

  • Dr. Marvin Jaffrey (played by guest star Malcom McDowell) is a mentor to Dr. Ava Bekker (played by Norma Kuhling) on the TV-series, Chicago Med.

  • Professor Cavanaugh (played by David Warner) is a mentor to Laszlo Kreizler (played by Daniel Brühl) in the TV-series The Alienist.

  • A foster father, Hec, (played by Sam Neill) is a mentor to a young boy, Ricky (played by Julian Dennison) in the New Zealand based 2016 movie, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, directed by Taika Waititi.

  • Grandpa Edwin Hoover (played by Alan Arkin) is a mentor to a Olive Hoover (played by Abigail Breslin) in the 2006 movie, Little Miss Sunshine, directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.

  • Hub (played by Robert Duvall) and Garth (played by Michael Caine) are both mentors to Walter (played by Haley Joel Osment) in the 2003 movie, Secondhand Lions, directed by Tim McCanlies.

  • Film director Agnès Varda is a mentor to muralist/photojournalist JR in the 2017 documentary movie, Faces Places, directed by JR and Agnès Varda.

  • Jazz musician Clark Terry, who was a mentor to Miles Davis, mentors a blind 23-year old pianist, Justin Kauflin, in this 2004 documentary, Keep on Keepin' On, directed by Alan Hicks.

  • High school teacher Jaime Escalante (played by Edward James Olmos) is a mentor to his students in this 1998 movie, Stand and Deliver, directed by Ramón Menéndez.

  • Dr. Larabee (played by Laurence Fishburne) is a mentor/coach to Akeelah (played by Keke Palmer) in the 2006 movie, Akeelah and the Bee, directed by Doug Atchison.

  • Rocky Balboa (played by Sylvester Stallone) is a mentor to Adonis Johnson (played by Michael B. Jordan) in the 2015 movie, Creed, directed by Ryan Coogler.

  • Mark Thackeray, an out-of-work engineer, becomes a teacher (played by Sidney Portier ) and mentors his students in the 1967 movie, To Sir, With Love, directed by James Clavell.

  • African-American high school football coach Herman Boone (played by Denzel Washington) is a mentor to players on his team in the 2000 movie Remember the Titans, directed by Boaz Yakin.

  • Reformed gang leader S. Lance Ingram (played by Daniel Beaty) is mentored by Miss Maddy (played by Loretta Devine) in the 2017 movie, Chapter & Verse, directed by Jamal Joseph.

  • Professor Frank Bryant (played by Michael Caine) is a mentor to Rita (played by Julie Walters) in the 1983 movie, Educating Rita, directed by British producer, director and writer Lewis Gilbert (1920-2018).

  • Tom Koracick (played by Greg Germann) is a mentor to Amelia Sshepherd (played by Caterina Scorsone) in the TV-show, Grey's Anatomy.

  • Abe Karatz (played by Martin Landau) is a mentor to Preston Tucker (played by Jeff Bridges) in the 1988 movie, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

  • Abe Petrovsky (played by Martin Landau) is a mentor to Mike McDermott (played by Matt Damon) in the 1998 movie Rounders, directed by John Dahl.

  • Sam Vimes, a fictional detective in author Terry Pratchett's (1948-2015) Discworld series is a mentor to British Inspector Fred Thursday in the British TV-series, Endeavor, based on the British crime writer and author of the Inspector Morse novels of Colin Dexter (1930-2017).

  • Ferreira (played by Liam Neeson) is a mentor to Rodrigues (played by Andrew Garfield) in the 2016 movie Silence directed by Martin Scorsese.

  • Ben Grym (played by Jackie Long) is a mentor to Adam (played by Canadian Calum Worthy) in the 2017 movie Bodied, directed by Joseph Kahn.

  • Whit Burnett (played by Kevin Spacey) is a mentor to J.D. Salinger (played by Nicholas Hoult) in the 2017 movie, Rebel in the Rye, directed by Danny Strong.

  • Dr. Aaron Glassman (played by Richard Schiff) is a mentor to Dr. Shaun Murphy (played by Freddie Highmore) in the TV-Series The Good Doctor.

  • Stan Hurley (played by Michael Keaton) is a mentor to Mitch Rapp (played by Dylan O'Brien) in the 2017 movie American Assassin, directed by Michael Cuesta.

  • Francis Silverberg (played by Jeffrey Tambor) is a mentor to Christian Wolff (played by Ben Affleck) in the 2016 movie, The Accountant, directed by Gavin O'Connor.

  • Sean Maguire (played by Robin Williams (1951-2014)) is a mentor to Will Hunting (played by Matt Damon) in the 1997 film, Good Will Hunting, directed by Gus Van Sant.

  • Lord Warwick (played by James Frain) is a mentor to Edward IV (played by Max Irons) in the TV-series, The White Queen.

  • Antiope (played by Robin Wright) is a mentor to Wonder Woman (played by Gal Gadot) in the 2017 film, Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins.

  • Marcia Jeffries (played by Patricia Neal) is a mentor to Lonesome Rhodes (played by Andy Griffith) in the 1957 movie, A Face in the Crowd, directed by Elia Kazan.

  • Actor George Kennedy (1925-2016) played Clint Eastwood's mentor in the movie The Eiger Sanction.

  • Miguel Ferrer (1955-2017) played Dr. Garret Macy mentor to Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh (played by Jill Hennesey) in the TV-series Crossing Jordan.

  • Sean Maguire (played by Robin Williams (1951-2014)) is a mentor to Will Hunting (played by Matt Damon) in the 1997 film, Good Will Hunting, directed by Gus Van Sant.

  • Francis Silverberg (played by Jeffrey Tambor) is a mentor to Christian Wolff (played by Ben Affleck) in the 2016 movie, The Accountant, directed by Gavin O'Connor.

  • Canadian comic and author Martin Short guest stars (as a advertising guru) and acts as a mentor to Sarah Hyland (as Haley) in the TV-show Modern Family.

  • Dr. Theodore Corbell (played by Ben Vereen) is a mentor to Chris (played by Yassir Lester) in the 2017 TV-series Making History..

  • Steve Rogers (played by Chris Evans) is a mentor to Sam Wilson (played by Anthony Mackie) in the 2014 movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier, directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo.

  • Gilliam (played by John Hurt) is a mentor to Curtis (played by Chris Evans) in the 2013 movie Snowpiercer, directed by Bong Joon Ho.

  • Thomas Harper (played by Kevin Costner) is a mentor to Jack Ryan (played by Chris Pine) in the movie, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, directed by Kenneth Branagh.

  • Londo Mollari (played by Peter Jurasik) was a mentor to Vir Cotto (played by Stephen Furst) in the TV-series, Babylon 5, created by J. Michael Straczynski.

  • NASA engineer Karl Zielinski (played by Olek Krupa) is a mentor to Mary Jackson (played by Janelle Monáe) in the 2016 motion picture Hidden Figures, directed by Theodore Melfi.

  • Veteran DJ James (played by Wes Bentley) is a mentor to Aspiring DJ Cole (played by Zac Efron) in the 2015 movie, We Are Your Friends..

  • Book editor, Maxwell Perkins (played by Colin Firth) was a mentor to Thomas Wolfe (played by Jude Law), F. Scott Fitzgerald (played by Guy Pearce), and Ernest Hemingway (played by Dominic West) in the 2016 movie, Genius, directed by Michael Grandage.

  • Cambridge University Professor, G.H. Hardy (played by Jeremy Irons) was a mentor to math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar (played by Dev Patel) in the 2015 film, The Man Who Knew Infinity,, directed by Matt Brown.

  • Marlene Dietrich (played by Olympia Dukakis) is a mentor to 5-time Grammy Award-winner Dionne Warwick (played by Letoya Luckett) in the 2016 film, Dionne, to be directed by Mario Van Peebles.

  • The Ancient One (played by Tilda Swinton) is a mentor to Dr. Stephen Strange (played by Bernard Cumberbatch) in the 2016 movie, Doctor Strange, directed by Scott Derrickson.

  • Bagheera (voiced by Ben Kingsley) is a mentor to Mowgli (voiced by Neel Sethi) in the 2016 movie The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau.

  • Dr. Cyril Wecht (played by Albert Brooks) is a mentor to Dr. Bennet Omalu (played by Will Smith) in the 2015 movie, Concussion, directed by Peter Landesman.

  • Mr. Hashimoto (played by Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) is a mentor to "Lttle Boy" (played by Jacob Salvati) in the 2015 movie, Little Boy directed by Alejandro Monteverde.

  • Sherlock Holmes (played by Ian McKellen) is a mentor to Roger Munro (played by Milo Parker) in the 2015 movie, Mr. Holmes, directed by Bill Condon.

  • Ben Whittaker (played by Robert De Niro) is a mentor to Jules Ostin (played by Anne Hathaway) in the 2015 movie The Intern directed by Nancy Meyers.

  • Phillippe Petit (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is mentored by Papa Rudy (played by Ben Kingsley) in the 2015 movie The Walk directed by Robert Zemeckis.

  • Dr. John W. Thackery (played by Clive Owen) is a mentor to Dr. Bertie Chickering, Jr. (played by Michael Angarano) in the TV-show The Knick directed by Steven Soderbergh.

  • Vincent (played by Bill Murray) is a mentor to Oliver (played by Jaeden Lieberher) in the 2014 movie St. Vincent directed by Theodore Melfi.

  • Gertrude Ma Rainey (played by Mo'Nique) is a mentor to Bessie Smith (played by Queen Latifa) in the 2015 TV-movieBessie directed by Dee Rees.

  • Sherlock Holmes (played by Ian McKellen) is a mentor to Roger Munro (played by Milo Parker) in the 2015 movie Mr. Holmes directed by Bill Condon.

  • Johnny Crawford (played by Robert Duvall) is a mentor to Luke Chisholm (played by Lucas Black in the 2011 movie, Seven Days in Utopia directed by Mark Russell.

  • Thomas, the Maestro (played by Malcolm McDowell) is a mentor to Rodrigo (played by Gael Garcia Bernal) in the 2014 TV-series, Mozart in the Jungle.

  • Pearl (played by Helen Shaver) is a mentor to Fawn (played by Gabrielle Miller), Aki (played by Jennifer Spence), and Harper (played by Colleen Rennison) in the 2013 movie, Down River directed by Ben Ratner.

  • Physician Dr. John Thackery (played by Clive Owen) is a mentor to physician Dr. Algernon Edwards (played by Andre Holland) in the TV hospital drama, The Knick.

  • Police Chief Vern Thurman (played by Shawn Doyle) is a mentor to deputy Molly Solverson (played by Allison Tolman) in the 2014 TV-series Fargo.

  • Billy Kwan (played by Linda Hunt, who won an Academy Award for her performance) was a mentor to Guy Hamilton (played by Mel Gibson) in the 1982 movie, The Year of Living Dangerously directed by Peter Weir.

  • Owen (played by Sam Rockwell) is a mentor to Duncan (played by Liam James) in the 2013 motion picture, The Way, Way Back.

  • Paul Briggs (played by Daniel Sunjata) is a mentor to Mike Warren (played by Aaron Tveit) in the 2013 USA Network TV-Series Graceland.

  • Alonzo Harris (played by Denzel Washington) is a mentor to Jake Hoyt (played by Ethan Hawke) in the 2001 movie Training Day directed by Antoine Fuqua.

  • Peter Mitchell (played by Christopher Walken) is a mentor to Daniel Lerner (played by Mark Ivanir), Richard Gelbart (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman), and Juliette Gelbart (played by Catherine Keener) in the 2012 movie, A Late Quartet, directed by Yaron Zilberman.

  • Rick "Frosty" Hesson (played by Gerard Butler) was a mentor to Jay Moriarity (played by Johnny Weston) in the 2012 movie, Chasing Mavericks directed by Curtis Hanson and Michael Apted.

  • Saul Berenson (played by Mandy Patinkin) is a mentor to Carrie Mathison (played by Claire Danes) in the TV-series Homeland created by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa

  • Langdon Tharp (played by Steve Coogan) is a mentor to Calvin Weir-Fields (played by Paul Dano) in the 2012 movie, Ruby Sparks, directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.

  • Detective Inspector Fred Thursday (played by Roger Allam) is a mentor to Detective Constable Endeavor Morse (played by Shaun Evans) in the Masterpiece Mystery series Endeavor directed by Colm McCarthy and based on characters created by Colin Dexter.

  • Monte Wildhorn (played by Morgan Freeman) is a mentor to Finnegan O'Neil (played by Emma Fuhrmann) in the 2012 film, The Magic of Belle Isle, directed by Rob Reiner

  • Harvey Specter (played by Gabriel Macht) is a mentor to Mike Ross (played by Patrick J. Adams) in the 2012 TV-series Suits created Aaron Korsh

  • Socrates (played by Nick Nolte) mentors Dan Millman (played by Scott Mechlowicz) in the 2006 spiritual movie, The Peaceful Warrior directed by Victor Salva and based on Dan Millman's autobiorgraphy.

  • Mother Joseph (played by Patty Duke) is a mentor to Christine Bennett (played by Megan Ward) in the 2004 movie, Murder Without Conviction, directed by Kevin Connor.

  • Detective William Murdoch (played by Yannick Bisson) is a mentor to Constable George Crabtree (played by Jonny Harris) in the Canadian TV-drama series Murdoch Mysteries, based on the novels written by Maureen Jennings.

  • Ethan Hunt (played by Tom Cruise) is a mentor to Lindsey Farris (played by Keri Russell) in the 2006 film Mission: Impossible III directed by J.J. Abrams

  • Homer Hickam (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) mentored by teacher Miss Riley (played by Laura Dern) in the 1999 film October Sky based on book by Homer H. Hickam Jr. and directed by Joe Johnston

  • Lorenz (played by Magne-Havard Brekke) mentor to Camille (played by Lola Crˇton) in the 2011 film Un Amour de Jeunesse (Goodbye First Love) directed by Mia Hansen-Love

  • Opal (played by AnnaSophia Robb) mentored by Gloria (played by Cicely Tyson) in the 2005 film Because of Winn Dixie based on the book by Kate DiCamillo and directed by Wayne Wang

  • Secretariat owner Penny Chenery (played by Diane Lane) mentored by horse trainer Lucien Laurin (played by John Malkovich) in the 2010 film Secretariat directed by Randall Wallace

  • Martin Newman (played by Keith Carradine) mentor to Becca Winstone (played by Ashley Judd) in the 2012 TV-series Missing

  • New York Hawks coach Patrick Purnell (played by Gregory Alan Williams) mentor to New York Hawks trainer Matthew Donnally (played by Marc Blucas) in the 2011 TV-series on the USA Network Necessary Roughness

  • Tommy Vinson (played by Burt Reynolds) is a mentor to Alex Stillman (played by Bret Harrison) in the 2008 motion picture, Deal directed by Gil Cates Jr.

  • Louanne Johnson (played by Michelle Pfeiffer) is a mentor to a group of troubling students in the 1995 motion picture, Dangerous Minds

  • Johann von Staupitz (played by Bruno Ganz) mentor to Martin Luther (played by Joseph Fiennes) in the 2003 motion picture, Luther directed by Eric Till

  • Adam Baylin (portrayed by J. Eddie Peck) mentor to Kyle Trager (portrayed by Matt Dallas) in ABC Family series, Kyle XY

  • Henri Ducard (voiced by LIam Neeson) mentor to Bruce Wayne (played by Christian Bale) in the 2005 motion picture, Batman Begins directed by Christopher Nolan

  • Dr. Larry Fleinhardt (played by Peter MacNicol) mentor to Charlie Eppes (played by David Krumholtz) on the TV-show, Numb3rs, on CBS

  • Lincoln Rhyme (played by Denzel Washington) mentor to Amelia Donaghy (played by Angelina Jolie) in the 1999 motion picture, The Bone Collector

  • Diego Rivera (played by Alfred Molina) mentor to Frida Kahlo (played by Salma Hayek) in the 2002 motion picture, Frida, directed by Julie Taymor

  • Anne Shirley - Anne of Green Gables (played by Megan Follows) mentored by her teacher, Miss Shirley (played by Marilyn Lighthouse) in the 1985 TV-movie,Anne of Green Gables, directed by Kevin Sullivan

  • Father Dominic (played by Francesco Carnelutti) mentor to Alex Bernier (played by Heath Ledger) and Thomas Garrett (played by Mark Addy) in the 2003 motion picture, The Order, directed by Brian Helgeland

  • Robert (played by Anthony Hopkins) mentor to Hal (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) in the 2004 motion picture, Proof, directed by John Madden

  • Mufasa (voiced by James Earl Jones) mentor to Simba (voiced by Matthew Broderick and Jonathan Taylor Thomas) in the 1994 motion picture, The Lion King

  • Dobel (played by Woody Allen) mentor to Jerry Falk (played by Jason Biggs) in the 2003 motion picture, Anything Else, directed by Woody Allen

  • Cole Trickle (played by Tom Cruise) is mentored by Harry Hogge (played by Robert Duvall) in the 1990 motion picture, Days of Thunder, directed by Tony Scott

  • Victoria Rudd (played by Sally Field) mentor to Elle Woods (played by Reese Witherspoon) in the 2003 motion picture, Legally Blond 2, directed by Charles Herman-Wurmfeld

  • Auster (played by David Strathairn) mentor to Meg (played by Agnes Bruckner) and in the 2003 motion picture, Blue Car, directed by Karen Moncrieff

  • Ronica Miles (played by Angie Harmon) mentor to Cody Banks (played by Frankie Muniz) in the 2003 motion picture, Agent Cody Banks, directed by Harvey Zwart

  • Mickey Goldmill (played by Burgess Meredith) mentor to Rocky Balboa (played by Sylvester Stallone) in the 1976 motion picture, Rocky

  • Tyrone (played by Gregory Hines) mentor to Miles (played by Christopher Marquette) in the 1998 motion picture, The Tic Code, directed by Gary Winick

  • Walter Burke (played by Al Pacino) mentor to James Clayton (played by Colin Farrell) in the 2003 motion picture, The Recruit, directed by Roger Donaldson

  • J.M. Hoagland (played by Carl Lumbly) and Cecil Running Bear (played by Rodney Grant) mentors to Henry Sturbuck (played by Jeremy Sumpter) in the 2002 motion picture, Just a Dream, directed by Danny Glover

  • Shifu (voiced by Dustin Hoffman) is a mentor to Po (voiced by Jack Black) in the 2008 animated motion picture, Kung Fu Panda, directed by Mark Osborne and John Stevenson

  • Crash Davis (played by Kevin Kostner) and Annie (played by Susan Sarandon) mentors to Ebby "Nuke" LaLoosh (played by Tim Robbins) in the 1988 motion picture, Bull Durham

  • Sally Weston (played by Candace Bergin) mentor to Donna Jensen (played by Gwyneth Paltrow) in the 2003 motion picture, View from the Top, directed by Bruno Barreto

  • Morpheus (played by Laurence Fishburne) mentor to Thomas Anderson/Neo (played by Kenau Reeves) in the 1999 motion picture, The Matrix, directed by Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski

  • Randall Harris (played by Albert Brooks) mentor to Jennifer Wilson (played by Leelee Sobieski) in the 2001 motion picture, My First Mister, directed by Christine Lahti

  • Dr. Philip Gerard (played by Raymond J. Barry) mentor to Gil Grissom (played by William Petersen) in the October 3, 2002 TV-episode ("The Accused is Entitled") of Crime Scene Investigation (CSI), directed by Kenneth Fink

  • Marvin (played by James Caan) mentor to Jimmy Cremming (played by Matt Dillon) in the 2002 motion picture, City of Ghosts, directed by Matt Dillon

  • Mrs. Ninny Threadgoode (played by Jessica Tandy) mentor to Evelyn Couch (played by Kathy Bates) in the motion picture, Fried Green Tomatoes, directed by Jon Avnet

  • Guttuart (played by Max von Sydow) mentor to Vercingétorix (played by Christopher Lambert) in the 2001 motion picture, Druids, directed by Jacques Dorfmann

  • Pauline (played by Vivica A. Fox) mentor to Emily Lindstrom (played by Evan Rachel Wood) in the the 2001 motion picture, Little Secrets, directed by Blair Treu

  • Celia (played by Lynn Redgrave) mentor to Claire McKay (played by Julia Brendler) in the 2000 motion picture, Deeply directed by Sheri Elwood

  • Augustus Gibbons (played by Samuel L. Jackson) mentor to Xander Cage (played by Vin Diesel) in the 2002 motion picture, XXX, directed by Rob Cohen

  • André Polonski (played by Jacques Dutronc) mentor to Jeanne Pollet (played by Anna Mouglalis) in the 2000 motion picture, Merci pour le chocolat, directed by Claude Chabrol

  • John Rooney (played by Paul Newman) mentor to Michael Sullivan (played by Tom Hanks) in the 2002 motion picture, The Road to Perdition, directed by Sam Mendes

  • Kevin Brown or Agent K (played by Tommy Lee Jones) mentor to Agent T (played by Patrick Warburton) in the 2002 motion picture, Men in Black II, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld

  • Tracey Reynolds (played by Morris Chestnut) mentor to Calvin Cambridge (played by Lil' Bow Wow) in the 2002 motion picture, Like Mike, directed by John Schultz

  • Carolyn McDuffy (played by Christina Ricci) mentor to Pumpkin Romanoff (played by Hank Harris) in the 2002 motion picture, Pumpkin, directed by Anthony Abrams

  • Director Burgess (played by Max von Sydow) mentor to John Anderton (played by Tom Cruise) in the 2002 motion picture, Minority Report, directed by Steven Spielberg

  • Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence) is mentored Haymitch Abernathy (played by Woody Harrelson) in the 2012 motion picture, The Hunger Games, directed by Gary Ross

  • Bill Cabot (played by Morgan Freeman) mentor to Jack Ryan (played by Ben Affleck) in the 2002 motion picture, The Sum of All Fears, directed by Phil Alden Robinson

  • Will Freeman (played by Hugh Grant) mentor to Marcus (played by Nicholas Hoult) in the 2002 motion picture, About a Boy, directed by Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz

  • Abraham Whistler (played by Kris Kristofferson) mentor to Eric Brooks/Blade (played by Wesley Snipes) in the 2002 motion picture, Blade II, directed by Guillermo del Toro

  • Gideon Ferguson (played by David Morse) mentor to Roy Chutney (played by Ryan Gosling) in the 2002 motion picture, The Slaughter Rule, directed by Alex and Andrew Smith

  • Dr. Sid (voiced by Donald Sutherland) mentor to Doctor Aki Ross (voiced by Ming Na) in the 2001 motion picture, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi and Moto Sakakibara

  • Detective Eddie Fleming (played by Robert De Niro) mentor to Detective Leon Jackson (played by Avery Brooks) in the 2001 motion picture, A HREF="http://us.imdb.com/Title?0179626">15 Minutes, directed by John Herzfeld

  • Alfredo (played by Philippe Noiret) mentor to Salvatore (played by Marco Leonardi) in the 1988 motion picture, Cinema Paradiso, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore

  • Hermocrates (played by Ben Kingsley) mentor to Prince Agic (played by Jay Rodan) in the 2001 motion picture, Triumph of Love, written and directed by Clare Peploe

  • Professor Quadri (played by Enzo Tarascio) mentor to Marcello Clerici (played by jean Louis Trintignant) in the 1970 motion picture, Il Conformista, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

  • Dr. David Drumlin (played by Tom Skerritt) mentor to Dr. Eleanor Arroway (played by Jodie Foster) in the 1997 motion picture, Contact, directed by Robert Zemeckis

  • Marcos (played by Ricardo Darin) mentor to Juan (played by Gastón Pauls) in the 2000 motion picture, Nine Queens/Nueve reinas, directed by Fabián Bielinsky

  • Rupert Giles (played by Anthony Head) mentor to Buffy Anne Summers (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar) in the TV-series Buffy, The Vampire Slayer, written and directed by Bill Taub

  • Miguel Algarin (played by Giancarlo Esposito) mentor to Miguel Piñero (played by Benjamin Bratt) in the 2001 motion picture, Piñero, directed and written by Leon Ichaso

  • Professor Helinger (played by Judd Hirsch) mentor to John Nash (played by Russell Crowe) in the 2001 motion picture, A Beautiful Mind, directed by Ron Howard

  • Rubeus Hagrid (played by Robbie Coltrane) mentor to Harry Potter (played by Daniel Radcliffe) in the 2001 motion picture, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, directed by Chris Columbus

  • Henry Cobb (played by Sidney Poitier) mentor to Danny Potter (played by Cody Newton) in the 2001 TV-movie, The Last Brickmaker in America, directed by Gregg Champion

  • Ted Brautigan (played by Anthony Hopkins) mentor to Bobby Garfield (played by Anton Yelchin and David Morse) in the 2001 motion picture, Hearts in Atlantis, directed by Scott Hicks

  • Mona (played by Bobby Jo Moore) mentor to Chris Isaak (played by Chris Isaak) on the TV-series, The Chris Isaak Show, written by Diane Frolov

  • Vinnie (played by Laurence Fishburne) mentor to Josh Waitzkin (played by Max Pomeranc) in the 1993 motion picture Searching for Bobby Fischer, directed by Steven Zaillian

  • Don Gregorio (played by Fernando Fernán Gómez) mentor to Moncho (played by Manuel Lozano, II) in the 1999 motion picture La lengua de las mariposas directed by José Luis Cuerda (released in North America under the title: Butterfly)

  • Il capitano Fausto Consolo (played by Vittorio Gassman) mentor to Ciccio (played by Alessandro Momo) in the 1974 motion picture, Profumo di donna, directed by Dino Risi. Also known as the 1992 motion picture Scent of a Woman, directed by Martin Brest with Lt. Colonel Frank Slade (played by Al Pacino) mentor to Charlie Simms (played by Chris O'Donnell)

  • Senator Joseph Harrison Paine (played by Claude Rains) mentor to Jefferson Smith (played by James Stewart) in the 1939 motion picture, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, directed by Frank Capra

  • Professor Henry Barnes (played by Edmund Gwenn) mentor to Jason (played by William Holden) in the 1948 motion picture, Apartment for Peggy, directed by George Seaton

  • Professor Sorel (played by Philip Merivale) mentor to Arthur Lory (played by Charles Laughton) in the 1943 motion picture This Land is Mine, directed by Jean Renoir

  • Raymond Horgan (played by Brian Dennehy) mentor to Rusty Sabich (played by Harrison Ford) in the 1990 motion picture, Presumed Innocent, directed by Alan J. Pakula and based on the book by Scott Turow, which is now available on audio cassete.

  • Dr. Yang (played by Yu Rong-Guang) mentor to Wong Fei-Hung (played by Jackie Chan, Jet Li, and Tsang Sze-Man) in the 1993 motion picture, The Iron Monkey, directed by Yuen Wo-Ping

  • Frank Sargeson (played by Martyn Sanderson) mentor to Janet Frame (played by Kerry Fox) in the 1990 motion picture, An Angel at My Table, directed by Jane Campion

  • Rabbi Judah Hirsch (played by Stephen Rea) mentor to Peter Devlin (played by Peter Anthony Tambakis) in the 2001 motion picture, Snow in August, directed by Richard Friedenberg

  • Dex (played by Donal Logue) mentor to Dave (played by James Kimo Wills) in the 2000 motion picture, The Tao of Steve, directed by Jenniphr Goodman

  • Mushu the Dragon (voiced by Eddie Murphy) is a mentor to Mulan (played by Ming-Na Wen) in the 1998 animated motion picture, Mulan, directed by Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook

    Madame Serena Merle (played by Barbara Hershey) mentor to Isabel Archer (played by Nicole Kidman) in the 1996 motion picture, The Portrait of a Lady, directed by Jane Campion

  • Mrs. Delores Landingham (played by Kathryn Joosten) mentor to US President Josiah Bartlett (played by Martin Sheen) in the TV-series, The West Wing

  • Arthur Conan Doyle (played by Robin Laing) mentored by Dr. Joseph Bell (played by Ian Richardson) in the 2000 TV-movie, Murder Rooms: The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes, directed by Paul Seed

  • Sir Te (played by Lung Sihung) mentor to Yu Shu Lien (played by Michelle Yeoh) in the 2000 motion picture, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, directed by Ang Lee

  • Hubbie Darling (played by Ralph Macchio) mentor to Danny Perillo (played by Bryan Burke) in the 1999 motion picture, Can't Be Heaven, directed by Richard Friedman

  • Remy (voiced by Patton Oswalt), who dreams of being a French chef, is mentored by Auguste Gusteau (voiced by Brad Garrett) in the 2007 animated motion picture, Ratatouille, directed by Brad Bird and Jan Pinkava

  • E.M. Ashford (played by Eileen Atkins) mentor to Vivian Bearing (played by Emma Thompson) in the 2001 motion picture, Wit, directed by Mike Nichols

  • Rita (played by Julie Walters) mentored by Dr. Frank Bryant (played by Michael Caine) in the 1983 motion picture, Educating Rita, directed by Lewis Gilbert

  • Henry Fool (played by Thomas Jay Ryan) mentor to Simon Grim (played by James Urbaniak) in the 1997 motion picture, Henry Fool, directed by Hal Hartley

  • Jim Malone (played by Sean Connery) mentor to Eliot Ness (played by Kevin Kostner) in the 1987 motion picture, The Untouchables, directed by Brian DePalma

  • Mary Poppins (played by Julie Andrews) is a mentor to the Banks children (played by various actors) in the 1964 motion picture, The Untouchables, directed by Robert Stevenson

  • Ramirez (played by Sean Connery) mentor to Connor MacLeod (played by Christopher Lambert) in the 1986 motion picture, Highlander

  • Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter (played by Denzel Washington) mentor to Lesra Martin (played by Vicellous Reon Shannon) in the 1999 motion picture, The Hurricane, directed by Normal Jewison

  • Aslan, the lion (voiced by Liam Neeson) is a mentor to the Pevensie family (voiced by various actors) in the 2005 animated motion picture, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, directed by Andrew Adamson

  • Owen Wilson (played by Roy O'Bannon) mentor to Chon Wang (played by Jackie Chan) in the 2000 motion picture, Shanghai Noon, directed by Tom Dey

  • Tom Collier (played by Leslie Howard) mentor to Daisy Sage (played by Ann Harding) in the 1932 motion picture, The Animal Kingdom, directed by Edward Griffith

  • Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi master, played by Liam Neeson) mentor to Obi-Wan Kenobi (played by Ewan McGregor) in the 1999 motion picture, Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace directed by George Lucas

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi (played by Ewan McGregor) mentor to Anakin Skywalker (played by Hayden Christensen) in the 2002 motion picture, Star Wars: Episode II, Attack of the Clones, directed by George Lucas

  • Obi-Wan Ben Kenobi (played by Alec Guinness) is a mentor to Luke Skywalker (played by Mark Hamill) in the 1977 motion picture, Star Wars: A New Hope directed by George Lucas

  • Yoda (voiced by Frank Oz) is a mentor to Luke Skywalker (played by Mark Hamill) in the 1980 motion picture, Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back directed by Irvin Kershner

  • Philoctetes (voice by Danny DeVito) mentor to Hercules (voice by Tate Donovan) in the 1997 motion picture, Hercules, directed by John Musker and Ron Clements

  • Professor Albus Dumbledore (played by Richard Harris) is a mentor to Harry Potter (played by Daniel Radclliffe) in the series (2001 to ?) of Harry Potter films, directed by Chris Columbus, David Yates, and others.

  • Dr. Sid (voice by Donald Sutherland) mentor to Dr. Aki Ross (voice by Ming-Na) in the 2001 motion picture, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi

  • Doctor Spock (played by Leonard Nimoy) mentor to Lieutenant Saavik (played by Kirstie Alley) in the 1982 motion picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, directed by Nicholas Meyer

  • Grady Tripp (played by Michael Douglas) mentor to James Leer (played by Tobey McGuire) in the 2000 movie Wonder Boys directed by Curtis Hanson

  • Joey Knish (played by John Turturro) mentor to Mike McDermott (played by Matt Damon) in the 1998 motion picture, Rounders, directed by John Dahl

  • The Doctor (played by Robert Picardo) mentor to Seven of Nine (played by Jeri Ryan) on the TV-series, Star Trek Voyager: The Final Voyage (2001)

  • Detective Andy Sipowicz (played by Dennis Franz) mentor to Detective Danny Sorenson (played by Rick Schroder) in the TV-series, NYPD Blue (2001)

  • Irving Mentor was the name of a character played by Irving Selbst in the 1979 motion picture Winter Kills directed by Peter Richert

  • Dr. Mark Greene (played by Anthony Edwards) mentor to medical student Lucy Knight (played by Kellie Martin) in the TV-series, ER (98-99 season)

  • Dr. Gabriel Lawrence (played by Alan Alda) mentor to Dr. Kerry Weaver (played by Laura Innes) on the TV-series, ER (99-00 season)

  • Dr. Peter Benton (played by Eric LaSalle) mentored by his high school teacher, Mr. Paris (played by Roger Robinson) in the TV-series, ER (00-01 season)

  • Michael Michele (who plays Dr. Cleo Finch on the TV-series, ER) volunteers as a mentor to children and teens in real life

  • Elmer Greentree (played by Bill Cobbs) mentor to Marian Kitt (played by Julianne Nicholson) in the 2000 TV-series, The Others

  • Dr. Philip Gillespie (played by Raymond Massey) mentor to Dr. James Kildare (played by Richard Chamberlain) in the 1960's TV-series, Dr. Kildare

  • Dr. Andrew Sellers (played by Jack Albertson) mentor to Dr. Simon Locke (played by Sam Groom) in the 1970's TV-series, Dr. Simon Locke

  • Murray Burns (played by Jason Robards) mentors Nick (played by Barry Gordon) in the 1965 motion picture, A Thousand Clowns, directed by Fred Coe, II

  • Professor Henry Higgins (played by Leslie Howard) is a mentor to Eliza Doolittle (played by Wendy Hiller) in the 1938 motion picture Pygmalion directed by Anthony Asquith

  • Lefty Ruggiero (Mafia hoodlum played by Al Pacino) mentor to Donnie Brasco (undercover FBI agent played by Johnny Depp) from the book and 1997 movie Donnie Brasco by Joe Pistone

  • Trader Horn (played by Harry Carey) mentor to Peru (played by Duncan Renaldo) in the 1931 movie Trader Horn directed by W.S. Van Dyke

  • Shane (played by Alan Ladd) mentor to Joey Starrett (played by Brandon De Wilde) in the 1953 motion picture, Shane, directed by George Stevens

  • Willow John (played by Graham Greene) mentor to Little Tree (played by Joseph Ashton) in the 1997 motion picture, The Education of Little Tree, directed by Richard Friedenberg

  • Guardian Angel (played by Dominic Pace) mentor to Ah Hock (played by Adrian Pang) in the 1998 motion picture, Forever Fever, directed by Glen Goei

  • Sol Robeson (played by Mark Margolis) mentor to Max Cohen (played by Sean Gullette) in the 1998 motion picture, Pi, directed by Darren Aronofsky

  • Rosina da Silva/Mary Blackchurch (played by Minnie Driver) mentored by Charles Cavendish (played by Tom Wilkinson) in the 1998 motion picture, The Governess, directed by Sandra Goldbacher

  • Baines (played by Albert Hall) mentor to Malcolm X (played by Denzel Washington) in the 1992 motion picture Malcolm X directed by Spike Lee

  • Saul Gritz (played by Vincent Gardenia) mentor to Joe Mulholland (played by Walter Matthau) in the 1985 motion picture, Movers and Shakers, directed by William Asher

  • Detective Alex Cross (played by Morgan Freeman) mentor to Special Agent Jezzie Flannigan (played by Monica Potter) in the 2001 movie Along Came a Spider, directed by Lee Tamahori

  • Martin Howe (played by Lon Chaney Jr) mentor to Marshall Will Kane (played by Gary Cooper) in the 1952 movie, High Noon, directed by Fred Zinnemann

  • Herman Blume (played by Bill Murray) mentor to Max Fischer (played by Jason Schwartzman) in the 1998 movie Rushmore directed by Wes Anderson

  • Raymond Oz (played by James Whitmore) mentor to Bobby Donnell (played by Dylan McDermott) on the TV-series, The Practice

  • Tricia Mentor was the second unit director or assistant director on the 2010 short movie, The Necklace, directed by MaryLee Herrmann.

  • Nicholi Seroff (played by Armin Mueller-Stahl) mentor to John Talia Jr. (played by Trevor Morgan) in the 2006 movie, Local Color, directed by George Gallo. (Described as a semiautobiographical story about George Gallo's summer as an impressionist painter and the Russian painter who was his mentor).

  • Bad Blake (played by Jeff Bridges) is a mentor to Tommy Sweet (played by Colin Farrell) in the 2009 movie, Crazy Heart directed by Scott Cooper.

  • Dr. Emmett L. Doc Brown (played by Christopher Lloyd) mentor to Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox) in the the 1990 movie Back to the Future III directed by Robert Zemeckis

  • Professor Joseph Elsner (Played by Paul Muni) mentor to Frederic Chopin (played by Cornel Wilde) in the 1945 movie A Song to Remember directed by Charles Vidor

  • A college professor (played by Leonard Nimoy) mentor to Dr. John Becker (played by Ted Danson) in the TV-sitcom, Becker

  • George Christopher (played by Ted Danson) is a mentor to Jonathan Ames (played by Jason Schwartzman) in the HBO-TV series Bored to Death, directed by Jonathan Ames.

  • Kesuke Miyagi (played by Pat Morita) mentor to Daniel LaRusso (played by Ralph Macchio) in the 1984 motion picture, The Karate Kid, directed by John G. Avildsen

  • Mr. Han (played by Jackie Chan) mentor to Dre Parker (played by Jaden Smith) in the 2010 motion picture remake of, The Karate Kid, directed by Harald Zwart

  • Aladdin (voiced by Scott Weinger) is mentored the the Genie (voiced by Robin Williams) in the 1992 movie,< http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103639/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_1">Aladdin directed by Ron Clements and John Musker.

  • Richie Cunningham (played by Ron Howard) mentor to Arthur Fonzarelli (played by Henry Winkler) or was it the other way around in the TV-series Happy Days (1974-1984)

  • Phoebe Buffay (played by Lisa Kudrow) guitar mentor to Joey Tribbiani (played by Matt LeBlanc) on the TV-series, Friends

  • Sarek, (the father of Spock played by James Frain) is a mentor First Officer Burnham (played by Sonequa Martin-Green) to in the 2017 American TV-series Star Trek Discovery, created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman.

  • John Bosworth (played by Toby Huss) is a mentor to Cameron Howe (played by Mackenzie Davis) and Donna Clark (played by Kerry Bishé) in the 4-season TV-show Halt and Catch Fire.

  • Celeste (played by Michelle Harrison) is a mentor to Harry Mills (played by Rob Morrow) in the 2014 TV-movie, Mr. Miracle, directed by Carl Bessai.

  • Adam Strange (played by Shaun Sipos) is a mentor to Seyg-El (played by Cameron Cuffe) i the 2017 TV-SyFi drama, Krypton.

  • Roy Goode (played by Jack O'Connell) is a mentor to Truckee (played by Samuel Marty) in the 2017 TV-series,Godless.

  • Frank Griffin (played by Jeff Daniels) is a mentor to Roy Goode (played by Jack O'Connell and Jack McGraw) in the 2017 TV-series,Godless.

  • Dr. Walter Lawson a.k.a Mar-Vell (played by Jude Law) is a mentor to Carol Danvers (played by Brie Larson) in the 2019 movie, Captain Marvel, directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

  • Susie Myerson (played by Alex Borstein) is a mentor to Miriam Midge Maisel (played by Rachel Brosnahan) in the 2017 movie series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino.

  • Howard (played by Will Smith) is a mentor to Claire (played by Kate Winslet) in the 2016 movie, Collaterol Beauty, directed by David Frankel.

  • Eddie Felson (played by Paul Newman) mentor to Vincent Lauria (played by Tom Cruise) in the 1986 movie The Color of Money directed by Martin Scorsese

  • William of Baskerville (played by Sean Connery) mentor to Adson von Mel (played by Christian Slater) in the 1986 movie, The Name of the Rose, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud

  • Gandalf (played by Ian McKellen) is mentor to several characters in the 2001 movie, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings, directed by Peter Jackson

  • Thomas Alva Edison (played by Kenneth Walsh) mentor to Jack Maloney (played by Michal Suchanek) in the 1998 Emmy-award winning movie, Edison: The Wizard of Light

  • William Forrester (played by Sean Connery) mentor to Jamal Wallace (played by Rob Brown) in the Gus Van Sant, 2000 movie Finding Forrester

  • Gordon Gekko (played by Michael Douglas) mentor to Bud Fox (played by Charlie Sheen) in the 1987 movie Wall Street directed by Oliver Stone

  • Bill Clarke (treasury secretary played by John Bedford Lloyd) mentor to Bretton James (stock trader played by James Brolin) in the 2010 movie Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps directed by Oliver Stone

  • Frankie Dunn (played by Clint Eastwood) is a mentor to Maggie Fitzgerald (played by Hilary Swank) in the 2004 movie Million Dollar Baby directed by Clint Eastwood

  • Louis Zabel (stock trader played by Frank Langella) mentor to Jake More (stock trader played by Shia LaBeouf) in the 2010 movie Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps directed by Oliver Stone

  • Morrie Schwartz (university professor played by Jack Lemmon) mentor to Mitch Albom (sports commentator played by Hank Azaria) in the 1999 TV-movie and 1998 book Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

  • Andrew Jackson (7th President of the US, played by Brian Donlevy) mentor to Andrew Long (played by William Holden) in the 1942 movie written by Dalton Trumbo A Remarkable Andrew

  • Justin McLeod (played by Mel Gibson) mentor to Chuck Norstadt (played by Nick Stahl) in the 1993 movie, The Man Without a Face directed by Mel Gibson

  • Lord Toranaga (played by Toshiro Mifune) mentor to Major John Blackthorne (played by Richard Chamberlain) in the 1980 TV-movie, Shogun directed by Jerry London

  • Gabrielle (played by Renee O'Connor) mentor to Xena (played by Lucy Lawless) on the TV-series, Xena: Warrior Princess

  • Johnny Hyde (played by Lloyd Bridges) mentor to Marilyn Monroe (played by Constance Forslund) in the 1980-TV movie This Years Blonde and book Movieola both written by Garson Kanin

  • Kaspar Weiss (a violin prodigy played by Christoph Koncz) is mentored by George Pussin (played by Jean-Luc Bideau) in the 1998 Canadian movie, The Red Violin directed by François Girard

  • Douglas Hall (played by Craig Bierko) is mentored by Hannon Fuller (played by Armin Mueller-Stahl) in the 1999 movie directed by Josef Rusnak The Thirteenth Floor

  • John Keating (played by Robin Williams) mentor to students in a private school in the 1989 motion picture, Dead Poets Society

  • Dr. Joseph Bell (played by Ian Richardson) mentor to Arthur Conan Doyle (played by Robin Laing) in the 2000 PBS-TV drama, Murder Rooms: The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes, directed by Paul Seed

  • George Balanchine mentor to Suzanne Farrell (dance) documented in the 1997 motion picture, Elusive Muse directed by Anne Belle and Deborah Dickson

  • Angus (played by Christopher Horsey) mentor to Sean Okden (played by Adam Garcia) in the 2000 motion picture, Bootmen, directed by Dein Perry

  • Billy Magic (played by Kevin Bacon) mentor to Karchy Jonas (played by Brad Renfro) in the 1997-motion picture, Telling Lies in America directed by Guy Ferland

  • Napoleon (played by Saul Rubinek), Edgar Allen Poe (played by Michael Sarrazin), Joan of Arc (played by Lisa Jakub), St. Nicholas (played by Brian George), Ludwig von Beethoven (played by Henry Czerny), Harriet Tubman (played by Sarah Caldwell), Frederick Banting (played by Matt Frewer), Elizabeth I (played by Margot Kidder), Sherlock Holmes (played by William B. Davis), Albert Einstein (played by Elliott Gould), Alexander Graham Bell (played by Len Cariou), Cleopatra (played by Ellie Harvey), Daniel Boone (played by Rowdy Roddy Piper), and Oscar Wilde (played by Simon MacCorkindale) all mentors to Dee Sampson (played by Sarah Lind) and Oliver Cates (played by Chad Krowchuk) in various episodes of the Canadian TV-series, Mentors, Kevin Dewalt, Executive Producer

  • Jane Grierson (played by Dianne Wiest) mentor to Fred Tate (played by Adam Hann-Byrd) in the 1991 motion picture, Little Man Tate directed by Jodie Foster

  • Bagger Vance (played by Will Smith) mentor to Rannulph Junuh (played by Matt Damon) in the 2000 motion picture, The Legend of Bagger Vance directed by Robert Redford

  • Joe Tanto (played by Sylvester Stallone) mentor to Jimmy Bly (played by Kip Pardue) in the 2001 motion picture, Driven, directed by Renny Harlin

  • Detective Jerry Guinn (played by Bill Nunn) mentor to Mary Giordano (played by Alicia Silverstone) in the 1995 motion picture, True Crime, directed by Pat Verducci

  • Dr. William Tewksbury (played by Rene Auberjonois) mentor to Dr. Fraser Crane (played by Kelsey Grammer) in the TV-series, Frasier

  • Sydney (played by Philip Baker Hall) mentor to John (played by John C. Reilly) in the 1996 motion picture, Hard Eight directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

  • Peter Parker (played by Tobey Maquire) is mentored by his uncle, Ben Parker (played by Cliff Robertson), in the 2002 motion picture, Spider-Man directed by Sam Raimi

  • Ed Masry (played by Albert Finney) mentor to Erin Brockovich (played by Julia Roberts) in the 2000 motion picture, Erin Brockovich directed by Stephen Soderbergh (mentoring relationship was in real life as well as in the film)

  • Lester Bangs (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman) mentor to William Miller (played by Patrick Fugit) in the 2000 motion picture, Almost Famous, written and directed by Cameron Crowe

  • Dr. William Blakely (played by James Earl Jones) mentor to Jamie Baldwin (played by Jake LeDoux) in the 1998 motion picture, Summer's End, directed by Helen Shaver

  • Father Havel (played by Milos Foreman) mentor to Father Brian Kilkenney (played by Edward Norton) in the 2000 motion picture, Keeping the Faith, directed by Edward Norton

  • Harry Sloan (played by Rod Steiger) mentor to Jimmy Albright (played by Jeff Saumier) in the 1997 motion picture, The Kid, directed by John Hamilton, III

  • Peter Rockwell (played by James Coburn) mentor to Miles Utley (played by Tom Berenger) in the 1995 TV-motion picture, Avenging Angel, directed by Craig R. Baxley

  • Doug Coughlin (played by Bryan Brown) mentor to Brian Flanagan (played by Tom Cruise) in the 1988 motion picture, Cocktail, directed by Roger Donaldson

  • Admiral James Greer (played by James Earl Jones) mentor to Jack Ryan (played by Harrison Ford) in the 1994 motion picture, Clear and Present Danger, directed by Philip Noyce

  • Djˇliba Kouyaté, the great griot (played by Sotigui Kouyaté) mentor to Mabo Keita (played by Hamed Dicko) in the West African movie, Keita! L'héritage du griot, directed by Dani Kouyaté (Griot is an ancient African term for mentor.)

  • Judge Benjamin Caulfield (played by Hal Holbrook) mentor to Judge Steven R. Hardin (played by Michael Douglas) in the 1983 motion picture, The Star Chamber, directed by Peter Hyams

  • Dr. Bennett Ludlow (played by James Karen) mentor to Dr. Frasier Crane (played by Kelsey Grammer) in the TV-series, Cheers (Episode 57, directed by James Burrows)

  • Robert Ironside (played by Raymond Burr) mentor to Detective Sergeant Ed Brown (played by Don Galloway) and Officer Eve Whitfield (played by Barbara Anderson) in the 1960's TV-series, Ironside

  • Heinrich Harrer (played by Brad Pitt) mentor to the Dalai Lama (played by Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk) in the 1997 motion picture, Seven Years in Tibet, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud

  • Pinocchio (voiced by Dickie Jones) is mentored to Jiminy Cricket (voiced by Cliff Edwards) in the 1940 animated motion picture, Pinocchio, directed by Norman Ferguson, Norman Carr, and Irving Horne.

  • Valentinov (played by Stuart Wilson) mentor to Alexander Luzhin (played by John Turturro) in the 2000 motion picture, The Luzhin Defence, directed by Marleen Gorris

  • Ferris Bueller (played by Matthew Broderick) mentor to Cameron Frye (played by Alan Ruck) in the 1986 motion picture, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, directed by John Hughes

  • Abraham Whistler (played by Kris Kristofferson) mentor to Blade (played by Wesley Snipes) in the 1998 motion picture, Blade, directed by Stephen Norrington

  • Will Bonner (played by Kevin Costner) mentor to Stacy Lancaster (played by Andra Millian) in the 1982 motion picture, Stacy's Knights, directed by Jim Wilson

  • Warren Justice (played by Robert Redford) mentor to Tally Atwater (played by Michelle Pfeiffer) in the 1996 motion picture, Up Close and Personal, directed by Jon Avnet

  • Nathan D. Muir (played by Robert Redford) mentor to Tom Bishop (played by Brad Pitt) in the 2001 motion picture, Spy Game, directed by Tony Scott

  • Lestat de Lioncourt (played by Tom Cruise) mentor to Louis du Pointe du Lac (played by Brad Pitt) in the 1994 motion picture, Interview with a Vampire, directed by Neil Jordan

  • A foster father, Hec, (played by Sam Neill) is a mentor to a young boy, Ricky (played by Julian Dennison) in the New Zealand based 2016 movie, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, directed by Taika Waititi.

  • Grandpa Edwin Hoover (played by Alan Arkin) is a mentor to a Olive Hoover (played by Abigail Breslin) in the 2006 movie, Little Miss Sunshine, directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.

  • Hub (played by Robert Duvall) and Garth (played by Michael Caine) are both mentors to Walter (played by Haley Joel Osment) in the 2003 movie, Secondhand Lions, directed by Tim McCanlies.

  • Film director Agnès Varda is a mentor to muralist/photojournalist JR in the 2017 documentary movie, Faces Places, directed by JR and Agnès Varda.

  • Jazz musician Clark Terry, who was a mentor to Miles Davis, mentors a blind 23-year old pianist, Justin Kauflin, in this 2004 documentary, Keep on Keepin' On, directed by Alan Hicks.

  • High school teacher Jaime Escalante (played by Edward James Olmos) is a mentor to his students in this 1998 movie, Stand and Deliver, directed by Ramón Menéndez.

  • Dr. Larabee (played by Laurence Fishburne) is a mentor/coach to Akeelah (played by Keke Palmer) in the 2006 movie, Akeelah and the Bee, directed by Doug Atchison.

  • Rocky Balboa (played by Sylvester Stallone) is a mentor to Adonis Johnson (played by Michael B. Jordan) in the 2015 movie, Creed, directed by Ryan Coogler.

  • Mark Thackeray, an out-of-work engineer, becomes a teacher (played by Sidney Portier ) and mentors his students in the 1967 movie, To Sir, With Love, directed by James Clavell.

  • African-American high school football coach Herman Boone (played by Denzel Washington) is a mentor to players on his team in the 2000 movie Remember the Titans, directed by Boaz Yakin.

  • Reformed gang leader S. Lance Ingram (played by Daniel Beaty) is mentored by Miss Maddy (played by Loretta Devine) in the 2017 movie, Chapter & Verse, directed by Jamal Joseph.

  • Lennart Bergelin (played by Stellan Skarsgard) is a mentor to Björn Borg (played by Sverrir Gudnason) in the 2017 movie Borg vs McEnroe, directed by Janus Metz.

  • Staff Inspector Fiona Currie (played by Wendy Crewson) is a mentor to Detective Jacqueline Cooper (played by Shena Grimes-Beech) and Diane Taylor (played by Kari Mitchell) in the TV-series The Detail.

  • Tobias Beckett (played by Woody Harrelson) is a mentor to Hans Solo (played by Alden Ehrenreich) in the 2018 movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story, directed by Ron Howard.

  • Del Montgomery (played by Steve Buscemi) is a mentor to Charley Thompson (played by Charlie Plummer) in the 2017 movie, Lean on Pete, directed by Andrew Haigh.

    Filmography links and photos courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

Masry
Erin Brockovich: Erin found her mentor in Ed.
 
AF
Almost Famous: William is mentored about writing.
Wall
Wall Street: Gordon mentors Bud about money.
Finding
Finding Forrester: William guides Jamal.
 
Face
Man Without a Face: Mel mentors Nick about fear.
Mike
Wonder Boys: Grady acts as mentor to James.
Alec
Star Wars: Alec mentored millions.
 
Will-Matt
Bagger Vance: Will helps Matt find his swing.
Jackie-Roy
Shanghai Noon: Mentoring across cultures
Stallone-Perdue
Driven: Joe uses his finger to mentor Jimmy
 
JT
The Luzhin Defence: A chess mentor/tormentor
 
Tiger
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Shu Lien gives her mentor a sword
Blade
Blade: Kris mentors Wes about the supernatural
Rubin
The Hurricane: Rubin mentors Lesra in real life and movie
Spirit
Final Fantasy: Animated characters can also mentor
Clones
Star Wars II: Mentoring occurs in galactic sphere
Boy
Mentor Humor: Will mentors Marcus on being funny
Boy
Gangsters: Tom seeks Paul's advice
Boy
Boundaries: "J" and "R" define their roles
Boy
Frida: Diego Rivera inspires her art


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