VIDEO: Stars Dish on Their Dads' Best Advice!

From Chris Hemsworth to Julianne Hough, celebrities share their fathers' words of wisdom with iVillage


Father’s Day is fast approaching, and there’s no better time to thank Dad for his lifelong wisdom. In celebration of the holiday, iVillage asked celebrities about the best advice they’ve ever received from their dads -- and their answers might surprise you!

Chris Hemsworth's dad (and mom) encouraged him to follow his dreams. "Me and my brothers all said we wanted to be actors and jump into this business," the Snow White and the Huntsman star says. "Our parents said, 'Cool. Do it. And the moment you're not enjoying it, come back.'"

For Julianne Hough, the fatherly advice was a little more introspective. "'You have to be able to sit in a room by yourself, Julianne, without anybody, without your dogs,'" says the Rock of Ages star. "'And be happy and content with who you are.'"

Watch our exclusive video to hear what Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith and more stars have learned from their dads!

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