In a 2.5 Daily Mail interview, James Cameron‘s ex-wife Linda Hamilton quotes the Avatar director as having said the following: “Anybody can be a father or a husband — there are only five people in the world who can do what I do, and I’m going for that.”

I get that. I never felt this way about fathering, but my own dad kind of went that way — he loved being a big-league advertising hot-shot, and wasn’t that into hugging or nurturing his kids. So I have an understanding. Big-ego men of high or historic accomplishment tend to embrace whatever makes them feel brawny and potent, and kids tend to bring you down to earth and remind you of your bullshit.