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How Will Arnett's Kids Help Him Choose His Film Roles

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Will Arnett

The perks of having a famous dad.

When Will Arnett isn't starring in Netflix's Flaked or lending his voice to The Lego Movie, he's playing dad to Archie, 6, and Abel, 4 — his two sons with ex-wife Amy Poehler (the pair split in 2014).

Nowadays, the single dad often can be found coaching his kids' T-ball teams and even letting their interests influence his film roles.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Arnett shared that he took parts in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (playing cameraman Vernon Fenwick) and The Lego Movie (voicing the characters of Batman/Bruce Wayne) for them.

"They're super into it," the 45-year-old actor told THR. "The other day, I came to pick Archie up at school, and a kid in his class goes, 'Archie, Batman's here.' "

And luckily for Archie, Batman returns to the big screen in The Lego Batman Movie, which is expected to hit theaters Feb. 10, 2017.

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