Jon Voight

Actor Jon Voight

Jonathan Vincent "Jon" Voight is an American actor. He has received an Academy Award, out of four nominations, and three Golden Globe Awards, out of nine nominations. Voight is the father of actress Angelina Jolie. Voight came to prominence in the late 1960s with his performance as a would-be gigolo in Midnight Cowboy (1969).
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'This is just a Jon Voight robot': Trump makes his debut at Disney's Hall of Presidents - Washington Post
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Washington Post 'This is just a Jon Voight robot': Trump makes his debut at Disney's Hall of Presidents Washington Post President Trump is a proven showbiz pro whose stage presence often seems larger than life, whether he's sharing a spotlight with Miss Universe, Marco Rubio or Omarosa Manigault Newman. But how will Trump match up against Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B ... Disney World Adds Trump Animatronic Figure, But Likeness Is LackingNPR Disney Added a Talking Robotic Donald Trump to its Hall of PresidentsTIME Trump's Unnerving and Unflattering Animatronic Has Joined the Disney Hall of PresidentsSlate Magazine Kansas City Star -ABC News -CBS News -PerezHilton.com all 103 news articles »
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Dad Jon Voight Joins Angelina Jolie and Her Kids at Premiere – How They've Reconnected - PEOPLE.com
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PEOPLE.com Dad Jon Voight Joins Angelina Jolie and Her Kids at Premiere – How They've Reconnected PEOPLE.com Thursday's New York City premiere of the new movie First They Killed My Father was a family affair for Angelina Jolie. Not only was the 42-year-old actress and director joined at the Director's Guild Theater by all six of her children — Maddox, 16 ... Angelina Jolie wants 'love and family' to come out of her new film on Cambodia's brutal pastABC News Angelina Jolie brings reinforcements — including dad Jon Voight — to movie premiereLos Angeles Times Angelina Jolie's Simple Lengthening and Slimming Style SecretUs Weekly The Atlantic -RollingStone.com -Hollywood Life -Just Jared all 114 news articles »
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Here's What Dustin Hoffman Has To Say About Famous 'I'm Walkin' Here!' Line
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Jon Voight and Corey Lewandowski on why they support Trump
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Former Trump campaign manager weighs in
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Voight on Trump: "God answered our prayers"
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The actor Jon Voight spoke during President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration concert, saying "God answered our prayers."
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Jennifer Holliday Won't Perform At Donald Trump's Inauguration After All
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Best new artist: Some celebrities wrote their first checks to candidates in 2016
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Alec Baldwin (right) won a Golden Globe in 2007 for his work on "30 Rock" and posed with Donald Trump, actress Tina Fey and Melania Trump. Nine years later Baldwin played Trump on Saturday Night Live -- but he contributed to no presidential candidates. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) BY: Andrew Mayersohn The Hollywood liberal has been a stock figure in American politics for decades. Conservative politicians have long denounced or mocked the alleged political influence of musicians, TV stars, and Golden Globe recipients. While the entertainment industry does indeed lean well to the left, though, most of that money comes from producers and media magnates, not the people you see on screen. The only household names in the entertainment industry to make our list of top 100 donors in 2016 were Jeffrey Katzenberg of Dreamworks and the conservative McMahons of the WWE (and, now, the Small Business Administration). In terms of the "talent," though, the same handful of politically aware cele...
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Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts. Beyond Spectacular! Magic Sparkles Plenty
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Oh, my. what a film!. J.K. Rowlings has written both the screenplay, the book and proves a woman with total control can triumph, no wizardry here. J.K. Rowlings has four more films to follow Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and I long for their magical release into theatres. David Yates directs with economy and skill, but it is clear J.K.Rowlings is running the show. Fanstastic Beasts takes place seventy years before writer Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) writes his book in England's Hogwart's school for witchcraft and wizardry . In the beginning of Fantastic Beasts Newt arrives from Britain to New York to visit its secret world of witches and wizards with a suitcase of Fantastic Beasts which will win your heart and then some. The special effects by a huge team made up of David Allday, Paul Brady, Stuart Craig are the most original in a long time. The beasts are darling, frightening and charming. Viscerally enticing On Newt's first visit to New York he bumps into Jacob Ko...
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WATCH: Trump Talk: Two Celebrities Give Their Take
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Actors Robert DeNiro and Jon Voight offer different opinions about the president-elect.
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Jon Voight Plays Down Donald Trump's Offensive Comments About Women
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Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight has tried to defend Donald Trump’s despicable comments about women. While Republican leaders and a host of celebrities have all rushed to denounce the GOP nominee over lewd and explicit comments he made in leaked audio from 2005, in which he said his fame allowed him to grab women “by the pussy,” the “Midnight Cowboy” star has actually given the brash businessman his unequivocal support. In a series of Twitter posts on Saturday night, the 77-year-old Voight said he didn’t know “of too many men who haven’t expressed some sort of similar sexual terms toward women, especially in their younger years.” He also claimed Trump’s words were “not as damaging as Robert De Niro’s ugly rant,” referring to his fellow Hollywood actor calling Trump almost every insult there is in a “Get Out The Vote” ad. Here are Voight’s tweets in full: I am so ashamed of my fellow actor Bobby DeNiro's rant against Donald Trump. What foul words he used against a p...
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Jon Voight on why he's supporting Trump and Hollywood isn't
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Jon Voight Was Pretty Starstruck By Everyone At The Emmys
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function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Jon Voight has had a storied career. The Oscar-winning actor rose to fame in the ‘70s with films like “Deliverance” and “Coming Home,” and continued to push the limits in movies like “Heat,” “Enemy of the State,” “The Rainmaker” and “Ali.” But lately, he’s been sticking to television, dominating in his role as Mickey Donovan on Showtime’s “Ray Donovan,” for which he won a Golden Globe in 2014.  Voight’s portrayal of Mickey was nominated for an Emmy on Sunday, a...
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Here Are All The 2016 Emmy Award Winners
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It’s TV’s biggest night and, once again, “Game of Thrones” is your best bet for Sunday night’s big winner, since the HBO show leads the 68th annual Emmy Awards with 23 nominations, followed closely by “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” with 22 noms.  Yes, tonight is the night when all your favorite shows and stars will battle it out live from the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Though we are fairly certain “GoT” will dominate in the Outstanding Drama category, the show is up against “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” “Mr. Robot,” “Downton Abbey,” ”Better Call Saul” and “The Americans” for the top honor. Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the award show in 2012, returns as this year’s host.  He warned People that his famous friends should consider themselves targets for good natured ridicule, since he knows they’ll be able to handle it.  “The people with whom I’m actually friendly are in the most danger usually because I know they can take a joke,” Kim...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jon Voight
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 77
    On March 9, 2016 he endorsed Donald Trump for the Republican 2016 nomination saying, "Donald is funny, playful and colorful, but most of all, he is honest...
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  • 2015
    Age 76
    In March 2015, in the run-up to the 2015 Israeli election, Voight released a video where he called upon Israeli voters to re-elect Benjamin Netanyahu.
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  • 2012
    Age 73
    In January 2012, he endorsed Mitt Romney for the Republican 2012 nomination.
  • 2011
    Age 72
    In August 2011, Voight visited terror victims at Soroka Medical Center in the Beersheba after attacks from Gaza.
  • 2010
    Age 71
    In June 2010, the Washington Times published an open letter to President Obama from Voight, calling President Obama a liar and promoter of anti-semitism.
  • 2009
    Age 70
    In November 2009 Voight was a featured speaker, at a Tea Party protest opposing the healthcare reform legislation, and again at a rally outside the Capitol Building on March 20, 2010.
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    In a letter released on September 11, 2009, Voight accused his former Coming Home co-star, Jane Fonda, of "aiding and abetting those who seek the destruction of Israel".
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    Voight's comments drew harsh criticism from Dallas Morning News columnist Rod Dreher, whose article appeared in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune on September 16, 2009.
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    In a June 13, 2009 article, New York Times columnist Frank Rich said of Voight's speech, in which Voight called to "bring an end to this false prophet Obama," that: "This kind of rhetoric, with its pseudo-Scriptural call to action, is toxic."
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    On June 10, 2009, on the topic of Voight's fundraiser speech, Glenn Beck told Voight in a radio interview: "It's good not to be alone.
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    On June 8, 2009, Voight hosted a Republican congressional fundraiser, and he also made his own speech at the event, criticizing President Obama.
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  • 2008
    Age 69
    Voight was a guest at the 2008 Republican National Convention.
    In September 2008, Voight appeared in a video from the Republican National Convention admonishing viewers to support the United States military.
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    On July 28, 2008, he wrote an editorial in The Washington Times critical of then-Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.
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    In May 2008, Voight paid a solidarity visit to Israel in honor of its 60th birthday. "I'm coming to salute, encourage and strengthen the people of Israel on this joyous 60th birthday", said Voight. "This week is about highlighting Israel as a moral beacon.
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    In an April 11, 2008, interview on the CNN Headline News Glenn Beck Show Voight stated that he had thrown his support to Republican Senator John McCain for president.
    In March 2008, Voight appeared at a rally aboard the in San Diego, California, for the kick-off of Vets for Freedom's National Heroes Tour.
    Voight endorsed former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani for the 2008 Republican Party nomination.
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  • 2007
    Age 68
    On April 27, 2007, Voight spoke about criticism of George W. Bush in an interview with Bill O'Reilly on The O'Reilly Factor: "And they—what I hear, you know, talking about our president.
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    Also in 2007, Voight reprised his role as Patrick Gates in National Treasure: Book of Secrets.
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    In 2007, he played United States Secretary of Defense John Keller in the summer blockbuster Transformers, reuniting him with Holes star Shia LaBeouf.
  • 2006
    Age 67
    In 2006, he was Kentucky Wildcats head coach Adolph Rupp in the Disney hit Glory Road.
  • 2005
    Age 66
    In 2005, he played Pope John Paul II in the second part of CBS' miniseries, Pope John Paul II.
  • 2004
    Age 65
    In 2004, Voight joined Nicolas Cage, in National Treasure as Patrick Gates, the father of Cage's character.
  • 2003
    Age 64
    In 2003, he played the role of Marion Sevillo/Mr. Sir in Holes.
  • 2001
    Age 62
    Also in 2001, he appeared in the television mini-series Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story along with Vanessa Redgrave, Matthew Modine, Richard Attenborough, and Mia Sara.
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    Director Michael Mann tagged Voight for a supporting role in the 2001 biopic Ali, which starred Will Smith as the controversial former heavyweight champ, Muhammad Ali.
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    Also in 2001, Voight joined Leelee Sobieski, Hank Azaria and David Schwimmer in the made-for-television film Uprising, which was based on the uprising in the Warsaw ghetto.
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    Voight next portrayed President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 2001's action/war film Pearl Harbor, having accepted the role when Gene Hackman declined (his performance was received favorably by critics).
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  • 1999
    Age 60
    Voight played Noah in the 1999 television production Noah's Ark, and appeared in Second String, also for TV.
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    Voight next appeared in 1999's Varsity Blues.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1998
    Age 59
    Voight was reunited with director Boorman in 1998's The General.
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    He also took a substantial role in Tony Scott's 1998 political thriller, Enemy of the State, in which Voight played Will Smith's character's stalwart antagonist from the NSA.
  • 1997
    Age 58
    His last film of 1997 was Boys Will Be Boys, a family comedy directed by Dom DeLuise.
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    In 1997, Voight appeared in six films, beginning with Rosewood, based on the 1923 destruction of the primarily black town of Rosewood, Florida, by the white residents of nearby Sumner.
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  • 1996
    Age 57
    Voight next appeared in 1996's blockbuster film Mission: Impossible, directed by Brian De Palma and starring Tom Cruise.
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  • 1995
    Age 56
    In 1995, Voight played the role of "Nate", a fence in the film, Heat, directed by Michael Mann, and appeared in the television films Convict Cowboy, and The Tin Soldier, also directing the latter film.
  • 1994
    Age 55
    Voight made a cameo appearance as himself on the Seinfeld episode "The Mom & Pop Store" airing November 17, 1994, in which George Costanza buys a car that appears to be owned by Jon Voight.
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  • 1993
    Age 54
    For the remainder of the decade, Voight would alternate between feature films and television movies, including a starring role in the 1993 miniseries Return to Lonesome Dove, a continuation of Larry McMurtry's western saga, 1989's Lonesome Dove.
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  • 1992
    Age 53
    He followed with 1992's The Rainbow Warrior for ABC, the story of the ill-fated Greenpeace ship sunk by French operatives in the Auckland Harbour.
  • 1991
    Age 52
    He made his first acting debut into television movies, acting in 1991's Chernobyl: The Final Warning, followed by The Last of his Tribe, in 1992.
  • 1989
    Age 50
    In 1989 Voight starred in and helped write Eternity, which dealt with a television reporter's efforts to uncover corruption.
  • FORTIES
  • 1986
    Age 47
    Voight followed up this and other performances with a role in the 1986 film, Desert Bloom, and reportedly experienced a "spiritual awakening" toward the end of the decade.
  • 1985
    Age 46
    In 1985, Voight teamed up with Russian writer and director Andrei Konchalovsky to play the role of escaped con Manny Manheim in Runaway Train.
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  • 1983
    Age 44
    1983 also saw Voight slated to play Robert Harmon in John Cassavetes' Golden Bear-winning Love Streams, having performed the role on stage in 1981.
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    He also produced and acted in 1983's Table for Five, in which he played a widower bringing up his children by himself.
  • 1982
    Age 43
    He next reteamed with director Ashby in 1982's Lookin' to Get Out, in which he played Alex Kovac, a con man who has run into debt with New York mobsters and hopes to win enough in Las Vegas to pay them off.
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  • 1979
    Age 40
    In 1979, Voight once again put on boxing gloves, starring in 1979's remake of the 1931 Wallace Beery and Jackie Cooper vehicle, The Champ, with Voight playing the part of an alcoholic ex-heavyweight and a young Ricky Schroder playing the role of his adoring son.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1978
    Age 39
    In 1978, Voight portrayed the paraplegic Vietnam veteran Luke Martin in Hal Ashby's film Coming Home, and was awarded Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival, for his portrait of an embittered paraplegic, reportedly based on real-life Vietnam veteran-turned-antiwar-activist Ron Kovic, with whom Fonda's character falls in love.
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  • 1975
    Age 36
    Voight was Steven Spielberg's first choice for the role of Matt Hooper in the 1975 film Jaws, but he turned down the role, which was ultimately played by Richard Dreyfuss.
  • 1973
    Age 34
    Voight played a directionless young boxer in 1973's The All American Boy, then appeared in the 1974 film, Conrack, directed by Martin Ritt.
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  • 1972
    Age 33
    Voight next appeared in 1972's Deliverance.
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  • 1971
    Age 32
    He married actress Marcheline Bertrand in 1971. They separated in 1976, filed for divorce in 1978, and divorced in 1980.
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  • 1970
    Age 31
    In 1970, Voight appeared in Mike Nichols' adaptation of Catch-22, and re-teamed with director Paul Williams to star in The Revolutionary, as a left wing college student struggling with his conscience.
  • 1969
    Age 30
    In 1969, Voight was cast in the groundbreaking Midnight Cowboy, a film that would make his career.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1968
    Age 29
    In 1968 Voight took a role in director Paul Williams's Out of It.
  • 1967
    Age 28
    Voight also took a small role in 1967's western, Hour of the Gun, directed by veteran helmer John Sturges.
    Voight's film debut did not come until 1967, when he took a part in Phillip Kaufman's crimefighter spoof, Fearless Frank.
  • 1965
    Age 26
    His theatre career took off in January 1965, playing Rodolfo in Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge in an Off-Broadway revival.
  • 1963
    Age 24
    In the early 1960s, Voight found work in television, appearing in several episodes of Gunsmoke, between 1963 and 1968, as well as guest spots on Naked City, and The Defenders, both in 1963, and Twelve O'Clock High, in 1966.
  • 1962
    Age 23
    In 1962, Voight married actress Lauri Peters, whom he met when they both appeared in the original Broadway production of The Sound of Music. They divorced in 1967.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1956
    Age 17
    Following his graduation in 1956, he enrolled at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he majored in art and graduated with a B.A. in 1960.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1938
    Born
    Voight was born on December 29, 1938, in Yonkers, New York, the son of Barbara (1910–95) and Elmer Voight (né Voytka; 1909–73), a professional golfer.
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