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Jon Voight

Jon Voight is known as an American actor and right-wing politics personality. He is most famous for his role as Joe Buck in the groundbreaking film 'Midnight Cowboy' which earned him an Oscar nomination and launched his career into the Hollywood A-List.

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Background

Jonathan Vincent Voight was born on December 29, 1938, in Yonkers, New York. He was the child of a Czechoslovakian-American golf master. Jon Voight found his affection for the acting craft as a youngster. Following a stretch on Broadway, he appeared in his first film, Fearless Frank, in 1965.

Career (Movies And TV Shows)

It was Voight's 1969 role as a kid turned-trickster Joe Buck in the classic film Midnight Cowboy that earned him an Oscar nomination and propelled his career. For the following two decades, Voight's movie career was a blend of extraordinary highs and forgettable misses. His numerous important undertakings from this period include 1972's Deliverance and 1978's Coming Home, for which he won a Best Actor Oscar for his depiction of a quadriplegic Vietnam War veteran opposite Jane Fonda.

In 1985, he finished a five-year drought with an Academy Award nomination for his performance in Japanese director Akira Kurosawa's spine chiller Runaway Train. The performance drove Voight to take a shot at various mentally related film ventures.

In the wake of playing Robert De Niro's black market contact in Michael Mann's 1995 drama Heat, Voight started to star in huge big-budget films including 1996's Mission: Impossible, 1997's The Rainmaker and 1998's Enemy of the State. In 2001, he conveyed praised performances as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Pearl Harbor and as the patriarch in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, a film that featured his little girl, actress Angelina Jolie. That year he additionally did well as a sportscaster named Howard Cosell in the biopic Ali, catching his fourth Oscar nomination.

In recent years he has spent his time on television, he is currently starring in the Showtime crime drama, Ray Donovan.

Relationships (Wife And Children)

Jon Voight was married to Lauri Peters from 1962 to 1967. He was married to Marcheline Bertrand from 1971 to 1978. He has two children, actor James Haven and actress Angelina Jolie, with Bertrand.

Politics

As one of only a handful couple of proud Republicans in Hollywood, Voight upheld Donald Trump in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. When the animatronic form of President Trump appeared at Disney World's Hall of Presidents in December 2017, he was said to emphatically look like Voight. In May 2019, Voight posted videos online urging the American youth to support Trump. In the video, he also attacked his fellow actors on the liberal side such as Rober De Niro.

Net Worth

According to www.celebritynetworth.com, Voight's net worth is estimated to be 55 million dollars.

IMDB Facts

According to www.imdb.com, Jon Voight was considered for the role of Clark Kent in Superman. He is also the godfather of actress Skyler Shaye.

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Last Modified : Oct 14 2019