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Jon Voight

Jon Voight
Voight in 2006
Personal information
Birth nameJonathan Vincent Voight
Birth dateDecember 29, 1938(age 75)
Place of birthYonkers, New York, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
EducationArchbishop Stepinac High School
Alma materThe Catholic University of America
OccupationActor
Years active1958 present
Political partyRepublican
ReligionCatholic
SpouseLauri Peters (1962 1967; divorced)
Marcheline Bertrand (1971 1980; divorced)
ChildrenJames Haven
Angelina Jolie
ParentsBarbara (kamp) Voight,
Elmer Voight
RelativesChip Taylor (brother)

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Jonathan Vincent "Jon" Voight (born December 29, 1938) 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). During the 1970s, he became a Hollywood star with his portrayals of a businessman mixed up with murder in Deliverance (1972), a paraplegic Vietnam veteran in Coming Home (1978), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor, and a penniless ex-boxing champion in The Champ (1979).

Although his output slowed during the 1980s, Voight received critical acclaim for his performance as a ruthless bank robber in Runaway Train (1985). During the 1990s, he most notably starred as an unscrupulous showman attorney in The Rainmaker (1997). Voight gave critically acclaimed biographical performances during the 2000s, appearing as sportscaster Howard Cosell in Ali (2001), as Nazi officer Jürgen Stroop in Uprising (2001), and as Pope John Paul II in the television film of the same name (2005).

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List of film and television appearances
2000s :
scope="col"Title scope="col"Year scope="col"Role scope="col" class="unsortable"Notes
scope="row"Gunsmoke 1962 Billy Joe Arlen
scope="row"Fearless Frank 1967 Fearless Frank
scope="row"Hour of the Gun 1967 Curly Bill Brocius
scope="row"Out of It 1968 Russ
scope="row"Midnight Cowboy 1969 Joe Buck BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer
Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer
Laurel Award for Male New Face
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
Nominated-Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated-Golden Globe Award for Best Actor Motion Picture Drama
scope="row"TheRevolutionary 1970 A
scope="row"Catch-22 1970 1st Lt. Milo Minderbinder
scope="row"Deliverance 1972 Ed Gentry Nominated-Golden Globe Award for Best Actor Motion Picture Drama
scope="row"TheAll American Boynolink=1 1973
scope="row"TheODESSA FileThe ODESSA File (film) 1974 Peter Miller
scope="row"Conrack 1974 Pat Conroy
scope="row"End of the Game 1975 Walter Tschanz
scope="row"Coming Home 1978 Luke Martin Academy Award for Best Actor
Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor Motion Picture Drama
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
National Board of Review Award for Best Actor (tied with Laurence Olivier for The Boys from Brazil)
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
scope="row"TheChampThe Champ (1979 film) 1979 Billy Nominated-Golden Globe Award for Best Actor Motion Picture Drama
scope="row"Lookin' To Get Out 1982 Alex Kovac Co-writer of source story and screenplay
scope="row"Table for Five 1983 J.P. Tannen
scope="row"Runaway Train 1985 Oscar "Manny" Manheim Golden Globe Award for Best Actor Motion Picture Drama
Nominated-Academy Award for Best Actor
scope="row"Desert Bloom 1986 Jack Chismore
scope="row"Eternity 1989 Edward/James Co-writer
scope="row"Chernobyl: The Final Warning 1991 Dr. Robert Peter Gale Television film
scope="row"TheLast of His Tribenolink=1 1992 Professor Alfred Kroeber CableACE Award for Best Actor in a Movie or Miniseries
Nominated-Golden Globe Award for Best Actor Miniseries or Television Film
scope="row"TheRainbow WarriorThe Rainbow Warrior (film) 1992 Peter Willcox Return To Lonsome Dove
scope="row"Heat 1995 Nate
scope="row"Tin Soldier 1995 Yarik Director
scope="row"Mission: Impossible 1996 James Phelps
scope="row"TheRainmakerThe Rainmaker (1997 film) 1997 Leo F. Drummond Nominated-Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor Motion Picture
scope="row"Rosewood 1997 John Wright
scope="row"Anaconda 1997 Paul Sarone Nominated-Razzie Award for Worst Actor
Nominated-Razzie Award for Worst Screen Couple (with the animatronic anaconda)
scope="row"U Turn 1997 Blind Man Nominated-Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor
scope="row"Most Wanted 1997 Gen. Adam Woodward, alias Lt. Col. Grant Casey Nominated-Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor
scope="row"Enemy of the State 1998 Thomas Brian Reynolds Nominated-Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Villain
scope="row"3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain 1998 Earl Stultz Saturn Award Winner
scope="row"TheGeneralThe General (1998 film) 1998 Ned Kenny
scope="row"Varsity Blues 1999 Coach Bud Kilmer
scope="row"ADog of FlandersA Dog of Flanders (1999 film) 1999 Michel La Grande
scope="row"Noah's Ark 1999 Noah
scope="row"Zoolander 2001 Larry Zoolander
scope="row"Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 2001 Lord Richard Croft
scope="row"Pearl Harbor 2001 Franklin D. Roosevelt
scope="row"Ali 2001 Howard Cosell Nominated-Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated-Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated-Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated-Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor Motion Picture
scope="row"Uprising 2001 Maj. Gen. Jürgen Stroop Nominated-Emmy Award for Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
scope="row"Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story 2001 Siggy (Sigfried Mannheim) Television mini-series
scope="row"Second String 2002 Head coach Chuck Dichter Television film
scope="row"Holes 2003 Mr. Sir
scope="row"TheFive People You Meet in Heaven 2004 Eddie Nominated-Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
scope="row"National Treasure 2004 Patrick Gates
scope="row"SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2 2004 Bill Biscane/Kane Nominated-Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor
scope="row"TheManchurian CandidateThe Manchurian Candidate (2004 film) 2004 Senator Thomas Jordan
scope="row"TheKarate Dog 2004 Hamilton Cage Executive producer
scope="row"Pope John Paul II 2005 John Paul II Nominated-Emmy Award for Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
scope="row"TheLegend of Simon Conjurer 2006 Dr. Crazx
scope="row"Glory Road 2006 Adolph Rupp
scope="row"September Dawn 2006 Jacob Samuelson
scope="row"Transformers 2007 Secretary of Defense John Keller
scope="row"Bratz 2007 Principal Dimly
scope="row"National Treasure: Book of Secrets 2007 Patrick Gates
scope="row"Pride and Glory 2008 Francis Tierney Sr.
scope="row"An American Carol 2008 George Washington
scope="row"Tropic Thunder 2008 Himself Cameo appearance
scope="row"24: Redemption 2008 Jonas Hodges Television film
scope="row"Four Christmases 2008 Creighton
scope="row"24 (Twenty-Four) 2009 Jonas Hodges Television show
scope="row"Lonestar 2010 Clint Thatcher Television show
scope="row"Tower Heist 2011 Karl Cartwright Post-production

Academy Award for Best Actor

Maximilian Schell (1961) * Gregory Peck (1962) * Sidney Poitier (1963) * Rex Harrison (1964) * Lee Marvin (1965) * Paul Scofield (1966) * Rod Steiger (1967) * Cliff Robertson (1968) * John Wayne (1969) * George C. Scott (1970) * Gene Hackman (1971) * Marlon Brando (1972) * Jack Lemmon (1973) * Art Carney (1974) * Jack Nicholson (1975) * Peter Finch (1976) * Richard Dreyfuss (1977) * Jon Voight (1978) * Dustin Hoffman (1979) * Robert De Niro (1980) ---- Complete List * (1928 1940) * (1941 1960) * (1961 1980) * (1981 2000) * (2001-present)

Golden Globe Award for Best Actor Motion Picture Drama

Maximilian Schell (1961) * Gregory Peck (1962) * Sidney Poitier (1963) * Peter O'Toole (1964) * Omar Sharif (1965) * Paul Scofield (1966) * Rod Steiger (1967) * Peter O'Toole (1968) * John Wayne (1969) * George C. Scott (1970) * Gene Hackman (1971) * Marlon Brando (1972) * Al Pacino (1973) * Jack Nicholson (1974) * Jack Nicholson (1975) * Peter Finch (1976) * Richard Burton (1977) * Jon Voight (1978) * Dustin Hoffman (1979) * Robert De Niro (1980) ---- Complete List * (1943 1960) * (1961 1980) * (1981 2000) * (2001 present)

Golden Globe Award for Best Actor Motion Picture Drama

Henry Fonda (1981) * Ben Kingsley (1982) * Robert Duvall (1983) * F. Murray Abraham (1984) * Jon Voight (1985) * Bob Hoskins (1986) * Michael Douglas (1987) * Dustin Hoffman (1988) * Tom Cruise (1989) * Jeremy Irons (1990) * Nick Nolte (1991) * Al Pacino (1992) * Tom Hanks (1993) * Tom Hanks (1994) * Nicolas Cage (1995) * Geoffrey Rush (1996) * Peter Fonda (1997) * Jim Carrey (1998) * Denzel Washington (1999) * Tom Hanks (2000) ---- Complete List * (1943 1960) * (1961 1980) * (1981 2000) * (2001 present)



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