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Jon Voight is a Actor and Writer American born on 29 december 1938 at Yonkers (USA)

Jon Voight

Jon Voight
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Birth name Jonathan Vincent Voight
Nationality USA
Birth 29 december 1938 (80 years) at Yonkers (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Actor

Jonathan Vincent "Jon" Voight (/vɔɪt/; born December 29, 1938) is an American actor. He is the winner of one Academy Award, having been nominated for four. He has also won four Golden Globe Awards and nominated for ten. He is the father of actress Angelina Jolie and actor James Haven.
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 remake of 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 eponymous miniseries (2005). Voight also appears in Showtime's Ray Donovan TV series as Mickey Donovan.

Biography

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. He married actress Marcheline Bertrand in 1971. They separated in 1976, filed for divorce in 1978, and divorced in 1980. Their children, James Haven (born May 11, 1973) and Angelina Jolie (born June 4, 1975), would go on to enter the film business, Haven as an actor and producer, and Jolie as a film star in her own right. Voight was estranged from his children for several years, but they reconciled in 2007 after Bertrand's death.

Best films

Mission: Impossible (1996)
(Actor)
National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
(Actor)
Pearl Harbor (2001)
(Actor)
National Treasure (2004)
(Actor)
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
(Actor)
Enemy of the State (1998)
(Actor)

Usually with

Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
(2 films)
Michael Mann
Michael Mann
(2 films)
Trevor Rabin
Trevor Rabin
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jon Voight (71 films)

Display filmography as list

Actor

Same Kind of Different as Me, 1h59
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion
Actors Renée Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou, Olivia Holt, Jon Voight, Greg Kinnear, Stephanie Leigh Schlund
Roles Earl Hall
Rating65% 3.25263.25263.25263.25263.2526
Un marchand d'art, Ron Hall, rencontre un vagabond dangereux et violent, Denver Moore, et les deux hommes sympathisent très vite. Ron et sa femme Debbie s'attachent rapidement à cet étranger qui les réconciliera jusqu'au jour où Debbie est atteinte d'un cancer.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, 2h13
Directed by David Yates
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Ghost films, Children's films
Actors Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler
Roles Henry Shaw Sr
Rating73% 3.6515453.6515453.6515453.6515453.651545
1926. Norbert Dragonneau rentre à peine d'un périple à travers le monde où il a répertorié un bestiaire extraordinaire de créatures fantastiques. Il pense faire une courte halte à New York mais une série d'événements et de rencontres inattendues risquent de prolonger son séjour. C'est désormais le monde de la magie qui est menacé.
Woodlawn
Woodlawn (2015)
, 2h4
Origin USA
Themes Films about religion, Sports films, American football films
Actors Sean Astin, Nicholas Bishop, Sherri Shepherd, Jon Voight, C. Thomas Howell
Roles Paul "Bear" Bryant

After a government-mandate, Tony Nathan, a gifted high school football player, and other black students desegregate Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama in 1973. As cross burnings and riots erupt in the city, Tandy Gerelds, the Woodlawn Colonels football coach, struggles to ease racial tensions between his players. It's only when Gerelds allows Hank, an outsider, to speak to his team that real change begins. Hank, who has been radically affected by the message of hope and love he experienced at a Christian revival meeting, tells the players a "better way" is possible through following Jesus. More than 40 players, nearly the entire team, black and white, give their lives over to Jesus Christ and the spiritual change has a profound effect on the coach, the school and the community.
The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films, 1h26
Origin Israel
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about religion, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Menahem Golan, Yoram Globus, Sylvester Stallone, Jon Voight, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Charles Bronson
Roles Himself
Rating64% 3.2438753.2438753.2438753.2438753.243875
In the 1980s, two Israeli cousins (Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus) had an impact on Hollywood by producing over 300 films and starting one of the most successful independent production companies, Cannon Films. Their complex and differing personalities made them successful and eventually led to their downfall.
Getaway
Getaway (2013)
, 1h30
Directed by Courtney Solomon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Heist films, Chase films
Actors Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, Jon Voight, Paul Freeman, Bruce Payne, Rebecca Budig
Roles The Voice
Rating44% 2.2063352.2063352.2063352.2063352.206335
Washed up former race driver Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) arrives home to find his house ransacked and his wife, Leanne, missing. He then receives a phone call from a mysterious man known only as The Voice (Jon Voight), who reveals himself as the kidnapper of Magna's wife. The man tells Magna that he must follow a set of instructions precisely in order to be reunited with his wife. The Voice orders Magna to steal a specially customized Shelby Mustang from a parking garage. The Voice warns Magna that if he does not follow the instructions or is caught, Leanne will die.
Beyond
Beyond (2012)
, 1h30
Directed by Josef Rusnak
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Themes Psychologie
Actors Jon Voight, Theresa Polo, Julian Morris, Dermot Mulroney, Sandra Luesse, Skyler Shaye
Roles Jon Koski
Rating48% 2.409642.409642.409642.409642.40964
A detective teams with a tabloid psychic to track down a missing child.
Casting By
Casting By (2012)
, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities
Actors Marion Dougherty, Lynn Stalmaster, Woody Allen, Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Robert De Niro
Roles Himself
Rating75% 3.7917053.7917053.7917053.7917053.791705
The film is a celebration of the casting profession, highlighting its previously unsung role in film history while also serving as an elegy to the lost era of the New Hollywood. It focuses on casting pioneer Marion Dougherty, an iconoclast whose exquisite taste, tenacity and gut instincts brought a new kind of actor to the screen that would mark the end of the old studio system and help to usher in this revolutionary new period. The film draws a line through the last half century to show us the profession’s evolution from studio system type-casting to the rise of large ensemble films populated with unique and diverse casts.
The Revolutionary, 1h40
Genres Documentary
Themes Political films
Actors Jon Voight, Seymour Cassel, Robert Duvall, Collin Wilcox, Jennifer Salt
Roles A
Rating55% 2.770592.770592.770592.770592.77059
The film deals with campus life and protests during the Vietnam War.
The Weathered Underground, 5h10
Directed by David N. Donihue
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action
Actors Brea Grant, William Fichtner, David N. Donihue, Natalie Portman, Tom Noonan, Kevin Gage
Rating63% 3.1853553.1853553.1853553.1853553.185355
21-year-old Eric is going through a skull crunching break up as he battles being stuck in a humiliating job and surrounded by friends who are far less bright than he. As Eric works to deal with demons left inside of him after being shattered by both young love and strange upbring, he must choose what he will do next in life.
An American Carol, 1h23
Directed by David Zucker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Christmas films, Politique, Time travel films, Ghost films, Political films
Actors Kevin P. Farley, Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight, Robert Davi, Dennis Hopper, Leslie Nielsen
Roles President George Washington
Rating43% 2.1510952.1510952.1510952.1510952.151095
Left-wing activist and filmmaker Michael Malone (Kevin Farley), a parody of Michael Moore, campaigns to end the celebration of the Fourth of July holiday. Malone holds pronounced anti-American views and truculently argues that America's past and present are both offensive, and therefore should not be celebrated.
Pride and Glory, 2h10
Directed by Gavin O'Connor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes La corruption policière
Actors Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight, Noah Emmerich, Jennifer Ehle, John Ortiz
Roles Francis Tierney, Sr.
Rating66% 3.348913.348913.348913.348913.34891
Jimmy Egan (Colin Farrell) leads the New York City Police Department to victory in police-league football. While everybody is celebrating, Francis "Franny'" Tierney Jr. (Noah Emmerich), Jimmy's brother-in-law and superior officer, answers his phone to find out that several men from their unit have been killed during a failed drug bust of a local gang leader, Angel Tezo.
Tropic Thunder, 1h46
Directed by Ben Stiller
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Military humor in film, Films about films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Brandon T. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Nick Nolte
Roles Himself - Awards Ceremony
Rating69% 3.497883.497883.497883.497883.49788
Hook-handed Vietnam veteran Staff Sergeant John "Four Leaf" Tayback's (Nick Nolte) memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film. With the exception of newcomer supporting actor Kevin Sandusky (Jay Baruchel), the cast—fading action hero Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller), five-time Academy Award-winning Australian method actor Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey, Jr.), rapper Alpa Chino (Brandon T. Jackson), and drug-addicted comedian Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black)—behave unreasonably. Rookie director Damien Cockburn (Steve Coogan) cannot control them during filming of a large war scene, and production is reported to be one month behind schedule a mere week into production. Studio executive Les Grossman (Tom Cruise) orders Damien to resume filming as planned, or risk its cancellation.
Four Christmases, 1h28
Directed by Seth Gordon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about children, Films about families, Christmas films
Actors Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Jon Favreau, Mary Steenburgen
Roles Creighton
Rating56% 2.849642.849642.849642.849642.84964
Brad (Vince Vaughn) and Kate (Reese Witherspoon) are an upscale San Francisco couple. Having both come from dysfunctional families, with divorced parents and siblings with out-of-control kids, the two disdain the idea of getting married or having kids. In an effort to avoid their families at Christmas, the two go on vacation abroad while pretending to be doing charity work there. The third Christmas of their relationship, Brad and Kate are trapped at San Francisco International Airport by a fog bank that cancels every outbound flight, and interviewed by a news crew, alerting their families to the fact they're stuck at home for the holidays.
24: Redemption, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about terrorism
Actors Kiefer Sutherland, Cherry Jones, Bob Gunton, Colm Feore, Powers Boothe, Robert Carlyle
Roles Jonas Hodges

Redemption begins with a brief prologue showing a young boy being kidnapped at night, indoctrinated, and drafted along with other boys into a rebel militia so they could take part in a coup d'état, which is being funded by a shadow organization led by Jonas Hodges (Jon Voight).
National Treasure: Book of Secrets, 2h8
Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Politique, Political films, Children's films, White House in fiction
Actors Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel, Ed Harris
Roles Patrick Gates
Rating64% 3.247923.247923.247923.247923.24792
Five days after the end of the Civil War, John Wilkes Booth and Michael O'Laughlen, both members of the Knights of the Golden Circle (KGC), enter a tavern and approach Thomas Gates to decode a message. Thomas recognizes the message as using the Playfair cipher and begins to translate it. While he does so, Booth leaves for Ford's Theatre to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln. Thomas solves the puzzle and realizes the men are still loyal to the Confederacy. A fight breaks out, and Thomas rips several pages from the diary and throws them in the fireplace. Thomas is shot, and the gunman retrieves only a page fragment.