Jon Voight Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


19th January 2016

Quote: "Jon Voight brought her over to me and said, 'This is my daughter, Angelina. She was 13 years old... taller than me then, very thin. She said, 'I'm going to be an actress.' And I went home to my wife and said, 'She has a surprise coming - it's not that easy!' But I was wrong and she was right." Dustin Hoffman had doubts his Midnight Cowboy co-star's daughter, Angelina Jolie, would be a successful actress when they first met decades ago.


3rd December 2015

Quote: "Six is a lot of kids. I don't know that Angelina will be adopting any more." Jon Voight doesn't believe his daughter Angelina Jolie will be adding to her family, despite the fact her husband Brad Pitt recently revealed they once were "aiming for a dozen" kids.


20th October 2015

Quote: "I love my daughter, and I'm very impressed by her directing. I thought Unbroken was brilliant... Now I'd like to be directed by her." Jon Voight would jump at the chance to star in one of his daughter Angelina Jolie's films.


6th October 2015

Fact: Jon Voight and Carmen Ejogo have joined the cast of Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The actors join Gemma Chan among the newcomers who will team up with Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton in the film, which has already started shooting in London. Harry Potter favourite David Yates is directing with a script penned by the boy wizard's creator J.K. Rowling.


26th February 2015

Quote: "Maybe if I drop the hint loudly enough, she'll say, 'Oh, I'll consider Jon Voight for one of my films'. Watching her film (Unbroken), I was overwhelmed by her God-given gift as a director." Jon Voight is keen to work with his daughter Angelina Jolie after watching her 2014 movie Unbroken.


11th February 2015

Quote: "I wish she had (been nominated), because I think she deserved it. I think her direction is astounding, really astounding, and if she wasn't my daughter, I'd still say, 'I want to work for that one'. She's a great actor's director - the pace of the film, the size of the film. Unbelievably difficult stuff that she accomplished." Jon Voight is a big fan of his daughter Angelina Jolie's directing talents.


1st September 2014

Quote: "It's disgusting. You take an old guy and throw him in there - come on!" 75-year-old actor Jon Voight on his womanising Ray Donovan character's numerous sex scenes.


9th June 2014

Quote: "She's wonderful. It was a very lovely moment to see Angie with her on screen, and they were terrific together. It was just great." Jon Voight was thrilled to see daughter Angelina Jolie's little girl Vivienne as the young Princess Aurora in mum's new movie Maleficent.


24th April 2012

Quote: "They haven't given me any insight into that. I can't really trust what people say... and so I have to get it from Angie. I've seen her recently and we had a great time, but we haven't talked about that." Actor Jon Voight insists his actress daughter Angelina Jolie hasn't given him any ideas about her planned nuptials.


19th January 2012

Quote: "Hollywood should be afraid of them! These guys are really something." Veteran actor Jon Voight is confident his daughter Angelina Jolie's six children will follow their famous parents into showbusiness.


3rd January 2012

Quote: "He's met the kids and they've met him, and I think that's important that they can do that. We're in each other's lives, but we don't, as a rule, discuss the past." Angelina Jolie on her relationship with her actor father Jon Voight.


10th December 2011

Quote: "I would love it, of course. I'm sure she's terrific. I'm delighted to work with her anytime I can." Jon Voight is keen to work with his daughter Angelina Jolie on a project in the future.


8th April 2011

Fact: Veteran actor Jon Voight is to be honoured at the Beverly Hills Film Festival with the event's Legends Award. The star will be presented with the trophy at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday (10Apr11). Late French director Jean Vigo will be feted with the Parajanov-Vartanov Institute Award.


28th September 2010

Quote: "Shiloh's an amazing person. I look at the way she dresses and she has a style - and she's only four years old!" Jon Voight has no problems with his granddaughter's sense of boyish style. The youngster's parents, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, have been criticised for letting the girl dress like a boy.


20th May 2010

Quote: "One takes after Angie and one after Brad, they are really amazing. But the twins are very distinct, they really are themselves. The boy is very quiet. He has this calming, relaxed personality that Brad has and the girl, well she's just stunning like Angelina. Just beautiful." Jon Voight is a proud grandfather to twins KNOX and VIVIENNE, his daughter Angelina Jolie's youngest children with Brad Pitt.


23rd June 2009

Quote: "They're both very beautiful and they're both kind of sexy gals." Jon Voight on the similarities between his estranged daughter Angelina Jolie and Transformers co-star Megan Fox.


20th March 2009

Fact: Angelina Jolie has some pretty impressive uncles - her father Jon Voight's brother James (aka Chip Taylor) wrote rock classic WILD THING, which was a hit for British band The Troggs, and another sibling, Barry, is a revered vulcanologist.


20th November 2008

Quote: "I think it's wonderful that she loves kids. She always had this very unusual idea about family. I can't really attribute it to anyone." Angelina Jolie's dad Jon Voight insists his daughter is a perfect mum.


15th July 2008

Quote: "I'm so excited for her... I have not heard from her directly but I've heard little messages from her. As soon as I'm allowed I'll be there. When Angie says come on over I'll go over." Jon Voight can't wait to see his estranged daughter Angelina Jolie and her newborn twins.


4th December 2007

Quote: "I look at myself in the mirror and wondered if I could play Nic Cage's father and now we've become pals and I feel paternal with him." Jon Voight on playing Nicolas Cage's father in the National Treasure sequel.


29th November 2005

Quote: <p>"We've been working on something. It's not anything romantic." Jon Voight insists reports of a romance between himself and soul legend Diana Ross are just rumours. </p>


20th November 2005

Quote: <p>"I'd really like to see ANGIE's kids for the holidays." Actor Jon Voight announces his Thanksgiving Day dreams for himself and estranged daughter Angelina Jolie to be together for a family celebration. </p>


25th October 2005

Quote: <p>"I just see the nice smiles on their faces and I know that something's going on and it's great." Jon Voight discusses reports his estranged daughter Angelina Jolie is engaged to boyfriend Brad Pitt. </p>


29th September 2005

Fact: <p>Catholic Church officials are so happy with a new US TV movie about late Pontiff POPE JOHN PAUL II, starring Jon Voight, they've given the producers special permission to shoot scenes in the Sistine Chapel and the hallowed halls of The Vatican museum in the Holy State. </p>


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