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Jon Voight Overview:

Actor, Jon Voight, was born Jonathan Vincent Voight on Dec 29, 1938 in Yonkers, NY. As of December 2019, Jon Voight was 81 years old.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Jon Voight was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actor for Coming Home (as Luke Martin) in 1978.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1969Best ActorMidnight Cowboy (1969)Joe BuckNominated
1978Best ActorComing Home (1978)Luke MartinWon
1985Best ActorRunaway Train (1985)MannyNominated
2001Best Supporting ActorAli (2001)Howard CosellNominated
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Jon Voight Quotes:

Ratso Rizzo: Here I am, goin' to Florida, my leg hurts, my butt hurts, my chest hurts, my face hurts, and like that ain't enough, I gotta pee all over myself.
[Joe Buck laughs]
Ratso Rizzo: That's funny? I'm fallin' apart here!
Joe Buck: It's just - Know what happened? You just took a little rest stop that wasn't on the schedule!


Joe Buck: John Wayne! Are you tryin' to tell me he's a fag?


[first lines]
Joe Buck: Whoopee-tee-yi-yo. Get along little dogies. It's your misfortune and none of my own.


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Jon Voight Facts
His father Elmer Voytka, later Voight (born 29 Oct 1909 and died June 1973), was a professional golfer.

In 1993, he took over the role of "Woodrow F. Call" from Tommy Lee Jones in "Return to Lonesome Dove" (1993). Three years later, he was succeeded by Jonny Lee Miller, who played the younger version of Call in "Dead Man's Walk" (1996). That same year, Miller married Voight's daughter, Angelina Jolie, making Voight a short-term father-in-law to his own successor.

Godparents of his daughter Angelina are Maximilian Schell and Jacqueline Bisset.

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