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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 2018, Jon Voight was 80 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: I gotta get outta here, gotta get outta here. Miami Beach, that's where you could score. Anybody can score there, even you. In New York, no rich lady with any class at all buys that cowboy crap anymore. They're laughin' at you on the street.
Joe Buck: Ain't nobody laughin' at me on the street.
Ratso Rizzo: Behind your back, I've seen 'em laughin' at you, fella.
Joe Buck: Aw, what the hell you know about women anyway? When's the last time you scored, boy?
Ratso Rizzo: That's a matter I only talk about at confession. We're not talkin' about me now.
Joe Buck: And when's the last time you've been to confession?
Ratso Rizzo: It's between me and my confessor. And I'll tell ya another thing. Frankly, you're beginning to smell. And for a stud in New York, that's a handicap.
Joe Buck: Well, don't talk to me about clean. I ain't never seen you change your underwear once the whole time I've been here in New York. And that's pretty peculiar behavior.
Ratso Rizzo: I don't have to do that kind of thing in public. I ain't got no need to expose myself.
Joe Buck: [cruelly] No, I bet you don't. I bet you ain't never even been laid! How about that? And you're gonna tell me what appeals to women!
Ratso Rizzo: I know enough to know that that great big, dumb cowboy crap of yours don't appeal to nobody except every jockey on 42nd Street. That's faggot stuff! You wanna call it by its name? That's strictly for fags!
Joe Buck: John Wayne! You wanna tell me he's a fag?
[after a long pause]
Joe Buck: I like the way I look. It makes me feel good. It does. And women like me, god-dammit. Hell, only one thing I've ever been good for is lovin'. Women go crazy for me. That's a really true fact. Ratso, hell: Crazy Annie, they had to send her away.
Ratso Rizzo: Then how come you ain't scored once, the whole time you've been in New York?
Joe Buck: 'Cause, 'cause I need management, god-dammit. 'Cause you stole twenty dollars offa me. That's why you're gonna stop crappin' around about Florida. And, and get your skinny butt movin.' And earn twenty dollars worth of management which you owe me.


Joe Buck: It just ain't right cheatin' from a pregnant lady.


Joe Buck: Uh, well, sir, I ain't a f'real cowboy. But I am one helluva stud!


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Godfather of Skyler Shaye.

His brother Barry Voight was a geology professor at Penn State.

His younger brother is songwriter Wes Voight who, under the alias Chip Taylor, wrote The Troggs' 1966 smash hit "Wild Thing". His other songs include "Angel of the Morning" (Merrilee Rush), and "I Can't Let Go" (The Hollies).

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