InsideTV Podcast: Jon Voight says he'd like to work with daughter Angelina Jolie again
Jon Voight is a busy man. He’s currently stealing scenes as the vile — and yet oddly charismatic — Mickey Donovan on Showtime’s Ray Donovan, and he’ll play another seemingly nefarious sort when he threatens to kill Ethan Hawke’s wife unless he does lots of fancy driving for him in Getaway, which opens in theaters this weekend. But when he popped by the Entertainment Weekly Radio (SiriusXM channel 105) studios the other day, he told Jessica Shaw and me that there is someone else he would like to work with soon — his own daughter, Angelina Jolie. While the two Oscar winners were estranged for a bit, they are currently on much better terms.
The subject of Jolie came up when Voight was asked if there was any particular role from his career that held special meaning for him, and he mentioned Angelina’s favorite. “My daughter’s favorite role for me was in Conrack,” said Voight, “a movie I made in the seventies, where she sees her father as a young man, just married her mom [Marcheline Bertrand], just before Jamie, my son, came in. And that’s a charming picture. I play a teacher in the south and it’s a great picture so that’s one of hers, so I like it because of that.” Then Voight referenced his acting past — and perhaps future — with his daughter. “But I also liked working with Angie when I did Tomb Raider and I hope I get to work with her again. And my son too. I’d like to work with both of them.”
Voight also talked all about his famous work in Midnight Cowboy and Coming Home, his current captivating portrayal of Mickey, and his stint on one of our our personal TV favorites, the short-lived Lone Star. And now you can hear the entire conversation right here on the InsideTV Podcast.
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