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Jon Voight has had a long and distinguished career as both a leading man and, in recent years, a character actor, with an extensive and compelling range.
He came to prominence at the end of the '60s as a would-be hustler in 1969's Best Picture winner, Midnight Cowboy, for which he earned his first Academy Award nomination.
Voight built his reputation with an array of challenging roles and has appeared in such landmark films as 1972's Deliverance, and 1978's Coming Home, for which he received an Academy Award for Best Actor.
Voight's impersonation of sportscaster Howard Cosell in 2001's Ali earned critical raves and his fourth Oscar nod.
Jon Voight most recently starred in the seventh season of 24 as the villain Jonas Hodges.
He is the father of actors Angelina Jolie (Angelina Jolie Voight is her birthname) and James Haven as well as brother of singer-songwriter Chip Taylor and geologist Barry Voight.
He has six grandchildren by Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt.