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JON VOIGHT (Patrick Gates) has now been a motion-picture star for nearly four decades. Still remembered for his performance as Joe Buck in the classic "Midnight Cowboy,” which brought his first Academy Award® nomination, as well as his Oscar®-winning turn as Luke Martin in "Coming Home,” Voight has forged a career in which he successfully transitioned from leading man to one of America's most versatile character actors.

Since creating the role of Patrick Gates in "National Treasure” in 2004, Voight has starred in the title role of CBS' telefilm "Pope John Paul II,” as famed basketball coach Adolph Rupp in the Jerry Bruckheimer production of "Glory Road,” and in recent roles in the period drama "September Dawn,” the New York-based policy "Pride and Glory,” the Michael Bay science-fiction epic "Transformers” and the supernatural drama "The Uninvited.”

Voight's other work in recent years has included his Oscar®-nominated portrayal of Howard Cosell in Michael Mann's "Ali,” his role as Mr. Sir in the popular and critically acclaimed Andrew Davis feature film "Holes,” based on the Newberry Award-winning novel of the same name, playing President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Jerry Bruckheimer's production of "Pearl Harbor,” and starring opposite Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep in Jonathan Demme's "The Manchurian Candidate.”

Voight's career has been filled with honors, including his third of four Oscar® nominations for Andrei Konchalovsky's "Runaway Train,” Golden Globe®Awards for "Runaway Train” and "Coming Home,” and further nominations for "Ali,” "The Rainmaker,” the television film "The Last of His Tribe” (for which he won a CableACE Award), "The Champ,” "Deliverance” and "Midnight Cowboy” (for which Voight also won a Most Promising Newcomer Golden Globe®). He won the New York Film Critics Award twice, for "Midnight Cowboy” and "Coming Home,” the National Society of Film Critics Award for "Midnight Cowboy,” the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and Cannes Film Festival Best Actor awards for "Coming Home,” and received Emmy®Award nominations for both "Pope John Paul II” and "Uprising.”

Voight's voluminous feature-film credits have also included "Zoolander,” "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” (opposite his daughter, Angelina Jolie), "A Dog of Flanders,” "Varsity Blues,” the Bruckheimer production of "Enemy of the State,” "U-Turn,” "Anaconda,” "Rosewood,” "Mission: Impossible,” "Heat,” "The Odessa File,” "Conrack,” "The Revolutionary” and "Catch-22.”

Voight made his Broadway debut in "The Sound of Music.” In 1966 he starred opposite Robert Duvall in the acclaimed revival of Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge.” He later starred in Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre in "A Streetcar Named Desire.”

On television, Voight has also starred in "Jasper, Texas,” "The Five People You Meet in Heaven,” "Second String,” "Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story,” "Noah's Ark,” "Return to Lonesome Dove” and "Chernobyl: The Final Warning.” He made his directorial debut with the Showtime cable movie "The Tin Soldier,” which won several awards, including Best Children's Film at the Berlin Film Festival.


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