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JON VOIGHT (Francis Tierney, Sr.) is an Oscar-winning actor who has been a motion picture star for four decades, beginning in 1969 with his role in the groundbreaking Oscar®-winning Best Picture "Midnight Cowboy.” Voight earned an Academy Award® nomination for his performance as Joe Buck in the film, also winning a Golden Globe, a BAFTA Award, and Best Actor Awards from the New York Film Critics Association and the National Society of Film Critics.

Voight won an Academy Award® for Best Actor for his work in the 1978 drama "Coming Home.” For his portrayal of a Vietnam veteran who was paralyzed in the war, he also won a Golden Globe Award, as well as Best Actor honors from the Cannes Film Festival, the New York and Los Angeles Film Critics Associations, and the National Board of Review.

Voight received his third Oscar® nomination, for Best Actor, for his performance in Andrei Konchalovsky's thriller "Runaway Train.” He earned his latest Oscar® nomination, in the category of Best Supporting Actor, for his portrayal of Howard Cosell in Michael Mann's biopic "Ali,” for which he also gained another Golden Globe nomination. In addition, he has garnered Golden Globe nominations for his roles in John Boorman's classic actioner "Deliverance,” Franco Zeffirelli's "The Champ” and Francis Ford Coppola's "The Rainmaker.”

Voight was more recently seen in such films as the blockbuster "Transformers,” for director Michael Bay; the hit "National Treasure” and its sequel, "National Treasure: Book of Secrets; "Glory Road”; and Jonathan Demme's remake of "The Manchurian Candidate,” with Meryl Streep. He also makes a cameo appearance as himself in the hit comedy "Tropic Thunder.” He is currently in the political comedy "An American Carol,” and will next be seen in the holiday comedy "Four Christmases,” due out in November. His long list of film credits also includes Andrew Davis' "Holes”; "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” alongside his daughter, Angelina Jolie; Michael Bay's "Pearl Harbor”; Ben Stiller's "Zoolander”; "Varsity Blues”; "Baby Geniuses,” also serving as co-executive producer; Tony Scott's "Enemy of the State”; John Boorman's "The General”; Oliver Stone's "U Turn”; John Singleton's "Rosewood”; Brian De Palma's blockbuster "Mission: Impossible”; Michael Mann's "Heat”; "Table for Five”; "The Odessa File”; "Conrack”; "The Revolutionary”; and Mike Nichols' "Catch-22.”

Voight has also been honored for his work on television, most recently earning an Emmy Award nomination for his performance in the title role of the biopic "John Paul II.” He was previously Emmy-nominated for his work in the two-part drama "Uprising.” He was recognized by his peers with a Screen Actors Guild Award® nomination for his work in the telefilm "The Five People You Meet in Heaven,” based on the book by Mitch Albom. Voight also received a Golden Globe nomination for his role in the HBO movie "The Last of His Tribe.” His many television credits also include such longform projects as "Jasper, Texas,” "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 in 1995 with the Showtime movie "The Tin Soldier,” which was named Best Children's Film at the Berlin Film Festival.

On the stage, Voight made his Broadway debut as Rolf in the original production of "The Sound of Music.” In 1965, he starred opposite Robert Duvall in the acclaimed revival of Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge.” He later starred at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theater in "A Streetcar Named Desire,” and was more recently seen off- Broadway in Chekhov's "The Seagull.”

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