Saturday, May 25 is the 50th anniversary of the theatrical launch of Midnight Cowboy, the primary — and solely — X-rated movie to win the Best Picture Oscar. One the identical day, considered one of its stars, Jon Voight, launched a video through which he in contrast a man whose staff confuse primary work lingo with Oreo cookies to Abraham Lincoln.
“Our country is stronger, safer and with more jobs because our president has made his every move correct,” Voight mentioned within the two-part video. “Don’t be fooled by the political left because we are the people of this nation that is witnessing triumph.”
Voight — who was nominated for Midnight Cowboy however misplaced to John Wayne in True Grit — is considered one of Hollywood’s extra well-known flip-floppers. He gained his Oscar for 1978’s Coming Home, through which he performed a disabled veteran who speaks out towards the Vietnam War and has an affair with Jane Fonda. In actual life, he was an energetic anti-war activist and an enthusiastic supporter of George McGovern.
In the late aughts — across the time Barack Obama grew to become president — his political beliefs had dramatically shifted. Since then he’s been outspoken champion of Republican causes. This hasn’t achieved a lot hurt to his appearing profession; he’s nonetheless receiving raves, and typically awards, for his intense work on Ray Donovan, although it’s been awhile since he was solid in a Transformers film.
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