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This is Movie Jail, a unique maximum security prison that houses some of the worst writers, directors, actors and producers from Hollywood and beyond. Their crimes? The offenses vary from convict to convict but most of these inmates have contributed negatively to the film world to some capacity and his or her misdeeds have covered a long enough period of time that the authorities had to intervene. In each column a defendant is put on trial, arguments are made, and then it is up to YOU, the jury, to decide if the person is guilty or not guilty of crimes against cinema. Their lives are in your hands, dude.

The Defendant

The Case

The Prosecution: Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2, September Dawn, Bratz: The Movie, Four Christmases, Transformers, Getaway, National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, what the hell has happened to Jonathon Vincent "Jon" Voight? It's always sad to see a strong, intense actor grow old and start to appear in less than awesome films, but Mr. Voight's case is one of the worst the prosecution has ever seen. In particular, Mr. Voight has not been at his best these past ten years which is why we'll only be discussing those films for this trial.

Does Mr. Voight only receive offers to play villains or father/authority figures? Because those are the only types of roles he's had lately. The prosecution might be able to look past the actor being typecast in some crap movies, but films like Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 and Bratz: The Movie are on a completely different level of bad. They're embarrassingly bad, and if you watch these films even Mr. Voight seems to be ashamed of some of the ludicrous shit he has to do for these parts. Oh, and he's set to star in Baby Geniuses: Baby Squad Investigators. Really, Mr. Voight? This is the franchise you want to be a part of? Marvel hasn't given you a call? At least Transformers and National Treasure were slightly better, but his parts in either of those films could have been played by almost any older actor who wanted a paycheck.

Speaking of other actors, the prosecution feels that Mr. Voight falls in the same category as similar thespians such as Tommy Lee Jones, Brian Cox, and Harvey Keitel: actors who received acclaim early for intense roles and as they have grown older started doing some comedy that was at times based on their previous roles or played off their typecast. These actors (like Mr. Voight) have been nominated for and have won Oscars, Golden Globes, BAFTAs- you name it, but have also starred in some very silly and/or bad films. The difference between those actors and Mr. Voight is that at least they know when they're in a bad or cheesy film and try to have fun with it: Mr. Voight is just sort of...there. He just seems so f*cking bored.

Does he even know how to ham it up or chew up the scenery anymore? What does Mr. Voight bring to a film, regardless of the quality? Poor film/role choices plus lazy acting equals Movie Jail each and every time, which means a guilty verdict for Mr. Voight.

Plus the prosecution really f*cking hates Four Christmases.

The Defense: Holes, The Manchurian Candidate, The Legend of Simon Conjurer, Glory Road, Pride and Glory, Beyond, National Treasure

Ladies and gentlemen, the prosecution wants to ignore some of my client's classic films because of how allegedly terrible his recent movies have been, but we shouldn't ignore Mr. Voight's history. He's had some ups and downs in his career, like all good actors do. He didn't do that much in the 1980s, but in the 90s it seemed like Mr. Voight was in every damn movie, even if it was for a couple of minutes. My point: just because my client is appearing in Bratz doesn't mean his career is in jeopardy. Mr. Voight has been in the game long enough now to know how it works, and sometimes you just need to swallow your pride and star in something you might not give two shits about.

And Mr. Voight's recent movies haven't been that bad. The National Treasure films are what they are and some people really dig them, even if they aren't the prosecution's cup of tea. But The Legend of Simon Conjurer is actually pretty good and my client's performance is excellent. His roles in Pride and Glory and Glory Road where in his wheelhouse, but he owned those parts and I don't agree with the prosecution's statement that he appears "bored" in most of his movies.

The prosecution also compares Mr. Voight to other actors, but I ask you this: do you think if my client was cast in an Oscar contending film or a movie from a big named director that Mr. Voight wouldn't knock it out of the park? Do you really think his talent has eroded just because of some questionable films? Basically, are you seriously ready to write off Jon Voight? Don't forget he's also down some great work in television: he was nominated for an Emmy for playing Pope Jon Paul II and was on 24 for a season.

Mr. Voight will and should continue to act because there's always a chance for something special to happen, like how hilariously creepy his face is throughout Anaconda. A guilty verdict isn't a fair one for my client, and I believe the jury will feel the same.

IN CLOSING...

What are we going to do with Jon Voight? Should he be allowed to continue acting, or is the risk he'll star in Bratz 2: All Your Daughters Will Be Sluts too high? Is this just a lull or a serious sign of where the actor's career is heading? Is Jon Voight GUILTY or NOT GUILTY?

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*The cases for and against a defendant going to Movie Jail by the author are not necessarily his views and opinions but they are some of the beliefs that one would use to effectively make an argument for both sides. Not quite a devil's advocate but you get the point. Anyways, this is all in fun so don't take it too seriously. We have a separate jail for those people called "Troll Tower" and believe me you do NOT want to go there.

WHAT SAY YOU, GUILTY OR NOT?

LAST WEEK'S VERDICT

Some of the jury was surprised Paul W.S. Anderson wasn't already in Movie Jail, but they have righted this wrong by declaring the director GUILTY of all charges. Mr. Anderson did have a couple members of the jury on his side but the wave of dislike for the director was too strong, like a dump truck plowing over a soft kitten...or something. Besides being sent to jail, Mr. Anderson also isn't allowed near any video games and all conjugal visits with his wife will be recorded (as one jury member demanded) although Mr. Anderson will be blurred out in the videos. Thank God.

PREVIOUS VERDICTS

GUILTY Adam Sandler, Eddie Murphy, Vince Vaughn, Tim Burton, The Farrelly Brothers, Michael Bay, Jessica Alba, Ice Cube, Gerard Butler, Halle Berry, Marlon Wayans, Julia Roberts, M. Night Shyamalan , Katherine Heigl , Cuba Gooding, Jr. , Tyler Perry, Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, Ashton Kutcher, Happy Madison Productions, Jennifer Lopez, Bruce Willis, Paul W.S. Anderson

NOT GUILTY Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Nic Cage, John Travolta, Oliver Stone, Ben Stiller, Jim Carrey, Wes Craven, Matthew McConaughey, Robert Rodriguez, Kristen Stewart, Roland Emmerich, Kevin Costner, Sandra Bullock, Hilary Swank, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves, Kevin Smith, Channing Tatum, Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Anna Faris, Robin Williams, Charlize Theron, Ray Liotta, Jason Statham, Paul Walker, Will Smith, Salma Hayek, Michael Cera, Johnny Depp, Ryan Reynolds, Milla Jovovich, John Singleton

Extra Tidbit: Who should stand trial next week? Share your suggestions for actors, directors and writers below with your verdict!
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10:22AM on 09/02/2013

Ray Donovan

He's amazing on Ray Donovan.
He's amazing on Ray Donovan.
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10:24AM on 09/02/2013

Guilty

He's the same dude in everything. Guilty.
He's the same dude in everything. Guilty.
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10:32AM on 09/02/2013

Not Guilty

100% agreed with this observation from the defense: "...just because my client is appearing in Bratz doesn't mean his career is in jeopardy. Mr. Voight has been in the game long enough now how it works, and sometimes you just need to swallow your pride and star in something you might not give two shits about."
100% agreed with this observation from the defense: "...just because my client is appearing in Bratz doesn't mean his career is in jeopardy. Mr. Voight has been in the game long enough now how it works, and sometimes you just need to swallow your pride and star in something you might not give two shits about."
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10:38AM on 09/02/2013

Guilty Mr. Midnight Cowboy

ooh I think you could stand some time in movie jail...come on Mr. Voight as an actor you really should be in better movies, you were strong and intense during the earlier/height of your career, nothing says you couldnt continue that....I dont believe you should spend years in Movie Jail. but serving some hard time might do you some good for now.
ooh I think you could stand some time in movie jail...come on Mr. Voight as an actor you really should be in better movies, you were strong and intense during the earlier/height of your career, nothing says you couldnt continue that....I dont believe you should spend years in Movie Jail. but serving some hard time might do you some good for now.
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10:43AM on 09/02/2013

Guilty

Like extremely guilty.
Like extremely guilty.
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10:44AM on 09/02/2013
Edit: Not guilty. Only cause he bit Kramer like a rabid dog.
Edit: Not guilty. Only cause he bit Kramer like a rabid dog.
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12:07PM on 09/02/2013
Oh yeah you guys are right!! My bad!
Oh yeah you guys are right!! My bad!
12:07PM on 09/02/2013
Oh yeah you guys are right!! My bad!
Oh yeah you guys are right!! My bad!
11:20AM on 09/02/2013
Yeah he bit Kramer, that's one of the funniest moments ever on Seinfeld.
Yeah he bit Kramer, that's one of the funniest moments ever on Seinfeld.
10:49AM on 09/02/2013
Jon Voight actually bit Kramer. George had a pencil from the Lebaron he bought that allegedly had Jon Voight's teeth marks.
Jon Voight actually bit Kramer. George had a pencil from the Lebaron he bought that allegedly had Jon Voight's teeth marks.
10:57AM on 09/02/2013
1974 - The Odessa File...Jon Voight's last good, naturalistic performance in the mold of Deliverance and Midnight Cowboy.

1975 - Angelina Jolie is born

My conclusion? All of Voight's talent was "passed on" the night Angie was conceived.

Guilty. He never adds anything to any movie he's made in the last 20 years with the most minor exception of Zoolander. Plus by most accounts I hear he's an insufferable racist old prick on and off the set.

Though I submit that Bratz counts as a
1974 - The Odessa File...Jon Voight's last good, naturalistic performance in the mold of Deliverance and Midnight Cowboy.

1975 - Angelina Jolie is born

My conclusion? All of Voight's talent was "passed on" the night Angie was conceived.

Guilty. He never adds anything to any movie he's made in the last 20 years with the most minor exception of Zoolander. Plus by most accounts I hear he's an insufferable racist old prick on and off the set.

Though I submit that Bratz counts as a fate worse the Movie Jail.
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4:23PM on 09/02/2013
Not a Runaway Train fan I take it.
Not a Runaway Train fan I take it.
10:58AM on 09/02/2013

NOT GUILTY

The man has had a phenomenal career. Im sure he is just doing these kids movies as a way of easing his way into retirement. Im sure he is using the industry to get a nice easy paycheck. I wanna know why the prosecution was watching films like superbabies when it is clearly a film aimed at a very young market , a market that does not require the full acting range in order to entertain the children watching them.

So a NOT GUILTY VERDICT from me
The man has had a phenomenal career. Im sure he is just doing these kids movies as a way of easing his way into retirement. Im sure he is using the industry to get a nice easy paycheck. I wanna know why the prosecution was watching films like superbabies when it is clearly a film aimed at a very young market , a market that does not require the full acting range in order to entertain the children watching them.

So a NOT GUILTY VERDICT from me
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11:02AM on 09/02/2013
"Guilty... Like extremely guilty."

Seconded.
"Guilty... Like extremely guilty."

Seconded.
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11:25AM on 09/02/2013
I suggested Jon Voight some time back and am glad to see him take the stand. He's definitely something of an icon, though probably not viewed as a "living legend" the same way Pacino or De Niro is. He has however done more than his share of awful, awful "money, dear boy" films. I did like his role in Holes, however. That film is underrated; also features a good supporting performance from Sigourney Weaver. So, kinda guilty? He's definitely capable of a good performance, it's just that these
I suggested Jon Voight some time back and am glad to see him take the stand. He's definitely something of an icon, though probably not viewed as a "living legend" the same way Pacino or De Niro is. He has however done more than his share of awful, awful "money, dear boy" films. I did like his role in Holes, however. That film is underrated; also features a good supporting performance from Sigourney Weaver. So, kinda guilty? He's definitely capable of a good performance, it's just that these days, he very clearly chooses not to give them.
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11:26AM on 09/02/2013
I'm torn between guilty and not guilty. But I'd say Guilty.
I'm torn between guilty and not guilty. But I'd say Guilty.
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11:27AM on 09/02/2013

The picture of Anaconda brought me here....

A nice monster movie... Also check out "Rogue" for the crocodile version. Pretty awesome.
A nice monster movie... Also check out "Rogue" for the crocodile version. Pretty awesome.
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11:41AM on 09/02/2013

NOT GUILTY

You kidding right?

By the way, someone please fire his defense lawyer, because he didn't mentioned Midnight Cowboy, Mission Impossible, Heat, Deliverance, etc, etc.
You kidding right?

By the way, someone please fire his defense lawyer, because he didn't mentioned Midnight Cowboy, Mission Impossible, Heat, Deliverance, etc, etc.
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5:53PM on 09/02/2013
This is just about his work post 2000.
This is just about his work post 2000.
11:43AM on 09/02/2013

Not Guilty

He continues to show every so often that he is still a great actor. Whether it be with National Treasure or something more recent like Ray Donovan. Give him a good story and to this day he can dominate a role.
He continues to show every so often that he is still a great actor. Whether it be with National Treasure or something more recent like Ray Donovan. Give him a good story and to this day he can dominate a role.
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12:05PM on 09/02/2013

Not Guilty

i he's like a more serious Christoper Walken. He just does a ton of movies. Of course there are some bad ones but he's never the problem. While he may not draw me to the box office on his own, he's an alright actor.

Next defendant: Ivan Reitman
i he's like a more serious Christoper Walken. He just does a ton of movies. Of course there are some bad ones but he's never the problem. While he may not draw me to the box office on his own, he's an alright actor.

Next defendant: Ivan Reitman
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12:37PM on 09/02/2013
Nicole Kidman next!!!
Nicole Kidman next!!!
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1:27PM on 09/02/2013
Guilty

Yea one could blame the lack of meaty parts on age but Tommy Lee Jones and Harvey Keitel have managed to get some damn good roles later in life, especially Jones. I cannot recall the last time Voight actually had a good role. He may be the most guilty of any of formely great actor for sleepwalking through movies. I have also heard he is a complete dick on set especially to young actors.
Guilty

Yea one could blame the lack of meaty parts on age but Tommy Lee Jones and Harvey Keitel have managed to get some damn good roles later in life, especially Jones. I cannot recall the last time Voight actually had a good role. He may be the most guilty of any of formely great actor for sleepwalking through movies. I have also heard he is a complete dick on set especially to young actors.
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4:56AM on 09/03/2013
1996 Mission: Impossible
1998 Enemy of the State
2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
2004 National Treasure
2007 National Treasure: Book of Secrets
1996 Mission: Impossible
1998 Enemy of the State
2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
2004 National Treasure
2007 National Treasure: Book of Secrets
1:31PM on 09/02/2013

Not Guilty

jon voight's so completely not guilty that they didn't even need his best movies like Midnight Cowboy to be mentioned in the defence that's how relaxed they were...
and there's nothing wrong with National Treasure I for one enjoy them!
jon voight's so completely not guilty that they didn't even need his best movies like Midnight Cowboy to be mentioned in the defence that's how relaxed they were...
and there's nothing wrong with National Treasure I for one enjoy them!
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1:43PM on 09/02/2013

NOT GUILTY

But I see him probably retiring soon...he's getting up there in years.
But I see him probably retiring soon...he's getting up there in years.
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1:43PM on 09/02/2013

Not Guilty

This guy has been working steadily since 1963. Some better then others. But his role in Runaway Train is off the chains. Not to mention he was also in Deliverance. Maybe the defense should go back a little further then 7 years.
This guy has been working steadily since 1963. Some better then others. But his role in Runaway Train is off the chains. Not to mention he was also in Deliverance. Maybe the defense should go back a little further then 7 years.
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2:14PM on 09/02/2013

Guilty

Out of the "older" generation of actors (Eastwood, DeNiro, Hoffman, Redford, Tommy Lee Jones, etc), Voight by far has the least impressive resume these days.
I say Ethan Hawke next week. Should be an interesting debate, seeing go from stuff like Before Midnight to Getaway.
Out of the "older" generation of actors (Eastwood, DeNiro, Hoffman, Redford, Tommy Lee Jones, etc), Voight by far has the least impressive resume these days.
I say Ethan Hawke next week. Should be an interesting debate, seeing go from stuff like Before Midnight to Getaway.
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2:21PM on 09/02/2013

Jon Voight bit me!

Not Guilty... a long serving actor with some great performances under his belt. Strange the roles he's been choosing for the past ten years or so, but I wouldnt say he belongs in movie jail
Not Guilty... a long serving actor with some great performances under his belt. Strange the roles he's been choosing for the past ten years or so, but I wouldnt say he belongs in movie jail
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2:34PM on 09/02/2013

Guilty. The guy burned too many bridges.

There are many good ways to come out as a conservative in Hollywood and many good reasons to complain about the liberal bias over there; it's just sad that Jon Voight made so much efforts to avoid all of them. His rant was disrespectful to everybody and was added to a public image already tarnished by his difficult relationship with his more famous, better-liked daughter.

The guy needs other people to give him a chance but I doubt there is anyone in Hollywood left to give it to him.
There are many good ways to come out as a conservative in Hollywood and many good reasons to complain about the liberal bias over there; it's just sad that Jon Voight made so much efforts to avoid all of them. His rant was disrespectful to everybody and was added to a public image already tarnished by his difficult relationship with his more famous, better-liked daughter.

The guy needs other people to give him a chance but I doubt there is anyone in Hollywood left to give it to him.
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11:03AM on 09/03/2013
@HoyleHaw

I could have been clearer in my opinion. I also think that Movie Jail should be reserved for the movies someone made and, more importantly, is likely to make in the future. Is Jon Voight a good actor? Definitely. Has he made a few bad to terrible movie in the past? Yes he did. Do I think he can go back to do great movies in the future? Because of the previously mentionned burned bridges, no, I don't think he can. I think he can only do bad movies, therefor Movie Jail.

Personnal
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I could have been clearer in my opinion. I also think that Movie Jail should be reserved for the movies someone made and, more importantly, is likely to make in the future. Is Jon Voight a good actor? Definitely. Has he made a few bad to terrible movie in the past? Yes he did. Do I think he can go back to do great movies in the future? Because of the previously mentionned burned bridges, no, I don't think he can. I think he can only do bad movies, therefor Movie Jail.

Personnal lives should stay personnal but sometimes, they affect someone's work.
9:25PM on 09/02/2013
If we renamed this Hollywood Jail and went after people for their personal lives, too (not in a tabloid-y way, but a real way) I too would vote guilty on him. I do not care for his political ranting one bit, but as an actor I find him decent (you might be onto something though about why he isn't working with certain people in the business).
If we renamed this Hollywood Jail and went after people for their personal lives, too (not in a tabloid-y way, but a real way) I too would vote guilty on him. I do not care for his political ranting one bit, but as an actor I find him decent (you might be onto something though about why he isn't working with certain people in the business).
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2:37PM on 09/02/2013

Guilty

Anaconda was awful. I don't know why people keep saying they like it.

Next: Put his daughter on the stand. :P
Anaconda was awful. I don't know why people keep saying they like it.

Next: Put his daughter on the stand. :P
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5:57PM on 09/02/2013
They say it's a guilty pleasure.

I second Jolie.
They say it's a guilty pleasure.

I second Jolie.
2:39PM on 09/02/2013

Guilty

Loved Midnight Cowboy and Deliverance, but those were a very very long time ago.
Loved Midnight Cowboy and Deliverance, but those were a very very long time ago.
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2:52PM on 09/02/2013

Not Guilty

Voight is fantastic in Ray Donovan
Voight is fantastic in Ray Donovan
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3:31PM on 09/02/2013
he deserves to be in retirement jail
he deserves to be in retirement jail
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3:32PM on 09/02/2013
also super babies automatically qualifies him to be in any sort of jail
also super babies automatically qualifies him to be in any sort of jail
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3:45PM on 09/02/2013

Not Guility

He's great on Ray Donovan (and was a solid villain in 24). He just needs better scripts. His talent is still there.
He's great on Ray Donovan (and was a solid villain in 24). He just needs better scripts. His talent is still there.
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3:55PM on 09/02/2013

I was wonderin'...

...Do you even remember when you first sold out?
Rainmaker quotes aside, I think Voight always brings something special to the roles he plays. He's a damn fine villain (too much maybe?) but I've always enjoyed roles where you can't tell if he's good or bad...
The Grey Man. He's one of the best Grey Men of all time. And for that I say, NOT GUILTY.
NOT GUILTY, NOT GUILTY, NOT GUILTY.
...Do you even remember when you first sold out?
Rainmaker quotes aside, I think Voight always brings something special to the roles he plays. He's a damn fine villain (too much maybe?) but I've always enjoyed roles where you can't tell if he's good or bad...
The Grey Man. He's one of the best Grey Men of all time. And for that I say, NOT GUILTY.
NOT GUILTY, NOT GUILTY, NOT GUILTY.
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4:19PM on 09/02/2013

Not Guilty of selling out

The guy is 75 years old, hasn't been a leading actor in a decade or more, and has paid his dues. To me his current roles don't indicate selling out or just looking for a paycheck. It looks like an old man just trying to stay busy. If you are expecting another Oscar nomination from him anytime soon, think again. He's had some decent roles in some memorable movies or the last couple of decades, I'd say that is all you should expect from an actor over 70. Movie jail should be reserved for youthful
The guy is 75 years old, hasn't been a leading actor in a decade or more, and has paid his dues. To me his current roles don't indicate selling out or just looking for a paycheck. It looks like an old man just trying to stay busy. If you are expecting another Oscar nomination from him anytime soon, think again. He's had some decent roles in some memorable movies or the last couple of decades, I'd say that is all you should expect from an actor over 70. Movie jail should be reserved for youthful or established leading actors, selling out or taking roles they have no business being in. Like Ryan Reynolds.
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4:41PM on 09/02/2013

Not guilty.

There's not really that much wrong with Jon Voight. He may be one of the more underrated Oscar-winners still working. He's one of those actors who I don't usually think about until he's in something. You're right, he's not much of a ham. And in a lot of his movies he lets himself get upstaged by the more forceful or flashy actors, even dating back to his early days. That's not trying to be critical, but it is maybe why, for a Best Actor-winner, he's never really seemed like much of a leading
There's not really that much wrong with Jon Voight. He may be one of the more underrated Oscar-winners still working. He's one of those actors who I don't usually think about until he's in something. You're right, he's not much of a ham. And in a lot of his movies he lets himself get upstaged by the more forceful or flashy actors, even dating back to his early days. That's not trying to be critical, but it is maybe why, for a Best Actor-winner, he's never really seemed like much of a leading man. Right now, it seems like television is what he's doing. And I have no complaints. Let him make some more kiddie abominations. As long as he's also putting in the work on the small screen, I'm not gonna blame him for cashing a check.
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5:40PM on 09/02/2013
This guy is way too much of a legend. Just for being the guy responsible for making Angelina Jolie possible alone is reason enough to not convict. Sure he has been in a few bombs but in all hellish movies there is one shining light in the movies. That one talented actor who despite the fails of others is actually still pretty damn good. That is Jon Voight. Not guilty.
This guy is way too much of a legend. Just for being the guy responsible for making Angelina Jolie possible alone is reason enough to not convict. Sure he has been in a few bombs but in all hellish movies there is one shining light in the movies. That one talented actor who despite the fails of others is actually still pretty damn good. That is Jon Voight. Not guilty.
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5:41PM on 09/02/2013

John Voight

John has been nominated 4 times for an Oscar and has won one. Give me a break with your Movie Jail. At his age he has to take the good with the bad to make a living and let us not forget He brought into the world one Angelina Jolie. Enough Said!
NOT GUILTY!!
John has been nominated 4 times for an Oscar and has won one. Give me a break with your Movie Jail. At his age he has to take the good with the bad to make a living and let us not forget He brought into the world one Angelina Jolie. Enough Said!
NOT GUILTY!!
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5:46PM on 09/02/2013
I'm having a real hard time looking past Baby Geniuses and Bratz. Under his IMDB profile, it says he has been in 3 Baby Geniuses movies already with 2 more in post-production. I know he's an enormously talented actor, but that's crossing a line. Guilty.

Extra: Kate Beckinsale.
I'm having a real hard time looking past Baby Geniuses and Bratz. Under his IMDB profile, it says he has been in 3 Baby Geniuses movies already with 2 more in post-production. I know he's an enormously talented actor, but that's crossing a line. Guilty.

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5:54PM on 09/02/2013
Not guilty
Not guilty
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6:06PM on 09/02/2013

I DON'T THINK HE COULD BE GOOD EVEN WITH...

... the "right" script as you say. RAY DONOVAN was his perfect chance to show us that he's still got it. He doesn't give a terrible performance, but you can tell that he's not putting much effort either.

Could someone ever be forgiven for being involved in a BABY GENIOUSES installment? It depends on the person. Jon co-starred with a cast full of low-rate actors, and he (with his God awful accent) was the worst of them all! Even the babies were better than him because at least they were
... the "right" script as you say. RAY DONOVAN was his perfect chance to show us that he's still got it. He doesn't give a terrible performance, but you can tell that he's not putting much effort either.

Could someone ever be forgiven for being involved in a BABY GENIOUSES installment? It depends on the person. Jon co-starred with a cast full of low-rate actors, and he (with his God awful accent) was the worst of them all! Even the babies were better than him because at least they were moving their lips when told.

He's not bad in TRANSFORMERS or NATIONAL TREASURE, but I don't feel like he added much to those movies. And he shouldn't be blamed for 4 CHRISTMASES because it was just a cameo. Same with PEARL HARBOR. He was also among the MANY cameos in ZOOLANDER, and he was the only one of them who didn't take advantage of his short time to steal the show.

Guilty. But not life, nor the death penalty.
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9:11PM on 09/02/2013

Not Guilty

Midnight Cowboy? The Champ? Deliverance? Coming Home? The Defense certainly didn't put much effort in if it chose to ignore the fact the Mr. Voight starred in some of America's classic films. Was this one of those free court-approved lawyers? Anyway, even when Voight is taking the paycheck rolls like in Anaconda or the National Treasure movies he's fun to watch.
Midnight Cowboy? The Champ? Deliverance? Coming Home? The Defense certainly didn't put much effort in if it chose to ignore the fact the Mr. Voight starred in some of America's classic films. Was this one of those free court-approved lawyers? Anyway, even when Voight is taking the paycheck rolls like in Anaconda or the National Treasure movies he's fun to watch.
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9:15PM on 09/02/2013
The trial is just about his career post 2000.
The trial is just about his career post 2000.
9:19PM on 09/02/2013

Come on

Sorry, please witness his great work in RAY DONOVAN... the man is old. As previous verdicts have pointed out age breeds horrid film choices, and a desire for paychecks. However.... RAY MOTHA FREAKIN DONOVAN should eliminate at least 50% of the evidence against him lol.
Sorry, please witness his great work in RAY DONOVAN... the man is old. As previous verdicts have pointed out age breeds horrid film choices, and a desire for paychecks. However.... RAY MOTHA FREAKIN DONOVAN should eliminate at least 50% of the evidence against him lol.
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9:55PM on 09/02/2013

Guilty with time served

I like him, but his career is irrelevant at this point. Also, why is he on trial instead of Shia LaBeouf?
I like him, but his career is irrelevant at this point. Also, why is he on trial instead of Shia LaBeouf?
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10:56PM on 09/02/2013

Guilty

Yes, he's done some great work in the past but he's burned too many bridges and taken on too many crap roles. The fact that he's continuing with the BABY GENIUSES franchise is enough to convict him, IMO.

Next up: Joe Ezsterhas.
Yes, he's done some great work in the past but he's burned too many bridges and taken on too many crap roles. The fact that he's continuing with the BABY GENIUSES franchise is enough to convict him, IMO.

Next up: Joe Ezsterhas.
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6:49PM on 09/03/2013
I think this is for people who are still making movies.
I think this is for people who are still making movies.
2:05AM on 09/03/2013

Not guilty

He said in an interview once that he can't consider roles beneath him lest people stop offering him roles. The question is not whether or not he has been in good or bad movies but whether or not he was good in those movies
He said in an interview once that he can't consider roles beneath him lest people stop offering him roles. The question is not whether or not he has been in good or bad movies but whether or not he was good in those movies
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8:30AM on 09/03/2013

Love the guy...

Always found him entertaining no matter what and his role in Anaconda solidifies his bad-assness.
Always found him entertaining no matter what and his role in Anaconda solidifies his bad-assness.
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12:34PM on 09/03/2013

Not Guilty

Put Michael Caine on the stand next!
Put Michael Caine on the stand next!
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4:18PM on 09/03/2013

Not Guilty

I move for a mistrial, as the prosecution won't allow all of his work for consideration.
I move for a mistrial, as the prosecution won't allow all of his work for consideration.
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6:45PM on 09/03/2013

Not Guilty

If Angelina forgive can him, we all should!
If Angelina forgive can him, we all should!
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11:33PM on 09/03/2013

NOT GUILTY

Sure, his latest run of films haven't been diamonds but I think his filmography is definitely worth a passing grade.
Sure, his latest run of films haven't been diamonds but I think his filmography is definitely worth a passing grade.
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1:08AM on 09/04/2013

Not Guilty

Yeah I have to agree those Superbabies films are just awful, but he's done plenty of good films as well, let him walk!
Yeah I have to agree those Superbabies films are just awful, but he's done plenty of good films as well, let him walk!
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4:15AM on 09/04/2013

NOT GUILTY!

Watch a few episodes of Ray Donovon on Showtime and you'll see this guy hasn't lost anything!
Watch a few episodes of Ray Donovon on Showtime and you'll see this guy hasn't lost anything!
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5:26AM on 09/04/2013

Not Guilty

How come the defense doesnt mention the Oscar win? Plus his expert piece of acting in 2001s Ali? Case closed.
How come the defense doesnt mention the Oscar win? Plus his expert piece of acting in 2001s Ali? Case closed.
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