Jolie’s dad, Voight, was born in Yonkers, NY, in 1938. He started to pursue performing after graduating from faculty and first acquired crucial popularity of his function in 1969’s “Midnight Cowboy.” He received an Oscar for his function in 1978’s “Coming Home,” and his display screen credit additionally embody “Heat,” “Mission: Impossible,” and “Ali.” Extra lately, he appeared on Showtime’s sequence “Ray Donovan.” He additionally appeared in “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” as the daddy of Jolie’s Lara. When Jolie received her personal Oscar for finest supporting actress in 2000, she thanked her dad in her speech, saying, “Dad, you’re a great actor but you’re a better father.”

However Jolie and Voight’s difficulties have typically been made public. In 2002, when Jolie break up from then-husband Billy Bob Thornton, Voight slammed Jolie within the press. He stated he was “brokenhearted . . . because I’ve been trying to reach my daughter and get her help, and I have failed and I’m sorry,” per Leisure Weekly. “Really I haven’t come forward and addressed the serious mental problems she has spoken about so candidly to the press over the years, but I’ve tried behind the scenes in every way.”

Jolie stated in an announcement on the time, “I don’t want to make public the reasons for my bad relationship with my father. I will only say that, like every child, [my brother] and I would have loved to have had a warm and loving relationship with our dad. After all these years, I have determined that it is not healthy for me to be around my father, especially now that I am responsible for my own child.” She reportedly didn’t communicate to her father till her mom died in 2007.

However ultimately, it appears, Jolie began to fix fences together with her dad. She informed Parade in 2010 that that they had began talking once more. She spoke a bit about their reconciliation within the January 2012 situation of Marie Claire, saying, “He’s met the kids and they’ve met him, and I think that’s important that they can do that,” per E! Information. “We’re in each other’s lives, but we don’t, as a rule, discuss the past,” she stated, including that she was the one who known as him when her mother handed, which was the primary time they’d spoken in six years.

In 2017, Jolie informed Vainness Honest about her dad’s expertise as a grandparent, saying, “He’s been very good at understanding they needed their grandfather at this time. I had to do a therapy meeting last night and he was just around. He knows kind of the rule — don’t make them play with you. Just be a cool grandpa who’s creative, and hang out and tell stories and read a book in the library.”

Again in 2020, Voight additionally praised Jolie’s parenting expertise. “She loves her kids, she’s always involved with them, always concerned for them,” he informed reporters at a pre-Golden Globes gala, per Individuals. He added that the most important factor he is discovered about being a grandfather is “every child is unique.” He defined, “They all have something special, and what you want to do is provide them with the tools to express that.”

Voight can be a vocal supporter of former President Donald Trump.