Washington, United States.- President Donald Trump acknowledged Thursday when Oscar-winner Jon Voight, one of his few followers openly in Hollywood, and told that he fought against the tears when he saw one of the movies of the actor.
Voight, of 80 years, is among the eight people who received the National Medal of Arts and National Medal of Humanities in a ceremony at the White House, the highest State recognition for artists.
The actor won 1970 Academy Award for best actor for “Coming Home”, with the interpretation of a veteran paralyzed in Vietnam, to the side of Jane Fonda.
Starred “Midnight Cowboy” with Dustin Hoffman and also participated in “Deliverance” and “the Odessa File”, among other hits.
Trump said that another film of Voight, “The Champ”, it was “the best blockbuster movie of all time”.
“Everyone cried in that movie. I tried not to do it, Jon, but it was not easy,” said the president.
Voight has been a great supporter of the republicans publicly in Hollywood, breaking ranks with most of his colleagues that for a long time have turned for the democrats.
His daughter, actress Angelina Jolie, is a fierce criticism of Trump. Not to be seen at the medal ceremony in the hall East of the White House.