Townhall Exclusive: Oscar Winner Jon Voight Talks Politics, Media Bias, and Clint Eastwood

Posted: Oct 23, 2012 6:00 PM

Oscar winner Jon Voight has had a long and illustrious acting career spanning more than five decades. Some of his best-known films include "Midnight Cowboy" (1969), "Deliverence" (1972) and "Coming Home" (1978). The latter role earned him the Academy Award for best actor. Aside from his Oscar victory, Voight also earned Oscar nominations for his roles in "Cowboy," "Runaway Train" (1985) and "Ali" (2001).

Over the last few months, though, Voight has spent much of his time talking politics and supporting former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney bid to become the next president of the United States.

I recently had the privilege to sit down with him. We spoke about the presidential horserace, what it's like being a conversative in Hollywood, as well as some of his personal regrets:

For those interested, Voight is now travelling the country as part of the "Battleground State's Talker's Tour" with hosts Mike Gallagher, Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved and Dennis Prager. If you want to come to one of the events, make sure you check out the schedule to see if he's coming to a town near you.