Quote of the day

Jon Voight is the GOP's man in the movie business

By Prachi Gupta
Published August 27, 2012 9:56PM (EDT)
Jon Voight (© Glenn Francis, www.PacificProDigital.com)
Jon Voight (© Glenn Francis, www.PacificProDigital.com)

According to The Washington Post, Jon Voight has replaced Charlton Heston as the dean of Hollywood Republicans.  The 73-year-old Oscar winner describes himself as a party "cheerleader," after being an ardent conservative for most of his life. Voight told The Post:

“The Hollywood community is historically conservative,” he said. “All the people that I so admired growing up were very patriotic and loved the country.” But then came the left-wing “nonsense” of the 1960’s, which Voight admits he also got caught up in it. “I’m quite ashamed of it, actually. . . I know as much as anybody about this stuff and I know how poisonous it is.”

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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