Award-winning actor Jon Voight delivered a dose of Hollywood
star power to the Republican National Convention on a day dampened
by Tropical Storm Isaac.
Midnight Cowboy, Coming Home, Mission
Impossible and National Treasure are just some of the
credits in Voight's storied acting career. The father of Hollywood
superstar Angelina Jolie and actor James Haven, Voight -- a Romney
supporter -- was in Tampa to silence critics who contend the former
Massachusetts governor was the best of a collection of weak
"We didn't. We had a very good group of people -- and he was
exceptional," Voight said in an exclusive interview. "From the
beginning, Romney was the one. He was the fellow who we need
because he has this gift for solving problems. That's what he does
-- he fixes things. And he saw America was damaged, broken, and he
wants to fix it ... and that's all. If he fixes it in one term,
he'll drop out. He's an interesting character, this guy."
The 73-year-old actor shared that Romney's obvious business
success with Bain Capitol, as CEO of the 2002 Salt Lake City
Olympic Games, and leading Massachusetts through a time of
financial crisis are evidence the presidential hopeful is properly
suited to lead the nation to economic recovery. But he maintains
that same drive is evident in Romney's personal life.
"There are stories about how he takes on a problem -- [he]
cannot sleep until he fixes that problem for a friend or for a
neighbor or whatever it is," the actor shares. "He's a doer.
Enormous leadership abilities -- and he's a lot of fun to be
Along with the presumed GOP presidential nominee's eldest son
Tagg, the Oscar-winning actor made a surprise visit to the Virginia