Jon Voight Does the Proud, Braggy Grandpa Thing on the Red Carpet

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Grandparents just can't help but gush over their little grandchildren, and Angelina Jolie's dad, Jon Voight, is no exception. The proud papa recently raved about how "wonderful" his youngest granddaughter, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, was in her film debut.

The 5-year-old stars, alongside her mom, in Maleficent, and grandpa was just overjoyed and couldn't help but boast about how great Vivienne did in her first film.


"It was a very lovely moment to see Angie with her on screen, and they were terrific together. It was just great," he told US Weekly. And he knows the feeling well -- Angelina was just 4 years old when she starred in her first film, alongside him. "It's the most wonderful thing when you see your little granddaughter, just like when I saw Angie on the screen," he adds.

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How stinkin' cute is that? Vivienne is following in her mom's footsteps, and Voight knows very well what it's like to work with your own children. Though Angelina and her dad haven't always had the best relationship, they've repaired it in recent years and Voight has spent more and more time around his grandkids. Clearly, he's smitten.

The relationship between a child and a grandparent is like no other. Pops and Nana often make for the nicest babysitter, the best listeners, and frankly, the spoiling isn't so bad either. Can't blame Voight for being so delighted with his grandkids.

What do you think of Voight's proud words?


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