Angelina Jolie's Dad Jon Voight Praises Granddaughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt's Maleficent Acting Debut

Celebrity News Jun. 8, 2014 AT 6:45PM
Jon Voight at the "Maleficent" premiere on May 28, 2014 Jon Voight gushes about his granddaughter's acting debut on June 5. Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Proud papa! Angelina Jolie's dad, actor Jon Voight, told Us Weekly at The Wrap's First Annual Emmy Celebration on June 5 in Los Angeles that his granddaughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt's acting debut in Maleficent was "wonderful" and reminded him of when Jolie made her own debut alongside him back in 1982.

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"Magnificent. She's wonderful," the Oscar-winning actor revealed of the 5-year-old's big screen debut as young Princess Aurora.

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"It was a very lovely moment to see Angie with her on screen, and they were terrific together. It was just great," Voight gushed.

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Despite Jolie's fiance Brad Pitt getting attacked by red carpet prankster Vitalii Sediuk at the May 28 premiere in Hollywood, Voight went on to say it was a "great night."

"It's the most wonderful thing when you see your little granddaughter, just like when I saw Angie on the screen, you know," he said in reference to when Jolie first made her acting debut at age 7 alongside him in 1982's Lookin' to Get Out.

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When asked if Vivienne and Jolie's debuts were similar, Voight said you can't compare them because "each one is themselves." He added, "But it was really a knockout to see her. I'm telling you. It was great."

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