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

Jon Voight at the "Maleficent" premiere on May 28, 2014
Jon Voight gushes about his granddaughter's acting debut on June 5.

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.

Angelina and Viv in Maleficient

“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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