On Saturday, actress Alyssa Milano, who may be 100% talent-free, stood atop her leftist soapbox and denounced protean actor Jon Voight, who had released a video in which he championed President Trump for his work as president, calling him “the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln.” Milano tweeted:
Now I understand why Republicans like to discredit actors and our political views. “Stay in your lane, Jon!” “Has been!” “F-lister trying to stay relevant!” “Nobody cares what an out of touch actor thinks!”
Voight said in the video:
People of the Republican Party: I know you’ll agree with me when I say our president has our utmost respect and our love. This job is not easy. For he’s battling the Left and their absurd words of destruction. I’ve said this once and I’ll say this again: that our nation has been built on the solid ground from our forefathers and there is a moral code of duty that has been passed on from President Lincoln.
I’m here today to acknowledge the truth, and I’m here today to tell you, my fellow Americans, that our country is stronger, safer, and with more jobs because our president has made his every move correct. Don’t be fooled by the political Left, because we are the people of this nation that is witnessing triumph. So let us stand with our president; let us stand up for this truth: that President Trump is the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln. God bless America, and may God continue to guide this nation.
Since Milano was so eager to disparage Voight as a “Has been!” and “F-lister,” let’s take a quick look at how their careers compare. First, let’s examine Milano’s esteemed history. She’s a three-time winner of a Blimp Award, which is won from a vote for the Kid’s Choice Awards from Nickelodeon; she has been nominated for a Teen Choice Award, and she has garnered one nomination from the People’s Choice Awards. Most of the awards were for her role in “Who’s The Boss.” Oh, and she got another Blimp nomination for “Charmed.”
Now for Voight. As The Daily Wire reported on Friday:
Voight, one of the few outspoken conservative voices in Hollywood, is currently working alongside Dennis Quaid on a drama on Ronald Reagan which follows the actor-turned-president from “his childhood to his time in the oval office.” Voight also recently played Justice Warren E. Burger in the film “Roe v. Wade” (in post-production), which tells the story of the “national battle in this untold conspiracy that led to the most famous and controversial court case in history.”
Along with his roles in several television series over his decades-long career, Voight has starred in major films from a wide range of genres, including “Catch-22” (1970), “Deliverance” (1972), “Heat” (1995), “Mission Impossible” (1996), “Transformers” (2007) and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (2016). Voight was nominated for Academy Awards for best actor in a leading role for “Midnight Cowboy” (1969) and “Runaway Train” (1985) and best actor in a supporting role for “Ali” (2001). In 1979, he won the Oscar for best actor in a leading role for “Coming Home” (1978). He’s also won several Golden Globes, including two for his role as Mickey Donovan.
As critic David Shipman once said of Voight, “His performance in Midnight Cowboy is one of the best ever in American film.”
If there’s a “has-been’ and “F-lister” between these two actors, it sure as hell ain’t Voight.