My darling friend Brian was like “Hey. I know you’re a super big Angelina Jolie fan. Would you like for me to arrange a meeting between you and her dad in our studio next week?” And I was all “Uhhh that sounds weird, so yes. I do.”
That’s not at all what went down, but I can write whatever I want here so that’s how I’m choosing to remember things. The truth is something more like Brian & Jonathan are producers on “Once I Was: The Hal Ashby Story” and asked me to shoot stills on set while I was in town.
Jon was generous with his time and stories, as were Diane Schroeder, Bob Jones and Bruce Gilbert. Listening to Jon, I would temporarily forget that I wasn’t listening to my sweet old grandfather talk on and on. He was that captivating. We were all in a trance like state listening to his stories from the good old days. I mean, he’s Jon Voight! The man has lived. And I now believe that you haven’t lived until Jon Voight has sang “Every breath you take, Every move you make,… I’ll be watching you” while looking you in the eye. I told you– I like weird stuff.