|The Washington Post' s "Names & Faces" column detailed Academy Award-winning actor and CUA alumnus Jon Voight's March 30 visit to the CUA campus . Voight, who received his B.A. in 1960, met with CUA president Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., and greeted students. See the story below.|
NAMES & FACES: He's With Them
From: The Washington Post Date: March 31, 2007 Author: Korin Miller Looks like Jon Voight has become quite the social butterfly during his time in Washington.
The Academy Award-winning actor formed an instant friendship with a party of five on Thursday night at the Blue Duck Tavern. Voight was sitting at the bar by himself -- no publicist in sight -- when he began chatting with the group. They invited him to join them at their semiprivate table, and the new friends dined for several hours (Voight had cod, mashed potatoes and sorbet) before the actor picked up the check for his new posse.
Yesterday the Catholic University grad took a day off from filming "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" to scope out his alma mater for the first time since he graduated in 1960. Voight lunched with the school's president, the Rev. David O'Connell, at the Monocle on Capitol Hill (and even phoned O'Connell's mom).
Voight, 68, also checked out his Catholic U. legacy -- a cardinal (the school's mascot) that he painted on the floor of the old basketball gym. That chunk of floor is now displayed in the school's Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.
Filming of "Book of Secrets" is expected to go on for several more weeks, leaving time for you, too, to become BFF with Voight.