In Enemy of the State, Jon Voight plays a government official behind a cold-blooded killing. He uses high-tech equipment to observe and frame an innocent man, played by Will Smith.
How does Voight himself feel about the movie's message regarding the importance of personal privacy? CBS This Morning Contributor Eleanor Mondale asked him.
Voight, 59, has played "the bad guy" before. But it was his role as a "good guy," in Coming Home (1978), that brought him his Oscar, and it's his versatility that keeps him working as he gets older.
"Age has its way of humbling all of us in some fashion," he says. "I think there's a positive aspect to it, in that way. But on the other hand, I've always been a character actor. I like changing myselfÂ…and lending myself to the telling of a tale."
He first found fame as Joe Buck in Midnight Cowboy (1969), for which both he and costar Dustin Hoffman were nominated for Oscars. (Both lost to John Wayne in True Grit.) But Voight was named best actor by the New York Film Critics that year.
His other film credits include Deliverance (1972), Runaway Train (1985), Mission: Impossible (1996), and The Rainmaker (1997).