Why Did Jon Voight Almost Pass On Deliverance?

Why Did Jon Voight Almost Pass On Deliverance?

Jon Voight chats with Access about the 40th anniversary Blu-ray release of “Deliverance.” Why did the actor almost pass on the project? Who finally convinced him that he should do the movie? Plus, which actors was director John Boorman threatening to give Jon’s role to if he didn’t agree to do the film?