Jon Voight has revealed he was hardly paid anything for Midnight Cowboy, the film that made his name.
But Jon revealed he wanted the role so badly he told his agent, "Tell them I'll do this part for nothing". The actor revealed to his surprise, "they took me at my word, and they gave me minimum for Midnight Cowboy."
The Oscar and Emmy-winning actor said the studio United Artists "even sent me a 14.73 dollars coffee shop charge," for meals on his last day of shooting for Midnight Cowboy.
Jon also revealed he persuaded co-star Dustin Hoffman to try out for the role of Enrico 'Ratso' Rizzo after the two became friends doing an off-Broadway show and that they auditioned for the movie together.
Jon said he had no regrets. "I knew what it meant. It was going to give me a career, and I was right."