Midnight Cowboy! A Great Film that Broke the Filmmaking Mold.
I met John Voight a few years ago. I was at a Film Festival with my screenplay now titled 'Better Left Unsaid'. We were having a drink. I don't agree with his politics but I found him fascinating. It wasn't a long chat but it was interesting.
I introduced myself by thanking him. It caught him off guard. He replied, "For what?" I said, "For Midnight Cowboy and all your films". He seemed very thankful which caused me to wonder if he had ever been thanked before. It was one of those moments for me that's caused me a lot of thought since.