Voight elected FDR in Disney ‘Pearl Harbor’

Posted on Jun 2, 2000

Jon Voight is set to star as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Disney’s megabudgeted World War II drama “Pearl Harbor” for filmmakers Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay… Having brought the United States out of the Depression, Roosevelt rallied the nation to support the war through his radio “fireside chats” and with his national speech the day after the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese sneak attack, which he described as a day that “will live in infamy.”