LIEV AND LET LIVE: VOIGHT BEGS FOR HELP WITH ANGIE

Published on: July 26, 2013
Photography by: WireImage
NationalEnquirer.com

The extremes JON VOIGHT will go to get closer to daughter ANGELINA JOLIE – now he’s sucked LIEV SCHRIEBER into the drah-ma!  

 OSCAR winner Jon Voight is so desperate to forge a closer bond with his daughter Angelina Jolie that he’s plead­ing with his “Ray Donovan” co-star Liev Schreiber to help, say sources.

But Liev, who co-starred with Angelina in “Salt,” is not eager to take on the role of go-between for the two, who have had a stormy relation­ship since Voight divorced Angelina’s mom when she was a small child.

“Liev has known Jon for a long time, but he doesn’t want to get in the middle of any family drama,” revealed a friend.

The 45-year-old actor be­came Angie’s pal when they worked togeth­er on the 2010 thriller “Salt,” and there is a sequel in the works. Mean­while, Voight, 74, plays the jailbird dad of Schreiber’s title character in “Ray Donovan,” the new Show­time hit, which became the net­work’s highest rated premiere when it debuted June 30.

“Jon has been subtly nudg­ing Liev to put in a good word for him,” revealed the source. “He says, ‘Tell Angelina what a dream I am to work with!’”

In 2010, Voight managed to mend fences with his daughter after a nearly 10-year estrangement. But they’re still not close. In fact, Voight was said to be deeply hurt because Angelina, 38, didn’t even tell him about her decision to have a preventative double mastectomy earlier this year.

“Jon told Liev that ‘the door is only halfway open’ between Angie and him,” said the friend.

But an insider notes: “There’s nothing Liev can do or say to make Angie warm up more to her dad.”