The Oscar winner says he's "very impressed" with daughter Angelina Jolie Pitt's directing abilities

By Grace Gavilanes
Updated October 20, 2015 01:40 PM
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Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight has held several critically acclaimed roles through the years, but none would compare to working alongside daughter Angelina Jolie Pitt – with the star doing what she does best behind the camera.

“I love my daughter, and I’m very impressed by her directing,” Voight tells Cigar Aficionado in its December cover story, out Oct. 27. “I thought Unbroken was brilliant now I’d like to be directed by her.”

Jolie Pitt made her directorial debut with 2011’s In the Land of Blood and Honey, which preceded last year’s release of Unbroken, a biographical account of Olympian Louis Zamperini‘s life after a near-fatal plane crash.

While she is still spending time in front of the camera – including in the upcoming drama By the Sea, which she also directed and stars in alongside real-life husband Brad Pitt – Jolie has repeatedly voiced her passion of directing.

“I’ve loved being an actor, but I’m happier shining a light on actors,” she previously told PEOPLE.

Meanwhile, the father-daughter duo have since mended their once-rocky relationship, and Voight now says he enjoys being an “interactive” grandparent.

“I’m crazy about her and my grandchildren,” he says. “The happiest sound for me is sitting in my house and hearing children and their laughter coming from the field.”