Before They Were Stars: Jon Voight in “Fearless Frank”

Here’s a real curiosity: in 1967, Jon Voight made his film debut in a low-budget superhero spoof called Fearless Frank. Voight played the title character, a clueless drifter who is murdered by mobsters before a scientist reanimates him and turns him into a superhero. The campy tone was obviously done to capitalize on the huge popularity of the Batman TV series at the time, but the whole film looks pretty inept. But, believe it or not, even though Fearless Frank looks like it was made by people with no clue about the concept of filmmaking, the director was Philip Kaufman, who would go on to helm such classics as the Invasion of the Body Snatchers remake and The Right Stuff.

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