Jon Voight has praised his daughter Angelina Jolie's children as "spectacular".

The Oscar-winning actor played the proud grandparent at the Hollywood premiere of comedy movie 'Kick-Ass' earlier this week, where he spoke lovingly about his six grandchildren who are raised by his actress daughter and her partner Brad Pitt.

He told UsMagazine.com: "The grandkids are quite spectacular, as everybody knows."

The 71-year-old star reconciled with Angelina in February after several years estrangement and met with the couple and their children - adopted tots Maddox, eight, five-year-old Zahara and Pax, six, and three biological children, Shiloh, three, and 19-month-old twins Knox and Vivienne - in Venice, Italy.

Discussing the meeting, he added: "It's nice to have something that's positive!"

Although Angelina and Jon's meeting came as a shock to many, the pair had been working on the reconciliation for a while.

At the time, Jon said: "Angie and I have been in contact on the phone and by email for some time now.

"We've been working towards a full reconciliation for a while. Angie had to feel it was the right time to bring me into the lives of her and the kids and after some work she decided the moment had arrived.

"I hope I get to see them again soon. I want to spend as much time with them as possible."