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Angelina Jolie on 'Unbroken' Story: The Strength of the Human Spirit is Extraordinary

Angelina Jolie on 'Unbroken' Story: The Strength of the Human Spirit is Extraordinary

Angelina Jolie gives a sweet hug to her Unbroken inspiration Louis Zamperini as they sit down for a pre-taped interview on the Today show, which aired today (February 25).

“I imagine that for the last 10-something years, he has been sitting there having a coffee in the morning and wondering who’s going to make this movie,” the 38-year-old actress and director said about World War II hero Louis. “And I’ve been sitting in my room laying there thinking, ‘What am I supposed to be doing with my life? I wanna do something important. I need some help. I need some guidance. Where is it?’ And it was right outside my window.”

“(The world) can seem hopeless and it can seem very overwhelming,” Angelina added. “But the resilience and the strength of the human spirit is an extraordinary thing.”

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  1. 26
    Ⱦamsin Says:

    The mental patient is not content with exploiting refugees and her own children, so now she’s preying upon the memories of an elderly man who probably forgets about her the minute she leaves him after they finish the photo shoot. Is there anything sacred to this vile woman? Disgusting!

  2. 27
    Dc Says:

    lovely interview. They are adorable. Two amazing human beings.

    Love ya Angelina <3

  3. 28
    teehee Says:

    LMAO! Go scream in the ocean troll! Your pain is too obvious! You should reserve your energy Oscars night – you’ll be needing it! I don’t want you to die before seeing the amazing Pittp0rn show! Hahahaha.

  4. 29
    ndn Says:

    Thanks Phool again for the news and articles….

    doit se remettre au travail … bonne journée mon ami ….:-)

  5. 30
    Ⱦamsin Says:

    Natalie Portman started directing a movie in Israel early this month and it’s only caught the media’s attention once thus far. There hasn’t been any pap shots of her making big, dramatic gestures on the movie set, or pimping her kid outside of it. No one has written any articles praising her just for “showing up” to work, as if it was something to be surprised about. There hasn’t been any attempts on her part to steal the attention from the cast and crew or the original source, and instead chose to let the book author speak about the project.

    What a class act Natalie Portman is. The attention-starved tattooed demoness has a lot to learn from her.

  6. 31
    Anon2 Says:

    I don’t always agree with Tom Brokaw, but I’m sorry to hear about his cancer.
    How cute are Angela and Louis Zamperini? I loved how they showed her walking up to his house and letting herself in…the “neighborhood”. lol I wish continued good health on Louis so he can escort his girl, Angelina, on the red carpet of ‘Unbroken’. Angie looks for stories to show people that they have strengths inside and to use that strength to empower themselves, especially if they were a little wild in their youth, like Louis. Not everyone, these days, will help kids or young people to channel that passion in the right direction.
    Isn’t it funny that the “wild”children are also the most emphatic and compassionate? I know my wild girl is….give me the wild child that tests boundaries in youth, thinks for themselves, outside the box, progresses in life and maturity…not regresses or stays emotionally stunted.

    Angelina and Louis walk the walk…not talk, talk, talk and regress further.

  7. 32
    lissa Says:

    no one cares about natalie portman. everyone is interested in what angelina is doing.

  8. 33
    Jones Says:

    Such a sweet interview. Their genuine admiration and respect for each other is so lovely to witness. It’s amazing they were neighbor’s for the better part of a decade and didn’t even know it. Angie’s the real deal that’s for sure. Looking forward to Unbroken and thrilled to know Louie’s story will finally be told on the big screen by Jolie.

  9. 34
    AWHODAT! Says:

    Everyone wonders how Angie manages to be so giving of her time and energy in service to others. Its just so incredible how tireless she is. But for those of us who are her fans and who have read about her personal growth from reputable sources and seen her actions and utterances with our eyes and ears, it is no surprise at all.
    Everything in nature, including human beings, have the option and opportunity to either grow, stagnate or die. You choose.
    We know what Angie and Brad have chosen. And we know what her detractors have chosen. As her fans, we know which choice we applaud. And which choice for which we have nothing but contempt and ridicule.
    And we also know that those who choose to stagnate or choose spiritual and emotional death, come here from their deep dark dense place of hopelessness, envy, jealousy and despair.
    Thats what “lies beneath” these poor benighted fvckers who come here for some of our light. Hey, we’re not mad at ya, dead-troll-walking. While you breathe, theres hope. Its only been 10 years. Stick around. LMFAO

  10. 35
    Ⱦamsin Says:

    Who is this “everyone” you’re speaking of Lissa? You mean you and your two dozen aliases? LOL.

    It’s good you noticed how “nobody” cares about Natalie P though, that’s exactly what she meant to do. She’s stepped out of the public life and has instead chosen to disappear into her work. She doesn’t have first cousins who date gossip bloggers in exchange for positive PR, nor does she have to tip any paps to take photos of her as she goes to work on her movie. She cares about the art of filmmaking and is not using people’s struggles and hardships to make herself look good.

    We know the mental patient is a diagnosed psychopath, which explains why she doesn’t have any friends, so now she’s flaunting a business relationship with Zamperini and trying to pass it off as a friendship… how pathetic is that? Besides you loons, only paid lackeys like the jewelery man are willing to say anything positive about her. LOL.

  11. 36
    kellyf Says:

    I normally find her intolerably pretentious (no I am not camp Aniston, you can dislike one without it having anything to do with the other), but I found this to be one of the more likeable and personable interviews she’s done. I found her really candid and natural and it’s made me really look forward to this film.

  12. 37
    Phool. Says:

    # 19ndn @ 02/25/2014 at 10:00 am
    Yes you can hang out with me anytime my sis, the more the merrier. That teapot on Squiggy’s head does him no favours whatsoever only magnifies what a ‘small head he has,’ along with small body parts i.e. those legs wrapped in a 12 year old jeans aren’t doing anyone any favours especially a guy who’s in his Forties. Ndn what I want to say is what’s the point of going to a gym when you can’t build up any muscle tone especially legs & arms. I bet he’s a poser there to, too much grooming in front of the mirrors and less excersing, but considering he’s with another body image parasite Tick so it is any wonder.
    I just love the love the love & affection that Angie & Louis have, its like watching a granddaughter and grandfather together sharing their love, I bet the kids love him too. Oh god I want to be their neighbour too so I can spy on them both, *did I say that out a load* I meant so that I can be a good neighbour to them both and protect them from any unwanted attention lol.
    Ndn I’m looking forward to the follow up interview with Tom Brokaw & Angie, so glad Brokaw did the interview.

  13. 38
    Phool. Says:

    # 20Rose @ 02/25/2014 at 10:00 am
    Louis did challenge Brad to a duel over Angie Brad knows when he’s beaten lol after all Louis is an old Fox.
    I love to see Troll’s in pain even the Costa Rican is out Bittching and I thought he liked to post at night times LMAO, instead of them celebrating the great reunion of Ticky & Squiggy, yes a fiancée that was parted due no reason whatsoever, yet they are still here on a thread of people they perfuse to hate, looks like some one protests too much in their hatred and devotion sent you say lol.

  14. 39
    were the morons Says:

    Awe, tampax is having a meltdown. Face it biitch, Angelina is the poo, so take a big whif.

    Good morning Rose and Phool, how are you ladies?

  15. 40
    were the morons Says:

    The interview isn’t working on my phone. Is anyone else having this problem?

  16. 41
    Media Wh@re MANiston Says:


    Don’t you know Tampon believes everyone cares about all other actresses except Angie. Natalie Portman is so famous she turned down Gravity. LMAO!!!!

  17. 42
    Passing Through Says:

    Awwww…they’re so cute together. I love that Angie went after the job. That she got her pitch together and convinced Universal that she could do the job right – and THEN she met Louis. It’s also hilarious that his house overlooks Brad’s property. Fate really seems to have played a hand in this whole story.

  18. 43
    lol Says:

    If the movie has been in development that long, how come it has never made to the big screen? Now it will be with Angelina. Dumb*ss. Your hate is doing you no good. You know nothing better but everyday hate. What an ugly sick person you are! Get some help.

  19. 44
    Passing Through Says:

    # 262 Phool. @ 02/25/2014 at 8:14 am
    Oh Look the HuvAniston paidwhore is back in LA Posing for his paid pap shot, no Wonder he looks happy. Its only Monday I guess we have a week long photo Ops ahead of us.
    Uh…I think I said on Sunday that Ticky will porbably be making Oscar weekend party appearances. So of course Squiggy got called back to LA. He probably had it written into his HBO contract…

  20. 45
    Kim Says:

    Lovely interview

  21. 46
    iheart Says:

    Louis seems like a sweet, gutsy guy. At 91, he still acts strong and hopeful. This movie should have been made while he was still a little younger perhaps. Anyway, more power to him!

  22. 47
    Passing Through Says:

    # 13 Bea @ 02/25/2014 at 9:50 am
    I remember another story when Angie took Brad to meet Louis and they interviewer said as they were leaving Louis put up his fists like he was going to fight Brad for Angie and Brad laughed.

  23. 48
    Passing Through Says:

    # 26 Ⱦamsin @ 02/25/2014 at 10:14 am
    I see poor Tampon is going off her spool again. One little interview with 2 old men and Tampon’s having a conniption fit. Meanwhile we’re still waiting for her to explain why she deleted her IMDB and Duh-listed posts after Wonderbust busted her fraudulent ass…

  24. 49
    twinkie Says:

    Angie had longed for a father figure in her life. And knowing about that man’s life, makes her connect with him easily like she connects with many refugees in war-torn countries. it’s what she does.

  25. 50
    skankalina Says:

    yankin’ it ?

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