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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.”

Watch the interview below…

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845 Responses to “Angelina Jolie on 'Unbroken' Story: The Strength of the Human Spirit is Extraordinary”

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  1. 76
    Cassi Says:

    What a sweet interview. Unbroken has Oscar written all over it. Universal will campaign hard for it at awards season for sure.

  2. 77
    Phool. Says:

    VIDEO: Angelina Jolie on New Film UNBROKEN: ‘Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done’
    February 25 9:40

    Angelina Jolie speaks exclusively to NBC’s Tom Brokaw about directing “Unbroken,” a film that profiles World War II hero and former Olympic distance runner Louis Zamperini. “The resilience and the strength of the human spirit is an extraordinary thing,” the Academy Award-winning actress says of the project. Watch the interview below!
    Academy Award-winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces UNBROKEN, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII-only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Watch the first trailer below!
    Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s (“Seabiscuit: An American Legend”) enormously popular book, Unbroken brings to the big screen Zamperini’s unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit.
    Starring alongside O’Connell are Domhnall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock as Phil and Mac-the airmen with whom Zamperini endured perilous weeks adrift in the open Pacific-Garrett Hedlund and John Magaro as fellow POWs who find an unexpected camaraderie during their internment, Alex Russell as Zamperini’s brother, Pete, and in his English-language feature debut, Japanese actor Miyavi as the brutal camp guard known only to the men as “The Bird.”
    The film is produced by Jolie, as well as Matthew Baer (City by the Sea), Erwin Stoff (The Day the Earth Stood Still) and Clayton Townsend (This Is 40). Leading the accomplished behind-the-scenes crew is 10-time Oscar®-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins (Skyfall).

    Academy Award-winners Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men) rewrote the screenplay from earlier drafts by William Nicholson (LES MISERABLES) and Richard LaGravenese (HBO’s Behind the Candelabra).

  3. 78
    anustin Says:

    oh lord of the ringkle!!!! couple of days b4 the OSCAR and someone is already shi.ting on her panties……sad little soul.

  4. 79
    Phool. Says:

    Got to go have great day everyone don’t forget to close your windows as we know there’s going to be a lot of screaming from the ocean AGAIN. lol

  5. 80
    were the morons Says:

    @Phool.: Phool, I am
    Very amused! Tampax is a very sad person. He really needs a life and a job. You can bet he’s in line for some government cheese as we speak. The gay Costa Rican troll is in denial as usual.

    Meanwhile, Angelina is flourishing.

  6. 81
    Lol Says:

    Tampon and Ticky hags are going to commit group suicides when Angie wins Oscar for Unbroken. Lol.

  7. 82
    Ryan K Says:

    Unbroken is a fantastic book and I am really looking forward to this film. Great interview.

  8. 83
    killer beans Says:

    no goodwill humanitarian efforts are going to disguise the fact that you broke up a marriage. keep trying.

  9. 84
    In the service of EVIL Says:

    Fraudulina IS a NWO, one world government, Hollywood Ho who will do what she is told in order to help effect public opinion through superficial images aimed at vast dumbed down, uninformed populations who reason and think with their “feeeeelings”.

  10. 85
    valis202 Says:

    LOL. I love that Angie only needs to appear for 5 minutes and the trolls go absolutely nuts.

  11. 86
    Bea Says:

    @Passing Through:

    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.

    Brad is tough but I think Louis can take him ;)

  12. 87
    Phool. Says:

    Oops: Angelina Jolie’s UNHCR Mission To The Lebanon Didn’t Quite Go To Plan, Then

    Angelina Jolie has taken a break from, well, having a break, to go and poke kids and talk at them in a language they don’t understand whilst they wonder who on earth the skinny lady is over in the Lebanon.

    The 38-year-old mother-of-six and UNHCR special envoy arrived in Zahle near the border of Syria on Saturday – which is home to an estimated 300,000 Syrian refugees.

    After touring the Bekka province on Sunday, Angelina met with Lebanese Prime Minister Tamman Salam on Monday morning.

    Hilariously though, shortly after arriving, poor old Ange was told that security personnel felt that informing paparazzi of her visit would be a grave risk to her safety and that the trip would have to be conducted in secret – without her giving ANY press conferences.

    “Jolie will be visiting Syrian refugee families, but will not be holding any press conferences,” Joelle Eid, who is the UNCHR spokeswoman in the Lebanon, told reporters.

    Ha! that’s the last time she’ll be going there, then.

    And, the trip was timed so perfectly with Brad hoping he’ll finally win an Oscar at the Academy Awards and voting ending on February 25th.

  13. 88
    Lol Says:

    I enjoy Ticky hags’s meltdowns. We are going to see tons of Ticky hags meltdowns this year and next year during the awards season. Great to be jp fans, sucks to be Ticky hags. Lol

  14. 89
    anustin Says:

    yes…Maniston broke up a 14 year old relation.keep trying!

  15. 90
    AWHODAT! Says:

    Try harder, outhouse. LMFAO.
    Poor. Thing.
    I wonder what it must feel like to be so empty inside that the only thing that can fill up such a creature is attaching itself to a fanbased thread, stealing fans’ nics in its desperate attempt to be included in fans’ convos.
    Anyhoooo, i appreciate my sanity too much to be interested in the derangement of random creatures who come crawling into our threads, no matter how frequently they do it.
    BTW, expecting a self-confessed sexually repressed wannabe writer to appreciate genuine human empathy and love from a beautiful young woman toward a great man who happens to be a senior citizen who has lived a purpose-filled life that palpably demonstrates the phenomenal strength of the human spirit, is like…….asking a slave to tell us what its like to be a free human being. The poor creature hasnt got a clue.
    Ce la vie! LMAO

  16. 91
    anustin Says:

    ahhh..trollnistons is deadshi.t!

  17. 92
    valis202 Says:

    Yep now it’s stealing fans monikers. Oh boy, Angie has them really p*ssed. LOL

  18. 93
    @FFLoser Says:

    @JP Fan:
    Poor jen “BOHOO” Paul + Fat Fug hen
    Who cares what you think ? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAA
    Sorry Loser Your website gets no traffic – LOL

  19. 94
    meltdown alert... ah ah ah Says:

    i love to see the sociopath-bully-hater fuming, screaming and crying like a hyena.

    The meltdown and mental breakdown is hilarious, the bully-clown-hater don´t get it, why Angie is so loved and have all the attention from all world.

  20. 95
    just Ask Says:

    Are you sure Tamshiit is a man? he sounds like a bitter jealous bittach. Even it is too much for a gay man.

  21. 96
    Passing Through Says:

    # 72 JP Fan @ 02/25/2014 at 12:14 pm
    The troll’s are really having a hard time with this interview, aren’t they? Stealing fans names to post the babblings of BooHooHoo? LOL. Next they’ll be copying the rantings from IUC and FF again. I guess they missed my message telling them to pace themselves…
    PS – Poor BooHooHoo…she always writes 1,000 word essay saying nothing when not writing anything at all would save her at least an hour every day. That’s an hour she could spend pretending someone in the world besides herself GAFF about Prince Albert In A Can. LOL!

  22. 97
    AWHODAT! Says:

    “Got to go have great day everyone don’t forget to close your windows as we know there’s going to be a lot of screaming from the ocean AGAIN. lol”
    LOL Phool…………………you mean the sh!tstorm of weeping and wailing thats started already? And we have an entire year of the good stuff coming! Oh. Yeah.

  23. 98
    Bea Says:

    Oh look at the fat little hens go! All this from 5 minutes this morning.

    It’s awesome to watch them flounder around like the fat tick does when she has to put 3 words together in a sentence on her own that doesn’t include “um” and “hair”.

  24. 99
    just Answer Says:

    @just Ask:

    She’s a black, English woman based out of LA who works for a PR firm. She’s been playing with you for a year. That’s all I can share.

  25. 100
    plez Says:

    Such a sweet interview. I love that Angelina fought to make this film.
    Yep Phool lots of screams @ the ocean. Thanks again for posting articles and video.

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