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Angelina Jolie Gets Support from Hubby Brad Pitt at Australia 'Unbroken' World Premiere!

Angelina Jolie Gets Support from Hubby Brad Pitt at Australia 'Unbroken' World Premiere!

Angelina Jolie is stunning as she hits the red carpet while attending the world premiere of her highly anticipated film Unbroken held at the State Theatre on Monday (November 17) in Sydney, Australia.

The 39-year-old actress was joined at the event by her husband Brad Pitt, stars of the flick Jack O’Connell and Miyavi Ishihara, as well as Sophie Lowe and Miyavi‘s wife Melody, who both came out to show their support.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Angelina Jolie

Unbroken is the chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.

FYI: Angelina is wearing a Gucci Premiere gown and Anita Ko bangle. Brad is wearing Tom Ford.

25+ pictures inside of Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, and others at the world premiere of Unbroken

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Posted to: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jack O'Connell, Miyavi Ishihara, Sophie Lowe

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  • Soniaintown

    This an amazing dress! Perfect!

  • Jennifer

    FLOP
    JENNIFER ANISTON IS THE BEST

  • Joan

    Ty JJ ;)

  • busted

    That is one of my favorite dresses she has worn. Gorgeous.. They are without any competition on the RC.. that was a massive crowd and they spent so much time taking pictures and signing for the fans.

  • busted

    the best at what?
    not being able to cause this kind of frenzy. Maybe if her fans went to her movies and events that would be different. But then you wouldn’t be able to stalk Angie and Brad..

  • anustin

    Darn…gorgeous!!!

  • T.m. Delafonda

    An amazing couple. They never disappoint.

  • anustin

    Unlike the urinated one ….fug after fugniston.

  • Felinelilly

    Gorgeous. Brad and Angie look so happy and they’re always so available to fans who wait hours to see them. Love them. I hope Unbroken is a huge success.

  • bap

    Dame Angelina gives her all to make people happy!

  • jane

    the dress is just perfect for her shape. love it.

  • bap

    Dame Angelina and Brad help cities in other countries with their economy by making movies there.

  • http://instagram.com/i.love.brad.and.angie Ako si Gladys

    BOOM

  • bap

    A very successful world premiere for “Unbroken”!

  • fyi

    Angelina Jolie hopes to make another film in Queensland

    ANGELINA
    Jolie, one of the world’s biggest movie stars, hopes to make another
    film in Queensland, after speaking at the world premiere of her war epic
    Unbroken, in Sydney tonight.

    Jolie, who directed and produced
    the film about American Olympian-turned World War II hero Luis
    Zamperini, said she enjoyed the experience so much she hopes to come
    back to The Sunshine State.

    Most of Unbroken was filmed in
    Queensland including at Fort Lytton national park, Moreton Bay, the
    water tank at Village Roadshow studios at Oxenford, the Whitsundays and
    Mt Tamborine.

    More than 760 Queensland cast and crew were used during the making of Unbroken a year ago.

    Jolie, an Oscar winner, said she was disappointed she was unable to attend the Queensland premiere on November 23 on Gold Coast.

    “I’m
    really disappointed I’m not going to be there at the Queensland
    premiere, I’ve sent a video message and I’ve reached out, I really wish I
    could be there,” she says.

    “I hope I can come back to make
    another film there (Queensland), I hope I can work with everyone again
    that I did on this film and we can make another film together.”

    m.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/angelina-jolie-hopes-to-make-another-film-in-queensland/story-fnihsrf2-1227126219524

  • http://instagram.com/i.love.brad.and.angie Ako si Gladys

    Josephine Cashman ‏@Josieamycashman 26s26 seconds ago
    What an amazing film at the #UnbrokenPremiere Angelina is truly talented & a gift to the world

  • fyi

    Angelina Jolie premieres Unbroken in Sydney as Brad Pitt goes on a selfie spree

    It was certainly the mark of a dutiful husband.

    As the A-list spectacular of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie hit the Sydney streets to launch her second directorial feature Unbroken,
    Pitt spent over an hour keeping fans occupied by posing for a multitude
    of selfies while Jolie traversed the media throng on the red carpet.

    Rush hour commuters leaving the CBD on Monday were almost
    certainly not quite as excited to see two of Hollywood’s biggest names
    arrive, as thousands of fans lined up outside the State Theatre on
    Market Street.

    But as Jolie, in an elegant fish-tailed lace gown, worked a long line
    of journalists and cameras, a shades-bearing Pitt spent the time
    meeting and greeting fans standing behind barriers on the opposite side
    of the street and obliging them with countless selfies.

    Unbroken, which opens in Australia January 15 and
    December 25 in the US, received its world premiere in Sydney after being
    shot across Australia last year at locations including at Cockatoo
    Island, Tamworth, Bankstown and the Gold Coast.

    Jolie described how the film is very much a family affair for
    the Jolie-Pitt clan, with their children close to the film’s subject
    Louis Zamperini, the Olympian and Japanese prisoner-of-war survivor who
    died in July at age 97.

    Shiloh, the couple’s eight-year-old daughter, in particular was
    deeply linked, said Jolie, adding that the youngster attended
    Zamperini’s funeral.

    “Shiloh is very connected emotionally to him,” she said. “She
    wants to see it most of all. They’re all very, very emotional about the
    story, and I look forward to them seeing it because I think it’s very
    good for children. I think it’s got some good messages in it.”

    The subject matter – centred around Zamperini’s experience
    from his early years as a new Italian immigrant in the US, to his
    athletics career as a long-distance runner and then service during the
    Second World War and his internment at a Japanese POW camp near Tokyo –
    may not be obvious material for children, but Jolie says the messages
    have much to teach kids, particularly from his early years.

    “Louis gets picked on
    because he’s little, he feels different, he’s an Italian immigrant that
    gets beaten up for speaking different language. He’s stealing, smoking,
    drinking – he’s doing everything wrong. And he feels like he’s worth
    absolutely nothing, and I know there’s a lot of kids out there that feel
    like there’s nothing special about me, and what am I worth and what can
    I do? And so they’ll identify with Louis and through the film they will
    realise that they too can become great people through certain choices.”

    Jolie said she was drawn to Zamperini’s story because she
    loved the themes of his inspiring story of survival. “I wanted to
    understand more about Louis, but I didn’t realise how much I needed it,
    how much I needed to know him, how much he would change my life. He
    became one of my best friends, one of the closest people to me and
    really made me think differently about life and how to survive things,
    and how to raise my children.”

    She added Sydney was an appropriate venue for the premiere
    because of the “shared history” with the US and Australia and also as
    thank you to the “extraordinary group of people that were our team-mates
    on this”.

    Jolie and Pitt are currently filming what will be her third outing as a director, By the Sea which she has also written, about a married couple travelling across Europe in the 1970s.

    She said the demands of working together were offset by their
    six children. “You know, we wake up taking care of the same kids,
    making sure that everyone’s had breakfast and brushed their teeth so by
    the time we get to work, we’re nicely grounded and focused on what’s
    important, Then we work hard and the work is very emotional and heavy
    but at the same time we’ve got to return to those same kids and tell
    them a bedtime story, so they kept us straight through the whole thing.”

    The pair, who married in August, didn’t feel like they needed
    to get hitched, Jolie said, but she added: “We just feel that much
    closer, it makes us happy to be married.”

    http://www.watoday.com.au/entertainment/movies/angelina-jolie-premieres-unbroken-in-sydney-as-brad-pitt-goes-on-a-selfie-spree-20141117-11olu6.html

  • fyi

    Signaling a concerted push into China, Universal Pictures
    and Comcast brass gathered at an opening ceremony for the studio’s new
    Beijing office today. On hand were representatives from the Chinese film
    industry as well as Comcast Chairman and CEO, Brian Roberts; Chairman
    of Universal Filmed Entertainment, Jeff Shell; President of Distribution for Universal Pictures International, Duncan Clark; and the newly appointed EVP and Managing Director of China for UPI, Jo Yan.

    Universal says the establishment of UPI China, which was originally mooted one year ago,
    is proof of the studio’s commitment to investment in the region.
    Universal has plans to build a 300-acre theme park in Beijing and is
    ramping up its local television and consumer products business as well
    as content production partnerships and acquisitions. Due for release
    later this week in China is kung-fu action pic Rise Of The Legend
    which UPI is co-producing with Edko Films and Irresistible Films. Roy
    Chow directs the origin story of martial arts icon Wong Fei Hung with
    Peng Yuyan and Sammo Hung starring. Universal has all international
    rights excluding Asia.

    Key Middle Kingdom theatrical successes for Universal’s Hollywood titles in the past year or so have included Fast & Furious 6 and Despicable Me 2 which grossed $66.5M and $53M respectively. Although the original Despicable Me was not released in China, the Minions have become increasingly popular following a big marketing campaign during DM2‘s run.

    Shell said the studio is “confident that Universal has the right kind
    of film slates for China and now that we have Jo and his team in place,
    we’re looking forward to seizing the enormous potential in the Chinese
    marketplace.”

    Films on Universal’s upcoming slate that look primed for the Middle Kingdom include Jurassic World 3D which will be released two years after Jurassic Park 3D debuted in China to gross $57M. The Minions are starring in their own movie next year, and Furious 7
    is also a 2015 tentpole that’s eyeing an April 2015 China bow. Based on
    comments made at the ceremony, Universal is also looking at an early
    2015 China release for Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken and a late 2015 slot for Working Title’s adventure pic Everest.

    http://deadline.com/2014/11/universal-beijing-china-office-jeff-shell-jo-yan-furious-minions-1201286521/

  • fyi

    Brangelina stop traffic in Sydney

    Downtown Sydney was in the grip of Brangelina mania tonight as two of Hollywood’s biggest stars hit town.

    Angelina
    Jolie and her husband Brad Pitt stopped traffic as they took to the red
    carpet for the world premiere of Jolie’s new film, Unbroken.

    Dressed
    with her trademark elegance in Gucci, Jolie sent the two
    thousand-strong crowd of star spotters into a screaming frenzy as she
    wandered up and down Market St, outside the State Theatre.

    Both she and Brad spent at least an hour greeting fans, stoically taking selfies with almost every phone and tablet proffered.

    Playing his supporting-husband role to a tee, Brad wandered freely among the crowd, shaking hands and signing autographs.

    Unbroken brings to the screen the remarkable life story of American Olympian and World War II hero, the late Louis Zamperini.

    Zamperini passed away in July at the age of 97, before completion of his biopic.
    When
    reminded during a red-carpet interview tonight of a quote from Louis
    about the faith he had in her to bring his life story to the silver
    screen, Jolie became visibly emotional.

    “Louis is a reminder to
    all of us that I each one of us is someone exceptional and it’s all
    about what we stand for,” she said through tears.

    Also walking the red carpet was Megan Gale, as well as stars of the film Jack O’Connell and Japanese pop star, Miyavi.

    And
    in keeping with the spirit of the film, a string of “inspirational
    guests” also made an appearance, including burns survivor Turia Pitt and
    breast and ovarian cancer campaigner, Krystal Barter.

    Based on
    the best selling book of the same name by Lauren Hillenbrand, Unbroken
    chronicles Zamperini’s story if survival – from the 47 days spent adrift
    on the Pacific Ocean to his two brutal years as a Japanese prisoner of
    war.

    The film was shot almost entirely in Australia – in
    locations as far afield as Werri Creek, the Great Barrier Reef and
    Cockatoo Island on Sydney Harbour.

    Unbroken opens in Australian cinemas on January 15.

    http://www.aww.com.au/news-features/celebrity-stories/2014/11/brangelina-stop-traffic-in-sydney

  • fyi

    Angelina Jolie says POW film helped with motherhood

    “Unbroken”,
    a film Angelina Jolie directed about the plight of an American Olympian
    turned World War II prisoner, helped her tackle motherhood, the
    Oscar-winning actress said on Monday.

    Hundreds of fans crowded
    outside a Sydney theater to welcome Jolie to Australia for the world
    premiere of her second directing effort.

    Based on a best-selling
    book by Laura Hillenbrand, the film tells how Louis Zamperini, an
    Olympic sprinter, spent 47 days on a life raft after his plane crashed
    into the Pacific, and was then held for two years by the Japanese.

    “I
    think as a human being, as a mother, as someone who works
    internationally, I needed desperately to know a man like Louis Zamperini
    in my life, to know that there is hope,” Jolie said.

    Jolie was able to show Zamperini an early cut of the film, shot in Australia, before his death in July, aged 97.

    “The strength of a strong heart and an indomitable will is valuable and it’s worth something,” she added.

    “We
    have to remember that and hold onto that because that’s what will pull
    us through and it’s what has always pulled people through dark times.”

    Jolie was joined on the red carpet by her husband, the actor Brad Pitt, and Jack O’Connell, who plays Zamperini.

    The mother of six told Vanity Fair magazine this month she was open to pursuing a life in politics, or public service.

    Jolie’s first film as a director, “In the Land of Blood and Honey”, was set during the Bosnian war and released in 2011.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/17/us-australia-jolie-unbroken-idUSKCN0J10T120141117?feedType=RSS&feedName=entertainmentNews

  • fyi

    Melissa Hoyer ‏@melissahoyer 3m3 minutes ago Sydney, New South Wales

    The ‘people’s’ celebrities: embraced zillions of selfies; spoke to everyone they could #brangelina #UnbrokenPremiere

  • Phool

    Brad and Angie both look great 2 Video interviews and great set of photos

    -

    Stopping traffic! Angelina Jolie stuns in a strapless gown as she
    arrives at Unbroken world premiere in Sydney with Brad Pitt

    ========================================================

    She’s no stranger to blockbuster red carpets, but Monday was still
    a big night for Angelina Jolie.

    The 39-year-old beauty was joined by Brad Pitt in Australia as she attended the world premiere for Unbroken, a new WWII film which she directed.

    Looking radiant in a strapless, fishtailed Gucci dress, she greeted thousands of fans who lined the streets by Sydney’s State Theatre before strutting her stuff on the red carpet.

    Angelina and Brad, 50, pulled up in a black Range Rover to greet their fans and stop for photos before walking the red carpet for the movie – which was largely filmed in New South Wales.

    The statuesque brunette was dressed in a floor length, strapless silver gown with dark detailing and a fish tail finish.

    She accessorised with diamond earrings and her trademark smile.

    One fan brought a plush koala toy to gift Angelina, while another tried to launch herself over the railings.

    While she stopped to talk to media, her husband worked the crowds – taking time to individually greet their adoring fans.

    For his part, Brad looked sharp wearing a black suit and tie over a crisp white shirt.

    The World War Z actor had his hair slicked back and donned a pair of sunglasses, looking handsome as he sported some well-kept facial hair.

    Angelina spoke to Daily Mail Australia at the event about her marriage with Brad, saying that ‘we just feel that much closer.’

    ‘It makes us happy to be married’ she explained, before admitting ‘I don’t think we needed it but it just feels like he’s my husband.’

    The pair tied the knot in August after two years of engagement – which itself came after seven years of being together.

    The Maleficent actress doesn’t star in the film – instead, she directs it. Unbroken is based on Laura Hilenbrand’s 2010 novel Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.

    It follows the real life story of Olympic runner Louis Zamperini, who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during the second World War.

    Angelina added that she’s excited for her six children, Maddox, 13, Pax,
    10, Zahara, 9, Shiloh, 8, Knox, 6 and Vivienne, 6, to see the flick.

    ‘Shiloh came to his funeral and [he's] very connected emotionally to him and so she wants to see it most of all,’ Angelina said.

    ‘They’re all very emotional about the story and I look forward to them seeing it because I think it’s very good for children, it’s got good messages.’

    The power couple were joined at the premiere by Unbroken’s producer Matthew Baer, it’s leading man Jack O’Connell, and musician Miyavi
    Ishihara, who plays a prison guard in the flick.

    Matthew old Daily Mail Australia that having the project directed by Angelina ‘was a blessing, a dream…she had a very clear vision from the start.’

    ‘We assembled an amazing team of actors, great writers…[she] was the best thing that could of possibly have happened to Unbroken,’ he added.

    Jack admitted that Angelina was a source of much appreciated knowledge, saying she gave him ‘plenty’ of tips.

    ‘I needed them. She wanted the best of the both of us’ he said in reference to himself and Miyavi, ‘I can only hope we achieve that.’

    Unbroken is due for a release in the US on December 25, while Australians will have to wait until January 15.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvs...

  • fyi

    Ruby Valentine ‏@rubyyyv 4m4 minutes ago

    @jammerakwaii I think there’s an oscar in there somewhere – acting and directing both amazing

    @ANGELlNA_JOLIE Unbroken is an incredible film, literally brought me to tears #UnbrokenPremiere

  • fyi
  • Phool

    Oh look more than 15 people turned up and I though Angelina is a hasbeen as per trolls LOL

  • fyi

    Warren Moore
    ‏@warren_moore

    4m4 minutes ago
    Radio announcer at 2GB and 2CH

    #unbrokenpremiere Great movie, well worth a look.. Go Angelina at Sydney’s State Theatre

  • Felinelilly

    LOL

  • fyi

    Afshan Hashmi ‏@afshan_hashmi 5m5 minutes ago

    Is there anything this Breathtakingly Beautiful Actress, Mother & Humanitarian can’t do? #AngelinaJolie #Unbroken

  • fyi

    Despite Unbroken not being released in Australia until next
    year, Jolie had a chance to show Zamperini her production before he died
    aged 97 in July.

    “What made me know it was right is he had an emotional reaction to it,
    to seeing his mother again, to seeing his brother, to remembering the
    races,” Jolie told the Seven Network.

    “And as a man of faith he was preparing himself to die and see them again.

    “It was this gentle, beautiful, quiet moment … I felt very privileged to be reflecting on his life.”

    Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/entertainment/2014/11/17/19/59/aneglina-jolie-cries-on-red-carpet#y6qB3sLLRJh3kWB3.99

  • Phool

    Hi Busted
    So heartwarming to see sooooo many fans turn up for the premiure such an honor . Brad & Angie slayed .

  • fyi

    Lucy Perry ‏@LucyPerryCEO 4h4 hours ago

    Yes. The Jolie-Pitts are frighteningly attractive. #unbrokenpremiere @UniversalPicsAU

  • fyi

    Emilio Doménech ‏@Nanisimo 1m1 minute ago

    Más. RT @kate_mayes: #unbrokenpremiere wonderful film and great honour to Louis. #readitbeforeyouseeit

  • fyi

    http://instagram.com/p/vf-wMAr8eQ/

    12 minutes ago · State Theatre

    #AngelinaJolie & #BradPitt were so lovely and generous with their
    time at the #UnbrokenPremiere They are both so gorgeous, even more so in
    person

  • Dame the ring

    the unbroken flop critics reviews, I can’t wait

    dim dom

  • fyi
  • Phool

    Aww Angie said that ‘Shiloh came to his funeral and [she's] very connected emotionally to him and so she wants to see it most of all,’ Angelina said. ..Shiloh is such a sensitive soul She also has a conection with Malala.

  • fyi
  • Phool

    ‘Angelina became a great part of my life. I trust her 100%’: Poignant words written by the man who inspired Unbroken reduce Jolie to tears on the red carpet
    =====================================================
    Angelina Jolie doesn’t often show her emotional side in interviews, but on the red carpet of the film she’s poured her heart and soul into, Unbroken, it was unavoidable.

    In Sydney on Monday night, the actress was interviewed by Channel Nine’s Richard Wilkins and Emma Freedman.
    Emma took the time to read Angelina a quote by the late Olympic runner Louis Zamperini, who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during WII and on whom the film is based.

    The quote said: ‘Angelina became a great part of my life, she knows what she wants and she knows what she’s doing and I trust her one hundred per cent.

    ‘I have all the confidence in the world that Unbroken will be a great film.’

    Zamperini passed away in July and sadly did not get to see the finished project before he died.

    Upon hearing the quote, Angelina is visibly emotional, and when the microphone was placed in front of her she was unable to do anything other than nod, her eyes welling up.

    Emma went on to say: ‘It’s pretty emotional stuff for you, which is beautiful to see because I know he would have meant the world for you in his story and everything that he stood for.’
    Angelina simply replied with: ‘He was a great man.’

    The director spoke to Daily Mail Australia and said she’s excited for her six children, Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, 9, Shiloh, 8, Knox, 6 and Vivienne, 6, to see the flick.

    ‘Shiloh came to [Louis'] funeral and [she's] very connected emotionally to him and so she wants to see it most of all,’ Angelina said.

    ‘They’re all very emotional about the story and I look forward to them seeing it because I think it’s very good for children, it’s got good messages.’

    Unbroken follows the real life story of American Olympic runner Louis Zamperini, who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during the second World War.

    After a plane crash in 1943, Louis survived at sea for 47 days, and after finally reaching land, he was captured by the Japanese Navy, where he was held captive and stayed until the end of the war.

    Louis lived a long life and died from pneumonia at the age of 97 on July 2nd 2014 in his Los Angeles home.

    The movie is based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand called Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2837676/Angelina-Jolie-emotional-world-premiere-latest-film-Unbroken-read-quote-late-Louis-Zamperini.html#ixzz3JKkD7wze

  • fyi

    this video has the kiss with Brad

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/embed/video/1136569.html

  • http://instagram.com/i.love.brad.and.angie Ako si Gladys

    Shiloh.. my SHiloh :)

  • fyi

    @DylanDunkley

    Absolutely incredible Oscar worthy acting by Jack O’Connell #UnbrokenPremiere

  • fyi

    Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Step Out for ‘Unbroken’ World Premiere in Sydney

    Brangelina were joined on the red carpet by stars Jack O’Connell, Miyavi and producer Matt Baer

    Angelina Jolie was joined by husband Brad Pitt at the world premiere of her sophomore feature as a director, the Louis Zamperini biopic Unbroken, at a traffic stopping event at Sydney’s historic State Theatre Monday night.

    Jolie, who stunned in a strapless floor length black lace Gucci gown,
    and Pitt worked the Sydney street for half an hour before the films
    screening, taking innumerable selfies with thousands of fans who turned
    out to see the pair.

    Unbroken stars Jack O’Connell, Japanese actor and musician Miyavi and producer Matt Baer, joined Jolie and Pitt at the black tie event as did Sydney natives and fellow Hollywood filmmakers George Miller, John Seale, Don McAlpine and Jan Chapman.

    Jolie said she was thrilled to bring the premiere of the film, which
    is garnering Oscar buzz, back to Australia after shooting the film in
    Sydney and other locations around the country a year ago. But she
    admitted the scope and emotional intensity of the film was “an
    extraordinary challenge” for her as director.

    Unbroken tells the story of Zamperini (O’Connell), an
    Olympic runner and WW2 veteran who was interred in a brutal Japanese
    prisoner of war camp after surviving 47 days stranded in the Pacific
    Ocean on a raft.

    “I knew I was drawn to this story, but I didn’t realise how much I
    needed it and how much it would change my life. Louis made me think
    differently about life and how to survive things but as a director it
    was really difficult, an extraordinary challenge,” Jolie told THR.

    “You are dealing with real history which is difficult but also
    pleasure because you get an education. But technically this film is very
    demanding. It has hundreds of visual effects, it has a shark attack,
    plane crashes, even the [Olympic] races,” she said.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/angelina-jolie-brad-pitt-step-749531

  • fyi

    Kate Mayes ‏@kate_mayes

    #unbrokenpremiere wonderful film and great honour to Louis. #readitbeforeyouseeit

  • fyi

    Sydney’s love for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie is Unbroken: Large crowd turns out for film premiere

    Angelina Jolie speaks to the crowd on Market St / Picture: Kristi Miller
    Source: News Corp Australia

    A huge crowd outside the State Theatre cheered the arrival of
    Jolie and Pitt. The Hollywood power couple wowed them even further when
    they took time to chat to their Australian fans, happily signing
    autographs and posing for ‘selfies’on request.

    For a select group of attendees, the premiere of the film – a tale of survival against epic odds – was especially poignant.

    Burns survivor Turia Pitt, war hero Damien Thomlinson and Pink
    Hope founder Krystal Barter were invited to walk the red carpet
    alongside Jolie and Pitt and be the first to see the WWII film, which
    based on the true story of athlete and prisoner-of-war survivor Louis
    Zamperini.

    The local heroes, who have overcome their own horrific
    challenges and adversity, were given the star treatment as they rubbed
    shoulders with movie industry royalty.

    Paralympian Jacqueline
    Freney, Cambodian orphanage founder Geraldine Cox and Fred Hollows
    Foundation founder Gabi Hollows were also among the inspirational
    guests, who were personally invited by Jolie to be among the first in
    the world to see her latest project on the big screen.

  • bap

    Beautiful video!

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    They look super gorgeous and sexy. Voohooo!!! Go Unbroken!

  • neer

    Patience is a virtue.

  • Phool

    Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken the perfect fix for film industry
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    Long before its world premiere in Sydney on Monday night, Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken was being talked of in Hollywood as a
    serious Oscar contender. But in Australia, it was being hailed in different terms – as the best advertisement in years for the virtues of this country as a place to come and make movies.

    Jolie’s $65 million World War II epic, based on the true story of American Olympian turned bombardier Louis Zamperini, is set in 1920s California, 1936 Berlin, 1942 Hawaii and Japanese POW camps during the latter stages of the war. Doubling for them were, respectively, Tamworth, Bankstown, Mission Beach and Cockatoo Island. Few untrained eyes will spot the fakery.

    The most crucial location, however, was the huge water tank at the Roadshow studio on the Gold Coast, where they filmed the scenes in which Zamperini and two other crew members spent 47 days at sea in an inflatable life raft after their plane was shot down over the Pacific.

    “You can’t shoot on water for a long period of time,” explained producer Matt Baer. “Movies that have tried – Jaws, Waterworld – have gone way over budget and overtime. We had to do the movie in a tank.”

    Mexico was a contender, but Australia made more sense. “Because it had this tank, it was a case of can we find the other locations the film needs. And we were able to,” said Baer. “That’s what it boiled down to: would it be economically and physically feasible?”

    Jolie enumerated the factors that made filming here attractive to
    her: “The tax incentives were good, the locations were perfect, the crew are amazing. There’s very much a community – we’ve all become friends – and at the same time there’s a very, very strong work ethic.

    “I love them and I hope to come back and make another film.” That’s all music to the ears of the local industry, but the main factor tipping the shoot in Australia’s favour is far more prosaic: the exchange rate.

    With our dollar dipping below US90c for the first time in years,
    Australia has suddenly become a contender for “runaway” productions from Hollywood again. According to Screen Australia’s annual production report, released last week, foreign features accounted for $159 million last financial year, up from $131 million the year before and a significant rebound from the low of $2 million in 2008-09, when the Australian dollar was at its strongest. The ideal figure, industry sources suggest, is an Aussie dollar that trades around US75c.

    Tax breaks are also crucial in bringing Hollywood films to Australia, and while Australia’s rebate of 16.5 per cent of local spend is at the lower end (many countries and states outside of California offer 30 per cent or more), the variety of locations, experience and flexibility of crew, and the good experiences of others who have filmed here help make it attractive.

    With Pirates of the Caribbean set to shoot in Queensland in 2015,
    Screen Australia chief Graeme Mason is confident the uptick seen in the past few years will continue. “We would suggest that next year will be an even bigger year again,” he said.

    Even so, we may never again see the highs of 2003-04 ($249 million) and 2004-05 ($258 million), and perhaps it’s just as well: in the latter year, foreign productions accounted for nearly three-quarters of Australia’s feature film spend, fuelling inflation in the industry, crew shortages and raising the prospect of Australia becoming nothing but a “backlot” for Hollywood at the expense of indigenous production.

    Advocates such as Ausfilm argue it is all about balance, that a reasonable level of foreign spend is important for upskilling the workforce and offering continuity of employment so that the quality of indigenous productions can also improve.

    Further than that, Australia as a whole benefits enormously from our industry’s brushes with Hollywood, argues Screen Australia’s Mason.

    “Angelina being here or when Johnny Depp is here [for next year's Pirates of the Caribbean 5] or Cate Blanchett getting up in front of a billion people at the Oscars talking about Australia is publicity that the trade department and Tourism Australia could never get,” he said.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/angelina-jolies-unbroken-the-perfect-fix-for-film-industry-20141117-11o7q9.html#ixzz3JKmBghoq

  • Susan

    Good morning J-P fans.
    No try hard for Angie, simple and elegant.
    While puss in boots is NYC, wearing her school uniform, giving the wedges a break.

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    I look at Angie World Premier and MANiston’s last week premier of HB it is not even a comparison.