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Angelina Jolie Reportedly Involved in Scary Car Accident

Angelina Jolie Reportedly Involved in Scary Car Accident

Angelina Jolie was reportedly involved in a scary car accident after leaving a screening of her movie Unbroken on Sunday night (November 30) in Los Angeles.

The 39-year-old actress/director got into a black SUV after the screening and the driver lost control of the car on a wet road, according to X17.

“The car slammed into the curb at a significant speed. Angelina must have wondered if they hit another car. It was pretty bad — the tire exploded and it’s amazing nothing worse happened to the car. I wouldn’t be surprised if she has whiplash,” a source told the site.

The accident happened at 6:45pm PT and Angelina was reportedly picked up by another driver shortly after. We hope she is okay!

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  • JesChastain

    Dramatic fights with Brad, dramatic tire blowouts. Someone wants to make sure she’s not forgotten in the Best Director race.

  • oywiththepoodles

    Oh no, that’s really scary. I hope she’s alright!

  • bap

    Higher spirit is her guardian along with her mother and Louie.

  • Bismark

    The real Jessica Chastain wouldn’t approve such bitterness… And, please, this kind of events are not ‘made up’ for PR porpuse; she could have died… Have a little respect.

  • Ako si Gladys

    wow! big words!

  • Ako si Gladys

    She’s fine. Thank God.


    I don’t like this thread. It’s over. Angie’s ok – we hope, and we think (would have heard differently from some outlet like TMZ if not). Positivity people, and Jared. Thank you.


    The real JesChastain wants to petition your IP then sue you for libeling/slandering her.

  • tweet Angie

    Guest tweet Angie • 37 minutes ago
    so what do you make of Unbrokens Oscar chances. i think it benefits from the fact that there is no frontrunner.

    In a film like this based in that book I would be shocked if the movie doesnt get a BP nod along with others in multiple cathegories. But we have to wait and I dont think the reviews will be that important. If people (Ampas) feel connected with the movie they will nominate it,

  • JesChastain

    Do you not know the difference between libel and slander, hence the / ? LOL. Go back to bed, idiot.

  • JesChastain

    Chastain is bitter. Meryl Streep gets too many roles.

  • Joann

    Thanks to God she is okay.I wish nothing but the very best for Angelina,Brad and the Children.May you always be Blessed Beautiful and Kind Lady.Much Love and Respect for you Angelina Jolie.

  • happy666

    ok EVERYONE is ok.
    And the power/energy goes to Angie.

    Moral: Care about everyone to get the power. The problem is not everyone can care about everyone. Education and discipline is important.

  • changeling

    X17 EXCLUSIVE – FIRST PHOTOS AND VIDEO – Angelina’s Car Almost Flips When Driver Hits Curb On the Way Home from Unbroken Screening

  • happy666

    Wow! I didnt watch the video but her face reminds me a lot of the old Angelina. I think she was thinking of her when this happened.

    Moral: Past has a huge influence on present. Be true. Live present but also think a bit about future. And never forget where you come from.

  • tweet Angie

    reviews are all over the place now

  • happy666

    Ty. Everyone should read them and not have prejudices.
    Love queen Angie.
    I love money.

  • SuperNiceMe

    First. Thankfully she’s ok.
    Second. I told you folks that Unbroken wouldn’t get rave reviews and part of that is because they didn’t want to like it but another part is Angelina’s fault because ever since she’s became earth mother to six of Brad Pitt’s kids, she’s become too PC and careful. She used to be wild but now (for moviemaking at least) she’s too safe… Always trying to say and behave the way others expect her to. Ms prim and proper. I still like her though…Even if I think she’s faking the funk these days.

    One critic was actually complaining about going to/everything about the screening and he seemed angry with Angelina’s celebrity status. so I never expected good reviews.

    I don’t know why you people argue when the truth is presented to you.

  • Passing Through

    changeling • 9 minutes ago

    I didn’t think x17 had video of the actual accident. It’s just Angie getting out of the car, getting into the replacement car and someone changing the tires on the first vehicle. From the way the car was sitting at the curb – either the driver was able to get the car under control and park it properly (cuz it’s not sitting oN the curb or in the road) or else x17 over-exaggerated – again.

    I’m glad Angie’s OK…and I’m sure the driver got an earful from both her and Brad. Wonder if that’s their security people or Uni’s? Whoever it was probably got ripped a new one.

  • Felinelilly

    So glad Angie is ok.

  • Go Figure!

    Think I’ll stick to the other thread.

  • Anon2

    Still, I hope Poppa Pitt is still a ferocious over-protective, caring bear. :)

  • happy666

    EVERYONE needs love. True or fake.

  • Ako si Gladys

    okay, you’re officially a retard

  • Guest

    God saved the Queen! Thank god the Queen is alive!!

  • Ako si Gladys

    yeah, i thought the embargo will be lift up on dec. 2

  • Anon2

    Me too. I hope Angie and the driver aren’t too sore today either. Plus, I hope it keeps slowly raining and soaking CA.

  • changeling

    She’s okay and made it home safe…that’s the most important. I am just amazed how this news about Angie made it to most media outlets. The media picked the story so quickly… her name is super magnet, the power of da Jolie!

  • Felinelilly

    Yeah I heard there was a drought in CA so the rain is good, but obviously not in this case. I’m hoping neither Angie nor the driver are sore either but I don’t know what the consequences of this accident will be for the driver.

  • Doryphore

    This is someone who would look so much better/healthier if she gained eight-12 pounds.

  • fyi

    Unbroken Q&A with Angelina and the cast

  • fyi

    ‘Unbroken’ Unveiled: Angelina Jolie’s War Pic Finally Arrives

    story of the Olympic athlete-turned-WWII POW Louis Zamperini, adapted
    from Laura Hillenbrand’s bestselling biography, could figure in plenty
    of categories

    Jolie’s Unbroken became the last of 2014′s high-profile awards hopefuls
    to screen for awards pundits when Universal unveiled it through
    simultaneous screenings on both coasts Sunday — and, despite mixed
    advance buzz and competition that includes plenty of other extremely
    dark films structured around strong male performances, I suspect that it
    will be a key player throughout the remainder of the race to the

    Jolie’s film about the Italian-American Olympic
    athlete-turned-World War II POW Louis Zamperini, who died earlier this
    year at 97, is only the second narrative feature ever directed by the
    39-year-old (following her politely but not enthusiastically received
    2011 Bosnian War drama In the Land of Blood and Honey). Jolie was a fan
    of Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and
    Redemption, the 2010 biography of Zamperini penned by Laura Hillenbrand
    (who had also written the book upon which best picture Oscar nominee
    Seabiscuit was based), and subsequently learned that Zamperini was her
    neighbor. Shortly thereafter, as Jolie described during a post-screening
    Q&A in Los Angeles, the two met and bonded, and she fought to tell
    his story.

    In some respects, the Zamperini story would be hard to
    screw up: The man experienced more drama in one decade than most
    auditoriums full of people will ever collectively experience in their
    lifetimes. But, for that same reason, expectations for the film were
    incredibly high from the get-go, and doubters about Jolie’s fitness for
    the job were not hard to find. Wisely, she surrounded herself with
    top-caliber people: The Oscar-winning brothers Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
    adapted Hillenbrand’s book into a script; their longtime
    cinematographer, the great Roger Deakins, joined the project; and Jack
    O’Connell, a twentysomething British actor who has displayed great
    promise in a few other very small films, was cast as the man himself.
    All of the above pulled their weight and will be strong contenders in
    their respective Oscar categories.

    The major concern with the
    Zamperini story for many was its length. The book is packed with
    harrowing details of his experiences — both glorious and torturous — and
    it was clearly going to be a daunting task to do justice to all that he
    went through in a film of conventional length. Early reports, in fact,
    suggested that Jolie and no less a film editor than
    twice-Oscar-nominated Tim Squyres (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and
    Life of Pi) were finding the task impossible, resulting in an
    oppressively long film, which is why Oscar winner William Goldenberg
    (Argo) was brought on late in the game to re-cut it. Only the two
    editors, Jolie and perhaps Universal know what really happened. But the
    fact of the matter is that the finished, 137-minute film is not
    especially long, is completely coherent and doesn’t seem to have any
    glaring omissions.

    At the end of the day, the real make-or-break
    issue for Unbroken will probably be its depiction of brutality — which,
    by all accounts, is accurate, but will nevertheless prove tough for many
    people inside and outside of the Academy to watch. Some of its scenes —
    especially those featuring the androgynous-looking Japanese rock
    star-turned-actor Miyavi — are truly gut-wrenching. Just last year, The
    Railway Man, another film based on a true story of a POW tortured in
    Japan during WWII, encountered similar issues en route to a total Oscar
    wipeout, and many Academy members admitted to me that they couldn’t
    bring themselves to watch 12 Years a Slave — although some still ended
    up voting for it because they felt it was of social importance, and the
    film wound up winning best picture.

    Moreover, the film will
    reopen a lot of old wounds and restart a lot of old debates. As Brandeis
    University professor Thomas Doherty recently pointed out to me, Germans
    today are, by and large, quick to acknowledge and apologize for their
    countrymen’s misdeeds during WWII, but the Japanese, hailing from a
    different culture, have generally preferred to bury the past and avoid
    discussing it. (Even those who advised Hillenbrand for her book insisted
    upon remaining anonymous all these years later.) How will they react?
    Will Universal screen a different cut of the film in Japan? A studio rep
    tells me to expect an answer to that question Monday.

    bottom line, for the purposes of Oscar-watchers, is that Unbroken is a
    real contender and will get a major push from Universal — and from
    Jolie, who next heads to New York for a series of promotional events
    this week. It may or may not have the right stuff to grab the best
    picture Oscar away from Boyhood or The Imitation Game or Selma, three
    pics that seem to have both the gravitas and passionate support
    necessary to go all the way. But it is certainly a serious contender for
    nominations for best picture and best director — Jolie and Selma’s Ava
    DuVernay could make this the first year ever to produce two female
    nominees in that category. In addition, it might figure in the
    categories of best actor (O’Connell could ride the film’s coattails past
    bigger names from lesser films), best adapted screenplay (a category
    won by the Coens seven years ago for No Country for Old Men), best
    cinematography (Deakins is a perennial nominee and, unjustly, a
    perennial bridesmaid), best original score (the great Alexandre Desplat,
    who’s also up for The Imitation Game and The Grand Budapest Hotel),
    best production design, best sound editing, best sound mixing and maybe
    even best film editing (I’m sure that one would be extra sweet) and best
    makeup and hairstyling. I’m not sold on a best supporting actor nom for
    Miyavi, but it’s worth remembering that Sessue Hayakawa landed a nom
    for a similarly twisted performance in 1957′s The Bridge on the River
    Kwai — though, unlike Miyavi, he was a Hollywood veteran.

    too bad Zamperini — who I had the honor of seeing in-person at the 2013
    Academy Governors Awards — won’t be around to see it.

  • fyi

    Angelina Jolie Unveils ‘Unbroken,’ a Grim, Inspiring Awards Contender

    The actress-turned-director earns ovation after showing her World War II story to awards voters and press in Beverly Hills

    Jolie‘s “Unbroken” became the last major awards contender to be
    unveiled on Sunday afternoon, with the director on hand to talk about
    her film depicting the heroic survival of World War II veteran Louis
    Zamperini, who endured weeks adrift in the Pacific Ocean and years in a
    brutal Japanese prison camp.

    She showed the film to an audience
    of awards season voters, press and two of Zamperini’s children at the
    Writers Guild of America Theater in Beverly Hills, drawing an ovation
    but also prompting an air of caution from those who’d labeled it an
    Oscar frontrunner sight-unseen. (The film had already screened in
    Australia, where it premiered, and Berlin, where Jolie went with stars
    Jack O’Connell and Miyavi, above.)

    The early verdict from this
    corner is that the film is impressive and immersive, but also grim and
    grueling — an awards contender to be sure, but also a tough piece of
    work that doesn’t necessarily provide the kind of experience that voters
    often embrace.

    For Jolie, though, the most crucial audience may
    have come earlier, when she brought her laptop to the hospital to show
    an early cut to Zamperini before his death in July at the age of 97.

    realize you’re not going in to get a review from somebody,” she said of
    the hospital-room screening. “You’re watching somebody at a certain
    point in their life — toward the end of their life — watching their
    whole life. And you’re sitting there as they do it.”

    The vast
    majority of the film takes place during World War II, when Zamperini’s
    bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and he and two other survivors
    spent 45 days adrift at sea before they were “rescued” by a Japanese
    boat and sent to a series of prison camps.

    Also read: Angelina Jolie Plans to Quit Acting: 6 Revelations From Her DuJour Magazine Cover Story (Exclusive Photos)

    film flashes back to Zamperini’s childhood and to his career as a high
    school, college and Olympic runner, but it starts during the war and
    plunges the audience into a horrifying ordeal in which the only words
    Zamperini can cling to are “if you can take it, you can make it.”

    triumph in his story is from a distance; up close and onscreen, it’s a
    grim and graphic tale of survival in the most hellish of circumstances.
    The audience was largely appreciative and admiring, though, at the way
    in which Jolie, in her second film as a director, handled both the
    moments of large-scale drama and the long stretches of quiet suffering.

    Matthew Baer, on hand for the post-screening Q&A along with
    cinematographer Roger Deakins and cast members O’Connell and Miyavi,
    said he acquired the rights shortly after seeing a documentary about
    Zamperini in 1998. But while several drafts of a screenplay were written
    and the project was taken to Universal, Baer said the studio didn’t
    become really interested until “Seabiscuit” author Laura Hillenbrand
    published her bestselling book, from which the film takes its title, in

    Jolie said she was enthralled by Hillenbrand’s book, and by
    Zamperini’s story. “As I read the book I became inspired, I felt better
    about life … and I wanted to better understand this man, and to have
    the honor of walking in his footsteps.”

    She also said that after
    reading the book, she wanted to “shout [Zamperini's story] from the
    rooftops — and it turned out that if I went on my rooftop, I actually
    see Louis, because we’re neighbors.”

    She didn’t know this at the
    time, she added. It was only when she asked for a meeting with Zamperini
    and said that she didn’t know where he lived, that she was told, “He
    knows where you live, because his wife used to look for Brad with

    (But while hubby Brad Pitt was a lure for Mrs.
    Zamperini, he also learned his place: “Brad knew that if there was one
    man in the world he couldn’t get in front of,” said Jolie, “it was

    As for the actors, O’Connell said he was on an
    800-calorie-a-day diet to play the emaciated, prison-camp Zamperini,
    though he preferred not to pay attention to how many pounds he lost. And
    in fact, he added, some of the weight loss was computer-generated:
    Because he had to shoot scenes as an Olympic athlete only nine days
    after shooting the prison camp scenes, he had to lose weight he could
    put back on quickly, and not lose muscle mass.

    Also read: ‘Unbroken’s’ Jack O’Connell, Julia Roberts in Talks to Join George Clooney in ‘Money Monster’ (Exclusive)

    his chief foe in the film, Japanese musician Miyavi makes a striking
    film debut playing the sadistic prison camp commander Mutsuhiro
    Watanabe, nicknamed “The Bird” by the prisoners.

    Miyavi said he
    was reluctant to take on a part that reflected poorly on the country
    where he was born and raised, from a controversial book that had never
    even been translated into Japanese.

    And when it came time to film
    one particularly brutal scene late in the film, he said, he cried and
    threw up because he didn’t think he was up to the task. Jolie, he said,
    coaxed him back by saying, “Just be yourself, just take your time, just
    accept yourself.

    “So I was able to accept myself, and I went back to the set…and I threw up again.”

  • fyi

    Angelina Jolie: I know Brad Pitt ‘intimately and emotionally’

    The 39-year-old star is currently promoting the release of ‘Unknown’ –
    the second film she’s directed – and she’s confessed the message within
    it is dedicated to her love for her husband and their sons.

    about how making an epic war film is unusual for a woman, she said: ”I
    don’t feel it’s a woman’s touch as much as it’s how a woman loves and
    respects men.

    ”And I look at this, and I see my son, and Brad,
    and it’s me paying respect to the men I love, showing them I know them
    intimately and I know them emotionally.

    ”And they’re not just cool to me when they’re being tough. They’re cool when they’re able to be vulnerable to.”

    ‘Salt’ actress also admitted she wants her children – Shiloh, Vivienne,
    Maddox, Pax, Zahara and Knox – to watch the film and learn from it.

    to the story of American Olympic runner Louis Zamperini, who was beaten
    by Japanese guards for over two years as a soldier and prisoner during
    the Second World War, Angelina told The Sunday Times newspaper: ”I
    wanted to show them something that’s hard to watch in places, but in the
    end – without beating you over the head – you do, I hope, feel a bit
    more like, ‘Well, maybe I can step up and be a better person, too’.”

  • fyi

    Unbroken Has Happened

    don’t know if Angelina Jolie‘s Unbroken (Universal, 12.25), which
    everyone saw Sunday afternoon at the WGA theatre on Doheny, will nab a
    Best Picture nomination or not, although it could. It’s very well
    crafted. I can honestly call it admirable, grade-A filmmaking. Anyone
    would. And it comes from Angie’s heart and innards so you can’t call it
    dispassionate or cynical. To be honest I began to look at my watch
    around the 60-minute mark, but I was never dozing or uninterested or
    bored — I just don’t like being tortured, starved and beaten for 27
    months straight, which is what occupies the last 75 minutes.

    is basically a film about the nobility of long-term suffering, and how
    that can be (and can be made to seem like) a good thing in a spiritual
    sense. Or…you know, a good thing if you take the long God’s-eye view.

    in a close-up view being tortured and beaten and deprived in three
    Japanese prisoner-of-war camps is a ghastly situation for Jack
    O’Connell‘s Louis Zamperini, a real-life guy and subject of Laura
    Hillenbrand‘s best-selling “Unbroken” who passed last July at age 97.
    And it’s really not that much of a picnic for the audience, truth be
    told. But it delivers a good kind of suffering. One that feels vaguely
    Christian and conservative on some level. Something tells me the Orange
    County crowd will go for it.

    I respect every technical aspect of
    Unbroken — Roger Deakin‘s cinematography, the performances, the
    verisimilitude of the flying and bombing scenes, the superb sound
    editing, Berlin Olympics, the teenage turbulence, etc. The prison camp
    material (jungle camp, Tokyo camp and a coal-mine camp, all of them
    colored by the same sadism and brutality) is well shaped and very nicely
    captured. Portions are oddly beautiful, or at least striking.

    or rote or unremarkable things happen in this film in startling ways.
    There’s a Christ-like moment when Zamperini is forced to lift a heavy
    beam above his head and shoulders — surely his cross to bear for that
    moment. There’s another moment when a POW falls off a steep metal
    staircase and drops 25 or 30 feet to the ground…whumpf! (Good God.)
    There’s also a moment in which a shark suddenly leaps out of the ocean
    at the camera, one that rivals a similar moment in Steven Spielberg‘s
    Jaws. On the other hand it’s odd that Jolie has decided to ignore
    Zamperini’s reluctant handshake with Adolf Hitler, which happened after
    his proud performance at the 1936 Olympics. It happened and it was

    I choose to believe that Unbroken is essentially
    about two personal things. One is Angie’s obviously genuine admiration
    for Louis and the grand metaphor of his story, which is basically “if
    you can take it you can make it” but also “it’s good to have the cojones
    and the moxie not to let life get you down or make you cynical.” (Or
    something like that.) The other thing is Angie’s obvious interest in
    stories about people getting beaten and subjugated and put through hell.

    reminded me in some respects of Mel Gibson‘s The Last Temptation of
    Christ as well as Apocalypto, that other Gibson film about horrible
    gougings and slicings and beatings.

    I’m not the only one who
    observed after today’s screening that the last 75 minutes of Unbroken
    are basically Christian torture porn. The notion seems to be that
    there’s something cleansing and soul-soothing about prolonged agony at
    the hands of sadists.

    I’ve said before that I understand the
    Angie ass-kissing factor. The BFCA wants her and Brad on their red
    carpet, and the Academy wants Angie and Brad on their red carpet. It’s
    quite possible that Unbroken will slip in at the very bottom of the
    balloting as a sixth- or seventh-place choice.

    Nobody I spoke to
    today thinks Unbroken is a Best Picture nomination shoo-in. It could
    definitely make it, and I can understand, as noted, why it could.
    Nonetheless my basic feelings about the film are respectful. It is, make
    no mistake, an extremely personal, handsomely composed thing. Jolie
    instincts are direct and unflinching, and her eye (or Deakins’ eye, I
    should say) is tres elegant. I was a slightly bigger fan of Jolie’s In
    The Land of Blood and Honey, to be honest, but she’s definitely grown as
    a director in terms of confidence.

    The bottom line is that as
    problematic as some aspects of Unbroken are for me, I respect Angie for
    her devotion to a story she cares about and believes in on more than one
    level, and the film for its honesty and craft levels.

  • fyi

    Why Angelina Jolie didn’t mind one neighbor totally spying on Brad Pitt

    the Sexiest Man Alive and one of the world’s biggest movie stars. So
    Angelina Jolie couldn’t be too upset when she found out that one elderly
    Hollywood neighbor used to spy on her husband.

    Especially considering she ended up working on a movie with the neighbors.

    told a great story at her Unbroken special screening on Sunday night
    about the inspirational subject of her film, Louis Zamperini.

    out the World War II hero Zamperini and his wife Cynthia lived in Jolie
    and Pitt’s Hollywood neighborhood. So when Jolie asked where Zamperini
    lived, she was told it was close by — maybe a little too close.

    Jolie said laughing:

    Do I even tell this story? I was told, (Zamperini) knows where you
    live. Because his wife used to look for Brad with binoculars.

    Zamperini died earlier this year at age 97 and Cynthia died in 2001,
    members of the Zamperini family were on hand at the screening and urged
    Jolie to tell the snooping tale from the audience.

    Jolie pointed out that Zamperini’s incredible life story was an easy decision to undertake as a director.

    To have the honor of walking in his footsteps, I wanted to share
    that story. I wanted to shout it from the rooftops. Funny enough, it
    turned out if I went to my rooftop I’d see Louis because we were

    And Jolie admitted that Brad would not get in the way of her clear affection for Zamperini once she got to know the man.

    Brad knew if there was one man in the world he could not get in
    front of, it was Louis Zamperini. Brad understands that. It’s understood
    in our house.…

  • fyi

    Oscar Watch: Will Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ Break Out Of The Best Picture Pack?

    Jolie had one key goal, I believe, in bringing Unbroken to the screen,
    and that was to do right by the remarkable life of Louis Zamperini.
    Simple as that. And that she has accomplished in every way. This was
    clearly evident as the film got its local sendoff Sunday afternoon with
    multiple screenings for guild and Oscar voters as well as the pundit
    crowd who couldn’t wait to jump on twitter to give an instant verdict on
    the film’s Oscar chances. After all this one is a big target as it is
    the last realistic Best Picture contender to debut , and it has been
    handicapped, virtually since it went into production, as the one to
    beat. Is it? Who knows? Some early viewers sent off mixed vibes
    afterwards, though most seemed at the very least to admire it. A few
    cautioned about the realistic scenes of torture that Zamperini , played
    magnificently by Jack O’Connell, endured at the hands of the prison
    camp’s evil officer known as The Bird portrayed effectively by
    Japanese rock superstar Miyavi who admitted he had never before acted
    and didn’t even start to learn English until a few years ago. Those
    scenes , while intense, seem wholly necessary to really show what this
    WWII hero and ultimate survivor went through. I sat transfixed
    throughout the two hour and 17 minute running time, although one person
    next to me complained about the torture. But hey, the movie is called
    Unbroken for a reason. Jolie thankfully doesn’t sugarcoat the violent
    aspects of the story (much like Steven Spielberg also refused to do in
    Saving Private Ryan’s harrowing D-Day invasion scenes). And nor should
    she. Zamperini lived through this all somehow. The least you can do is
    watch it to understand his incredible resilience. It gave me renewed
    respect for the horrors to which many of our fathers and grandfathers
    were subjected – and certainly even since then in numerous other wars
    right up to today and the unimaginable terror coming out of the Middle

    But this movie is not primarily about the horrors of war.
    We have seen that many times. Unbroken is about soUnbroken Movie 2014
    much more. It’s not just about the survival of this man, it is about
    sheer willpower and belief in yourself. Zamperini’s incredible story
    brought me to tears at least twice, even more so for the exemplary life
    he led after making it through unspeakable conditions. It’s a shame he
    didn’t live to see it finally hit the big screen , though Jolie said at
    the post -Q&A she did show the film to him on her laptop Publicity
    stills photography on the set of NBC Universal’s Movie ‘Unbroken’shortly
    before he died earlier this year at age 97. And what was his review?
    She basically begged off that question saying, “you’re watching somebody
    at a certain point in their life, toward the end of their life,
    watching their whole life unfold. And you’re sitting there as they do
    it”. Sitting directly across the aisle from me today was his daughter
    Cynthia, son Luke, and Grandson Clay as well as documentary filmmaker
    Mick Garris, his son-in-law who originally made a non-fiction film on
    his Father-in-Law’s life. He is credited as an Executive Producer on
    this one as well.

    That documentary version aside, Zamperini’s
    story has taken nearly 60 years to get to the screen as producer Matthew
    Baer said at the Q&A which in addition to Jolie included O’Connell,
    Miyavi and Cinematographer Roger Deakins. Co-stars Garrett Hedlund and
    Domnhall Gleeson (absolutely superb) joined the earlier SAG Q&A.
    Talk about perseverance. At one time in 1957 Universal had planned to
    make it with Tony Curtis in lead. It was only when Laura Hillenbrand
    wrote the definitive book , and then Angelina Jolie found a cinematic
    way into it that we have finally gotten this version. And what a
    movie. The sheer craft of filmmaking is all over this one. It is
    beautifully directed by Jolie who definitively proves, after a promising
    but largely unseen helming debut with In The Land Of Blood Of Honey,
    that she has the chops behind the camera as well as in front of it. She
    pulls off highly difficult scenes in shark infested waters as well as
    in the confined spaces of a B-1 bomber, not to mention finding just the
    right tone for those grim prison camp scenes. And it certainly doesn’t
    hurt to have 11-time Oscar nominated Cinematographer Roger Deakins as
    your DP. Or Tim Squyres (Life Of Pi) and William Goldenberg (Argo)
    doing the editing. Or Joel and Ethan Coen, Richard LaGravenese and
    William Nicholson as the collective that turned out the sharp screen
    adaptation of Hillenbrand’s best seller. Or that Alexander Desplat
    contributes yet another great score. And on and on. Its awards prospects
    appear to be strong in a year where no clear front runner has
    completely dominated the conversation. There’s no question Universal
    plans to give this Christmas Day release their full firepower.

    WWII movies go I have a lot of favorites: The Great Escape, The Bridge
    On The River Kwai, The Guns Of Image Navarone, Patton, Pork Chop Hill,
    Saving Private Ryan, King Rat and yet another from this year, Fury
    (ironically starring Jolie’s new husband , Brad Pitt). Add Unbroken to
    my list, and for a very different reason. This movie is inspiring for
    the sheer way Zamperini conducted himself then , a spiritual approach
    that becomes very moving to watch , particularly in a scene where a
    beaten Zamperini is forced at gunpoint to hold an enormously heavy
    object aloft without dropping it. Yes, it can be grueling but it is also
    remarkably life-affirming, something that instantly connected Jolie to
    an epic story that she has given a personal human touch. “Reading
    (Hillenbrand’s) book it wasn’t about heroics and it wasn’t about this
    giant adventure this man lived. It was about what he came to understand
    in his life, and as I read the book I became inspired, and I felt better
    about life and I was reminded of the strength of the human spirit. And I
    was reminded that anytime I would see an obstacle to try and smile at
    it and make me better. And this is what Louis gave us. And so I really
    wanted to be around this story , to understand his story, to honor
    walking in his footsteps. What would that be? Really , I wanted to
    share his story and shout it from the rooftops,” she said.

  • Ako si Gladys

    to superniceme

    I miss the “old Angie” but I love the “new and wise Angie”
    love her then and now though…

  • fyi
  • Felinelilly

    Dang even Angie’s feet are perfectly shaped. You’d think she would at least have one physical flaw like the rest of us but NOPE. No wonder Brad gasps when he looks at her.

  • lurker

    Unbroken is getting good reviews it will still get bunch of Gg and oscar noms

  • bap

    She is so surreal!

  • lurker

    Majority are good so i really do not care

  • anustin

    Bless da Jolie!

  • changeling

    What a beauty…she has projected a sense of calm and tranquility in this photo. Looks so peaceful.

  • Guest

    im too scared to look. has there been any pans. id take good not great reviews over anything since this year seems lackluster anyway

  • Dawne

    Wow, that accident, albeit minor, must have sent chills down Brad`s back, you kmow how he `fears`for his family. She travles the globe but has an accident within five miles of her home……….ironic.

  • Guest

    after all that talking tapley update and has Unbroken number 6 and even Angie in the top 5

  • Guest

    what will propel Unbroken is the box office. i already knew the critics would be meh about it. look at the reviews for braveheart, gladiator, they were good not great

  • changeling

    Thumbs up! A tribute to Angie’s directorial skills. Coming from Hammond, I am in awe.