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Unbroken's Jack O'Connell Talks All About Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt in 'At Large' Magazine! (Exclusive)

Unbroken's Jack O'Connell Talks All About Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt in 'At Large' Magazine! (Exclusive)

Unbroken‘s Jack O’Connell and American Sniper‘s Luke Grimes both look so handsome on their individual covers of At Large magazine, provided exclusively to

Here’s what guys had to share with the mag:

Jack, on screen testing for Angelina Jolie: “Angie put out a worldwide search requiring self taping. There were a couple scenes attached. I had me little cousin reading in lines and we made a scene out of it. Later, when we screen-tested it, Angie was kind enough to bring that little cousin along and put him in the screen test with me.”

Jack, on advice Brad Pitt gave him: “Brad Pitt handed me this f*cking awesome advice that I’m sticking to: Just be patient. Between wrapping Unbroken and it releasing, don’t tie myself to anything that might compromise me. Them words seem true. And his leading by example, by his actions, he doesn’t have to tell me too much. I just watch the fellow.”

Luke, on knowing he always wanted to be an actor: “I knew that I wanted to be an actor really, really young, like when I was five or six years old. I loved getting up in front of people – I wasn’t a shy little kid. Which is funny, because now I’m incredibly shy and I don’t like attention very much. But the church needed a drummer, and when you’re the pastor’s kid you kind of do whatever’s needed.”

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Credit: Randall Mesdon/At Large Magazine
Posted to: Exclusive, Jack O'Connell, Luke Grimes, Magazine

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  • bap

    Love Jack and the cast of Unbroken!

  • Rose from Temecula

    I have not seen the movie Unbroken, but am so excited watching the trailers. Angie did an awesome job in interpreting this biopic film and both Angie and Jack are contenders for Best Director and Best Actor respectively. Gosh, the whole ensemble are contenders as well.


    ooooooooooooo………schweeeeeeeet! Jack is a darling man and i just loooooooove what he says about both Brad and Angie.

  • shazia35

    Beautiful Pics. Jack ROCKS!

  • BH

    Bravo Jack! Follow Brad’s advice and I am sure you will be alright. I am looking forward to see you in Unbroken. I am sure you will be awesome.

  • shazia35

    New UNBROKEN Images Reveal a Stranded and Starved Jack O’Connell and Domhnall Gleeson
    Fresh off the first reviews starting to trickle out, Universal has released a collection of new Unbroken images from director Angelina Jolie’s adaptation of the bestselling non-fiction book that show the physical transformation of the principal cast. The film tells the true story of Louis Zamperini (Jack O’Connell), a former Olympian and WWII bombardier whose plane crashed at sea in 1943. Zamperini and two crewmates floated adrift for 47 days and 2000 miles, eventually finding themselves caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a POW camp where Zamperini was targeted by a sadistic overseer. While the initial reviews are somewhat positive, there are some reservations about Jolie’s execution of the story and handling of Zamperini’s arc; this doesn’t appear to be the be-all, end-all Oscar heavyweight that some were predicting. Regardless, Zamperini’s story is undeniably incredible and I’m very much looking forward to seeing how it’s portrayed onscreen.

    Check out the new Unbroken images after the jump. The film also stars Miyavi, Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund, Finn Wittrock, Jai Courtney, and Alex Russell. Unbroken opens in theaters on December 25th.

    Images via Universal Pictures.


  • changeling

    Ay up duck! A star is on the rise.

  • shazia35

    ‘She just has this… command’: Jai Courtney says Angelina Jolie single-handedly stopped 200 men in their tracks when she stepped on to the set of Unbroken
    He’s previously said he’d have done anything to play a part in Angelina Jolie’s second directorial project the epic war survival Unbroken.

    And on Tuesday Australian actor Jai Courtney revealed that the director, 39, more than lived up to his and his cast mates’ expectations.

    Speaking to Kiis FM’s Kyle and Jackie O, the 28-year-old had nothing but praise for Brad Pitt’s wife saying: ‘She just has this command.’

    The talented actor who plays WW2 pilot Hugh ‘Cup’ Cuppernell in the biopic of Louis Zamperini’s life went on to recall a story from filming, when the Oscar-winning actress arrived on set on a baking hot day when 200-300 extras were trying to put a scene together.

    ‘Everyone was getting very restless and she just walked out to have a chat to everyone and it was like… they’d never seen two hundred men shut up and stand still.’

    It’s not the only Oscar winning actor turned director the Sydney-born actor has worked with this year.

    Jai, who garnered notice for his roles in Divergent and Felony, also plays a supporting role in Russell Crowe’s directorial debut The Water Diviner, which will no doubt take his star plummeting into the stratosphere.

  • shazia35

    —RADIO 5 AVENUE‏@radio5avenue

    The cast of Angelina Jolie’s @UnbrokenFilm joins us NEXT + 9AM/8c on @BigMorningBuzz! #UnbrokenMovie

  • shazia35

    adam pitluk‏@adampitluk
    Executive Editor of American Way magazine.
    Humanity, wait until you see this flick #UnbrokenMovie @NBCUniversal #AngelinaJolie @AmericanAir @inkglobal

  • shazia35

    Jackie Ball ‏@NotFromBoston 2h2 hours ago.
    Unbroken screens 12/5 6pm followed by a Q&A with Angelina Jolie, Jack O’Connell, Miyavi, Garrett Hedlund Finn Wittlock.Thx @SAGFoundation NY

  • shazia35

    krish kandiah ‏@krishk 6h6 hours ago
    Thank you Angelina Jolie for making #unbroken a rich reflection on forgiveness.
    @damaristrust .

  • shazia35

    Eric Walkuski ‏@ericwalkuski 14h14 hours ago
    Unbroken is extremely well made in every way. Angelina proves she’s a real-deal director; Jack O’Connell becomes an instant star. @joblocom

  • shazia35

    Meet Miyavi, the Japanese Pop Star Who Steals Angelina Jolie’sUnbroken

    he best-supporting-actor category. What’s better: performing in front of screaming fans, or hearing your name read out in the Kodak theater? Miyavi might become one of few people on Earth able to answer that question.

  • Missy

    Hottie Alert <3