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Angelina Jolie Gets In Touch With Spiritual Side & Says 'There's Something Greater Than All of Us'

Angelina Jolie Gets In Touch With Spiritual Side & Says 'There's Something Greater Than All of Us'

Angelina Jolie gives full credit to the late Louis Zamperini, the inspiration behind her film Unbroken, for helping her accept spirituality into her life!

“When there is an obstacle, you have to rise to the challenge, not be overwhelmed by it,” the 39-year-old actress and director recently shared to People about what the 97-year-old war veteran taught her. “And we’re not alone in the world.”

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Angie added, “I don’t know if there’s a name for that – religion or faith – just that there’s something greater than all of us, and it’s uniting and beautiful.”

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  • KenyaSmith

    to me, it is called God

  • busted

    Angie has never talked about her beliefs. Brad has. She has always left the door open to something more. I think Louis was a huge influence on her. You can’t read or learn about his story and not have questions or not think there is a higher power.

  • busted

    it is called many names depending on who and what you believe.

    Faith is a personal thing. Religion is used too often to attack because people believe something different than another.

  • KenyaSmith

    I agree but if you are a good believer in your God (whatever it´s name) you should respect other people´s religion. at least, I do

  • JPFamily

    I love hearing her thoughts on this.
    Congrats to Angelina and all her amazing Unbroken team, this movie really has touched so many people, and she has made Louie so proud.

    To Love the Jolie Pitts, you are very welcome!

    Love these pics from Unbroken LA Premiere, the kids are so cute and what a handsome couple Jane and Bill make.

    http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/william-pitt-and-jane-pitt-parents-of-brad-pitt-arrive-at-news-photo/460529802

    http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/actor-brad-pitt-pax-thien-jolie-pitt-shiloh-nouvel-jolie-news-photo/460538210

    http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/shiloh-jolie-pitt-daughter-of-brad-pitt-and-angelina-jolie-news-photo/460522206

    Virgil Sheridan ‏@ONTHEVIRG66 36 mins

    Dear Angelina Jolie, I have generally shunned the movies unless it touches my heart. You did that with @UnbrokenFilm, Thank you! #

    Gilliαn ‏@gillianlgunn 40 mins

    Saw Unbroken. Fantastic!! One of the best movies I’ve ever seen! Great job Angelina Jolie! And loved hearing Miracles at the end (@coldplay)

    Elaine Aedo ‏@elainewithan_e 50 mins

    The fact that Angelina Jolie directed Unbroken makes so much sense. I admire her so much; she is one of my personal heroines.

  • JPFamily

    Jazz Pack ‏@JasminePack 17 mins

    Say whatever you want about Angelina Jolie..Sony too. All I know is she is one of the greatest female examples and leaders. Wonderful Woman

    lolita galore ‏@JordanVictoriaa 45m

    literally all anyone cares about is angelina jolie’s looks.. most of you probably don’t even know she directed unbroken. and she KILLED it

    Paul Parducci @PaulParducci · 12 mins

    Thoroughly enjoyed the sweeping Epic War Film @UnbrokenFilm very well-handled by #AngelinaJolie & Bravo @JackO__C &
    #TakamasaIshihara

    HM~257 ‏@hiza7 23 mins

    Angelina Jolie has done an incredible job. Jack O’Connell was superb, as usual.

    najah izquierdo ‏@champagnenajah 3m

    Angelina Jolie is not only gorgeous on camera, but behind it as well! @UnbrokenFilm was so incredible

    Brigid〽️ ‏@brigid_murphy 22m

    Shout out Angelina Jolie for putting as many hot guys as possible in Unbroken

  • Observer2

    From the other thread:

    Thanks, WB&TJ

    William Bradley & The Jolie•20 minutes ago

    http://thefilmstage.com/features/producer-dede-gardner-talks-bringing-selma-to-life-the-legacy-of-jesse-james-and-more/

    When a movie like that [Jesse James] finds an audience, is that thrilling?

    Looking back on your projects, that is one of your first.

    Yeah, I have an enormous soft spot for the movie. I think the movie is amazing and I loved it then. It’s also the movie – and, also, I love Andrew [Dominik] very much – it’s the movie about which Brad [Pitt]
    said one of the greatest things anyone has ever said to me and
    something that I think about all the time.
    We finished that year and we released Jesse James and Mighty Heart and he said I genuinely couldn’t be prouder. He spoke with me about the shelf life of a movie and he said, “You know, you and I didn’t find Days of Heaven in a theater. We didn’t find Strangelove in a theater. We didn’t find 2001 in a theater. We found them later, so watch. Sit back. Watch.” I thought, “Oh my God. You are the greatest, most generous person-slash-boss, ever.” But it was one of the most valuable things anyone has ever taught me because if you really believe in the long-term chess game, then every decision you make is sort of slightly through that filter and it has helped me a lot.

    Have you seen The Immigrant?

    Yeah.

    I really love how it’s getting a push now, a little bit.

    I know! How about that?

    I was screaming about it in May, but it’s like…

    Scream some more. Keep screaming!

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    And people have the nerve to say that Brad isn’t the leader of Plan B. That he doesn’t get things done. He does one of the most important things that a boss/leader can do and that’s make the people that work for him and with him believe and he gives them his support. He’s there for them. With Plan B there is no “I” in team.

    And look at Dede rooting for the Immigrant and therefore, Marion! You go, Dede! LOL

  • yolly

    Unbroken is very moving and powerful movie.Go see Unbroken.Love it.

  • Observer2

    Apparently, I missed the STONED meltdown over Unbroken’s success? LOL

    She needs to quit stanning for movies. Poor Fincher.

  • yolly

    I always believe that there is God.

  • William Bradley & The Jolie

    So glad you did spotlight the comment about The Boss. I wanted to post the whole thing, but thought it would be took long and possibly get cut off. So, I just posted what i thought would be a reasonable chunk and then the link.

    I was a little surprised about Blonde because I thought Ellison had definitely moved on from that.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Loving what Angelina says here:

    “Angie added, “I don’t know if there’s a name for that – religion or faith – just that there’s something greater than all of us, and it’s uniting and beautiful.” ”

    What a powerful, inspiring comment. Whatever “IT is,” she said it is in the business of UNITING…and Beautiful!!!

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Brad’s parents must be doing the “Happy Dance” at what Angelina is saying here.
    Brad has said he runs when people start talking “Regligion” “don’t get me started on that…” he has said about “Religions”……..and who can blame him.
    We’ve all seen it’s damaging effects when used by those to try and hurt people, no matter what “Religion” it is.

    But to see how Louis used it so beautifully to bring people together without judgment or condemnation of them in any way…….what a truly beautiful, loving and inspiring picture that must have painted for Angelina.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    That is what Brad said turned him against “Religion.” When used in a negative way it causes great division among people. He said what he should not do was emphasized more than what he could do.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Yes. If only the whole world could have your perspective.
    Sadly, how many wars have been fought just in the name of someone’s Religion…to force others to believe like they believe.

    I pray we are growing beyond that.

  • Passing Through

    Thanks for the heads up, O2. Gotta move my comments though!

  • Observer2

    I think it’s a combination of getting all of the funding in place and also Jessica’s schedule.

    Since Brad’s the one that convinced Jessica that she could do the part and do it justice.

    Dede and Jeremy have always said and are always saying that it’s due to Brad’s guidance and support and utter belief in them, that they’re able to go and do the things that they do.

    They’re as much a part of Plan B as he is and he let’s them know that. It’s their little garage band, that’s gotten a lot bigger since it’s inception in 2002 and it no longer resembles that Plan B. They’re now that Plan B’s, Plan B. LOL

  • Passing Through

    Wonderbust Tweet Angie • 3 hours ago

    wasnt Streisand an alist director or did her film flop financially?

    ++++++++++++++++++

    I brought up Babs weeks the THR article said Angie and Jodie were the only A-list actresses turned director. You can’t shade Babs by saying her movie’s as a director weren’t successful though. They were a helluva more successful than anything Jodie Foster has ever directed. Jodie hasn’t had movie make more than $20MIL. Babs’ Yentl made $40MIL ($98MIL adjusted), Prince of Tides made $74MIL ($146MIL adjusted) and The Mirror Has Two Faces made $41MIL ($75MIL adjusted). Plus, Babs is an EGOT with an asterisk (her Tony was honorary). Back in the day Babs was as A-list as actresses ever got.

  • Passing Through

    ali7 • 3 hours ago

    @diablocody: Easy to brush off her accomplishments bc she’s a big cheesy movie star or whatever, but holy shit, Jolie is AMAZING. Like, HOW does she?

    @diablocody: @lizwgarcia I mean how does she do it? Everyone always says “Oh she has nannies, blah blah” but STILL. 6 kids, humanitarian and this. #Hero

    ++++++++++++++++++++++

    Diablo’s an AMPAS voter, y’all. What’s that 3rd or 4th one? Poor Sasha…

  • Passing Through

    Wonderbust • 2 hours ago

    Say what, Willis? Ticky and Porgie are going to make a movie set in Los Cabos? Is Squiggy going to write it? Cuz…we all know how successful he’s been getting screenplays greenlighted since he hooked up with Ticky. And she, of course, is just churning out hit after hit after hit…

    Like, really, US? Porgie just got caught whining to Amy Pascal that he needed protection from bad reviews of Monuments Men and was afraid it was going to flop…so he’s going to make a movie with Ticky? Honestly…I think Huvsy is either drunk off his ass when he sends this shite to US or his laughing his ass off and saying, “Those idios at US will print anything I give ‘em…sooooo…may as wll make it as big a lie as possible”

    PS – LOL about Krasinski and Blunt not leaving LA until Monday so they couldn’t have been at Porgie’s on Sunday night. Too funny. I’m surprised that US didn’t claim that Ticky and Amal bonded over their live of international law…or at the very least their hatred of Angie. Guess they didn’t want to steal OuttaTouch’s or Star’s thunder…

  • Passing Through

    William Bradley & The Jolie • 2 hours ago

    See…NOW you’re getting what I was saying 2 weeks ago when I said I wanted them to go to the GGs to support Selma and shite all over Ticky’s nomination party like she tried to crap on their co-nominations Oscar date night. The second they step out of the SUV – sorry, Brad gets out and then walks around to hand Angie down like she’s the queen and everyone stands back to watch – BAM! It’s over. The red carpert is their’s and everybody else may as well be ants. The media will run right over Ticky and Tacky to get to Angie and Brad. But, now that we know Brad’s going to Palm Springs to give DO an award I don’t think they’ll go to the GGs. Sure…go ahead and ruin my fun Brad and Angie!

  • Passing Through

    Observer2 • an hour ago

    Those pics of Ticky in Cabo. My eyes! I can’t unsee!

    ++++++++++++++++++++

    Stevie Wonder called Ticky and asked her if she could please go back inside.

  • William Bradley & The Jolie

    I know of the hassles and headaches that would be involved, but give his love of film, I wouldn’t be surprised if Plan B evolves into a mini studio (perhaps once the youngest of the children are much older).

  • Love the JoliePitts

    I know either JPFamily, Shazia35 or Juliana has already posted this tweet, but I have to repost it for this thread…..forgive me ladies for duplicating your posts but I just Love this woman…

    Jackie Collins ✔ @jackiejcollinsFollow

    Saw UNBROKEN. I thought it was brilliant & very well directed by Angelina Jolie
    Quite an achievement & wonderful actors. See it!

    9:44 AM – 30 Dec 2014

  • Observer2

    That’s why Clooney never talks about Ticky and them getting together in Cabo every year. And why do people think it’s so special? He and Gerber invite anyone that is in Cabo to party with them.

    Sure, they can call their movie Friends from ER. Or ER full of Friends in Cabo. LOL She can play a stripper that is a Candy Striper.

    Yes, Ticky had her annual X-Mas party, but, if Clooney had been in attendance, the paps would have been made aware of it.

    And since Clooney’s wife, looked so thrilled to be in Cabo in the pics that I’ve seen, I’m sure that Stern is going to come back next week and talk about how she talked about herself the entire time.

    When you think about it, Clooney doesn’t travel all that much. He lives in L.A., goes to Lake Como in the Summer and Cabo over the X-mas holidays. He’s as boring as Ticky and Tacky are.

    What did Kimmel and his wife and Blunt and her husband leave their baby daughters in L.A? Let them not highlight the fact that Ticky doesn’t have any kids. Forget that she’s older than everyone, other than Stern. And he’s got children from his first marriage.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    So nice to see some other actresses, Diablo Cody, Mrs. Will Smith, etc., giving Mrs. JoliePitt some love for doing a magnificent job on Unbroken.

    Let’s here from more of you Hollywood actresses who LUV to talk about “how women in Hollywood should support and encourage one another!”

    Well here is your opportunity. Don’t pass it up. :)

  • Observer2

    PT-

    I had an eye exam the week before last. I’m going to have to go back and tell them that my retina’s have been burned by those images of Ticky’s fug mug in Cabo. See, if there’s a name for it. LOL

  • Guest

    I don’t for one second believe that holiday party line. Tick was in NYC all of last week and Clooney has been in Cabo for more than a week. Why did we get no pics since we get pics every other time.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Good night to all the Wonderful Fans. Thanks for sharing your love with all of us. I wish you the very BEST every day for the rest of your lives.

  • Observer2

    She did have her party. She had Scott Feinberg from THR over to her house for an interview and her party was the next night, so says Ticky. But, as PT, says, if her lips are moving, she’s lying.

    I just think it’s so funny that these get togethers with Ticky and Clooney are always from sources, Huvane, in Ticky’s camp. Clooney never talks about her or them.

    He has dinner with Brad on time/year and he let’s us know about it. Each time. LOL Brad doesn’t.

  • William Bradley & The Jolie

    Passing Through • 6 minutes ago

    See…NOW you’re getting what I was saying 2 weeks ago when I said I wanted them to go tothe GGs to support Selma and shite all over Ticky’s nomination party like she tried to crap on their co-nominations Oscar date night. The second they step out of the SUV – sorry, Brad gets out and then walks around to hand Angie down like she’s the queen and everyone stands back to watch – BAM! It’s over. The red carpert is their’s and everybody elsemay as well be ants. The media will run right over Ticky and Tacky to get to Angie and Brad. But, now that we know Brad’s going to Palm Springs to give DO an award I don’t think they’ll go to the GGs. Sure…go ahead and ruin my fun Brad and Angie!

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Awwww. Why can’t they do both?

    I will hold out hope until the Globe people make it clear that they won’t be there.

    I need the Queen to come out and slay every basic there, including the hairball and the junior barrister.

  • Guest

    Technically Brad is nominated for the Normal heart so it wouldn’t be random.

  • Guest

    She wasn’t even invited to the wedding. And I’ve never seen a picture of them hanging out in LA together.

  • Passing Through

    Observer2 • an hour ago

    PT-

    I have a house full of people from L.A. and they haven’t seen nothing for Crack is Whack. And tell them that she might get nominated for an Oscar and you get a big WTF? One said, well, who’d she have to blow? ROTFLMAO!

    If they want to see Rachel Green first thing in the morning, all they have to do is turn on TBS or something. LOL

    +++++++++++++++++++

    LOL, O2. I wondered if your guests were from LA after I asked if you knew anyone. Surely now that they know Ticky is getting an Oscar seeing Crack is the first thing they’ll do when they get back LA…right? LMAO. If they don’t they can always say they forgot because they got a concussion when they fell snowboarding…

  • Observer2

    Nope. That’s why I said, Clooney and Gerber invite everyone to party with them when they’re in Cabo.

    The only time that Clooney was ever seen dining with Ticky in L.A. was when she was married to Brad back in 2001 or 02.

    Ticky’s the one that always gloms onto him at The Night Before Oscar party to get her pic with him, but, you never hear of them actually hanging out together at these parties.

    Yet, it’s Brad and Angelina that he invites to his after the globes parties and his Oscar parties. LOL

  • Passing Through

    William Bradley & The Jolie • an hour ago

    It is long, but I think folks will enjoy, esp. her comment on her boss.

    http://thefilmstage.com/features/producer-dede-gardner-talks-bringing-selma-to-life-the-legacy-of-jesse-james-and-more/

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

    So Blonde’s funding is iffy again, The Voyage in Time is going to be another few years and LCOZ is delayed again and will hopefully film this summer (it was Jan…then April). But…Ticky wants an Oscar for a Lifetime movie. And this is what’s wrong with HW, folks…

  • Passing Through

    William Bradley & The Jolie Observer2 • an hour ago

    I was a little surprised about Blonde because I thought Ellison had definitely moved on from that.

    +++++++++++++++++++++

    I did, too. After putting up with asshats like Scott Rudin so you’d think she’d like to work with some nice people for a change.

  • Passing Through

    Love the JoliePitts • 37 minutes ago

    So nice to see some other actresses, Diablo Cody,

    ++++++++++++++++++

    Diablo Cody’s not an actress. She’s a screenwriter. She wrote Juno (Ellen Page) and Young Adult (Charlize Theron) – and a new movie with Meryl Streep that Jonathan Demme’s directing. She’s written some big ass duds, too – Jennifer’s Body with Megan Fox to name one…

  • anustin

    Yes!!!sashut stoned

  • Observer2

    Angelina Jolie with Chicken Pox:

    http://postimg.org/image/3yr5vy7yb/

    Ticky looking like she’s been rode hard and put away wet:

    http://postimg.org/image/9m6gcve9r/

    What? LOL

  • Roxana fan jp

    jajajajaajaja los trolls ni siquiera ven esa papada mojada que tiene ticky grgrgrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  • Observer2

    I knew that you. Roxana, out of everyone, would especially, enjoy the pics:)

  • William Bradley & The Jolie

    Why on earth is The Weave’s mouthpiece telling people that Cousin It and Cloon are talking about doing a flick together? You know someone will ask him about it, and he will deny it .. and she’ll be right back where she started.

    And also telling people that Clooney was at her home for a Holiday party? Really? This happened, but she didn’t arrange pap pics? Really?

    Let’s see how long her transparent attempt to gloom onto him lasts.

    I wonder if he will do something to counteract?

    Doesn’t she have her Oscar nomination in the bag? Wherefore the desperation?

  • Roxana fan jp

    siiiiiiiiii …yo no odio a ticky …..pero me gusta que siendo millonaria no pueda arreglar esa cara y ese cuerpo…..cualquiera de nosotros con ese dinero lo haria mejor ….jajjajajaja…

  • Observer2

    You know we all could, even if we used Aveeno.

    Not Ticky. She’s done damaged her skin for all of the years she was a slave to the sun.

    And plus, truth is, she hit every branch of the ugly tree on the way down. LOL

  • lucy

    Don’t count on it, Brad and Angie never go to any awards show if they aren’t nominated. Even they know they steal the spotlight from the peons. No one can hold a candle to Brad and Angie, they are HW’s Royal Couple. The peasants will just have to get along at the Globes without them.

  • Observer2

    Jeremy Renner’s wife filed for divorce? Color me surprised. LOL

    And she’s claiming fraud with the pre-nup? Wonder what that could be about?

    Not really, as, ummm, she was his beard and all.

  • lucy

    Low blow to Ticky. Congrats!!!!

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Thanks, Passing Through. I thought she was not an actress but did she star in one of her own self penned movies?
    I think that is what made me think she was also an actress.

  • lucy

    Oh my, Ticky and Georgie “protect me, Amy” Porgie, making a film together. I guess having Cate Blanchett in his big flop made him see the light, he needed a “big” name to put butts in seats at the theater, and nobody does that like Ticky. No doubt Crack is Whack’s BO is going to make Maleficent and Unbroken’s BO look like chump change. LMAO

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