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Louis Zamperini

Movie Review: Unbroken barely scratches the surface

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.24.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I happened to see Angelina Jolie's Unbroken before I read the Laura Hillenbrand book about the life of the amazing Louis Zamperini. My guest for an ...

American Sniper, Selma, Unbroken: Three 'Important' Movies of 2014 for the Holidays

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The idea of Important differs from Best: for American Sniper, Selma, and Unbroken, Best is beside the point. Each film is enormously engaging, highly recommended, and grounded in history on a large canvas.

What Happened When Louis Zamperini Met Billy Graham

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 12.11.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Two October evenings in 1949 brought together an alcoholic war hero and a fiery young evangelist. From then on, neither would be the same. Th...

Angelina Jolie Defends ‘Universal' Depiction Of Faith In ‘Unbroken'

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 12.11.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) Director Angelina Jolie defended her decision to portray a “universal” faith in her upcoming film “Unbroken,” saying she took h...

Will Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' Movie Win Over Christian Fans?

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 12.06.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) Angelina Jolie’s highly anticipated film “Unbroken” features the true story of an Olympian and World War II veteran who was only ...

What It's Really Like To Be Directed By Angelina Jolie

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.05.2014 | Entertainment

Angelina Jolie is undoubtedly one of Hollywood's biggest stars, but what's she like as a boss? Most of us will never know, but luckily the stars of he...

A Q&A with C.J. Valleroy of Angelina Jolie's Unbroken

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Young C.J. Valleroy was first inspired to become an actor watching Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt battle it out in Mr. & Mrs. Smith's famous kitchen fight scene. How fitting then that his breakthrough role in the upcoming dramatic feature Unbroken would be directed by Jolie, a woman he now considers a friend.

Angelina Jolie's New Movie Looks Phenomenal

The Huffington Pose | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.11.2014 | Entertainment

All right, everyone. Pack it up. Time to go home. The Oscar race is over. Or at least that's the way the new trailer for Angelina Jolie's second direc...

War Hero, Olympian Of 'Unbroken' Fame Dies At 97

AP | CHRISTOPHER WEBER and GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 09.02.2014 | Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seventy years ago, the world was convinced that Louis Zamperini was dead. There had been no word of the track star and former Oly...

Louis Zamperini -- Meet Witold Pilecki

Tom Alderman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Books
Tom Alderman

This is a powerful story -- but in quite an unexpected way. If you're thinking Schindler's List, Stalag 17, The Great Escape or -- hold your breath -- TV's Hogan's Heroes, you'd be disappointed.

Angelina Jolie: 'This Is The Hardest Thing I've Ever Done'

Posted 02.25.2014 | Entertainment

Angelina Jolie is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, but even she has difficulty getting projects off the ground. Case in point: "Unbroken," the u...

Watch The Moving Olympics Trailer For Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken'

Posted 02.16.2014 | Entertainment

Universal debuted a three-minute trailer Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken" during the Winter Olympics on Sunday evening. The drama focuses on Olympian Louis...

Meet A True Hero In Honor Of Veterans Day

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Audrey van Petegem

I had the privilege of hearing Louis Zamperini speak at a local church. At age 93, he was not only entertaining but inspiring. In the overflowing church, Louis asked for all war veterans to stand.

Angelina Jolie Meets Real WWII Hero She's Making Film About

Posted 10.10.2013 | Entertainment

Angelina Jolie takes the lead with the upcoming release of "Unbroken." The Oscar-winning actress produces and directs the film, which focuses on the r...

Unbroken: He'll Survive Even Angelina Jolie's Direction

Marie Woolf | Posted 07.06.2013 | Entertainment
Marie Woolf

If his audience isn't laughing, we're crying. As with all great stories and all books, however, it's what stays with us when we close the cover.

Angelina Jolie's Biggest Project Yet

Posted 12.19.2012 | Entertainment

In December of 2011, Angelina Jolie was gearing up to release "In the Land of Blood and Honey," her long-anticipated directorial debut. Cut to Decembe...

The Story of Louis Zamperini: Part II

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 12.31.2012 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

The next time the circumstances in my life are less than ideal, I will remember Louis Zamperini. How could I ever forget him?

The Story of Louis Zamperini: Part I

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 12.16.2012 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

Until a few days ago I had never heard about Louis Zamperini. Now I don't think I will ever forget him.

'Adrift: 47 Days With Sharks': WWII Soldiers Struggle To Survive At Sea

Posted 08.15.2012 | TV

A harrowing true tale of survival on "Adrift: 47 Days With Sharks" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on Discovery). Through dramatic re-enactments for the "Shark Week...

Latin Boogaloo with DJ Turmix, Plus Chatting with Fanfarlo's Leon Beckenham, Dwight Twilley and Terence P. Minogue

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.22.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Japan's Grief Is the World's Grief. It Wasn't Always Like This.

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

The reason Unbroken sits atop various best seller lists is, like all well-told stories, it pits a compelling and tenacious hero against an unrelenting and sadistic villain.