Louis Zamperini

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Angelina Jolie Dieted to Support Unbroken Actors

And tried out lead actor's stunts, cast says

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie's film Unbroken is about Louis Zamperini, the former Olympic athlete who first spent 47 days drifting in the ocean during World War II, then two years in a Japanese POW camp—so, needless to say, lead actor Jack O'Connell and others portraying inmates at the camp... More »

WWII Hero Who Survived 47 Days on Raft Dead at 97

Louis Zamperini was subject of the best-selling book 'Unbroken'

(Newser) - Louis Zamperini had a resume that truly impressed: Olympian, World War II POW/hero, and the subject of best-selling book Unbroken and the upcoming Angelina Jolie film based on it. Zamperini has died at 97 following a bout of pneumonia, "having overcome insurmountable odds at every turn in his life,... More »

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