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Louis Zamperini

Louis Silvie Zamperini (born January 26, 1917) is a World War Ii prisoner of war survivor, inspirational speaker, and former American Olympic distance runner.

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I liked a video Angelina Jolie and Louis Zamperini talk about Unbroken Today Show by Tom Brokaw
Oscar-winning director, Ross Kauffman, explores the story of Louis Zamperini, a World War Ii POW who survives a near fatal plane crash only to be captured by the Japanese. This inspiring tale of faith, resilience, and forgiveness is also the subject of Unbroken, a major motion picture in theaters 12…
Have you heard about the movie, Unbroken?  It is based on a book of the same title by author, Lauren Hilllenbrand, who also wrote the popular book, Seabiscuit. I didn’t even know there was a book, even though it has been one of the longest running New York Times bestsellers. Guess I’m a little out of touch. I found out about the book and the story from a friend.  I had just finished watching an early showing for pastors of Unbroken back in early December and I was texting with my friend.  I told him my wife, Darcy, and I were just leaving the theater having watched the movie. He texted me back saying, “Not sure how the movie was, but the book was very,very good. Was completely clear about Zamperini’s conversion and faith in Jesus.” He was referring to the lead character named Louis Zamperini who had endured some amazingly difficult experiences in life and eventually turned his life over to Christ.  But the movie did not make this clear until the credits. What makes this so astonishing is th ...
- Unbroken Movie TRAILER (2014) Angelina Jolie Drama HD A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken p...
Olympian, prisoner of war survivor, and inspirational speaker, Louis Zamperini believed, “if I can take it, I can make it”. Louis credits the mindset he developed through athletics as extremely valuable...
The buzz about this weekend at bayside is unlike anything we’ve seen in years; join Ray as he highlights 6 points from his interviews with Louis Zamperini, the author of New York Times best seller Unbroken, and subject of the movie Unbroken — based on the book.
"If you can take it... Then you can make it." - Louis Zamperini and Pete Zamperini. One of the greatest quotes ever
Unbroken follows the real-life story of Olympian Louis Zamperini who survives a traumatic 47 days at sea on a cumbersome raft after a plane crash, only to be ca
Louis Zamperini is my new role model 😁
Two incredible stories of bravery, passion, strength and the power of the human spirit.."Unbroken" and "The American Sniper" God Bless Louis Zamperini and Chris Kyle. Both humble warriors of heaven!
After seeing the movie today I have to say that Louis Zamperini is one of my biggest new idols.
Many people thought Louis Zamperini would not live long beyond his formative years, and on many occasions they were almost right. As a child of immigrants, Zamperini was often in trouble with the authorities, until a police officer suggested that Louis use his fleet feet for sport instead of mischie…
Louis Zamperini is the greatest man to walk this earth and that's that
Gary and I just saw UNBROKEN. Olympic Gold Medalist Louis Zamperini, was imprisoned by the Japanese during WWII after staying alive for 47 days in the Pacific Ocean after a plane crash. His brother always told him if he could take it then he could make it. He did suffer with PTSD. He came to know the Lord later in life through Billy Graham. He was able to forgive those who imprisoned and tortured him. What a testimony. A movie so worth seeing.
Brother, fighter, survivor. See become Louis Zamperini in Released this Friday!
A drawing I drew of the amazing & Angelina Jolie who brought us the amazing story of Louis Zamperini.
. David Rensin and Louis Zamperini in May 2014. We all face life challenges from the seemin...
I'll say it again, this guy was the real deal. As were a lot of men of his generation. -> Louis Zamperini: (cont)
I really want to get the books "Unbroken" and "Devil at My Heels" that are based on louis zamperini and his experiences
Your liberation lies in the moment you forgive and let go of those who have hurt you or harmed you. Unbroken .
if Louis Zamperini can survive 46 days at sea w/ no food & being endlessly tortured, I can survive 8 AM classes
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"I´d made it this far and refused to give up because all my life I had finished the race" Louis Zamperini
I'm a bit obsessed with Louis Zamperini
I just saw Unbroken. I sobbed through the entire credits. If Louis Zamperini could forgive, we all can! :)
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"God knew my needs, and took care accordingly." - Louis Zamperini
i was very formulaic. I could've made that movie. but Louis Zamperini led an extraordinary life.
have you read Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand? The story of Louis Zamperini.
Louis Zamperini was one of the most inspirational people ever
What an undeniable performance to portray Louis Zamperini's story. you smashed it!!!
wasn't very good. It lacked a solid direction from Angelina Jolie, who wastes the talent of Jack O'Connell as Louis Zamperini. - W
New Louis Zamperini book signing to feature author, family members in Torrance
I have a new obsession: Louis Zamperini and the Pacific part of WWII
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"All my life i had always finished the race." Louis Zamperini
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Is your life broken, like Louis Zamperini was when he returned from war? Do you want to know the strength he found?
Humbled and honoured by the life and triumphs of Louis Zamperini
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The spiritual healing of Louis Zamperini experienced, mostly omitted from "Unbroken."...
I'm trying not to moan as much because if Louis Zamperini can survive what he did, then I can go out into the cold and work.
Champion, solider, survivor, hero. Take a look inside with Director Angelina Jolie and the man whose real-life story the film is based on, Louis Zamperini.
Angelina Jolie opens up about her 'absurd' chickenpox outbreak and Shiloh's wardrobe... but avoids question about THAT Sony email insult Angelina Jolie may have had to miss the premiere of her new film, Unbroken, but a case of the chicken pox did nothing to dull the director and actress' enthusiasm. In an interview with Today on Friday, the pox-free Angelina, 39, spoke to Al Roker about her movie, her inconvenient illness, and how her children stepped up to help their sick mother. Three of Angelina's six children – 13-year-old Maddox, 11-year-old Pax, and eight-year-old Shiloh - even attended the Los Angeles premiere of Unbroken with father Brad Pitt. Like many others in the media, Roker commented on Shiloh's choice of boyish clothes. 'I loved Shiloh wearing the suit and tie,' the Today weatherman noted. Angelina took the comment in stride and added the information that Shiloh's wardrobe also honoured Unbroken's central figure, Olympic champion Louis Zamperini. 'She had Louis' shoe on, that he won in 19 ...
The Untold Story of Unbroken's Louis Zamperini: He shook hands with Hitler Adolph, spent more than a month lost at sea, and ended up in a Japanese torture camp. Louis Zamperini has seen many days he’d rather not recall but he’ll never forget the day he met Jesus Christ.
The story of Louis Zamperini proves that adversity breeds leaders. Not easy lives or political correctness.
Angelina Jolie Recalls Emotional Experience of Showing ‘Unbroken’ to Louis Zamperini on His Death Bed Angelina Jolie wears a white coat and waves to the cameras while arriving at the Directors Guild Theatre for a screening of Unbroken on Wednesday evening (December…
He lived a life that defied all odds and never gave up. See the incredible true story of Louis Zamperini in Director Angelina Jolie's Coming to cinemas January 15.
The float honoring Louis Zamperini at Tournament of Roses Parade. Float's more compelling than the "Unbroken" movie
Unbroken: After a plane crash Louis Zamperini spends 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he is caught!
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Louis Zamperini greeted by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at 2008 ceremony honouring California Olympians
In playing prisoner of war Louis Zamperini in Angelina Jolie's second directorial effort, Unbroken, the former Skins star earned the role that could transform his career. It's a challenge O'Connell...
Watching the rest of Louis Zamperini's "Unbroken" story on Fox News. Awesome to hear how God pursued him post-WWII through Bill…
Louis Zamperini shares his story at the 1958 Billy Graham Crusade in San Francisco. Get the exclusive DVD on Zamperini's faith, "Captured by Grace," at billy...
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Billy Graham's take on Louis Zamperini story. He became a Christian in 1949 at Billy Graham Crusade in LA.
Angelina Jolie left out the part Louis Zamperini committed his life to Christ after attending a Billy Graham Crusade
Watch the BGEA documentary Louis Zamperini: Captured by Grace tonight at 10 p.m. ET as part of a special presentation on
Can't wait to see the film 'Unbroken' directed by Angelina Joli, about Louis Zamperini
The personal testimony of Louis Zamperini on how Jesus changed his life after the Japanese were unsuccessful in taking his life during World War Ii. This tal...
They grew up, lived, loved, and worked. They heard the call, left the plow in the field, newspaper in the drive, clothes on the line. Through a line at enlistment, and on to foreign lands. They traded their futures for our future, left Universities for boot camps and training schools. They fought from Guadalcanal to Normandy. Underwater in submarines, thousands of feet above in planes, and down in the mud in fighting holes filled with filth. From horizon to horizon they fought, in pursuit of a liberty filled future for a country a great many had just joined. They traded their future for mine, and rose up in defense of their nation. Many never saw home again. But those that did took care of business, came home, didn't speak of it, picked up the shovel and went back to the field. So when I look at the pictures of my Grandfathers, I know I am free, and will wake up tomorrow speaking English instead of some foreign dialect. They are the greatest generation, men and women my spoiled stupid immature ...
Louis Zamperini talks about the alcohol problem that threatened marriage after coming home from war.
As author Laura Hillenbrand tells it in her book, Unbroken, Louis Zamperini came home, poured his alcohol down the drain, threw out his cigarettes, was reconciled to his wife and became a new man because, he said, he had asked Jesus Christ to be his savior.
A lifetime of glory is worth a moment of pain - Louis Zamperini
Louis Zamperini you beautiful soul and inspiration
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The heart of Louis Zamperini's story began under a tent at the 1949 Los Angeles Crusade. …
Louis Zamperini is a total badass. Everyone needs to see
In absolute awe of the amount of strength, mental determination, & perseverance of Louis Zamperini. Unbelievable story. Speechless
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Louis Zamperini's life was changed at a Billy Graham Crusade. This clip is part of exclusive footage featured in "Louis Zamperini: Captured By Grace." Get th...
Unbroken an amazing story of endurance. Louis Zamperini's story is compelling. Definitely part of the C it.
Short Documentary of the amazing story of Louis Zamperini, American Olympian and World War Ii POW who survived unbelievable adversity against all odds. This ...
HI FB GANG...HERE'S ANOTHER MOVIE REVIEW."UNBROKEN" directed by Angelina Jolie. Ladies & Gentlemen.this is the only movie I know of where the director extends the torture that the characters received by the Japanese in WWII to the movie audience. I realize that our brave soldiers suffered unimaginable torture & atrocities by the Japanese but Jolie dwells on it so much and the suffering that it overwhelms the moviegoer.What I think is really missing from this movie is that enough wasn't spent (if any) on the main characters' (Louis Zamperini) life after the war..esp how he overcame all that happened to him and the adjustment & success he achieved in his life after the holocaust. Starnes rating C+
The Jesus, integrity & strength I saw in Louis Zamperini is breathtaking. is a masterpiece. GO SEE IT w/ ppl you love & cry.
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What an incredible film of a man's strength through God. Louis Zamperini, your story is one of few. .
In this exclusive clip from the movie "Captured by Grace," war hero Louis Zamperini recalls his plane crash in the Pacific that led to him being picked up by...
Cannot believe Angelina Jolie found a way to ruin Louis Zamperini's amazing story.
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Louis Zamperini is truly my inspiration. He was unbelievably amazing
I don't usually comment on a movie but I will for Unbroken. Great story, but Angelina Jolie can not tell a story. If you really want to give Louis Zamperini the respect and understand what he and other POW's went through and ESPECIALLY how God was there for him. Read the book!
Great movie but it does leave you wondering how he came to know Jesus...sorta left that important part out.
The life of Louis Zamperini is amazing.
Angelina Jolie did a good job directing but even she and her star power couldn't harness the power of faith, perseverance, and redemption of Louis Zamperini. Good movie, unforgettable book.
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Unbroken was phenomenal. That Louis Zamperini had one *** of an unbroken spirit.
Unbroken is an amazing movie & inspiring story. Rest in peace Louis Zamperini.
Unbroken was an excellent movie. I give it 3 thumbs up. It showed the indomitable spirit of Louis Zamperini and how much one can forgive if he gives it over to God.
Saw Unbroken tonight and I have to say congrats to Angelina Jolie for telling an incredible story and to Louis Zamperini for living it
I advise everyone to go see the movie Unbroken. It changed my view on so many things going on in this world. RIP Louis Zamperini 💪
Louis Zamperini, you are one heck of a man
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is the most inspirational movie I've ever seen. Louis Zamperini is an American Hero and role model.
Unbroken was great, really did Louis Zamperini justice
Unbroken Skips Over Louis Zamperini's PostWar Struggles Sounds like the conversation I had
Louis Zamperini came to know Jesus Christ at a Billy Graham Crusade in 1949. That’s the primary reason he was ultimately unbroken.
Unbroken the Louis Zamperini story- best movie I've saw in a long time. It was truly inspiring.
FYI, Dawn has a special screening of UNBROKEN on Friday for Kilroy’s Conversation for those who might be interested in attending. MEDIA ALERT: Please join us for a very special event. What & Where: Kilroy’s Legacy and Daughters of WW2 are holding a very special screening of UNBROKEN at SMG Plano on Friday December 26th at 12:15pm. Who: In attendance will be special guests and honored veterans POW US Army Air Corp Fiske Hanley and USMC Don Graves as well as one of the Japanese guards who was at the internment camp during the time of Hanley and Louis Zamperini . Fiske Hanley was held captive in the same camp as Louie Zamperini and is the only living POW witness to the horrific conditions. Don Graves, a renowned opera singer, witnessed both flag raisings on Iwo Jima and survived all 36 days of the battle. When: 11:45 Appearances by Special Guests 12:15 Showing of Unbroken Background below. LYNNE McQUAKER Director of Alternate Programming Public Relations & Outreach, Studio Movie Grill - 972.388.7888 x23 ...
.recalls Louis Zamperini’s triumphs a little too safely to the screen.
Talking about Unbroken without using names and my grandpa was like, "wait that sounds louis zamperini I invited him to my church once...
"When you forgive, it's like it never happened. True forgiveness is complete and total." (Louis Zamperini)
Angelina Jolie has done an incredible job in following the remarkable story of Olympian and World War Ii POW Louis Zamperini, as told in the book Unbroken by Laura Hildebrand.Unfortunately, Jolie’s movie, by the same title, stops before Louie’s real battle begins.
Holiday season means going to the movies. I have plans to see several films this weekend, the first of which was today. Here is my review of UNBROKEN. The second film from the directorial efforts on Angelina Jolie, UNBROKEN is the unbelievable true story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic track runner who joined in the fight against Japan in WWII, became lost at sea for 47 days after his plane crashed and later became a prisoner of war in a Japan POW camp. Although the film chronicles a story of true determination and the strength of a man who refuses to give up no matter how bleak things get, there is very little insight to his character and a lack of development therein. The story is meant to move and inspire its viewers, but the point just doesn't hit home the way it should because the question still remains as the credits roll, just who exactly was Louie Zamperini? Sure he was an all star runner, a soldier, a prisoner and a survivor, but who was he as a person? Where did his motivation come from? Its hard ...
Just saw Unbroken--book was better, but I still think the movie was really well done! Struck again by Louis Zamperini's incredible life.
Louis Zamperini’s remarkable story of hope, strength and survival comes to theaters December 25.
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Louis Zamperini, subject of upcoming movie 'Unbroken' is an Olean native.
At 7 a.m., my youngest burst into the room booming, "SANTA CAME!" From that moment, it was game on and within minutes,wrapping paper flew like leaves in a hurricane. Just looking around at the unwrapped presents, I've decided that no one in this house was THAT good this year -- Our house looks like Santa ransacked the place. Bellies are full and dreams fulfilled -- Amy did an amazing job making Christmas happen this year. The boys played. Amy enjoyed time with her parents. I spent over a hour putting stickers on a big plastic Millennium Falcon. Since then, I've been eating peanut butter fudge and reading the book Unbroken. Unbroken is Laura Hillenbrand's excellent biography of Olympian and WW2 prisoner of war Louis Zamperini . It's also the best story of forgiveness I've read since the New Testament. I read it last year but since the movie is out, I thought I'd reread it again. I'm thankful I did. Why? I struggle with forgiveness. I'm not sure if it is a genetic trait, but I have a real gift at holding .. ...
The movie Unbroken is good! That man Louis Zamperini was a savage
Louis Zamperini took his troubled past to the track to become an American Hero. Unbroken comes to theaters 12/25.
To the people with inordinate amounts of time this Christmas holiday, I would strongly recommend reading the book Unbroken, a biography of Louis Zamperini. It's an incredible book about an even more incredible life.
As well, is released today and tomorrow either side of the pond. A film based on a book about Louis Zamperini.
Anyone that knows me knows that I have this incredible love for Louis Zamperini's story...
Unbroken(2014), an incredible true story. A riveting movie that captivated the entire audience. Louis Zamperini, a great American role model
Louis Zamperini you make me proud to be an American. Rest in Peace.
Just saw "Unbroken". Brilliant movie. What a story, Louis Zamperini, you are a hero
I am still amazed on how poorly Louis Zamperini was treated during World War 2. Seriously go watch Unbroken.
We pit the 'Unbroken' movie vs. the real story of Louis Zamperini, separating the facts from the fiction.
Just finished a great Christmas Day at the movies - went to see Unbroken -the story Louis Zamperini - really good - Merry Christmas to all 🌲
to when WWII hero and former USC runner Louis Zamperini won the NCAA Inspiration Award:
Unbroken was such an amazing movie and book. The story of Louis Zamperini is absolutely incredible.
Hey everyone going to Unbroken this weekend: my cousin interviewed Louis Zamperini before he died! So cool!
Great to be with Justice Martin and his daughters at Louis Zamperini was a remarkable. God gets the glory.
Hero of the book and film Unbroken, Louis Zamperini credits Scouting for teaching him to be prepared with lifesaving survival skills.
Before the movie, before the book, CBS 1st revealed the incredible story of Louis Zamperini. 35 mins worth your time
Just saw Unbroken.. great movie. Louis Zamperini was an amazing man
Just took family to see Unbroken.thought it was awesome, however, don't miss the rest of the story
"A moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory"- Louis Zamperini
Just saw the movie UNBROKEN!! (Be prepared to feel an array of emotions) True story of Louis Zamperini's incredible life of perseverance, hope and the power of forgiveness. A man that was a troubled child, Olympian runner, survived 45 days lost at sea. A prisoner of war, alcoholic, renewed Christian, who lived to be 97 and shared an incredible life of perseverance, hope, forgiveness and what an extraordinary thing the human spirit is! It leaves you thinking about what legacy are you leaving? And have you used all the gifts that God has given you?
Angelina did NOT tell us the whole story of Louis Zamperini in Unbroken! What Franklin Graham had to say:...
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'Unbroken' the film by Cal Thomas NEW YORK -- I wanted to like the movie because I love the book. Laura Hillenbrand's bestseller, "Unbroken," is a classic. While I had heard reports that the turning point in the book never made it to film, I attended a pre-release screening with an open mind. Audiences are told "Unbroken" is a "true story." It is true, as far as it goes, but the story is incomplete. There have been many World War Ii stories told in film depicting triumphs of personal courage and survival. The story of Louis Zamperini is one such story, but with an added dimension. Zamperini, who died earlier this year at age 97, came home an angry man. He became addicted to alcohol and cigarettes and verbally abused his young wife as he wrestled with his inner demons. The skeleton of his story is in the film -- the plane crash at sea while on a rescue mission; the 47 days floating on a raft before being picked up by a Japanese ship and thrown into a prison camp; the relentless torture and eventual liberat ...
Louis Zamperini, the man the movie "Unbroken" is based off of gives his testimony at a Billy Graham Crusade.
Louis Zamperini had the kind of extraordinary life Hollywood craves telling. Especially during this time of year his "triumph of the human spirit" would surely draw the attention of Academy voters and we've heard the drumbeat for both rising star Jack O'Connell and celebrity director Angelina Jolie long before the film hits theaters. Zamperini's story, one that sees him excel in the sports
Luke Zamperini knows his father's life is an incredible story and he's excited to share it with the world in Angelina Jolie's biopic about Louis Zamperini, Unbroken Opens In Theaters Christmas Day!
Louis Zamperini's incredible story of courage continues to capture hearts around the world. The Olympian and former POW shared his faith and story in the biography, "Unbroken." Zamperini's life now hits the big screen. The film's director is Angelina Jolie.
One thing that was omitted from Unbroken was that Louis Zamperini was saved at a Billy Graham Crusade.
Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the life of an Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini.
“to share about how God used my father to impact the life of Louis Zamperini of "Unbroken"”
Premiere: 92-yr old Bill Blair knew the subject of the film Louis Zamperini. His memories at 10!
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(Hollywood, CA)—During a New York press conference last week, Louis Zamperini's daughter, Cynthia Garris, described what she witnessed actress and director Angelina Jolie do on the outdoor set of "Unbroken" in New South Wales, Australia. (Photo via Moviepilot.com)
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With Angelina Jolie at the recent New York reception for her film, "Unbroken," attended by the cast including Jack O'Connell, Miyavi, Finn Wittrock and Garrett Hedlund. The actress-director choked up when she presented the family of the biopic's subject, WWII hero and Olympic runner Louis Zamperini, with an official proclamation of the honor that was originally introduced by Dianne Feinstein and John McCain--a US Senate resolution “honoring the life, accomplishments and legacy of (Zamperini) and expressing condolences on his passing." Guests included Barbara Walters, M. Night Shyamalan and Universal execs Ron Meyer and Donna Langley. Photos (C) Nepales.
Learn more about the life of Louis Zamperini on Tuesday at 10 pm/9 CST.
Great tribute to Louis Zamperini during dominant win over Notre Dame.
"Don't give up, don't give in. There's always an answer to everything" -Louis Zamperini
It took forever and a day but I finally finished "Unbroken," the book on Louis Zamperini's life. Wow! What an amazing story! A must read!
Just when I think Louis Zamperini's story couldn't possibly get any worse I am proven wrong.
Variety: This week's cover: Angelina Jolie on Louis Zamperini's impact on her, the 57-year jour...
Tday Sports Lit finally met Louis Zamperini. If the opening 2 pages didnt suck you in, I'm in disbelief. Tmrw we look at Louis the crazy kid
Louis Zamperini's story of survival and perseverance is in theaters Christmas Day. Watch the trailer now.
Louis Zamperini lived a life that defied the odds.
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Just finished Unbroken about the amazing Louis Zamperini. So awe-inspiring!
Angelina Jolie tells that she got to screen 'Unbroken' for Louis Zamperini before he died.
Angelina Jolie tears up at the premiere remembering Louis Zamperini: "he was like a father to me."
Angelina Jolie' Unbroken follows Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini - Filmed in part in the Whitsundays http…
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt made their first red carpet appearance since their marriage in August at the premiere of the Jolie-directed biopic, Unbroken. The film tells the story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic athlete who survived 47 days in a life raft at sea and internment in a Japanese prisoner…
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too bad this movie about Louis Zamperini wasn't out last year when we did the series on his life
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NEW TRAILER: Unbroken is directed by Angelina Jolie and follows the incredible true story of former Olympian and POW, Louis Zamperini. Catch it in Irish cinemas December 26th The film stars Jack O'Connell ( Skins & 71) and our very own Domhnall Gleeson (About Time)
My lovely bride challenged me to list the most influential books I have read. After much consideration I have narrowed them down to the following (in no particular order): 1. Killer Angels – Michael Schaara (A riveting historical account of the Battle of Gettysburg. I have read many other books by this author and by his son Jeffrey, who took up his genre and style of writing after Michael's death.) 2. Little Red Book - Harvey Penick (I have read this book many times and I should probably read it again based on my last round. Harvey Penick was a golf pro from Texas who taught many of the greats including major champions Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw. This book is a short compilation of basic thoughts, tips and witticisms about golf and how to play it well.) 3. Unbroken – Laura Hillenbrand (Hillenbrand's biography of Louis Zamperini tells the tale of his ascendance to Olympic athlete and his tormenting war and POW experience. This is an inspiring book about strength and perseverance.) 4. Flags of Our Father ...
A new film about Louis Zamperini, the World War Ii hero whose life is the subject of an adaptation of the book...
I received my "Have a good year" email from Mrs. Turton (Merry). Now I can settle in to my 2014-15 school year. Dear Robyn, Have had you on my mind, especially with the start of another school year. I hope that things are well with you and Bobby and the kids. And with Evan too. Last weekend I went to the open house for Poway’s newest school, Design 39 Campus. It’s across from Del Norte HS. Beautiful campus, huge playground, large outdoor eating area. The office is called the “Welcome Center...and teachers are referred to as “learning experience designers”. The school is designed for K-8.will only go to grade 6 this first year. If you get a chance to see the movie, “The 100-Foot Journey”, I would recommend it. Not only is it a culinary delight, but it is a story of triumph over tragedy, and romance. It stars Helen Mirren, which is reason enough to go! Recently finished reading Unbroken, the bestseller by Laura Hillenbrand. It’s a WWII story about hero Louis Zamperini. He was to have bee ...
This man's life. If there's one book you should read is "Unbroken" RIP Louis Zamperini
Louis Zamperini (Unbroken) What a story of God's hand on someone in the midst of great trials. Good little sound byte
THE CITY OF TORRANCE INVITES THE PUBLIC TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF LOUIS ZAMPERINI Torrance, Calif., July 22, 2014 – The City of Torrance in partnership with the Torrance Historical Society, Torrance Unified School District, Torrance Airport Association, Torrance High School, and the Torrance High School Alumni Association, would like to invite the community to a memorial in honor of Torrance hometown hero, Louis Zamperini who passed away on July 3rd, 2014. The memorial, open to the public is planned for 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 31 at Torrance High School’s Zamperini Stadium (2125 Lincoln Ave.), Zamperini’s alma mater. Join us to celebrate the life of Louis Zamperini with airplane flyovers, reflections from Zamperini’s family and friends, and a symbolic lap around the track. It will be a true tribute to our hometown hero.
From Director Angelina Jolie, watch the trailer for Unbroken. Based on the incredible life story of Louis Zamperini.
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The odd, empty obituaries of Louis Zamperini
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If you haven't read 'Unbroken' the story of Louis Zamperini's life, you need to. We lost a great man.
A good brief article on how Louis Zamperini found forgiveness for the Japanese who tortured him mercilously for...
Louis Zamperini died Wednesday. I have posted about him before: you must read his book Unbroken. A great story of survival & forgiveness.
Torrance icon Louis Zamperini, the Olympic speedster and World War Ii hero whose personal story of sacrifice and resilience resonated worldwide, died Wednesday, just months before he was hoping to see the long-awaited film about his life and serve as Grand Marshal of the Rose Parade. He was 97.
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Louis Zamperini, World War Ii hero slated to lead Rose Parade, dies at 97
Louis Zamperini, war hero, dies at 97 Incredible story. Just got the book. Looking forward to the movie in Dec.
RIP Louis Zamperini, the greatest USC Trojan of them all. If you haven't read Unbroken, do it.
Photos: Louis Zamperini, Olympic runner, war hero, dies at 97. This was a full life:
Tournament of Rose officials plan to honor war hero Louis Zamperini, who died Wednesday, at 2015 Rose Parade
Honored to share hometown w/ him. His spirit & legacy shall live on forever. "Louis Zamperini, war hero, dies at 97"
Louis Zamperini was a great American and even a better man. RIP
War hero and track and field legend Louis Zamperini has passed away at 97:
American Hero Louis Zamperini, the subject of “Unbroken” has died at 97. A remarkable life.
Louis Zamperini, war hero chosen to lead 2015 Rose Parade, dies at 97
Louis Zamperini, tortured WWII war hero, Olympian, POW, Christian dies at 97 RIP! honored to see you speak in 2012.
Timeline: The life of Louis Zamperini, war hero, Olympian, 2015 Rose Parade Grand Marshal
War hero, American distance runner and author Louis Zamperini has died at the age of 97
Farewell to Louis Zamperini, Olympic runner and an "Unbroken" War survivor, who has left us at the age of 97
a true hero role model, the world, has lost a giant of a man Louis Zamperini, inspiration for 'Unbroken,' dead at 97
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Los Angeles Times - Louis Zamperini dies: A 2014 interview with the 'Unbroken' war hero
A wonderful Christian and great American patriot has gone to Heaven-. Louis Zamperini. My thoughts about Louis here-.
RIP Louis Zamperini...a great Trojan, and a great American.
Louis Zamperini, World War Ii hero and longtime Trojan, 97: “He has been an American Hero who has inspired millions through his...
RIP Louis Zamperini. A true hero who endured so much for our freedoms. Your courage and spirit will live forever.
What an honor to meet this man, Louis Zamperini.
America lost a true hero with the passing of Louis Zamperini. Not only a war hero but a hero of the faith for many Chris…
"You have to have confidence in yourself and believe that no matter what you’re faced with, you can deal with it" - Louis Zamperini Rip
A hero will be missed. Louis Zamperini:
RIP Louis Zamperini, was such a pleasure meeting and speaking with you. Such a great honor.
War hero Louis Zamperini dies, but story will live on in 'Unbroken'
Louis Zamperini, a former USC and Olympic track athlete who went on to fight for his country in WWII, died at 97 last night.
An interview with Louis Zamperini on running, survival, and his Seabiscuit strategy:
70 years after Louis Zamperini's parents received his death telegram from FDR, Louis Zamperini finally dies, at 97, in LA. …
RIP Louis Zamperini. Your legend will live forever.
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So proud to share a connection with Louis Zamperini, a fellow Trojan and Torrance native. He was a true American Hero.
Just heard about Louis Zamperini. RIP, his life was incredible. Perfect weekend to check out Unbroken, if you haven't yet.
'36 Olympian, WWII hero Louis Zamperini dies at 97; movie bio out in Dec.
Very upsetting to hear about the passing of Louis Zamperini. "Devil at my heels" was one of the most inspiring books I've ever read.
So sad to hear of the passing of Louis Zamperini.
USC RipsIt: A Life Fully Lived: USC Olympian and World War Ii hero Louis Zamperini, the embodiment of the F...
RIP Louis Zamperini. Former Olympian, WWII Veteran and POW. If you don't know who he is, read Unbroken about his life and jou…
Louis Zamperini, war hero, Olympian and inspiration for Angelina Jolie, dies at 97
All of us at mourn the loss and celebrate the life of Louis Zamperini.
Remembering World War Ii hero and Olympian Louis Zamperini, who died Thursday at 97:
A real life hero, Louis Zamperini rests in peace. He showed us courage and a fighting spirit in its truest form.
R.I.P Louis Zamperini, GREAT Trojan. Definitely an inspiration to a lot! you'll be missed buddy.
A true American Hero. RIP. Read the book. Trust me MT Louis Zamperini WWII hero of "Unbroken" dies
Louis Zamperini was the embodiment of the spirit. Olympian, WWII hero & inspiration, may he ht…
Jolie, Zamperini bonded over 'Unbroken': The actress talks to USA TODAY about her time with Louis Zamperini be...
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RIP Zamperini. He showed us just how much a human being can overcome. .
Louis Zamperini was an American Hero. Anyone who hasn't read "Unbroken" should read it this summer. Riveting and fascinat…
God bless Louis Zamperini. His story "Unbroken", written by Laura Hillenbrand and soon to be released as a movie by Angelina Jolie, is one of the best books I have ever read. A man of courage and integrity. He will be missed, but his story lives on.
Louis Zamperini, an American prisoner of war in World War Ii and Olympic runner whose life inspired the book and upcoming feature film “Unbroken,” has died at age 97, Universal Pictures said in a statement. In May, Louis Zamperini was named the 2015 Rose… [ 190 more words. ]
Louis Zamperini, inspiration for the film 'Unbroken,' dead at 97
Louis Zamperini, former Olympian runner, World War Ii hero and subject of the best-selling novel Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, has died, according to a report in USA Today. He was 97, the report said. Unbroken was Agoura Hills’ “One City, One Book” selection for 2013. Zamperini spoke at two sold-ou…
Louis Zamperini, the Olympic runner and World War Ii officer who survived a horrific plane crash, a seven-week journey across the Pacific in a raft, near starvation and unspeakable torture in Japanese POW camps, has died. He was 97. The cause of deat...
Sad to hear that Louis Zamperini passed away at 97. The subject of the book "Unbroken". He inspired many with an incredible life story with a never give up attitude.
Nothing but respect to this true American Hero. RIP Louis Zamperini. What an inspiration you were to so many. Fight On!
"After a 40-day long battle for his life, he peacefully passed away in the presence of his entire family, leaving behind a legacy that has touched so many lives. His indomitable courage and fighting spirit were never more apparent than in these last days." - Family of Louis Zamperini (War Hero, Olympian). Survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, has died. He was 97. Unbroken: A World War Ii Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. Movie is out on Christmas Day.
Louis Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner and second world war veteran whose life story is being made into a Hollywood film by Angelina Jolie, has died
Louis Zamperini, a member of the 1936 U.S. Olympic track and field team who survived repeated torture for two years as a Japanese prisoner of war during World War Ii, died Wednesday from pneumonia at the age of...
RIP Louis Zamperini. You were a true hero and your story reminds me of why our freedom is so precious.
By Jason Hughes TheWrap Louis Zamperini, who was a World War Ii prisoner of war survivor, as well as a former Olympic distance runner, has died. He was the subject of Lauren Hillenbrand's ...
Louis Zamperini -- the O lympic athlete turned World War Ii hero who was named Grand Marshal for the 2015 Rose Parade -- has died. He was 97.
Louis Zamperini, an Olympian, World War Ii hero, and the subject of the book and movie, "Unbroken" died yesterday. I had the privilege of knowing Lou. Lou hung around the basketball gym at Hollywood Presbyterian Church, providing counsel, encouragement and support for young people. When Hollywood was a Mecca for the young, disadvantaged, addicted and lost, Lou was a a steadfast source. Lou never talked of his past, of his prisoner of war experiences, of his participation in the Olympics, he just was. A wonderful man, a good and decent man, an inspiration, who led by example, not by word. His Spirit touched many. Bless his life and memory.
Remembering Louis Zamperini today.and always. His story is inspiration to us all.
What sad pre-holiday news: American Olympian track star and WWII hero Louis Zamperini passed away last night at age 97, just one day short of Independence
The government announcement of Louis Zamperini's death in World War Ii made headlines.
Sad news about the passing of Louis Zamperini.
WWII hero and Unbroken inspiration Louis Zamperini has died at age 97, according to a spokesperson for Universal Pictures. A statement released by th...
I am often asked who was my favorite interview of all time. And to this day it still stands as Louis Zamperini. It is with great sorrow and a heavy heart
Louis Zamperini. Since its November 2010 debut, Unbroken, the much-anticipated second book from Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand, has sold well more than a million copies and spent 66 weeks and counting atop the NY Times best-seller list. The book recounts the extraordinary story of a former Olym…
RIP American WWII hero Louis Zamperini, 97, Olympian, survivor, father and inspiration for Laura Hillenbrand's UNBROKEN. America needs more heroes like you.
Louis Zamperini's death was confirmed by Universal Pictures studio spokesman Michael Moses. A family statement released early Thursday said Zamperini had been suffering from pneumonia.
A truly great American died today. Louis Zamperini has gone to be with the Lord. It was my privilege to get to know Louis and to interview him on a number of occasions. He truly was one of a kind. How many people do you know who shook hands with Adolph Hitler and also punched […]
Louis Zamperini - you will be missed greatly, sir. Thank you for your sacrifice and example... you are the testament to endurance in every way.
RIP Louis Zamperini WWII HERO, author of UNBROKEN, and Olympian!!! Thank you sir!!!
Just heard about Louis Zamperini's passing. What an American Hero he was. The book " Unbroken " tells his dramatic story. RIP Louis...he went thru *** ..to get to heaven. 97 years old. Hard to believe he survived that long based on the things he had to endure.
More information on Louis Zamperini: In the late 1960s, Sister Olive Louise Dallavis, CSJ, then-president of Avila University, decided that Avila should support a lecture series like other colleges. She admired President Harry S. Truman as an ordinary Missourian, honest and straightforward, and thought him underappreciated as a president, but believed history would prove him a great one. She presented her case to Truman and, in 1970, received formal approval and exclusive rights to offer a lecture series to Kansas City in his name. The first Truman lecture, held in 1971, was delivered by David E. Bell, Vice President of the Ford Foundation and Truman’s first administrative assistant. Since then, Avila has hosted such lecturers as anthropologist Margaret Mead, author Sister Helen Prejean (Dead Man Walking); commentator and author William F. Buckley; former Kansas City, Mo., police chief and former FBI director Clarence Kelly and Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker, the first woman elected, in her own right, to ...
Fight On Forever Louis Zamperini ... What an amazing story ... "Unbroken" is a must-read
Adrift upon the face of an endless Pacific, Louis Zamperini and his pilot clung to the tatters of a life raft as days blurred together in relentless hallucination. Sun and salt water transformed their skin into a crust of sores and fissures. Sporadic rainsqualls dropped just enough water for occasio…
RIP, Louis Zamperini. You encounter your life, you deal with the life you are given, and then you spend the rest of your life making the life you deserve. You were an inspiration during the most incredible times in my life. Thank you!
Louis Zamperini - Olympian, WWII hero and Grand Marshall of the 2015 Rose Parade - dies at 97.
I'm sad to hear that Louis Zamperini has passed, but glad that he got to see the movie before he died. What a life!
Wendy Richardson Did you hear that Louis Zamperini died? He was 97. What a life! They don't make 'em like that anymore! May he R.I.P.
RIP Louis Zamperini! So sad to hear you passed away, you were a true hero and an example of not giving up no matter what. Feel honoured to have played you in ADRIFT.
I just read that Louis Zamperini died yesterday. He was 97 and a true American Hero. If you have never heard of him, some Googling will be well worth your time. May he rest in peace.
It was an honor to meet Louis Zamperini back in 2011. What an amazing and lovely man he was. R.I.P.
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Louis Zamperini, the world has truly lost an amazing, inspirational man. It is our privilege to share his story, and we will continue to be inspired by the struggles he overcame and his capacity to forgive.
"To persevere is important for everybody. Don’t give up, don’t give in. There’s always an answer to everything.” -Louis Zamperini
RIP Louis Zamperini. You were an amazing person and patriot. Folks, if you haven't read the book, Unbroken: Book it is an amazing story of athleticism and will in the face of extreme adversity. Well done, good and faithful servant!
Louis Zamperini is a humble man. Ninety-three years old, when Laura Hillenbrand published Unbroken, he has lived through - and accomplished -
Young Louis Zamperini was bad news. He was angry and rebellious. He had a taste for alcohol and a penchant for fighting. The police always seemed to be chasing him for something. Back in those tough days of the Great Depression, his future looked pretty grim.
RIP Louis Zamperini! Thank you for your service, your resilience and your amazing story! What a life you lived.
Sad day for the city of Torrance. World War Ii veteran and former Olympian Louis Zamperini passed away at the age of 97.
RIP Louis Zamperini, American Hero and subject of book/movie Unbroken. Read his story:
Louis Zamperini, Olympian and ‘Unbroken’ War Survivor, Dies at 97: Mr. Zamperini’s life as an airman, who crashed into the Pacific an...
Louis Zamperini, 'Unbroken' Olympian and war hero, dies at 97 - New York Daily News
RIP Louis Zamperini, an American Hero & fellow USC Trojan and brother of Kappa Sigma, Delta Eta
Watching the Rosa Parks story always gives me chills. She tops my list of heroic Americans along with Berlin Airlift pilot Gail S. Halvorsen and Olympic runners Jesse Owens and Louis Zamperini. In my own words, a hero is someone who is selfless and passionate about causes that affect humanity as a WHOLE. Who are some of your American Heroes? In addendum, can we be that generation of men and women who refuse to blindly conform to groupthink, that questions the answers handed to us, and makes a mockery of social gravity in our collective atmosphere? Just as you are, YOU have the power and potential to be that inadvertent hero. - Chucky D
Can somebody please tell my brain that when you buy books on Kindle-it isn't a library-and that Kindle actually takes it outta your bank...just like real money?! ;) It is waay too easy to click & buy with one click-they should at least make you click 5 times... Side note: I went on a World War 2, first hand survivor story binge last month and ordered (so far) 8 amazing books. My WW 2 top five faves in order are: 'To End All Wars' (blessed my heart and made me cry!---Also made me feel like a complete pansy weenie sloth, but twas deeply inspiring! The movie with Kiefer Sutherland was eh...not as deep as the book but still impressive.) 'Devil at My Heels', Louis Zamperini's story first hand-Holy Cow-what a dude! His story by Laura Hillenbrand, 'Unbroken' was extraordinary too and I am interested to see what Angelina Jolie does with it--her film release is this Christmas. 'The Forgotten 500', 'A Higher Call', and 'The Boys in the Boat', were all compelling as well. I just finished slogging through 'Bonhoeffer ...
Congratulations to Louis Zamperini, named Grand Marshal of the 2015
The Tournament of Roses (Rose Parade) recently announced their 2015 Grand Marshal, Olympian and World War Ii prisoner Louis Zamperini. Who would you like to see as our Grand Marshal?!
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