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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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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.
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Actress Angelina Jolie says her new movie 'Unbroken' has allowed her to pay tribute to the men that she loves. Jolie, 39, is back in the director's chair with World War II drama 'Unbroken', which tells the incredible story of Louis Zamperini. Zamperini was an Olympic runner who was captured by the Japanese during the war, reported Femalefirst. "I don't feel it's a woman's touch as much as it's how a woman loves and respects men. [ 82 more words. ]
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
Former Olympian, WWII vet and POW survivor Louis Zamperini said, "If I can take it, I can make it." I pledge to live like he did; resilient, unafraid, and without surrender because Take the pledge at
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.
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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…
New York TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into runni...
too bad this movie about Louis Zamperini wasn't out last year when we did the series on his life
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 ...
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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
Watch the official trailer for UNBROKEN, based on the heroic and incredible story of Louis Zamperini - who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII—only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. UNBROKEN - in cinemas 22 January 2015.
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.
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From Director Angelina Jolie, watch the trailer for Unbroken. Based on the incredible life story of Louis Zamperini.
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My tribute to Louis Zamperini, an American Hero who impacted thousands. You will be missed! http…
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.
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.
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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
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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…
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"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.
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.
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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
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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.
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Louis Zamperini shares his story at the 1958 Billy Graham Crusade in San Francisco
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Jolie, Zamperini bonded over 'Unbroken': The actress talks to USA TODAY about her time with Louis Zamperini be...
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…
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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.
Just as Moses led his people out of the bondage after 40 years, Jesus fasted in the wilderness for 40 days and resisted temptation from the Devil, so God's angels sang to Louis Zamperini on his 40th day floating on a raft in the Pacific Ocean in 1943 and today God agai...
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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 *** 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!
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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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God knew my needs and took care accordingly. ― Louis Zamperini
I just returned from the Suffolk Prayer Breakfast. It's very inspiring to be among a large and diverse group lifting up our Savior Jesus Christ and offering prayer to Him. The featured speaker is the grandson of Billy Graham, and he was excellent. We were also treated to a video from the indescribable, inspirational story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympian and WWII POW, who came to know Christ after attending a Billy Graham crusade. Thanks to Kit Webb and to all who planned and produced such a terrific event.
Louis Zamperini what an amazing story
We find God at the end of our rope. -Louis Zamperini
Just read the Amazing story of Louis Zamperini, former Olympian and WW2 Veteran/POW in the book Unbroken, strongly recommend it to everyone
Banner for Greater Saint Louis Honor Flight tomorrow 4/26/2014 with featured guest of Honor Lou Zamperini.
Jack O’Connell brings Louis Zamperini to life. Production began by filming Louis’ lowest points first. htt…
"If you can take it, you can make it". - Louis Zamperini
Next time you are in the library - check out the display on Louis Zamperini and the tribute monument plans f...
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Unbroken set to release December 25!! I'm excited my girl Angelia Jolie directing this movie!! Based on the true story of Louis Zamperini!! anticipated!!!
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Just finished reading a great book. "Unbroken". It is about Louis Zamperini who was an Olympic runner, bombardier in WWll and a POW. It may make you a little upset but it is a great read.
Video on NBC News’ Tom Brokaw interviews Angelina Jolie about her latest film, “Unbroken,” chronicling the remarkable life of 97-year-old Louis Zamperini.  
This is Awesome! Louis Zamperini came to Christ at Billy Graham Crusade in Los Angeles in 1949!
Kudos to for bringing the story of Louis Zamperini to life on screen. A great USC Trojan.
Turns out hero was her neighbor. See what she and Louis Zamperini said of the movie:
I cannot wait for the movie Unbroken-directed by Angelina Jolie.True story of Louis Zamperini.A hard book to read but such an incredible man
Video on Today: Angelina Jolie speaks exclusively to NBC’s Tom Brokaw about directing “Unbroken,” a film that profiles World War II hero and former Olympic distance runner Louis Zamperini. “The resilience and the strength of the human spirit is an extraordinary thing,” the Academy Award-winning actr...
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NBC News doing a story about Louis Zamperini & Unbroken so I got to play Deakins-spotting in the BTS footage!
all amricans should review the Wikipedia bio of Louis zamperini - Angelina Jolie is directing a movie about his life - this yr. - he was an Olympic mile runner in the 30's ^ a WWII vet = captured by the evil communist Japanese tyranny & remained a POW for the balance of the war he like so many of the POWs was tortured by the evil *** after the war, he became a born again Christian - before Billy Graham & returned to japan to grant forgiveness to his Japanese captors = these brave men fought to defeat the evil german & japanese communist tyranny - sadly this same communist tyranny is now embodied & proliferated by evil dictator Obama & his democrat cohorts = they are true communist - muslim tyrants & obama is an evil muslim dictator!
This should be an amazing movie, Thank you Angelina Jolie and Louis "Louie" Zamperini for your life story via
I say thank Louis Zamperini for your service. As an Army wife and mother I say thank you for never giving up.
I can't wait to see the Louis Zamperini move
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The amazing WWII story of Louis Zamperini captured by Laura Hillenbrand in the book Unbroken is being made into a movie.
Unbroken.Crazy, awesome book. Louis Zamperini is on my hero list too!
Angelina Jolie is directing a movie about Louis Zamperini from the book unbroken ( true story of a World War 2 veteran) hope they don't forget to mention that he was saved I believe somewhere in Los Angeles California while he was at a revival hosted by the one and only Billy Graham; Billy Graham also mentions him ( Louie Zamperini) in his autobiography!:) beautiful connection PTL.
Angelina Jolie is making a movie based on the book Unbroken, about WW II hero Louis Zamperini. I hope they do a good job with it. Everyone should read this book. What this man endured was unbelievable. Before the war, he was an Olympic athlete. He is still living at 97 and Jolie was surprised to learn they are neighbors.
Thank you for making the film 'Unbroken' about Louis Zamperini.
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Will more of the interview with Angelina Jolie and Louis Zamperini be aired online or at a later date? Too short!
"Unbroken", about Louis Zamperini 1 of the most moving & powerful WW2 stories i've every read - can't wait for this!
I have to recommend a book to all my FB friends. "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand is the true story of a 1936 Olympic sprinter Louis Zamperini. He was drafted into WWII, survived 47 days adrift at sea on a life raft, and became a POW. The life of this man is just beyond belief. Just trust me, this is the best book I've ever read.
Just saw Louis Zamperini on NBC news with Angelina Jolie, who is directing UNBROKEN. That's one of my all-time favorite books, and I'm looking forward to seeing it on film.
"Never had a thought in my mind about giving up, ever" -Louis Zamperini
I can't wait for the Unbroken movie. Such an amazing, inspirational, and uplifting story. Louis Zamperini is a true American Hero.
Who is living the dream, Angelina Jolie or Louis Zamperini? Great interview w/ on
Louis Zamperini is extraordinarily high on my hero list. Resilience personified. via
Angelina Jolie brings Louis Zamperini’s unbelievable true story to life in ‘Unbroken’
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CPT Louis Zamperini; from Olympic Runner to WW2 POW survivor - via
If you missed the terrific feature about UNBROKEN on this morning's TODAY show, here's the video, proving all I said previously about the love affair between Angelina Jolie and 97-year-old Louis Zamperini...
Angelina Jolie and Louis Zamperini make me so happy 😍
Angelina Jolie says directing WWII hero Louis Zamperini's story in Unbroken was "the hardest thing" she's done:
In coincidental news of the day, Angelina Jolie lives in the same neighborhood as a dude she's making a movie about.
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On 1936 Olympian Louis Zamperini… MT How Angelina Jolie found inspiration right outside her front door:
How Angelina Jolie found Louis Zamperini—the subject of her film Unbroken
This is so sweet! Angelina Jolie appeared on The Today Show this morning in a pre-taped appearance with Louis Zamperini, whose life is chronicled in her second
I just read on the news that a movie is now on the make for the story of Louis Zamperini. If you like reading, the book "Unbroken" should be on your list of books to read. I bet you it will give you a different perspective on your life. I also bet you will look at japanese cars in a totally different way after reading it.
Louis Zamperini and Pete Carroll were the first guests at the inaugural WinForever "Always Compete Speaker Series" in Los Angeles on Ju...
You will see that a movie is coming out about the life of Louis Zamperini. It's from the book "Unbroken". Do yourself a favor and read it. Amazing. It's the story of a WWII POW survivor who was also an Olympic runner. Great story.
As one of the most passionate and hard-working women in Hollywood, Angelina Jolie poured her heart and soul into directing “Unbroken.” Earlier today (February 25), the “Changeling” chick was featured on the “Today” show along with Louis Zamperini, the man who inspired the project. Interestingly...
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I need to meet Louis Zamperini. Somebody bring me to him.
I just watched an interview on the Today Show w/ Angelina Jolie & Louis Zamperini about her movie she directed The Unbroken about his life! She is such an amazing woman. Beautiful inside & out. I just don't understand how anyone could not like & respect her!! She is so inspiring!!! She makes me want to be a better person!!
Nice story on Today show about Louis Zamperini and Angelina Jolie. Hope the movie is as awesome as the book was.
Finished reading "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. The incredible life story of Mile athlete Louis Zamperini. It is insane! such a remarkable story of survival at sea and in Japanese Prisoner of War camps in WWII. And an incredible testimony of forgiveness and God's amazing grace! Wow!
Who are your hero's? I listed a few here but as soon I do, I know I left some out that I know personally who served: Nelson Duane Berry, Larry Young, Randy Stoghten, Carl, Tim, and I am sure I missted others. Louis Zamperini, Audey Murphy, Marcus Luttrell, Chris Kyle, Chuck Swindoll. Three very special Marine aviators, Brian(AV8), Roberto(F-18), and JDea (E2D). Also, My Dad (Iwo Jima WWII), my uncle (armored cav Korea), and my grandpa (WWI). All those who go down range.. *** few.
Biopic of high school Mile record holder, Olympian and WWII hero Louis Zamperini to hit theaters on Christmas Day 2014 By Amanda Bell, Yahoo Movies In keeping with the current sense of nationalistic spirit Team USA has been tapping within many by way of Sochi, a first-look preview of Angelina Jolie'...
The will to push through any obstacle, the drive to not give into defeat. These are the virtues that define the Olympic spirit. Watch the first look of former Olympian Louis Zamperini's miraculous journey of resilience in one of the most inspirational stories ever known. Unbroken – in theaters this Christmas.
OUR CUSTOMER'S FAVORITE BOOKS! These books have earned raves from scores of my customers, and I can vouch for many of them myself. THE TOP TEN FAVES, in no particular order: UNBROKEN, Laura Hillenbrand; The true life chronicle of Olympic runner Louis Zamperini in World War II, when he crashes his bomber in the Pacific, drifts in a lifeboat for months and then is captured by the Japanese, who torture and beat him mercilessly in a concentration camp. The best WWII chronicle I've read in years. OUTLANDER SERIES (Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn.) Voted the Best Historical Romance series of the 20th century. PILLARS OF THE EARTH, Ken Follet. The story of the building of a mighty gothic cathedral in 12th century England. This is easily the most raved-about novel I've had in the store in the last 14 years. GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, Stieg Larsson; Mesmerizing legal thriller, murder mystery and love story, ranks up there with Twilight, 50 Shades, and Harry Potter for all-time bestseller ...
We heard some exciting news this week with the initial preview of ‘Unbroken,’ the amazing story of former Olympic track star, Louis Zamperini who survived a plane crash in the Pacific ...
Angelina Jolie's Unbroken got its first look at the weekend, as the trailer for the fascinating story of Olympian and War hero Louis Zamperini, was released. The movie follows the...
Favorite Quotations ... "Don't give up, don't give in, their is always an answer for everything" - Louis Zamperini' "Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful." - John Wooden "Life is a careful what you put on it." — Colin Cowherd ESPN "Nothing is over until we decide it is ..." —John Blutarsky, 1978 "Instead of living in the shadows of yesterday, walk in the light of today and the hope of tomorrow." — "Their once was an owl who lived in an oak. The more he saw the less he spoke. The less he spoke the more he heard. Why can't we be more like that wise old bird." — Unknown. "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" — Satchel Paige "A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives."— Jackie Robinson "Stop being a prisoner of your past.and start being an architect of your future." — Unknown "The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time." — Abraham Lincoln "Pain heals. C ...
Louis Zamperini is a name that all should know. Not because of his accomplishments, but because of the inner character that enabled him to achieve and to survive the marvelous events of his life. Louis discovered he could run, that he could run with the best runners of his age in high school and then in college. He was a miler who ran at USC and eventually made it to the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin before the war. After the war started he ended up in the Army Air Corps as a 2nd Lieutenant and a bombardier on B-24 bombers. ►Continue reading here: ~ Support our Troops
Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken': New trailer: By Darren Franich First promo for true-life epic about Louis Zamperini...
First Trailer for Angelina Jolie's Historical Drama 'Unbroken': . World War II hero Louis Zamperini whose life is depicted in this fil...
I will be first in line when the movie "Unbroken" comes to theaters in December! Directed by Angelina Jolie. Movie about Louis Zamperini and his life as an Olympic runner and POW. Excellent true story about a very inspirational man!
NEXT WEEK IN ANAHEIM, CA, THE HERO OF Laura Hillenbrand'S New York TIMES BESTSELLER, UNBROKEN, WILL BE THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE FABULOUS JUMPSTART EVENT PUT ON BY NU SKIN ENTERPRISES! YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS HEARING FROM THIS AMAZING MAN. Read the intro . . . • Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War. The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini. In boyhood, he’d been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and fleeing h ...
Today I spoke with Lt./Col. Tom Collins. I told him I will be sending him questions to get to know who he is, starting with his parents and grandparents and his childhood. I told him about my FB friend Kathleen Hollaran, a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in PTSD has offered to help the both of us get through this huge project. In Laura Hilldabrand's book, "Unbroken" she writes about WWII Louis Zamperini's 2.5 years of Japanese POW existence. Col. Collins went through SEVEN years!!! Vietnam is a mystery to me. I have some Vietnam Vet friends. Did we WIN? Did we LOSE? Was it a draw? What were we REALLY doing there? Now North Vietnam controls the South so did ALL those men die and suffer in vain? I need between now and Valentine's Day to get those answers. I am just opening my research to understand that crazy war, the Hanoi Hilton and what other men there went through. I was a kid when this was happening. There were a lot of Peace and Love Hippies hating our warriors. It was confusing. I t ...
"A smooth sea never made a good sailor": (Preface in Louis Zamperini's biography "Devil at my Heels")
The Louis Zamperini story is an amazing story of the power of forgiveness! If you haven't heard it, find it!
If you've never heard of Louis Zamperini's story, you're truly missing out on something amazing. I have so much respect for him now.
Randi Zuckerberg's 6 favorite books - Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House, $28). Louis Zamperini was a for...
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand is absolutely fantastic. WWII biography about Louis Zamperini, an Olympics hopeful who's drafted
Thank you and Louis Zamperini for the gift of Unbroken. What an incredible story of perseverance and forgiveness.
Louis Zamperini is my new hero! Would like to meet him when I visit my daughter. I know I am late to this party!
I have just finished Louis Zamperini’s book Devil at My Heels. Simply incredible. Absolutely cannot wait to see his tale on screen
So captivated by the story of Louis Zamperini. World War II vet and a brilliant example of extraordinary resilience.
Many beautiful posts on Veterans Day. To me, one of the most inspiring vets is Louis Zamperini as written by Laura Hillenbrand in Unbroken. I am uplifted and humbled every time I think about this guy.
So thankful for all of the veterans from each war that involved our country. So many brave men and women fought to keep us safe and free with many even giving their lives. Say thank you to a veteran today if nothing else. I never completely realized their sacrifice very well until I read "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. This true story about Louis Zamperini is both an extremely sobering story of war, but also a beautiful picture of forgiveness and redemption. A great book that I couldn't put down.
Looking to commemorate Remembrance/Veteran’s Day? I recommend you go get a copy of “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand. I finished this book on the weekend. The story of Louis Zamperini is astounding.
Remembering and honoring our veterans tomorrow. MY father and father in law were WW2 veterans (navy) and my husband was a viet nam veteran (army) . Tomorrow there will be veteran's day parade in Yakima (grandson marching with Discovery lab band) ..and various other ceremonies. I recommend a book "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand which is the story of Louis Zamperini, a WW2 pilot and POW. We can never forget the sacrifices of all our veterans and thank them enough for their service to our country.
Just finished Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand - an at times unbearable tale of human resilience (WW2 narrative centered on the experience of olympic runner and eventual POW Louis Zamperini)
I've had this book, Unbroken from Laura Hillenbrand, on my must read books for over a year and finally I was able to read it. I didn't know anything about the book, but the reviews were amazing and it did not disappoint. This is a true story about Louis Zamperini, who overcomes unimaginable obstacle...
I love learning from others. If I could choose to have dinner with anyone in the world tonight, I'd choose Louis Zamperini. (Read his amazing story of survival and life transformation in "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. Also, be on the lookout for the movie about his life story due to be released end of 2014). Who would you choose (living person) to have dinner with?
Angelina Jolie with war veteran Louis Zamperini, the subject of her film ... - The...
"Unbroken" is a story of unbelievable grit and courage. How author Laura Hillenbrand and her 93-year-old subject, Louis Zamperini, who have never met because of her illness, shared their suffering to produce a classic about never giving up.
Universal releases a first-look image of Angelina Jolie and Louis Zamperini ahead of production starting on Unbroken, starring Jack O'Connell in the lead.
Louis Zamperini's survival on a life raft in the Pacific during WWII after a plane crash.
Just finished by . I cannot get Louis Zamperini's incredible story out of my head.
Just finished by Compelling read, a truly remarkable story of the incredible Louis Zamperini
Just read by Laura Hillenbrand. Amazing story of what those in WWII endured. Louis Zamperini's life is inspirational.
A heroic story of survival during WW2.
Just watching the lads who survived 47 days at sea in WW2 shark infested waters Louis Zamperini & Russel Phillips
"Unbroken," the story of Louis Zamperini, has tied JFK's "Profiles in Courage" as the 5th longest-running nonfiction bestseller in history!
Just finished reading 'Unbroken' by Laura Hillenbrand. Unbelievable story about Louis Zamperini and World War II. Highly recommend it.
We just left a 3 hour lunch with Louis Zamperini and I couldn't have been more honored to meet such an amazing person!
Just finished the best book I've ever read. A true story about my new hero, Louis zamperini. Unbroken is a must read.
Kindness: Mercy for the Undeserving Read Luke 6:27–36 Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful. Luke 6:35 Louis Zamperini, a Japanese prisoner of war, endured torture from his captor, “the Bird.” Zamperini dreamed of killing the Bird, but when he became a Christian after World War II, he forgave him and sent him this letter: “Thanks to a confrontation with God, I committed my life to Christ. Love has replaced the hate I had for you. Christ said, ‘Forgive your enemies and pray for them.’ I now would hope that you would also become a Christian.” Kindness, when it’s synonymous with mercy (and directed toward those who don’t deserve it), reveals God’s grace in an unparalleled way. As we’ve studied the fruit of the Spirit this month, we’ve learned that Christian virtue is not a matter of temperament or personality. It is evidence of God’s Spirit indwelling the human heart. What else, for example, apart from spiritual re ...
What will you be doing when you are 94?
Have you read Lauren Hillenbrand's "Unbroken," account of WWII POW Louis Zamperini? Good read about human will & perseverance.
Actress Angelina Jolie decided to step behind the camera once again to direct a biopic of Olympian-turned-World War II prisoner Louis Zamperini to inspire her three sons.
The actress is in pre-production to direct a film called Unbroken, based on a book about real-life 5,000m runner Louis Zamperini, who represented the U.S. at the 1936 Olympics, and who is still alive at the grand old age of 96.
Happy memorial day. Everyone should read Unbroken. Louis Zamperini's story is amazing.
read the book about Olympic medalist and WWII hero Louis zamperini
best book ever about WWII POW Louis Zamperini called Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand!! Strongly recommend! Love the Five!!
reminds me of what Louis Zamperini went through in Unbroken
5/27/1943; Brother Louis Zamperini's B-24 crashes in the Pacific. Inspiration for best selling book and film, "Unbroken."
On this Memorial Day weekend, can't think of better book rec than "Unbroken", true story of WWII hero, POW, survivor Louis Zamperini.
Louis Zamperini is the same age as my grandma. I kind of want to ask her more about her experiences during the war now.
Louis 'Unbroken' Zamperini May 27, 1943: A war bond with his biographer - Video
Louis Zamperini. U.S Olympian who entered WW2. Drifted in a raft for 47 days. Captured by the Japanese and beaten. Survived.
Just finishing "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand - the extraordinary story of Louis Zamperini's survival, tenacity and redemption.
Put Louis Zamperini on the list of people I'd like to have dinner with.
Really wish these bozos would leave my boy Louis Zamperini alone. Sick of this.
Just finished Unbroken: WWII Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption about Louis Zamperini & highly recommend it!
It's much more than that it is the whole life story of Louis Zamperini - incredible book written by Laura Hillenbrand
New Blog Post: Midway Atoll in Google Earth: It was the location one of the missions that Louis Zamperini flew...
Louis Zamperini WWII POW and star Olympic athlete of the 1930s
Serendipity. Eating at El Cholo restaurant favored by Louis
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