Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken Inspiration Was A Neighbor

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February 25, 2014 | 2:11pm EST

Angelina Jolie was surprised to learn the subject of her new movie Unbroken lived next door to her in California.
The Salt star was shocked to discover that Olympian-turned-World War II hero Louis Zamperini was a neighbor when she first requested a meeting with the 97 year old after her latest directorial venture was given the go ahead.
She tells breakfast show Today, “(I said), ‘Where is he? Is he around?’ I think someone said, ‘He knows where you live’.
“I can show you my roof from the window (in his house) and I can imagine that for the past 10-something years he’s been sitting there having a coffee in the morning and wondering, ‘Who’s going to make this movie (about my life)?’ and I’ve been sitting in my room thinking, ‘What am I supposed to be doing with my life? I want to do something important, I want to connect, I need guidance, where is it?’ And it was right outside my window.”