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Unbroken: 6 Unbelievable Facts About the Real Louis Zamperini

As intricately detailed and historically accurate as director Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” is, there’s no biographical drama that can capture everything about its subject. The film, starring Jack O'Connell as Louis Zamperini, concentrates on roughly 10 years of the Olympic runner-turned-World War II POW’s life. As Laura Hillenbrand details in her best-selling biography of Zamperini, who died at age 97 in 2014, the man lived a long and fascinating life.

Here are six remarkable facts about Louis Zamperini, also known as Louie, the Torrance Tornado, and Zamp. Want to learn more about the Italian-American runner who survived the unthinkable? Read the book and watch the movie —available to own March 10 on Digital HD and March 24 on Blu-ray and DVD.

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