Louis Zamperini was a survivor. Not only did he compete at the 1936 Olympics (in front of Adolf Hitler) and fight in the skies during WWII, he also came through a month at sea drifting through the Pacific Ocean and a stay at some of Japan’s brutal prisoner of war camps.
Now his story has inspired a brand new film – directed by Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie and starring British actor Jack O’Connell – charting Zamperini’s life from childhood to the extreme hardship he endured at the hands of his enemies.
In a new featurette – exclusive to RadioTimes.com – Zamperini, who died in July aged 97, recalls the remarkable life which inspired Jolie, with whom he shared a special friendship in the months leading up to his death.
Unbroken also stars Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedland and Jai Courtney and is released in the UK on 26th December