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Photographer Bruce Weber films actor Jack O'Connell on the set of T's Fall Men's issue cover shoot. Both his parents held jobs, and O'Connell's father, Johnny, worked a fiery relationship, which sometimes resulted in physical clashes. Angelina Jolie is betting that O'Connell's intensity will carry her. Jack O'Connell left school with two GCSEs and has gone on to become Britain's His father was Irish and worked on the railways and his mum worked for airline British Midland. .. His friendship and working relationship with Angelina Jolie has O'Connell has said that her influence has been enormous. Angelina Jolie (left) has chosen Jack O'Connell (right) to play how both Dickens and Ternan tried to keep their relationship a closed book.
Over the next few years, Baer worked to get a film made. But the project never came together. During that time, Baer was still knocking on doors. I wanted to be close to his story. I wanted to go on this journey and become a better person.
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A special envoy of the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, she has witnessed the effects of war in her worldwide travels. Fourteen years ago, when she first began working with the United Nations, she was shocked to learn the statistics concerning refugees. Since then, she says, she has always wanted to learn more and help more.
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Baer says it was a strong connection born of having many things in common. Both are highly physical. They cried with us, they held us, they made a soft place for us to fall. In Septemberthe film officially got the greenlight to begin shooting the following month in Australia. To celebrate, Jolie posted an American flag on her roof for Zamperini to see.Angelina Jolie with Jack O'Connell and Miyavi UNBROKEN press conference in Berlin!
But it was a tall order. And at the same time, it had to be a skilled actor who can be deeply emotional and make people root for him.
And by the time it was ready to send, I felt polished. I think that was a deciding factor for Angelina. He prefers not to go into the details. But like I said before, Starred Up could have happened to me. There was every chance I could have ended up there. I firmly believe we're a product of our choices. So far, it's turned out quite positive for me. Based on the strength of his performance in Starred Up, Jack earned the most Hollywood of encounters - a sit down meeting with Angelina Jolie.
She was casting the lead for a much vaulted passion project, Unbroken, based on the astounding life of Louis Zamperini - a former Olympic runner, who duly impressed Hitler at the '36 Berlin Games and went onto become an Air Force pilot during WW2.
And while stationed in Hawaii, 'Zamp' survived 47 days on a life raft after his plane was shot down, only then to be picked up and interred in a Japanese prisoner of war camp for two years.
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It's the stuff dream Hollywood screenplays are made of. Of her first impression of O'Connell, Jolie said: I'd seen Starred Up and it was something about how he held himself. Because it's not my perspective of myself. She thinks I am another version of what we find inspiring about Louis. And I beg to differ.
I'm not a previous Olympian, former Air Force, former Japanese prisoner of war. I'm none of these things. What was normal life for them back then, compared to what we consider normal life now. During the promotion circuit for the film, the pair have gushed about the other. Snapped on red carpets around the world, they showcased a bond with intertwined arms and gleaming grins. On set in Australia however, Jolie was boss before confidante.
You felt like you had support and you were supporting her. But half of that was down to me too. I was never craving that from her. Her point of view against my point of view. And she engaged with every member of crew. She thanked all the extras. No one on that film set felt more important that other.
O'Connell and Dubliner star, Domhnall Gleeson, who plays a fellow life raft survivor and POW camp detainee, both lost nearly two stone from their already slight frames during production off the coast of Queenland. Jack leant on Gleeson for support. You finished work and you're on your own and you've got a fridge full, screaming at you. You've got to go tunnel vision and solidarity helped.
I took Domhnall's leadership from the start. And that more than anything, that meant so much.