WATCHLouis Zamperini Interview
In this Louis Zamperini interview, the
Olympian/POW recalls meeting Adolf Hitler,
surviving at sea, and becoming a POW. The
interview follows the events in the movie.
Zamperini also discusses life after he
returned home, including turning to
drinking and discovering Christ, the
moment his ongoing nightmares of his
tormentor, the Bird, ended.
WATCHMutsuhiro Watanabe Interview - The Bird
This CBS Sports documentary on
Louis Zamperini features the rare
Mutsuhiro Watanabe interview (aka "The
Bird"). It was produced by CBS
Sports as part of their coverage of
the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano,
Japan. Zamperini and his story are
featured first. The Bird interview starts
at the 30:20 mark.
Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand's book of
the same name and directed by Angelina
Jolie from a script by the Coen brothers,
Unbroken tells the story of
Olympian and WWII hero Louis "Louie"
Zamperini, whose B-24 suffered mechanical
difficulties and went down over the
Pacific Ocean, leaving him stranded at
sea. He was captured by the Japanese and
held in an internment camp until the end
of the war. Louis Zamperini died on July
2, 2014 at age 97.
WATCHUnbroken Olympics Featurette
During the 2014 Winter Olympics in
February, a special trailer for
Unbroken aired, which splices
together footage from the movie with
pictures and interview clips of the real
Olympian and prisoner of war survivor
Louis Zamperini. Director Angelina Jolie
is also featured.