25 February 2014 8:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

She travels the world as a humanitarian and actress, but Angelina Jolie's latest project is inspired by someone very close to home. Jolie, 38, pitched a film adaptation of the book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption, only to discover that its subject, 97-year-old Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini, lived in her Los Angeles neighborhood. "I can show you my roof from the window," Jolie, who is directing the film, told Tom Brokaw from Zamperini's home during a Today show interview that aired Tuesday. "I imagine that for the last 10-something years, he's »


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