What Are Some Facts About Cynthia Zamperini-Garris?


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Cynthia Zamperini-Garris is the daughter of Louis Zamperini, a prison of war during World War II and an Olympic athlete. She is popular in the press for talking about her dad and "Unbroken," the movie about his life.

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Cynthia Zamperini-Garris tells of her dad's heroic actions in a Townhall.com article from December 2014. She is sharing the story of bringing his life to the silver screen. As her dad's manager, she has a long history of being involved in the development of the movie. Titled "Unbroken" and based on the biographical book of the same name, it is directed by Angelina Jolie.

In the article, Cynthia talks of being the first child in her family and reminisces of a childhood with religion playing a vital role in her family. Her father's conversion to Christianity is something she is very grateful for after his years of drinking.

Cynthia appreciates her father's pranks and him saving her from drowning during her childhood, according to an interview with the Christian Broadcast Network. Her religion continues to play a vital role in her life, describing the moment of her father's death as a moment of him going "to Glory." She is a big supporter of the film and is extremely happy with the choice of Angelina Jolie as director. She recalls the possibility of a movie about her dad's life back as a child and is happy the opportunity for it to happen has come again.

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