Domhnall Gleeson Lost So Much Weight For ‘Unbroken' Even His Contacts Didn't Fit

December 23, 2014 3:35 PM

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Domhnall Gleeson Lost So Much Weight For ‘Unbroken' Even His Contacts Didn't Fit

Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken" is the story of Olympic long-distance runner and Air Force bombardier Louis Zamperini, and his struggles to survive as a prisoner of war during the last stages of World War II. But before that happens, "Unbroken" is also about three men lost at sea. On May 27, 1943, Zamperini's plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean leaving only a trio of survivors: Zamperini, Francis "Mac" McNamara and Russell Allen "Phil" Phillips, played respectively in the film by Jack O'Connell, Finn Wittrock and Domhnall Gleeson.

"It was a great experience. A tough one but a great one," Gleeson said of the raft sequences in a recent interview with HuffPost Entertainment. The 31-year-old actor lost what he previously called a "sizable amount of weight" for the role.

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