Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Red Carpet Sydney

Angelina Jolie speaks to the crowd on Market St / Picture: Kristi Miller
Angelina Jolie speaks to the crowd on Market St / Picture: Kristi Miller Source: News Corp Australia

A huge crowd outside the State Theatre cheered the arrival of Jolie and Pitt. The Hollywood power couple wowed them even further when they took time to chat to their Australian fans, happily signing autographs and posing for ‘selfies’on request.

For a select group of attendees, the premiere of the film – a tale of survival against epic odds – was especially poignant.

Burns survivor Turia Pitt, war hero Damien Thomlinson and Pink Hope founder Krystal Barter were invited to walk the red carpet alongside Jolie and Pitt and be the first to see the WWII film, which based on the true story of athlete and prisoner-of-war survivor Louis Zamperini.

The local heroes, who have overcome their own horrific challenges and adversity, were given the star treatment as they rubbed shoulders with movie industry royalty.

Paralympian Jacqueline Freney, Cambodian orphanage founder Geraldine Cox and Fred Hollows Foundation founder Gabi Hollows were also among the inspirational guests, who were personally invited by Jolie to be among the first in the world to see her latest project on the big screen.

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Picture: Kristi Miller Source: News Corp Australia

Picture: Kristi Miller

Picture: Kristi Miller Source: News Corp Australia

The film’s stars Jack O’Connell and Japanese singer-turned-actor Miyavi were also in attendance, signing autographs and waving to the thousands of fans who waited along the stretch of Market Street awaiting the arrival of the recently married Brangelina.

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Brad Pitt’s into the selfies / Picture: Twitter

Brad Pitt’s into the selfies / Picture: Twitter Source: Twitter

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Picture: Kristi Miller Source: News Corp Australia

Picture: Kristi Miller
Picture: Kristi Miller Source: News Corp Australia

The couple flew into Sydney yesterday morning ahead of the premiere of the war drama, which was filmed in various locations in NSW and Queensland.

The film is not due for release in Australia until January 15.

Brad Pitt with a fan / Picture Tyler James, Twitter
Brad Pitt with a fan / Picture Tyler James, Twitter Source: Twitter
Angelina Jolie with fans / Picture: Millhouse, Twitter
Angelina Jolie with fans / Picture: Millhouse, Twitter Source: Twitter
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