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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | 5:06 p.m.
It was an emotional morning with Angelina Jolie for the 5,000 delegates at 2014 CinemaCon at Caesars Palace on Tuesday.
The Oscar-winning actress and producer/director previewed her Universal Pictures film “Unbroken,” the remarkable life story of Olympic runner Louis Zamperini, who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during Word War II.
Jolie, who was here with her five kids with fellow Oscar winner Brad Pitt, also is promoting her new film “Maleficent,” the villain from Disney’s 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.”
Dressed in a chic white pantsuit, Jolie told attendees: “I wanted to make this film because its message is one that we all need now more than ever. It’s the journey of man finding his way through the darkness and into the light.”
Universal’s Donna Langley said, “This film never quite came together after a number of false starts until it caught the attention of Angelina, who is a force of nature.”
Universal also unveiled a sneak peek of “Fifty Shades of Grey” starring Jamie Dornan (Christian Grey) and Dakota Johnson (Anastasia Steele).
Today, director Christopher Nolan (“Memento,” “Batman” trilogy) made a keynote luncheon speech and premiered the Sprite Films up-and-coming student finalists. Christopher, who has produced eight films that have grossed more than $3.5 billion worldwide, is here with wife and business partner Emma Thomas.
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Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.