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How romantic! Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie wrote love letters when apart

Parenting, acting and humanitarian work make for busy schedules, but Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie still manage to find time for romance, and they don't let a little thing — like being on different continents — get in their way.

In 2013, when Jolie was in Australia directing the World War II drama "Unbroken" and Pitt was almost 10,000 miles away in England acting in his own World War II drama, "Fury," the couple bridged the gap the old fashioned way: by putting pen to paper.

"(Brad) was supportive from a distance, and it was quite romantic in a way," Jolie revealed to Australia's TV Week.

That romantic gesture went even further than simply writing love letters. The pair used the experience to help place them in the time and mood of of their respective movies.

"We decided to be of that time when we could imagine he was in the European theater and I was in the Pacific theater," Jolie explained. "We wrote hand-written letters to each other that were very connecting for us, thinking of the people that were separated for months, if not years, at a time back then."

It's sweet sentiment, and it's one TODAY's Al Roker applauded.

"It is romantic," Al said Friday morning. "There's something nice when you get a handwritten note from somebody — I don't care who it is. … It's an art form that's kind of lost." 

Maybe the A-list couple will bring that art form back into fashion.

Pitt's film, "Fury," hits theaters November 14. Audiences will have a chance to see Jolie's "Unbroken" when it opens on Christmas Day.

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