Orlando Bloom and Donald Trump at a party for The Trump International Hotel & Tower Dubai
Orlando Bloom drenched in slime at the 21st Annual Kids' Choice Awards
Orlando Bloom had only appeared in a few British television shows and one critically acclaimed (but relatively unknown) movie with he auditioned for a large-screen fantasy series being shot by director Peter Jackson. Originally slated for a smaller role, Orlando's talent landed him the larger role of elf warrior “Legolas” in the huge hit “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. The rest, as they say, is history.
The role put Bloom on the map and led the young actor to Hollywood where he continues to be one of the hottest young actors in the industry. He's gone on from the “Rings” series to star in all three of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, as well as “Troy” (opposite Brad Pitt), and the lead role in the 2005 epic “Kingdom of Heaven.”
- Name: Orlando Bloom
- Birthdate: January 13, 1977
- Birthplace: Canterbury, England
- Orlando Bloom has the distinction of having starred in two of the most successful trilogies in film history, “Lord of the Rings” and “Pirates of the Caribbean”
Orlando Bloom tweaked his pinup image in a 2007 episode of “Extras,” playing a super-vain version of himself
In 1998, Orlando Bloom fell off from a three-story a building and broke his back.
Orlando Bloom was named after the hero of the 1928 Virginia Woolf novel, “Orlando: A Biography”