Ten fun facts about Orlando Bloom
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He had his break-through roles in 2001 as the elf-prince Legolas in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and in 2003 as blacksmith Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.
He subsequently established himself as a lead in Hollywood films, including Elizabethtown and Kingdom of Heaven.
Bloom made his professional stage debut in West End's In Celebration at the Duke of York's Theatre, St. Martin's Lane.
Bloom was named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.Fact 5
Bloom's first appearance on the screen was in a small role, as a rent boy, in the 1997 film Wilde.Fact 6
He had originally auditioned for the part of Faramir, who does not appear until the second movie, but the director, Peter Jackson, cast him as Legolas instead.Fact 7
In 2002, he was chosen as one of the Teen People “25 Hottest Stars Under 25” and was named People's hottest Hollywood bachelor in the magazine's 2004 list.Fact 8
Bloom is a cousin of photographer Sebastian Copeland.Fact 9
He was encouraged by his mother to take art and drama classes.Fact 10
He joined the National Youth Theatre, spending two seasons there and earning a scholarship to train at the British American Drama Academy. Go to more people facts ❯
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