Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom

Highest Rated: 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Calcium Kid (2004)

Birthday: Jan 13, 1977

Birthplace: Canterbury, Kent

Orlando Bloom began reading J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy as a teenager before abandoning the books in favor of sports and girls. He did not complete the three volumes until his early twenties: first in print, and then on camera as one of a handful of actors carefully selected for New Line Cinema's highly anticipated, $270 million, three-film screen adaptation of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. The international success of the trilogy's first installment, The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), made Bloom a sought-after young actor. The talented Brit works the talk show circuit, mugs in magazines, and appears at every important award show -- always with a playful demeanor and an uncorrupted smile that suggest he could still be just as easily fulfilled by rugby and romance. Bloom was raised in Canterbury, Kent, with his sister, Samantha. Their mother taught them to enjoy the arts and encouraged them to participate in the local Kent Festival. Bloom began by reciting poetry and prose, displaying an advanced sensitivity to tone and modulation. Yet, it wasn't this precociousness or his frequent trips to the theater that influenced Bloom to become a professional actor. He was in awe of larger-than-life characters -- from Superman to the members of the A-Team -- and knew the only way to become one was to play one on the screen. At 16, Bloom relocated to London and performed with the National Youth Theatre for two seasons before winning a scholarship to train with the British American Drama Academy. At the conclusion of his term with the group, he played the lead in A Walk in the Vienna Woods, and secured an agent. This led to small roles on British television and an appearance in Brian Gilbert's Wilde (1997). Wishing to further his education, Bloom then enrolled at London's prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama (the alma mater of Ewan McGregor, Joseph Fiennes, and Ben Chaplin, among others). There, he acted in several plays, including Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Chekov's Three Sisters, and Sophocles' Antigone. While still in school, Bloom was trying to make it onto a friend's rooftop terrace when he fell three stories and broke his back. The accident almost paralyzed the actor, but surgery let him walk out of the hospital on crutches. Soon afterward, all his peers auditioned for coveted roles in the upcoming The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The extensive and selective casting process took place in every English-speaking country. Bloom good-naturedly tried out for the role of Faramir, a character introduced in the second film, The Two Towers (2002). After meeting with the project's director, Peter Jackson, Bloom was not cast as Faramir. Instead, Jackson asked that he read for the part of Legolas Greenleaf, a much more prominent figure who is featured in all three films. The director offered Bloom the role a few weeks later, only two days before the burgeoning star graduated from drama school. Legolas, Tolkien's warrior elf, has super-human strength, swift reflexes, and heightened sensory awareness. To play him, Bloom trained in archery, swordplay, and horseback riding for two months prior to shooting. He developed a graceful style of combat based on the characters in Akira Kurosawa's The Seven Samurai and worked to manage his posture, poise, and composure. As Legolas, Bloom is immortal, and at 2,931 years old, is a tall, athletic, and skilled fighter of evil -- he truly is larger than life. After finishing The Lord of the Rings -- all three films, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, were shot simultaneously over 18 months in New Zealand -- Bloom headed to Morocco for a role in Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down. The film chronicles the horrific Battle of Mogadishu in 1993, in which a "simple" mission left 18 U.S. soldiers dead and 73 wounded. Debuting his American accent, Bloom plays a neophyte ranger who breaks his back after falling 70 feet from a helicopter. This combat film ope

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet The Outpost Actor 2019
No Score Yet S.M.A.R.T. Chase Actor 2018
No Score Yet Needle in a Timestack Actor 2018
26% Unlocked Jack Alcott 2017
30% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Will Turner $172.6M 2017
No Score Yet Romans Actor 2017
No Score Yet Pharmacy Road Actor 2017
89% Tour De Pharmacy Actor 2017
66% Digging For Fire Ben $0.2M 2015
59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Legolas $187.8M 2014
71% Romeo And Juliet (Broadway Hd) Actor 2014
74% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Legolas $180.5M 2013
No Score Yet Zulu Brian Epkeen 2013
66% The Good Doctor Dr. Martin Blake Producer $3.7K 2012
26% The Three Musketeers Duke of Buckingham $20.4M 2011
14% Main Street Harris Parker $2.1K 2011
33% Sympathy for Delicious The Stain $13.6K 2011
No Score Yet Fight For Your Right Revisited Johnny Ryall 2011
No Score Yet The Cross Actor 2010
37% New York, I Love You David (Shunji Iwai segment) $1.7M 2009
No Score Yet Everest: A Climb for Peace Narrator 2009
44% Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End Will Turner $309.5M 2007
13% Haven Shy Producer Executive Producer $0.2M 2006
20% Love and Other Disasters Hollywood Paolo 2006
53% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Will Turner $423.1M 2006
No Score Yet The Path to Redemption Actor 2006
29% Elizabethtown Drew Baylor $26.9M 2005
39% Kingdom of Heaven Balian $47.3M 2005
No Score Yet Ringers - Lord of the Fans Actor 2005
54% Troy Parys Paris $132.6M 2004
0% The Calcium Kid Jimmy Connelly 2004
93% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Legolas $364.1M 2003
79% Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Will Turner $305.4M 2003
56% Ned Kelly Joe Byrne 2003
95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Legolas $339.8M 2002
76% Black Hawk Down Blackburn $108.6M 2001
91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Legolas $314.1M 2001
71% Wilde Rentboy 1998

TV

Credit
57% Carnival Row
2019
Executive Producer Rycroft Philostrate 2019
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2019
2018
2017
90% Easy
2016-2019
Tom 2019
2017
2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2019
2017
2015
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2018
2007
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2014
2013
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2014
2006
2004
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2013
2012
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest 2013
2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2013
2010
89% Extras
2005-2007
Guest Himself 2007
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2007
2003
No Score Yet Midsomer Murders
Peter Drinkwater 2006
2001

QUOTES FROM Orlando Bloom CHARACTERS

Will Turner says: This is either madness... or brilliance.

Jack Sparrow says: It's remarkable how often those two traits coincide.

Priest says: Convert to Islam today and beg Gods Forgiveness Tomorrow

Priest says: Convert to Islam today and beg Gods forgiveness tomorrow.

Balian says: You Have Taught Me A lot About Religion Your Eminence

Balian says: You have taught me a lot about religion your eminence.

Alicia says: I don't even know you.

Ben says: That's very liberating.

Drew Baylor says: I'm fine.

Will Turner says: If you want pain, try wearing a corset!

Elizabeth Swann says: If you want pain, try wearing a corset!

Balian says: You go to certain death.

Hospitaler says: All death is certain.

Legolas says: These bats have been bred for one purpose.

Tauriel says: For what?

Legolas says: For war.

Priest says: Does making a man a knight make him a better fighter?

Balian says: Yes.

Legolas says: He maybe my King, but he does not command my heart.

Legolas says: And who's this? Your brother?

Gloin says: That's my wife!

Legolas says: There is no King under the Mountain nor will there ever be.

Balian says: How could you be in hell, when you are in my heart.

Legolas says: Such is the nature of evil. In time all foul things come forth.

Thranduil says: Such is the nature of evil. In time all foul things come forth.

Tauriel says: When did we allow evil to become stronger than us?

Legolas says: It is not our fight.

Tauriel says: it is our fight.

Legolas says: Do not think I won't kill you dwarf.

Legolas says: Lembas! Elvish waybread. One small bite is enough to fill a stomach of a grown man.

Meriadoc 'Merry' Brandybuck says: Merry: How many did you eat?

Pippin says: Four.

Gimli says: Never thought I'd die fighting side by side with an elf.

Legolas says: What about side by side with a friend?

Gimli says: I could do that.

Legolas says: They're taking the hobbits to Isengard.

Boromir says: It is a gift. A gift to the foes of Mordor. Why not use this Ring? Long has my father, the steward of Gondor kept the forces of Mordor at bay. By the blood of our people are your lands kept safe. Give Gondor the weapon of the enemy, let us use it against him!

Aragorn says: You cannot wield it! None of us can! The One Ring answers to Sauron alone. It has no other master.

Boromir says: And what would a Ranger know of this matter?

Legolas says: This is no mere Ranger. He is Aragorn, son of Arathorn. You owe him your allegiance.

Bilbo Baggins says: I have never used a sword in my life.

Legolas says: I have never used a sword in my life.

Balin says: I'm not sure it is a sword, more like a letter opener.

Legolas says: We must move on, we cannot linger.

Legolas says: Have you heard nothing what Lord Elrond has said? The ring must be destroyed!

Gimli says: And I suppose you think you are the one to do it!

Will Turner says: You Cheated!

Jack Sparrow says: Pirate!?

Legolas says: Legolas: Lembas! Elvish waybread. One small? bite is enough to fill a stomach of a grown man. Merry: How many did you eat? Pippin: Four.

Legolas says: Legolas: Lembas! Elvish waybread. One small bite is enough to fill a stomach of a grown man. Merry: How many did you eat? Pippin: Four.

Meriadoc 'Merry' Brandybuck says: How many did you eat?

Meriadoc 'Merry' Brandybuck says: How many did you eat?

Pippin says: Four.

Boromir says: One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its black gates are guarded by more than just orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep. And the Great Eye, is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire, ash and dust. The very air you breathe is a poisonous fume. Not with ten thousand men could you do this. It is folly!

Legolas says: Have you heard nothing Lord Elrond has said? The Ring must be destroyed!

Gimli says: And I suppose you think you're the one to do it!

Boromir says: And if we fail, what then? What happens when Sauron takes back what is his?!

Gimli says: I will be dead before I see the Ring, in the hands of an Elf!

Gandalf says: You'll have a tale to two to tell when you come back.

Gandalf says: You'll have a tale or two to tell when you come back.

Bilbo Baggins says: Can you promise that I will come back?

Legolas says: Can you promise that I will come back?

Gandalf says: No. And if you do, you will not be the same.

Martin Blake says: I never meant it to happen... it just got out of control.

Gimli says: I never thought I'd die side-by-side with an elf..

Legolas says: How about side-by-side with a friend?

Gimli says: I could do that.

Legolas says: (Lands after killing an Oliphaunt)

Legolas says: [lands after killing an Oliphaunt]

Gimli says: ....That still only counts as one!

Gimli says: That still only counts as one!

Gimli says: (Decapitating an urukai) Legolas! two already!

Gimli says: [decapitating an urukai] Legolas! Two already!

Legolas says: I'm on 17!

Gimli says: What! Ain't no pointy eared elf outscoring me!! raaaahrr

Gimli says: What! Ain't no pointy eared elf outscoring me!

Legolas says: You have my bow.

Gimli says: And my axe!

Will Turner says: Elizabeth! Will you marry me?

Elizabeth Swann says: I don't think now's the best time!

Will Turner says: Now may be the only time

Will Turner says: Now may be the only time.

Elizabeth Swann says: From the sweat of a man's brows, and the strength of his back and the courage of our hearts...Gentlemen, hoist the colors.

Will Turner says: Hoist the colors.

Ragetti says: Hoist the colors.

Pintel says: Hoist the colors!

Gibbs says: Aye, the winds are on our side boys, that's all we need!

Éomer says: What business does an elf, a man and a dwarf have in the Riddlemark?Speak quickly!!

Éomer says: What business does an elf, a man and a dwarf have in the Riddlemark? Speak quickly!

Gimli says: Give me your name horse-master, and I shall give you mine

Gimli says: Give me your name horse-master, and I shall give you mine.

Éomer says: I would cut off your head, master dwarf, if it only stood a little higher from the ground

Éomer says: I would cut off your head, master dwarf, if it only stood a little higher from the ground.

Legolas says: [notches an arrow and points it at Eomer] You would die before your sword fell

Legolas says: [notches an arrow and points it at Eomer] You would die before your sword fell.

Gimli says: **Steps away slowly**

Gimli says: [steps away slowly]

Jack Sparrow says: Anamaria!

Anamaria says: (Slaps him)

Anamaria says: [slaps him]

Will Turner says: I'm guessing you didn't deserve that.

Jack Sparrow says: (Clutching face) Oh no, I deserved that one.

Jack Sparrow says: [clutching face] Oh no, I deserved that one.

Legolas says: I will not hesitate to kill you, Dwarf!

Legolas says: They're taking the Hobbits to Isengard!

Aragorn says: Saruman!

Éomer says: What business does an elf, a man and a dwarf have in the Riddermark? Speak quickly!

Gimli says: Give me your name horse-master, and I shall give you mine .

Gimli says: Give me your name horse-master, and I shall give you mine.

Éomer says: I would cut off your head, dwarf, if it stood but a little higher from the ground....

Éomer says: I would cut off your head, dwarf, if it stood but a little higher from the ground...

Legolas says: (notches an arrow and points at Eomer) You would die before your stroke fell!!!

Legolas says: [notches an arrow and points at Eomer] You would die before your stroke fell!

Claire Colborn says: You want to be really great? Then have the courage to fail big and stick around! Make them wonder why your still smiling.. That's true greatness to me. But, don't listen to me, I'm a Claire.

Drew Baylor says: Well, Thank you Claire..

Claire Colborn says: You're welcome. If you quit trying to break up with me. You're always trying to break up with me. And we're not even together.

Drew Baylor says: I know. Wait, we're not?

Claire Colborn says: Of course not. We're the substitute people remember?

Gimli says: What's going on out there?

Legolas says: Shall I describe it to you? Or will you like me to find you a box?

Gimli says: What's happening out there?

Legolas says: Shall I describe it to you? Or would you like me to find you a box?

Gimli says: What's happening out there? Legolas: Shall I describe it to you? Or would you like me to find you a box? Gimil laughs.

Gimli says: What's happening out there?

Legolas says: Shall I describe it to you? Or would you like me to find you a box?

Will Turner says: This is either brilliance, or insanity!

Jack Sparrow says: It's amazing how often those two traits coincide.

Jack Sparrow says: How far are you willing to go to save your fair lady?

Will Turner says: I'd die for her!

Jack Sparrow says: Oh good! Let's go!

Will Turner says: I'll get you out of here!

Jack Sparrow says: How're you gonna do that? The key's run off.

Will Turner says: I made these doors. These are half pin barrel hinges. With the right amount of leverage and the proper application of strength, the door will lift free!

Jack Sparrow says: Get me out!

Captain Barbossa says: Who are you?

Jack Sparrow says: He's nobody! A distant relation of my aunt's second cousin's nephew twice removed. [pointing back at Will] Eunuch.

Will Turner says: I am William Turner! The son of William Turner! His blood runs in my veins!

Ragetti says: He's the spitting image of old Bootstrap!

Captain Barbossa says: Name your terms Mr. Turner.

Will Turner says: Elizabeth goes free!

Captain Barbossa says: Yes, we know that one. Anything else?

Will Turner says: Norrington: (to Elizabeth) One good deed cannot redeem a man for a lifetime of wickedness. Jack Sparrow: Though it seems enough to condemn him.

Norrington says: [to Elizabeth] One good deed cannot redeem a man for a lifetime of wickedness.

Jack Sparrow says: Though it seems enough to condemn him.

Balian says: What could a king ask of a man like me?

Godfrey says: A better world than has ever been seen. A kingdom of conscience. A kingdom of heaven.

Balian says: You go to where the men speak Italian, and then continue until they speak something else.

Claire Colborn says: Do you ever just think I'm fooling everybody?

Drew Baylor says: You have no idea.

Legolas says: Final count: fourty-two.

Gimli says: Fourty-two?! That's not bad for a pointy-eared Elvish princeling. I myself am sitting pretty on fourty-three.

Legolas says: [Legolas frowns. He draws his bow and shoots Gimli's Uruk.] Fourty-three.

Legolas says: [legolas frowns. He draws his bow and shoots Gimli's Uruk.] Fourty-three.

Gimli says: He was already dead.

Legolas says: He was twitching.

Gimli says: He was twitching because he's got my axe embedded in his nervous system!

Gimli says: "Never thought I'd die side by side with an elf."

Gimli says: Never thought I'd die side by side with an elf.

Legolas says: "And what about side by side with a friend?"

Legolas says: And what about side by side with a friend?

Gimli says: "...Aye. I could do that."

Gimli says: ...Aye. I could do that.

Gimli says: Never thought I'd die fighting side by side with an elf.

Gimli says: Never thought I'd die fighting side by side with an Elf.

Legolas says: What about side by side with a friend?

Gimli says: Aye, I could do that.

Gimli says: Aye. I could do that.

Will Turner says: You cheated.

Jack Sparrow says: Pirate.

Hospitaler says: Hospitaller: I put no stock in religion. By the word religion I have seen the lunacy of fanatics of every denomination be called the will of god. I have seen too much religion in the eyes of too many murderers. Holiness is in right action, and courage on behalf of those who cannot defend themselves, and goodness. What god desires is here [points to head] Hospitaller: and here [points to heart] Hospitaller: and what you decide to do every day, you will be a good man - or not.

Hospitaler says: I put no stock in religion. By the word religion I have seen the lunacy of fanatics of every denomination be called the will of god. I have seen too much religion in the eyes of too many murderers. Holiness is in right action, and courage on behalf of those who cannot defend themselves, and goodness. What god desires is here [points to head]

Hospitaler says: ...and here [points to heart]

Balian says: ...and what you decide to do every day, you will be a good man - or not.

Jack Sparrow says: I love weddings! Drinks all around!

Anamaria says: You stole. My. BOAT!

Will Turner says: That's not good enough!

Prince Paris of Troy says: You would have Troy burned for this women!?

Prince Hector of Troy says: You would have Troy burned for this women!?

Balian says: "What is Jerusalem worth?"

Balian says: What is Jerusalem worth to you?

Saladin says: " Nothing, Everything."

Saladin says: Nothing. Everything!

Balian says: Be without fear in the face of your enemys Be brave and upright so that God love you Speak the truth, always, even if it leads to your death Safe guard the helpless, do no wrong. That is your Oath (slap) And that is so you remember it. Rise a Knight

Balian says: Be without fear in the face of your enemies. Be brave and upright so that God loves you. Speak the truth, always, even if it leads to your death. Safe guard the helpless, do no wrong. That is your Oath (slap) And that is so you remember it. Rise a Knight

Gimli says: I have been dealt a wound beyond all healing, for I have looked the last... upon that which was fairest. Henceforth I will call nothing fair unless it be her gift to me.

Legolas says: What was it?

Gimli says: I asked for one hair from her golden head... she gave me three.

Gimli says: I asked for one hair from her golden head... she gave me three.

Will Turner says: Elizabeth, I should have told you every day from the moment I met you. I love you.

Will Turner says: Elizabeth, I should have told you. Every day from the moment I met you. I love you.

Gimli says: "Whats happening out there?".

Gimli says: What's happening out there?

Legolas says: "Shall I describe it to you, or would you like me to find you a box?"

Legolas says: Shall I describe it to you? Or would you like me to find you a box?

Gimli says: "We dwarves are natural sprinters! Very dangerous over short distances"

Gimli says: We dwarves are natural sprinters! Very dangerous over short distances.

Legolas says: "I feel something, a slight tingle in my fingers, I think its affecting me!"

Legolas says: I feel something, a slight tingle in my fingers, I think its affecting me!

Legolas says: "Game Over"

Legolas says: Game Over.

Gimli says: "Its the dwarfs that go swimming, with little hairy women"

Gimli says: It's the dwarfs that go swimming, with little hairy women.

�?omer says: "But do not trust to hope, it is forsaken in these lands"

�?omer says: But do not trust to hope, it is forsaken in these lands.

�?omer says: "TO THE KING!!"

�?omer says: To the King!

Théoden says: "Let this me th hour, when we draw swords together"

Théoden says: Let this me the hour, when we draw swords together.

David (Shunji Iwai segment) says: Does this mean we're getting married?

Legolas says: A red sun rises, blood has been spilled this night.