Orlando Bloom debuted in the year 1997 as a rent boy in the film Wilde. And just two days after his graduation at Guildhall, he took one of his most popular movie roles to date, Legolas from Lord of the Rings trilogy. This would not have happened if he got the role he auditioned for, the role of Faramir, who becomes part of the story only on the second part.
The director of the Lord of the Rings had Bloom play the role of Legolas instead. Another unfortunate thing that could have ruined his role as Legolas is his accident during the filming. Thankfully, Bloom recovered soon enough for him to go on with the rest of the film.
The second movie that contributed to Orlando Bloom’s immense popularity is Black Hawk Down. In this film, Bloom played the role of Todd Blackburn. Though his role in Black Hawk Down may have been brief, it did not stop fans from noticing his looks and acting skills. After starring in these flicks, Bloom managed to be included in Teen People’s 25 Hottest Stars under the age of 25 list. Successively, he was also named as People magazine’s hottest bachelor in Hollywood for the year 2004.
Because of the incredible success of Lord of the Rings, he also received nominations for Screen Actors Guild Awards together with his co-actors. The cast continued to be nominees for three years until they were finally given the Best Ensemble Acting award officially on their third nomination in a row.
Other than the SAGs, Bloom also received recognition from other award-giving bodies such as Hollywood Festival Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Empire Awards and European Film Awards.
His success did not stop with these blockbuster hits and overwhelming awards, for in the summer of 2003, he got hold of a role in another highly anticipated trilogy, Pirates of the Caribbean, along with equally loved actors, Keira Knightley and Johnny Depp.
As expected, the film rose to fame and garnered love and appreciation not just by the fans but also from critics. The release of the second and third installment also proved to be a success, making Bloom an even more popular actor.
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Other than Pirates, LOTR, and Black Hawk Down, Orlando Bloom also participated in other critically-acclaimed films. He became a part of the film, Troy, in the spring of 2004 where Bloom shared the limelight with other actors such as Brad Pitt, Peter O’Toole, and Eric Bana.
He proved to be not just one of the most good looking actors in the industry but also one of the most talented as well as he played lead roles in Elizabethtown and Kingdom of Heaven both in the year 2005. He does not limit his roles in mainstream movies for he also took part in the production of an independent film, Haven, in which he was the executive producer. And quite obviously, Bloom has not done a single film that did not make it big. He can indeed turn any movie into a blockbuster hit.