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Facts from Tina Magazine (Dutch), May 2002
typed and translated by Galhanet from the Orlando Bloom Fan Board

Name: Orlando Bloom
Date of Birth: 13 January 1977
Place of Birth: Canterbury, England
Star sign: Capricorn
Profession: Actor

When Orlando was 10 years old...
... he knew for sure that he wanted to become an actor, because he noticed that his girlfriend found Superman more interesting than him.

He thought it would be cool...
... if a lot of girls would dream about him and if he could rescue his girlfriend.

Orlando has...
... a two year older sister, Samantha.

He lives together with...
... Maude, his very sweet dog.

His first job...
... was at the age of thirteen. He was an assistant at a shooting club.

At sixteen...
... Orlando left school, what the teachers taught wasnít interesting. He left for London and attended several acting schools.

At that time, he could be seen ...
... in several TV series, but got his first real role in 1997. Since then, more and more offers followed.

But he preferred...
... the stage. Thatís why he declined many offers.

But he was very happy...
... when he was chosen for the role of Legolas Greenleaf in Lord of the Rings.

Orlando started reading...
... the mega thick Lord of the Rings book at the age of fourteen. He only read half of it, because he thought sport, music and girls was a lot cooler. Just before the start of shooting the movie he continued reading the book.

Almost two years...
... were spent in New Zealand for the shooting of Lord of the Rings.

After Lord of the Rings...
... Orlando would go straight on to Morocco for his role in Black Hawk Down.

His hobbies are quite dangerous...
... if he has a sec of spare time, he enjoys skydiving, bungee jumping, parachuting, surfing and snow boarding.

Subsequently, Orlando has ...
... broken a lot of bones, both his legs, an arm, his ribs, his nose, a finger and a toe.

Three years ago...
... he even broke his back when he fell down three floors. The doctors predicted that he couldnít walk again. But by amazing good fortune, Orlando walked out of the hospital only twelve days after the operation.

Orlando can hit the streets in peace...
... without being pursued by hordes of love-sick girlz. Most fans donít recognize him, because he has a complete different look in LOTR. Instead of his short dark hairdo, he has long blond hair in LOTR. And his eyes are brown instead of blue.

His mother wants Orlando to...
... start an official website. But Orlando doesnít like the Internet at all because itís so anonymous. He doesnít even have an email addy!

Orlando finds it a bit scary...
... all those adoring fans. It makes him very nervous!

Orlando has a special...
... tattoo. Itís the number nine in Elvish, the language spoken in the LOTR movie. The other actors, at least the ones that are ring bearers in the movie, all have the same tattoo!

His part in Lord of the Rings...
... was like winning the lottery to Orlando. "I went to a super beautiful country. I learned archery, horseback riding and sword fighting. I couldnít believe that this was really happening."