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:
Star sign: Capricorn
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
He thought it would be cool...
... if a lot of girls would
dream about him and if he could rescue his girlfriend.
... a two year older sister, Samantha.
He lives together
... Maude, his very sweet dog.
His first job...
... was at
the age of thirteen. He was an assistant at a shooting club.
... Orlando left school, what the teachers taught wasnít
interesting. He left for London and attended several acting schools.
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.
... the stage. Thatís why he declined many offers.
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.
... were spent in New Zealand for the shooting of Lord of the Rings.
After Lord of the Rings...
would go straight on to
Morocco for his role in Black Hawk Down.
His hobbies are quite
... if he has a sec of spare time, he enjoys skydiving, bungee
jumping, parachuting, surfing and snow boarding.
... 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
... 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
... all those adoring fans. It makes him very
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!
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."