17 Facts about Orlando Bloom (from 17 magazine I would imagine)
Pointy ears, weird blond hair and all, this 25-year-old Brit is bloomin' gorgeous!
Named after: the hero/heroine in Virginia Woolf's novel 'Orlando: A Biography'
Awards: Won the 2002 MTV Movie Award for 'Breakthrough Male'
Upcoming films: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King -- Legolas Greenleaf (2003)
The Pirates of the Carribean, (2003), an action/adventure film with Johnny Depp
First job: Orlando was a clay trapper at a pigeon shooting range when he was 13.
Siblings: His sister Samantha is 2 years older than him.
Parents: His father, Harry Bloom, died when Orlando was 4. He was a legendary figure in antiapartheid
circles in South Africa who worked alongside Nelson Mandela. (sidenote from Liz...thought you'd appreciate this one)
Favorite color: yellow
Languages he speaks: French, English
Pets: A dog named Maude
Favorite food: Orlando is a vegetarian and stays away from dairy products.
Habits: He used to smoke, but recently quit and now he bites his nails.
Hobbies: surfing, skiing, snowboarding, skydiving and photography, bungee jumping(he bungee jumped
five times during The Lord of the Rings)
Girlfriends: Dated his "Lullaby of Clubland" girlfriend Joanne Morley (1996), until she left him for
André Schneider (1997). It was rumored that he was briefly engaged to model Jemma Kidd. In an interview Orlando only said
"I won't admit or deny anything. Makes me more interesting."
Tattoos: In addition to the Elvish tattoo shared by his LOTR costars, Orlando also has a tattoo of
the sun on his torso that he got when he was 15.
What inspired his career choice: At the age of nine, Orlando had a crush on a girl. He thought he could
win her over if he could fly like Superman. When he found out that Superman was an actor, he decided that acting was for him!
Who knew: He's a klutz! He has broken his back (falling out a window), his ribs (after falling off
a horse during LOTR), his nose, both legs, an arm, a wrist, a finger and a toe and cracked his skull three times