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[[quoteright:305:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Orlando-tv_tropes_page_6146.jpg]] Orlando Bloom is an English actor born in Canterbury (Kent) on January 13, 1977. He rose to prominence in the role of Legolas in Peter Jackson's ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' trilogy and later with [[{{Disney}} Disney's]] ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' trilogy. While Bloom is most closely associated with his status as a heartthrob and as "the guy with the sword" in summer blockbusters, he has a diverse resume of roles in both mainstream and independent productions. Outside the movies, one of the roles associated with Bloom is that of a survivor. At the age of 19, he fell three stories from the roof of an apartment building in London, resulting in a broken back. Despite doctors' fears that he would never walk again, he made a full recovery. He is also known for his charity work and environmental activism with such organizations as UNICEF and Global Green. In 2007, he traveled to Antarctica with his cousin, photographer and Global Green co-founder Sebastian Copeland, to see first hand the effects of climate change. He wrote the foreword to Copeland's 2008 book ''Antarctica: A Call to Action.'' In 2010, Bloom married Australian model and businesswoman Miranda Kerr and in 2011 they welcomed their first child, a son named Flynn Christopher. ---- !!Film: * ''Wilde'' (1997): Rent Boy * ''BlackHawkDown'' (2001): PFC Todd Blackburn * ''Film/LordOfTheRings trilogy'' (2001-2003): Legolas * ''NedKelly'' (2003): Joe Byrne * ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean trilogy'' (2003-2007): Will Turner * ''The Calcium Kid'' (2004): Jimmy Connolly * ''Film/{{Troy}}'' (2004): Paris * ''Haven'' (2004): Shy * ''KingdomOfHeaven'' (2005): Balian of Ibelin * ''{{Elizabethtown}}'' (2005): Drew Baylor * ''Love and Other Disasters'' (2006): Hollywood Paolo * ''New York, I Love You (segment "Shunji Iwai)'' (2009): David * ''Sympathy for Delicious'' (completed 2010): The Stain * ''Main Street'' (completed 2010): Harris Parker * ''Fight For Your Right: Revisited'' (2011): Johnny Ryall * ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers2011'': Duke of Buckingham * ''Film/TheHobbit'' (2012): Legolas * ''The Good Doctor'' (2013): Dr. Martin Blake * ''The Laureate'' (pre-production): Robert Graves * ''Cities'' (pre-production): as yet unnamed character * ''Zulu'' (filming): Brian Epkeen !!Television: * ''Casualty'' (1994-1996): various roles * ''MidsomerMurders'' (2000): Peter Drinkwater * ''Extras'' (2007): Himself !!Theater: * 'In Celebration'' (2007): Steven Shaw ---- !!Tropes Associated with Bloom: * {{Badass}}: After falling three stories from the roof of a London apartment building and breaking his back, he not only defied doctors' fears that he would be paralyzed, but he recovered in record time and went on to appear in highly physical film roles. Though it becomes a FunnyAneurysmMoment if you watched him in ''BlackHawkDown.'' * BrownEyes * DeadpanSnarker: Has quite a sarcastic sense of humor and is usually to first to laugh about himself. * EvenTheGuysWantHim: CraigFerguson has admitted to having a man crush on him during a few of his show's opening monologues. * MrFanservice: Plays this role in most of his movies. * PlayingAgainstType: after becoming known for playing mostly pristine heroes with swords (although this is not the limit of his catalog of roles), he plays a skeevy wannabe rock star and a devious, petulant English nobleman in the upcoming ''Sympathy for Delicious'' and ''The Three Musketeers,'' respectively. * PrettyBoy: Which was actually a huge factor in his first major role as [[Film/LordOfTheRings Legolas]]. They needed someone beautiful to play an elf. * RuleOfAwesome: Why he does most of his roles. * WhatCouldHaveBeen: He reportedly turned down the lead role in the ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime'' film. The role eventually went to Jake Gyllenhall. ----
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[[quoteright:305:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Orlando-tv_tropes_page_6146.jpg]] Orlando Bloom is an English actor born in Canterbury (Kent) on January 13, 1977. He rose to prominence in the role of Legolas in Peter Jackson's ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' trilogy and later with [[{{Disney}} Disney's]] ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' trilogy. While Bloom is most closely associated with his status as a heartthrob and as "the guy with the sword" in summer blockbusters, he has a diverse resume of roles in both mainstream and independent productions. Outside the movies, one of the roles associated with Bloom is that of a survivor. At the age of 19, he fell three stories from the roof of an apartment building in London, resulting in a broken back. Despite doctors' fears that he would never walk again, he made a full recovery. He is also known for his charity work and environmental activism with such organizations as UNICEF and Global Green. In 2007, he traveled to Antarctica with his cousin, photographer and Global Green co-founder Sebastian Copeland, to see first hand the effects of climate change. He wrote the foreword to Copeland's 2008 book ''Antarctica: A Call to Action.'' In 2010, Bloom married Australian model and businesswoman Miranda Kerr and in 2011 they welcomed their first child, a son named Flynn Christopher. ---- !!Film: * ''Wilde'' (1997): Rent Boy * ''BlackHawkDown'' (2001): PFC Todd Blackburn * ''Film/LordOfTheRings trilogy'' (2001-2003): Legolas * ''NedKelly'' (2003): Joe Byrne * ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean trilogy'' (2003-2007): Will Turner * ''The Calcium Kid'' (2004): Jimmy Connolly * ''Film/{{Troy}}'' (2004): Paris * ''Haven'' (2004): Shy * ''KingdomOfHeaven'' (2005): Balian of Ibelin * ''{{Elizabethtown}}'' (2005): Drew Baylor * ''Love and Other Disasters'' (2006): Hollywood Paolo * ''New York, I Love You (segment "Shunji Iwai)'' (2009): David * ''Sympathy for Delicious'' (completed 2010): The Stain * ''Main Street'' (completed 2010): Harris Parker * ''Fight For Your Right: Revisited'' (2011): Johnny Ryall * ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers2011'': Duke of Buckingham * ''Film/TheHobbit'' (2012): Legolas * ''The Good Doctor'' (2013): Dr. Martin Blake * ''The Laureate'' (pre-production): Robert Graves * ''Cities'' (pre-production): as yet unnamed character * ''Zulu'' (filming): Brian Epkeen !!Television: * ''Casualty'' (1994-1996): various roles * ''MidsomerMurders'' (2000): Peter Drinkwater * ''Extras'' (2007): Himself !!Theater: * 'In Celebration'' (2007): Steven Shaw ---- !!Tropes Associated with Bloom: * {{Badass}}: After falling three stories from the roof of a London apartment building and breaking his back, he not only defied doctors' fears that he would be paralyzed, but he recovered in record time and went on to appear in highly physical film roles. Though it becomes a FunnyAneurysmMoment if you watched him in ''BlackHawkDown.'' * BrownEyes * DeadpanSnarker: Has quite a sarcastic sense of humor and is usually to first to laugh about himself. * EvenTheGuysWantHim: CraigFerguson has admitted to having a man crush on him during a few of his show's opening monologues. * MrFanservice: Plays this role in most of his movies. * PlayingAgainstType: after becoming known for playing mostly pristine heroes with swords (although this is not the limit of his catalog of roles), he plays a skeevy wannabe rock star and a devious, petulant English nobleman in the upcoming ''Sympathy for Delicious'' and ''The Three Musketeers,'' respectively. * PrettyBoy: Which was actually a huge factor in his first major role as [[Film/LordOfTheRings Legolas]]. They needed someone beautiful to play an elf. * RuleOfAwesome: Why he does most of his roles. * WhatCouldHaveBeen: He reportedly turned down the lead role in the ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime'' film. The role eventually went to Jake Gyllenhall. ----[[redirect:Creator/OrlandoBloom]]
16th Apr '13 9:16:02 AM Prfnoff
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He reportedly turned down the lead role in the live action ''PrinceOfPersia'' film. The role eventually went to Jake Gyllenhall.
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He reportedly turned down the lead role in the live action ''PrinceOfPersia'' ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime'' film. The role eventually went to Jake Gyllenhall.
3rd Feb '13 5:09:55 PM ghostofgenerayburn
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* ''The Good Doctor'' (2013): Dr. Martin Blake

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* ''The Good Doctor'' (2013): Dr. Martin Blake
3rd Feb '13 5:07:56 PM ghostofgenerayburn
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* ''The Good Doctor'' (completed 2010): Dr. Martin Ploeck
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* ''The Good Doctor'' (completed 2010): (2013): Dr. Martin PloeckBlake

* ''The Laureate'' (in production): Robert Graves
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* ''The Laureate'' (in production): (pre-production): Robert Graves

* ''Zulu'' (pre-production): Brian Epkeen
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* ''Zulu'' (pre-production): (filming): Brian Epkeen
31st Jan '13 11:29:35 PM Doc_Loki
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* ''Ned Kelly'' (2003): Joe Byrne
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* ''Ned Kelly'' ''NedKelly'' (2003): Joe Byrne
23rd Dec '12 9:05:32 PM IchigoMontoya
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* [[{{Bishonen}} Bishonen/Biseinen]]: This was a HUGE factor in his first major role. They needed someone beautiful to play an elf.

* DeadpanSnarker: Has quite a sarcastic sense of humour and is usually to first to laugh about himself.
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* DeadpanSnarker: Has quite a sarcastic sense of humour humor and is usually to first to laugh about himself.

* HeReallyCanAct: He has recently begun receiving positive critical attention for his acting in newer films, whereas during the height of his fame he was more or less the critics' ButtMonkey.

* HeReallyCanAct: He has recently begun receiving positive critical attention for PrettyBoy: Which was actually a huge factor in his acting in newer films, whereas during the height of his fame he was more or less the critics' ButtMonkey.first major role as [[Film/LordOfTheRings Legolas]]. They needed someone beautiful to play an elf.

* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He reportedly turned down the lead role in the live action ''PrinceOfPersia'' film. The role eventually went to JakeGyllenhall.
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He reportedly turned down the lead role in the live action ''PrinceOfPersia'' film. The role eventually went to JakeGyllenhall.Jake Gyllenhall.
9th Dec '12 10:11:55 PM LordAaronus
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* {{Badass}}: After falling three stories from the roof of a London apartment building and breaking his back, he not only defied doctors' fears that he would be paralyzed, but he recovered in record time and went on to appear in highly physical film roles.
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* {{Badass}}: After falling three stories from the roof of a London apartment building and breaking his back, he not only defied doctors' fears that he would be paralyzed, but he recovered in record time and went on to appear in highly physical film roles. Though it becomes a FunnyAneurysmMoment if you watched him in ''BlackHawkDown.''
16th May '12 1:37:28 PM LordGro
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Orlando Bloom is an English actor born in Canterbury (Kent) on January 13, 1977. He rose to prominence in the role of Legolas in Peter Jackson's ''LordOfTheRings'' trilogy and later with [[{{Disney}} Disney's]] ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' trilogy. While Bloom is most closely associated with his status as a heartthrob and as "the guy with the sword" in summer blockbusters, he has a diverse resume of roles in both mainstream and independent productions.
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Orlando Bloom is an English actor born in Canterbury (Kent) on January 13, 1977. He rose to prominence in the role of Legolas in Peter Jackson's ''LordOfTheRings'' ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' trilogy and later with [[{{Disney}} Disney's]] ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' trilogy. While Bloom is most closely associated with his status as a heartthrob and as "the guy with the sword" in summer blockbusters, he has a diverse resume of roles in both mainstream and independent productions.


* ''LordOfTheRings trilogy'' (2001-2003): Legolas
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* ''LordOfTheRings ''Film/LordOfTheRings trilogy'' (2001-2003): Legolas

* ''{{Troy}}'' (2004): Paris
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* ''{{Troy}}'' ''Film/{{Troy}}'' (2004): Paris

21st Apr '12 10:43:05 AM TastySauce
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Outside the movies, one of the roles associated with Bloom is that of a survivor. At the age of 19, he fell three stories from the roof of an apartment building in London, resulting in a broken back. Despite doctors' fears that he would never walk again, he had a full recovery.
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Outside the movies, one of the roles associated with Bloom is that of a survivor. At the age of 19, he fell three stories from the roof of an apartment building in London, resulting in a broken back. Despite doctors' fears that he would never walk again, he had made a full recovery.
21st Apr '12 10:42:15 AM TastySauce
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* [[{{Bishonen}} Bishonen/Biseinen]]
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* [[{{Bishonen}} Bishonen/Biseinen]]Bishonen/Biseinen]]: This was a HUGE factor in his first major role. They needed someone beautiful to play an elf.
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