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In defense of Orlando Bloom

In defense of Orlando Bloom

Posted September 17, 2006

The Haven star can act but it’s not easy to tell. Sarah D. Bunting is co-creator of TelevisionWithoutPity.com Orlando Bloom is not a bad actor. He isn’t Olivier, but he isn’t Shatner, either. Why, then, does everyone assume he’s a bad actor? For starters, he’s pretty. Not ‘handsome,’ mind you: pretty. The bulk of Bloom’s fame derives from his role as Legolas in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and while he acquitted himself well with a bow and arrow in those films, he also had very long flaxen hair, the sort that usually belongs to mermaids and Disney heroines. […]