Tag: Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom Profile

Posted December 1, 2003

Currently beating Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt in the battle for the hearts of American girls, Orlando Bloom has entered the stratosphere of megastar. He’s sweet, chivalrous, and oh so hot—and he can act, too. Orlando Bloom wears boxers. This much is clear as the British actor stands by the bed in his Manhattan hotel room, wearing nothing but a black T-shirt and blue-and-white tattersall underwear. His brown hair is rumpled. His terra-cotta brown eyes gaze earnestly (Legolas’ blazing blues are contacts). His 26-year-old stomach is lean and taut with a small, inscrutable tattoo. Though a tangle of charms he’s […]

Actor of the Year – Orlando Bloom

Posted October 1, 2003

Skinny’s not the word. Neither’s brown. Nor tousled. And handsome, as a description, really won’t do. Orlando Bloom is thin almost to daintiness but he’s tall, which offsets that. He’s tanned teak. And his cascading curls frame a face to stop female hearts. At 26, GQ’S Actor Of the Year is not only the hottest new kid on the Hollywood block but the boy Bloom is young, rich, successful and – curses – charming, relaxed and scarily well adjusted. And yes, ladies, he really is that good-looking. As I pull up in my cab he’s sitting slouched in the sunshine […]

Full Bloom

Posted June 24, 2003

There is irrefutable evidence that Orlando Bloom has been Depputized. He wears scuffed work boots, myriad rings on multiple fingers, and leather strips and sundry trinkets around his neck. The 26-year-old Brit has the wispy facial hair; he sports the funny woolly hat. He is broody and lean, with fine, high cheekbones and the caramelized skin of an actor familiar with exotic location shoots. He pulls the Johnny Depp thing off and then some. Which is good. Or then again, maybe not—since Depp, whom Bloom calls “a hero,” just became a colleague. If Bloom learned anything from working with Depp—the […]

Orlando Watches Fame Bloom on the High Seas

Posted June 7, 2003

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl cruises into theaters Wednesday and provides the rising Romeo with a proper plank to show off his acting skills. “I think it’s going to make a lot of people happy and will put an end to pirate movies that don’t work,” says Bloom, phoning from Los Angeles during a break from yet another costume spectacle, next year’s Troy, shooting in Malta. It may also silence any speculation that Bloom is merely a pretty (face) framed by a pair of pointy ears. Pirates, however, takes full advantage of Bloom’s bounty of […]

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Posted December 18, 2002

At first I was upset at what this movie was and then I saw the extended version of this movie and surprisingly enough, I found forgiveness. Now, ironically, it’s probably the one I’ve seen the most.

My major grievances with the theatrical version of this movie were as follows: Faramir, Elrond, Arwen, Tree Beard, Shelob.

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Posted December 19, 2001

Of course most everyone loved this movie. Because J.R.R. Tolkien created such deep, rich, complex characters. And he did something amazing with them that just doesn’t happen now – he gave them nobility.

Orlando Bloom Profile

Orlando Bloom Profile

Posted November 17, 2001

With his warm, somnolent Canterbury accent, tranquil self-assuredness and a face that looks like it was carved from Italian marble, it’s a wonder Orlando Bloom didn’t aim for movie stardom right after his first few acting jobs. Instead, the 24-year-old followed up roles in the UK soap “Casualty” and the 1998 biopic Wilde (starring fellow Briton Jude Law) with a three year stint at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. “I had an agent before I went in,” he says, “but I wanted to train.” The experience apparently paid off because shortly after graduation, Bloom landed the pivotal role […]