Orlando Bloom

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Quotes (75)

  • Orlando: (on his dyslexia) Because of the dyslexia I always thought I had to work twice as hard as everyone else just to go the same distance. And I think that gave me a real kick as a kid and a lot of fight and a lot of drive later on, like when I broke my back. And now, whenever I prepare for a meeting I am always over prepared. So for the Lord Of The Rings audition, for example, I really prepared it thoroughly. In one sense, I guess that I'm grateful; it gave me that drive, and so far it's paid off.

  • Orlando: Isn't it every boy's dream to be a pirate? I certainly played pirate when I was a kid.

  • Orlando: (on his eco-friendly house) It has been a hassle, no denying it. It has come in at double the budget, but I'll admit it was me who was making all the changes! It's powered by all the latest technology and I've tried to think about recycling--using as much old material as I can. It isn't furnished yet, and I'm still living out of a suitcase but it's coming together.

  • Orlando: (on Kate Bosworth) We're still very good friends. But there's been no denying that it had been a difficult year for us both. Kate was on one side of the world, in Australia shooting Superman, and I was on the other, in the Bahamas for Pirates. So we tried giving each other a little bit of time out... In our case, it was extremely unfortunate that everything was on public display. I have always tried to keep my cards close to my chest--while wearing my heart on my sleeve--but it is a really hard thing to do.

  • Orlando: I'd like to live a proper family life--with a partner and kids. That's what it's all about, isn't it? I've had a crazy life, in many ways, and I realize now I want someone to share it with.

  • Orlando: (on learning about an imposter of him on MySpace) I heard about him in a really weird way. This guy approached me in my hometown and said something like, 'I'm Angel.' He had this mad look in his eye. I was like, 'You're who? That's a funny name for a guy.' And he said, 'I'm four down on MySpace. You're on MySpace, right?' And I said, 'I don't even know what it is!' I'm not on it. So anyone who's pretending to be me, I hope he's getting laid a lot.

  • Orlando: Fuck, I'd love to (buy a place in New York). I love New York. I'm a city boy, for sure. I tend to see a play every time I'm in New York. I went to the Beatrice Inn and I liked it. You don't find places like that anywhere else. I think New Yorkers probably think they're too cool for school, which I love. It's like London in that way; people don't tend to jump down your throat.

  • Orlando: (after being faced with an angry female fan who broke into his hotel room) She got kind of aggressive with me and was really angry. She was like, 'I've been at every premiere and you never say hello.' And it was funny, I felt really upset. I felt bad for her. So I turned around and went over to her and just gave her a hug and said, 'It's cool. I'm sorry you feel let down or disappointed. But the nature of my life is I can't necessarily stop every time, and it's not because I don't want to.' I think she felt a little better afterwards, and so did I. And for me, it actually shed a little light on the other side of the coin.

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Trivia (48)

  • Orlando was the celebrity guest that was slimed at the 2008 Kids' Choice Awards.

  • At the 10th Annual GQ Men of the Year Awards, Orlando won the GQ Editor's Award for 2007.

  • Orlando was chosen as one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive for 2007.

  • Orlando was nominated for Best Movie Actor: Action Adventure (Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End) and Male Hottie at the 2007 Teen Choice Awards.

  • In 2007, Orlando was voted Britain's most desirable date, after he topped Cosmopolitan magazine's ‘Eligible Eleven’ poll. 21% of readers chose him as the man they would most like to be wooed by.

  • In May 2007, Orlando’s hotel room was broken into by a female fan who was angry that he had never spoken to her, even though she had turned up at every one of his movie premieres. Orlando apologized to the fan and gave her a hug.

  • In February 2007, Orlando revealed he was building an environmentally-friendly house in London.

  • Orlando is afraid of pigs.

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