Orlando Bloom Honored with Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
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The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Orlando Bloom with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard next to the TCL Chinese Theatre and Madame Tussauds Hollywood. “We are thrilled to honor one of the most popular actors of our time,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies. “His fans from around the world are going to be very excited about this ceremony!” she added.
Emcee Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and guest speaker Forest Whitaker and David Leveaux were on hand to help Orlando Bloom unveil the 2,521st star in the category of Motion Pictures at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard. The star ceremony was streamed live exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.
Orlando Bloom was born in Canterbury, England and trained at the National Youth Theatre in London. He earned a scholarship to study with the British American Drama Academy. Having completed his scholarship, Bloom made his feature film debut in “Wilde,” starring Stephen Fry and Jude Law.
Bloom was accepted to London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he performed in many stage productions. Upon graduation, a then unknown Bloom was cast in the films that launched his career: Peter Jackson’s Academy Award winning trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings.” Bloom captured the attention of international audiences and filmmakers alike as ‘Legolas.’
In the summer of 2003, Bloom starred opposite Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced Disney hit, “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” directed by Gore Verbinski.
Orlando then worked with Ridley Scott on “Black Hawk Down” and went on to star in Scott’s “Kingdom of Heaven” for 20th Century Fox. Bloom followed the epic Crusades’ film with his first contemporary American role starring opposite Kirsten Dunst in Cameron Crowe’s autobiographical “Elizabethtown,” directed by Crowe and produced by Tom Cruise for Paramount Pictures.
Bloom then reprised his role as ‘Will Turner’ in the box office record-breaking “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.”
In the wake of those blockbusters, Bloom made his debut on London’s West End in a revival of David Storey’s 1969 drama, “In Celebration.” Produced by Sonia Friedman and directed by Anna Mackmin, the production and Bloom were well-received by both critics and audiences alike.
Bloom’s additional film credits include “Ned Kelly” opposite Heath Ledger; Wolfgang Peterson’s “Troy” opposite Brad Pitt; the Cayman Islands ensemble “Haven” opposite Zoe Saldana; “New York, I Love You” opposite Christina Ricci; Mark Ruffalo’s directorial debut “Sympathy for Delicious” opposite Laura Linney; Horton Foote’s “Main Street” opposite Colin Firth and Patricia Clarkson; and Paul W.S. Anderson’s “The Three Musketeers” opposite Christoph Waltz. Orlando made his producorial debut via his Viddywell Production Company in “The Good Doctor” in which he stars opposite Michael Peña, J.K. Simmons, and Taraji P. Henson.
In 2013, Orlando starred opposite Forest Whitaker in the closing night film of the Cannes Film Festival, Jerome Salle’s “Zulu.” He then starred as ‘Romeo’ in the Broadway production of “Romeo and Juliet,” directed by David Leveaux. NY Times critic Ben Brantley wrote that “Mr. Bloom…keeps surprising. For once, we have a Romeo who evolves substantively, from a posturing youth in love with love to a man who discovers the startling revelation of real love, with a last-act descent into bilious, bitter anger that verges on madness.”
This past December, Orlando reprised his role as ‘Legolas’ in Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug,” for New Line Cinema and MGM. The Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack DVD and Digital HD will be available April 8, 2014 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Bloom will next be seen in the final film of “The Hobbit” trilogy, “There and Back Again,” to be released on December 17th 2014.
Orlando was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador after he took his first trip to Nepal with the organization in 2007. In December 2012, he visited UNICEF supported programs in South Africa to help benefit children and refugees. This month, Orlando will visit Syrian refugees in Jordan with the organization. Bloom also works with Free the Children and spoke to 18,000 kids at their first “We Day” in California this year. Other charities and organizations he works with include Peace First, Make-A-Wish, and Global Green.
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