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View Poll Results: Gen Media Hunk of the Week: Orlando Bloom
Yeah, Baby! (thumbs up) 8 34.78%
Not So Much! (thumbs down) 8 34.78%
Meh. (thumbs sideways) 7 30.43%
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Old August 20 2008, 08:17 PM   #1
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Gen. Media Hunk of the Week 8/20/08:Orlando Bloom (image heavy thread)

This week's choice is Orlando Bloom.

(from OrlandoBloomFiles.com):
Born on January 13, 1977 in Canterbury, England, Orlando Bloom's plans of becoming an actor developed quite early when he realized that the characters on TV and in the movies weren't real, that they were actors. "Once I realized that I could be Superman or I could be The Hustler or I could be Daniel Day Lewis's character in The Last Of The Mohicans - I was like, "Man, I can become an actor and be all of those things." In 1993, he moved to London to improve his career, doing bit parts in TV series like "Casualty". Orlando spent two years at the National Youth Theatre before getting a scholarship to train with the British American Drama Academy. His first memorable appearance, a cameo in the critically acclaimed movie Wilde in 1997, earned him various film offers, which he all turned down in favor to play theatre. After Wilde, Orlando attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama for 3 years. On stage, he appeared in plays like "The Seagull", "Twelfth Night", and "Trojan Women."

Orlando's first major movie role was in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, playing the ethereal elf Legolas Greenleaf, a role he received only days before graduating drama school in London. Two years later, when The Fellowship of the Ring premiered, audiences were in instant awe of the blonde haired, blue eyed elf with killer cheek bones, who was also handy with a bow and arrow. It didn't take long for Orlando to become a full fledged teen heartthrob, hailed by magazines as "The next big thing". In interviews and magazines, fans discovered that off-screen, Orlando was quite different than his movie counterpart. With brown eyes, dark hair, olive skin, and a keen yet quirky fashion sense, he looked right at home on the cover of GQ. Unlike the quiet Legolas, Orlando was full of energy and infectious enthusiasm, charming everyone he worked with, along with the fans. In interviews, he described himself as an adrenaline junkie; skydiving, bungee jumping, surfing and snowboarding in his spare time. This ‘live life to its fullest’ concept seems to come partly from a brush with death that Orlando had while in drama school. Falling 3 stories from a friend's roof terrace, Orlando faced the possibility of never walking again, but was able to walk out of the hospital 12 days later.

Bloom went on to star in the successful Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, as well in films historical dramas like Kingdom of Heaven and Troy.



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Old August 20 2008, 08:38 PM   #2
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Re: Gen. Media Hunk of the Week 8/20/08:Orlando Bloom (image heavy thr

I give him a "meh." He seems nice and everything, and he's a good actor, but he's a bit too much of a girly-man to get me turned on.
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Old August 20 2008, 08:39 PM   #3
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Re: Gen. Media Hunk of the Week 8/20/08:Orlando Bloom (image heavy thr

Ohhhhhhhh yeeeah! Very nice!!! Definitely a thumbs up (WAY up).
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Old August 20 2008, 10:31 PM   #4
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Re: Gen. Media Hunk of the Week 8/20/08:Orlando Bloom (image heavy thr

Gotta go with thumbs down.

First off, he looks like a kid. Second, even if he didn't look so young, he still does nothing for me, looks wise. I don't get all the hype with him. Oh well, to each their own.
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Old August 20 2008, 10:33 PM   #5
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Re: Gen. Media Hunk of the Week 8/20/08:Orlando Bloom (image heavy thr

Eh, maybe if he asked nicely. But not if he had that embarrassing girl hair from LOTR.
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Old August 20 2008, 10:36 PM   #6
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Re: Gen. Media Hunk of the Week 8/20/08:Orlando Bloom (image heavy thr

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

That's the polite version, anyway.

Thumbs way, way, way down.
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Old August 20 2008, 10:44 PM   #7
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Re: Gen. Media Hunk of the Week 8/20/08:Orlando Bloom (image heavy thr

LOL - I'll give him a meh. He looks like a refugee from a 90's boy band, but he's also got this indefinable charm...
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Old August 20 2008, 10:44 PM   #8
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Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

That's the polite version, anyway.

Thumbs way, way, way down.


I was being nice...but you stated it much better than I did.
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Old August 20 2008, 11:24 PM   #9
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Re: Gen. Media Hunk of the Week 8/20/08:Orlando Bloom (image heavy thr

LOL, for a second I thought I had clicked on the genre girl of the week... He's just too pretty, no sexy there. Thumbs down!
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Old August 20 2008, 11:40 PM   #10
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Re: Gen. Media Hunk of the Week 8/20/08:Orlando Bloom (image heavy thr

He gets a from me on the strength of Legolas and Will

And he has smokin' eyes!
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Old August 20 2008, 11:46 PM   #11
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Re: Gen. Media Hunk of the Week 8/20/08:Orlando Bloom (image heavy thr

kitkat wrote: View Post


I was being nice...but you stated it much better than I did.
I was going to say "No thanks, I'm heterosexual" but I figured I'd go for the simple approach.
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LOL, for a second I thought I had clicked on the genre girl of the week


Even without the LotR hair it wouldn't be difficult to get that impression.
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Old August 20 2008, 11:48 PM   #12
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Re: Gen. Media Hunk of the Week 8/20/08:Orlando Bloom (image heavy thr

Wow, I never realized it was the same guy in LOTR and POTC. I like both of those characters, but I'm thinking he doesn't meet Hunk criteria. I'll give him a Sideways.
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Old August 21 2008, 03:00 AM   #13
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Re: Gen. Media Hunk of the Week 8/20/08:Orlando Bloom (image heavy thr

He's way too pretty to vote up, but i have to admit that his has very fine features. He's certainly not ugly or anything, so meh.
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Old August 21 2008, 03:10 AM   #14
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Re: Gen. Media Hunk of the Week 8/20/08:Orlando Bloom (image heavy thr

Too girly. Definite down.

I have fond memories of seeing one of those LOTR movies behind a gaggle of Orlando's fans, who kept SHRIEKING every time he came on the screen.
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Old August 21 2008, 03:21 AM   #15
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