Orlando Bloom debuted in the year 1997 as a rent boy in the film Wilde. And just two days after his graduation at Guildhall, he took one of his most popular movie roles to date, Legolas from Lord of the Rings trilogy. This would not have happened if he got the role he auditioned for, the role of Faramir, who becomes part of the story only on the second part. The director of the Lord of the Rings had Bloom play the role of Legolas instead. Another unfortunate thing that could have ruined his role as Legolas is his accident during the filming. Thankfully, Bloom recovered soon enough for him to go on with the rest of the film.
The second movie that contributed to Orlando Bloom’s immense popularity is Black Hawk Down. In this film, Bloom played the role of Todd Blackburn. Though his role in Black Hawk Down may have been brief, it did not stop fans from noticing his looks and acting skills. After starring in these flicks, Bloom managed to be included in Teen People’s 25 Hottest Stars under the age of 25 list. Successively, he was also named as People magazine’s hottest bachelor in Hollywood for the year 2004.