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Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom: "I am not gay!!"

Sir Ian McKellen and Orlando Bloom Hunk Orlando Bloom lashed out at Lord of the Rings co-star Sir Ian McKellen at a film awards this week after the gay actor said he wanted to kiss him.

McKellen had joked at London's British Independent Film Awards on Tuesday night that he was only attending in the hope of smooching hunky Bloom.

However, when the 26-year-old arrived and was asked about the cheeky remarks he failed to see the funny side. He coldly shot back, "I'm not gay! I've got a girlfriend!"

Orlando Bloom's Fake Chest Hair


Brit movie heart-throb Orlando Bloom has been forced to wear a chest wig in his latest film - because his torso is too bare. He has been asked to wear a chest wig because he lacks manly chest hair.

The Troy actor is currently filming his role as Balian Of Ibelin in Ridley Scott's forthcoming film Kingdom Of Heaven about the 12th century crusades. Make-up artists on set have applied Bloom's thorax with fake chest-hair to make him appear more credible as a blacksmith-turned-warrior. Scott felt that Orlando needed some fake chest hair to make him look more masculine (ouch!) and convincing as a battling blacksmith.

A film set insider says, "His chest rug is probably the best special effect in the picture."

Pirates of the Caribbean 2 (2006) (pre-production)
Elizabethtown (2005) (filming)
Kingdom of Heaven (2005) (post-production)
Haven (2004) (post-production)
Calcium Kid, The (2004) (completed)
Troy (2004)
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Ned Kelly (2003)
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002)
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002)(voice)
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001)
Wilde (1997)

Birth name: Orlando Bloom

Nickname: Orli
Height: 6'0"

Born: 13 January 197, Canterbury, Kent, Englandy

He then attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. It was there, in 1998, that Orlando fell three stories from a rooftop terrace and broke his back. Despite fears that he would be permanently paralyzed, he quickly recovered and returned to the stage. As fate would have it, seated in the audience one night in 1999 was a director named Peter Jackson. After the show, he met with Orlando and asked him to audition for his new set of movies.

After graduating from Guildhall, he began work on the Lord of the Rings, spending 18 months in New Zealand bringing to life "Legolas", a part which made him a household name. Today he is one of the busiest and most sought after actors in the industry.

During the filming for Lord of the Rings, Orlando fell off his horse and broke one of his ribs.

Chosen as one of Teen People Magazine's "25 Hottest Stars Under 25." [2002]

Originally auditioned to play the role of "Faramir" in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but lost out on that role and was instead asked to play the role of Legolas.

Learned to surf during the filming of the Lord of the Rings trilogy in New Zealand.

He won the 2002 MVT Movie Award for 'Breakthrough Male'.

Was nominated with the entire 'Fellowship of the Ring' cast for 'Best Ensemble Acting' at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Won the award at the 2002 Empire Awards for 'Best Debut'.

Underwent a great deal of training with knives, horseback riding, canoeing and archery before his role as Legolas.

According to, Orlando Bloom replaced Britney Spears at the top of the website's celebrity download index in January, 2004.

Became so skilled with the bow in his training for The Lord of The Rings Trilogy, that in the end his coach would throw plates in the air and he would hit them with one shot.

On People (USA) magazine's '50 Most Beautiful' list [2004].

Site chose him as the sexiest actor in Britain (2004)

One of People magazine's Hottest Bachelors in 2004

His cousin, the photographer/director Sebastian Copeland was Brigitte Nielsen's ex-husband.

He made archery a very popular sport in the UK. Many youngsters saw him with a bow in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and decided to join archery schools.
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