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Who played Legolas?

Who played Legolas?

Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Copeland Bloom
Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Copeland Bloom (born 13 January 1977) is an English actor. He made his breakthrough as the character Legolas in The Lord of the Rings film series, a role he reprised in The Hobbit film series.

How did Orlando Bloom get cast as Legolas?

This is when Peter Jackson had the foresight to cast him as Legolas in the first film of his Lord of the Rings trilogy. Initially, Bloom had auditioned for the role of Faramir, who doesn’t even show up until the second movie, but Jackson really liked what he saw from Bloom and instead offered Bloom the role of Legolas.

Why did Orlando Bloom stop acting?

Orlando decided to take a break from movies after his now ex-wife Miranda Kerr, 37, fell pregnant with their son Flynn, nine, because he wanted to be present for his son. He explained: “I didn’t feel like there was any disillusion. It sort of all just manifested and unfolded that way.

Did they use CGI on Legolas?

Given that The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is set many, many years before the events of LOTRs, and Elves don’t really age anyway, AND quite a few years had passed since Bloom filmed the final LOTRs movie, Jackson utilized heavy CGI to make Legolas appear as if he never aged.

How old was Orlando Bloom in Legolas?

Lord of the Rings actors in age order

Character Actor Age
Legolas Orlando Bloom 22
Merry Dominic Monaghan 22
Éomer Karl Urban 27
Sam Sean Astin 28

Who auditioned for the role of Legolas?

Orlando Bloom says that he originally auditioned to play Faramir in Lord of the Rings before being offered the role of the bow-wielding elf Legolas. Orlando Bloom says that he initially auditioned for the role of Faramir in The Lord of the Rings.

How much money did Orlando Bloom make from Lord of the Rings?

Sean Astin and Orlando Bloom Bloom received even less for his role as the elven archer Legolas, signing on to play the role for only $175,000. Don’t feel too sorry for Bloom, though. After landing the role of Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, he went on to amass a net worth of over $40 million.

Why does Legolas look weird in The Hobbit?

Due to technical mishaps involving Bloom’s contact lenses, in the films Legolas’ eye colour sometimes changes between brown, purple, and blue. (In the director’s commentary of the Extended Edition, Peter Jackson admitted that they forgot to put Bloom’s contacts in several times.)

Is it possible to mount a horse like Legolas?

The jump Legolas did in the second movie onto his horse is possible to do in real life. IIRC, Orlando Bloom actually rehearsed this move, but didn’t end up actually doing it because he broke his ribs prior to shooting the scene.

Did Keira and Orlando date?

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Two of the main characters in the franchise, Keira Knightley’s Elizabeth Swann and Orlando Bloom’s Will Turner, are in love and engaged to be married. At the beginning of Dead Man’s Chest, however, Swann is arrested and Turner escapes.

What does Keira Knightly say about Johnny Depp?

In fact in an interview with InStyle when she was asked to share a better kisser between Depp and her other Pirates co-star Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley appeared to rank Johnny better. “Johnny Depp certainly wasn’t bad,” she said.