Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom (born 13 January 1977) is a classically trained English actor. He had his break-through roles in 2001 as the elf-prince Legolas in The Lord of the Rings and starting in 2003 as blacksmith Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy of films, and subsequently established himself as a lead in Hollywood films, including Troy, Elizabethtown and Kingdom of Heaven. Bloom most recently appeared in the sequels Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. He is starring in the upcoming ensemble film New York, I Love You, Sympathy for Delicious, and Main Street. Bloom made his highly anticipated professional stage debut in West End's In Celebration at the Duke of York's Theatre, St. Martin's Lane, which ended its run on 15 September 2007.
In 2002, he was chosen as one of the Teen People "25 Hottest Stars Under 25" and was named People's hottest Hollywood bachelor in the magazine's 2004 list. All members of the cast of the Rings films were nominated for Best Ensemble Acting at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for three years in a row, finally winning in 2003 for the third film, The Return of the King. Bloom has also won other awards, including European Film Awards, Hollywood Festival Award, Empire Awards and Teen Choice Awards, and has been nominated for many others. Most of Bloom's box office successes have been as part of an ensemble cast.
Blooms tattoos consist of one on his right wrist, a tattoo of the Elvish word for "nine", a reference to his involvement in the Lord of the Rings and the fact that his character was one of the nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring. He covers the tattoo up with armbands or sleeves in other films, however it was possible to catch a glimpse of it during Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. The other members of the Fellowship (except for John Rhys-Davis) got similar tattoos during the film's production. It was reportedly Orlando's idea. He also has a tattoo of a sun-like image to the bottom-left of his navel. He has had fake tattoos applied for movies as well.