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Almost Famous, Rating (Israel), May 1, 2003, issue 202
translated by Naomi

There hasn't been seen on the silver screen such a sexy british guy since McGregor. And forget how he looked when he played Legolas in Lord of the Rings. In real life, with chopped up brown hair and handsome suits, we are talking about a looker!
The days of his life: 26 years old, born in Canterbury in England. His father was the activist author Harry Bloom (Jewish!), who fought the Apartheid rule in South Africa. Any wonder Orlando is named after a book by Virginia Woolf and did theater before being discovered by directer Peter Jackson?  Gorgeous too, and intelligent. Three years ago he almost got killed falling three stories high, and also during shooting of LOTR he broke a rib. Someone has to have an eye poked out?
Where have you seen him: As Todd in Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down and the first two parts of Lord of the Rings as Legolas the elf.
Where you'll see him next: In the final part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, in Ned Kelly (which has already hit the screens in the US, but hasn't made it to Israel yet) beside Heath Ledger, in Pirates of the Caribbean, a movie by director Gore Verbinsky (The Ring, The Mexican), beside Johnny Depp, and in Troy, a movie by director Wolfgang Petersen (The Perfect Storm, Air Force 1), where he'll be starring along Brad Pitt.
A word from Orlando: "I was on a roof of a friends when I fell about three floors. In the hospital they told me I could never walk again." They were wrong.