Born in 1977 in Canterbury, Orlando Bloom's plans of becoming an actor developed quite early, when he realized that "Superman" Christopher Reeve was an actor. His first memorable appearance, a cameo in the critically acclaimed movie Wilde (1997), earned him - only 20 years old by that time - various film offers, all of which he turned down in favour of playing in theatre for about three years. On stage, he appeared in plays like "The Seagull", "Twelfth Night" and "Trojan Women". Peter Jackson then "discovered" the classically handsome Bloom for his much hyped Lord Of The Rings trilogy in 1999. After doing three movies with Jackson, he's worked with Ridley Scott on Black Hawk Down (2001).