Orlando Bloom is ‘very frustrated right now about his career & his private life’

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There’s more on the on-going war between Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom, but before I get to that, I’d like to discuss this oddly mean story in Page Six. I guess Page Six’s gossipers were asking themselves, “How did Orlando Bloom get in the position where he looks like a loser for trying to punch Justin Bieber?” And the answer they came up with is “bad career moves.” Oh, and “partying.” Which is weird, because while Orly was married, he wasn’t much of a party guy. He wasn’t hitting up the clubs on the reg, you know? Anyway, here’s the Page Six story:

Orlando Bloom is still devoted to Miranda Kerr and would still be married to her if career frustrations weren’t driving him to party too much, friends in London say. Last Wednesday in Ibiza, Bloom took a swing at Justin Bieber, 20, to defend the honor of the mother of his 3-year-old son, Flynn, whom he adores.

“Orlando’s very frustrated right now about his career and his private life. He maintains the split with Miranda was completely amicable — many of us had no idea they were about to separate,” said one friend. “He won’t hear a word against Miranda.”

The two split last October, after three years of marriage. The 37-year-old Bloom is said to be bored by the “Pirates of the Caribbean” blockbusters, and happy he doesn’t have to play Legolas the Elf anymore in “Lord of the Rings.”

“He really wants edgy indie roles, but there haven’t been too many of them, and the small films he has landed have not taken off,” his pal said. “This time two years ago he went to South Africa to film ‘Zulu’ with Forest Whitaker, but it can’t get a release in the US,” the friend said. “And he still bitterly regrets listening to his agent who advised him to pull out of the Nick Hornby film ‘An Education’ that went on to be a stellar success with Dominic Cooper in the role.”

Another well-placed source said, “Orlando is jaded and highly strung right now, and there’s a genuine worry among his [London] friends that he’ll go off the rails. He’s been partying so much in the last year and that partly caused his split with Miranda. He doesn’t know how to say no when guy friends ask him to go out,” the source adds.

Kerr, 31, one of the hardest working models in the world, is totally focused on her career.

“Work to [Bloom] isn’t the be-all and end-all,” said his friend. “They are both great parents. Flynn will turn out great. But Orlando needs to sort himself out.”

As for his love life: “He’s had a few dates with [model] Laura Paine and actress Nora Arnezeder, who he met through Zoe Saldana but nothing serious.”

Bloom’s representative had no comment.

[From Page Six]

Huh. This is a really interesting take on things. Do you think Orlando really won’t listen to anyone who’s like, “Hey, your wife banged Justin Bieber”? But other than that… yes, this makes sense. I didn’t know Orly was offered Dominic Cooper’s role in An Education – that was a smaller, supporting part but it would have been interesting if Orlando had played it (the really god male role was played by Peter Sarsgaard though).

As for the continuing Bieber-Bloom Kerfuffle, Page Six also says that Baby Biebs had Orlando nixed from a high-profile party at a nightclub celebrating Riccardo Tisci. All of the Kardashians were there, and Orlando was supposed to attend. Orly even went right up to the door of the club, but Bieber’s people got Orly dis-invited:

Justin Bieber avoided round two with Orlando Bloom Friday night. After being punched by Bloom in Ibiza during a nightclub argument over supermodel Miranda Kerr, Bieber this time had Bloom barred from entering a party where the two were set to cross paths again. Bieber was inside a private, star-studded 40th-birthday bash Friday night for Givenchy fashion designer Riccardo Tisci — where guests included Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Diddy, Jared Leto, Kate Moss, Kardashian’s mom Kris Jenner and little sister Kendall Jenner.

Ibiza spies said Bloom was on the way as a late arrival, but that when he got to the starry bash, Bieber, who was already inside, had his entourage insist organizers keep Bloom out. Bloom then left as Bieber partied inside, spies said.

[From Page Six]

We are living in a world in which Baby Biebs can “pull rank” and have Orlando Bloom nixed from a party list. THANKS OBAMA. But seriously, Orlando needs to get the hell out of town. He doesn’t look good here.

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  1. Vesta says:

    He mustn’t worry. It is a known fact, that if one is frustrated about career & private life, Ibiza is the best place to sort those things out.

  2. jessica6 says:

    Somebody please get a roll of “duck tape” and firmly tie these skankified human selfies to a rocket, and blast ‘em all straight into the ever lovin’ and lethal Van Allen radiation belt.

    Buddha loves the little celebitches, all the celebitches of the world. Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in his sight. Buddha loves the little celebitches of the world.

    Hey, CB, we need more scathing Monaco-Grimaldi family coverage. You’re the only site that bothers to cover the Grimaldi clan, and I simply adore some bling bling Euro trash with my morning coffee and croissants!

    • lamamu says:

      +++++1
      And the award for best post of the day goes to *drumroll* jessica6!

    • Nicolette says:

      “Somebody please get a roll of “duck tape” and firmly tie these skankified human selfies to a rocket, and blast ‘em all straight into the ever lovin’ and lethal Van Allen radiation belt.”

      That is a f***ing fabulous idea!

  3. LAK says:

    Meh! He’s been working solidly since the first LOTR. He can party like it’s 1999.

    • jimblob says:

      Ibiza has been promoted to tourists as a party island since the 70ies.
      Magaluf is more popular amongst Brits, Ibiza is more popular amongst continental club kids.

      • LAK says:

        JimBlob: I changed my comment, but thanks for your answer.

        The annual headlines out of Magaluf don’t encourage me to visit any part of the island, even with industrial grade antibiotic dispensers at the ready. Ibiza is forever tainted as far as i’m concerned.

      • jessica6 says:

        “Ibiza has been promoted to tourists as a party island since the 70ies”

        True, but, darling, it’s “70s”…no “ies”, luv! ;-) Sorry, I’m anal this morning…and no “cracks” back, please!

      • Ronia says:

        If it has to be Spain, I’d definitely prefer to see him in Marbella. Neither Ibiza, nor Magaluf look well to me, way beyond the age I’d tolerate seeing there. Personally, he should spend more time in Provence. It will help his career better than the crowd he is surrounded with now.

      • Sara says:

        @ Ronia,

        I am pretty sure Marbella is 20s and early 30s only. Once you hit mid thirties, Ibiza is where you should be if you don’t want to feel old and creepy.

      • Ronia says:

        @Sara

        Um, my impressions are different and I do Andalucia quite often. Marbella is the golf courses, yachts and fancy villas where you don’t bump into Lohan and Bieber. Ibiza has always been the place for wild parties in our 20s, half Europe goes there during college and university years. Just my impression, of course.

    • hutter says:

      Solidly, really? What’s the last thing you’ve seen him in?

      • Bread and Circuses says:

        Well, he’s in the Hobbit movies, but that almost doesn’t count, does it? He’s still Legolas.

  4. terrapin says:

    JB got there first and his people probably pitched a massive hissy fit over the guest list. I can imagine the organizer agreeing to give JB what he wanted just to make the problem go away. If Bloom had gotten there first, it might have been a different story.

    • Greata says:

      This!!!!

    • lisa2 says:

      I don’t think so. As UGH as it is.. Justin is going to attract the crowd that this club wants.. Orlando not so much. I think they would rather have 20 somethings there instead of 30 somethings..

      Orlando is too old for this kind of foolishness with a baby. Bieber will get a pass because he is what he is. Orlando is looking like an old man that had his wife pinched by some younger guy. Gross all around.
      I agree that Orlando needs to call this a day and take his vacation to a new location. Every story makes him look more and more pathetic. Saddest thing is Orlando is finally getting press but only because of Bieber. Nobody would be even talking about Orlando if this had not happened. Not only are they doing stories about Bieber maybe having something with his ex wife.. but they are now dissecting his career. And basically saying he doesn’t have one.

      this will never be a win for Orlando. And he also has some dumb dance video like Leo.. looking all goofy. Even if he was joking around. It just all adds up to negatives all around.

      • Lady Macbeth (Hiddles F.) says:

        Yep he got a ton of negative publicity with the Bieber-failed-punch. They say that publicity is publicity anyway, no matter what… but I don’t think that all this will lead to more movie roles for Bloom….

  5. Zooyork says:

    I think it was that terrible movie with Kristen dunst is what did him in. That movie was so pathetically bad.

  6. Lilacflowers says:

    All the good indie parts in his age group are going to two guys named Fassbender and Hardy.

    • 'P'enny says:

      He’s not even close in acting ability to fassy/hardy. That’s the problem he’s no character or indie actor. He’s to wet.

      • M.A.F. says:

        Those indie films though he has been lead which maybe the problem. Maybe he should be given the chance to develop into a character actor. Or he should start to look at TV.

      • 'P'enny says:

        M.A,F to be honest, i think his career is pretty enviable for a british actor, he has nothing to complain about and must be making millions out of those films. He has a good edge on most, because he has a pretty name and face. He will do ok. I can see him ending up in TV, too, but to be honest i think the best stuff is on TV anyway. It’s knocking spots off a lot of films at the moment. i’ve seen about five films this year, but i am knocking of series after series off on netflix.

        Even Fassbender is going to have his TV moment at some point and Hardy is back on TV in Peaky Blinders S2 i think, this year.

        TV/theatre/netflix/animation/radio it’s all swings and roundabout these days with actors. And i love that.

  7. Fan says:

    Orlando did it to himself.

  8. hutter says:

    The detail that makes me doubt this story is the “source” alleging they didn’t see Miranda and Orlando’s breakup coming. From what I remember there had been rumours for months that they were about to split.
    I believe that he is frustrated about his career, though.

  9. GeeMoney says:

    You would think he’d be happy with all of this attention… hell, it might revive his movie career! I could see him getting some offers off of all of this media attention.

  10. Meme says:

    You would have to pay me to party with these morons. I don’t care how rich they are. Useless overexposure under talented or no talented egomaniacs.

  11. Bltrx says:

    Justin Bieber is such a little shit. I wish Orlando actually succeeded in punching him.

  12. mystified says:

    So sad. I think this really is a story of nice guys finish last at least in Hollywood. Orlando’s like the bullied good kid in school who when he finally throws a punch has the full force of authority come down on him.

    He’s talented and still good looking. Maybe he should look for some nice guy James Stewart type parts to revive his career.

  13. jane16 says:

    I can believe that Orlando wishes he had made other career choices the past few years, but I doubt if he ‘s hurting financially. Also, he is a popular actor in the industry. He isn’t diva-ish or difficult and people like working with him. I wish he was on Downton Abbey or something like that!

    I don’t know if I believe this last crackpot story about him being “shut out” of Tisci’s party. That story originated from one of those trashy London papers that makes stuff up, and another paper said that it was false and that Orlando and his pals took off for another island the day after the fight and weren’t even at Ibiza the night of Tisci’s birthday. Does that guy really run the House of Givenchy? Wow. What terrible taste he has. I thought that wedding dress he made for kartrashian was hideous, and made her look fat.

  14. jane16 says:

    My youngest son really likes Orlando’s striped tshirt.

  15. Lori says:

    I think the LOTR and Pirates Franchaise’ ruined his career. So much time gone into those movies.

    • HappyMom says:

      He should be thanking his lucky stars at the amount of money he was able to pull in for being in 2 huge franchises. Most actors would kill to have had that kind of success. He can still do smaller films. As for the amount of time-he’s not a 20-something ingenue that needs to worry about getting the parts while he’s young. He’s a guy in his 30s.

    • lisa2 says:

      I think LOTR gave him some edge. I loved his character. But then he made that movie Kingdom of Heaven. Which sadly showed that audiences didn’t see him as a leading man.

      He needs to do some supporting roles with some established male leading men. If he can do a role like that and kill it then things could improve. He just can’t carry a film on his own. Being a supporting actor would be away for him to show his chops.

      • manta says:

        But when he does the supporting thing, he’s just simply outshone by his co stars.
        Outside of the franchises, the only major successful pictures he starred in I can think of are Black Hawk Down and Troy.
        In the first one Bana, Mc Gregor, Dancy, Ewen Bremner, Fichtner were great, Bloom not so much. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen it but I remember thinking at the time that even Hartnett’s performance was more interesting. Not a good sign.

        And in Troy Peter O’Toole and Bana again were the only saving grace for me.
        And Zulu was bad.

      • Greyson says:

        I hated Kingdom of Heaven! It was an awful movie because of the plot. I don’t think Orlando’s acting was bad. His character just sucked.

        –spoilers–

        He only got into the fight when there was literally no one else left to lead them! if he stepped up *before* their defenses fell they would have been able to keep the city. Such frustrating movie, really, which is why audiences probably didn’t flock to it.

      • Anname says:

        Elizabethtown hurt him a lot. He was not believable as the romantic leading man.

      • MaddieH says:

        I remember seeing Kingdom of Heaven with my best friend, and we both liked it (I actually think my friend went to see it again a couple of times, but she was Orlando’s fan ever since the first LOTR film, she even married a guy who looks like Legolas). I thought Eva Green was amazing in it, and Orlando did well, too. The only issues I have with that movie is with the script.

      • M.A.F. says:

        The lack of success for Kingdom of Heaven had more to do with the script than anything else. It was lacking in historical context and it was missing major plot details. The other characters suffered as well.

    • Adrien says:

      In a way yes but I think Elizabethtown ruined his career b’c it showed his weakness to carry a role in a modern day, non costume setting. I don’t really remember him in any movie where he was lead except Elizabethtown. He was never really the star just always the support lead. In fairness to him, lots of actors whose careers peaked in the early 00s are nowhere now – Gerard Butler, Clive Owen, Tobey Maguire, Josh Harnett, Eric Bana. And they were bigger stars than he is. Can he recover? Absolutely. If human Summer’s eve, Jason Biggs was given a second chance on tv, why not Orly?

      • Kori says:

        Maybe TV is the way to go ala Hartnett and Owen. Hartnett has a popular (and cool) new show, Penny Dreadful while Owen is about to premiere on Soderbergh’s new cable drama and it’s getting great reviews.

      • sigh((s)) says:

        Did you ever see him in that episode of Extras? He was pretty funny. Maybe he should try comedy. No one would expect it.

      • M.A.F. says:

        I loved that episode of Extras. David Bowie was in that one too.

      • Francis says:

        He was awesome in EXTRA’s , one of my favorite episodes.

    • M.A.F. says:

      Not sure how either ruined his career. LOTR is what put him out there, he got the part after he graduated from drama school. Pirates took it to another level.

  16. Francis says:

    He’ll be fine. He’s a good actor and Leo will put him in his next film.
    Swinging at Beebs may have helped him in some twisted way. Hahaha.

    • lisa2 says:

      I was just wondering about this. Does Leo really put his friends in his movies.. or even produce films starring his friends. I don’t know everyone in his posse but I don’t watch many of his films; so this is a legit question.. how many of Leo’s friends are actually in his films or the ones he produces through his Production Company.

  17. Hannah says:

    You know I watched a movie on TV a couple of months ago with Orlando – The Good Doctor. The film itself is absolutely nothing to write home about but boy, does Orlando have some serious acting chops. I watched the whole film and it was absolutely down to his performance.

    He appears to be a really nice guy and a great dad. I’ve never met him and I’ve never been a fangirl for him (I was a Viggo girl!) but I reckon he is probably far too nice for the industry.

    • Ronia says:

      I’m totally with you on that. The Good Doctor was a very very nice movie to watch because of his acting mainly. And I was, and still am, a huge fan of Viggo but I respect Olando for not being a Hollywood type behaviour.

    • Kate2 says:

      He was on Colbert a few months ago promoting Romeo and Juliet on Broadway and he did seem like a genuinely sweet guy.

    • Josefa says:

      He really is good! I think TV is the best he could do right now. A lot of film actors are moving to the TV industry anyway, he could join the frenzy. And even if it’s still seen as a downgrade, I think nowadays TV is DESTROYING the film industry when it comes to quality. I think he’s got far more chances of finding good scripts that could show his talent there.

      I think the problem with Orly is that even if he was good in LotR and PotC, he’s just not that fitted for action roles like that. I read the other day he and his lovely brown eyes just lessen the masculinity in dude films. And I think that’s true, coming from a HUGE Orly fangirl. I think he’d be really good in something like Downton Abbey.

      • Ronia says:

        I can absolutely see him in any costume drama (BBC is fabulous with these!) and/or different epoch TV series, so Downton Abbey or anything of the kind will complement his fine features and he has this air of some older portraits. This would definitely be a fit, IMO. Putting aside the ridiculous script, the Three Musketeers role of Buckingham fit him like a glove. If it had been a good script, his face, his overall presence was just “born for it”.

      • Josefa says:

        @Ronia
        I totally see that painting thing now that you mention it. You know what role I find him PERFECT for? Dr. Frankenstein in Penny Dreadful. But thank God that didn’t happen – that role gave me a major lady boner for Harry Treadaway, if it went to Orlando I’d fear for my health.

  18. cocoa says:

    But he somehow got a star on the walk of fame for some reason……..

    • lisa2 says:

      Those are paid for.. Sad but true. So anyone can get them and do.

      Kind of made it less great for me. Sometimes Studios pay for them when movies are coming out. Especially for some of the big franchise films. If you notice it has become more and more obvious. There is a yearly (IIRC) fee to maintain the STAR.

      I thought it was more special than that.. but no. Kaley Cuoco is getting one.

      while..
      Leo, Clint, Brad, Angelina, Julia R, George C, Robert Redford, George Lucas, Denzel, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro Don’t.. :(

      Those off the top of my head. So it obviously has nothing to with real STAR POWER.

      • cocoa says:

        Add Whitney Houston, James Earl Jones, Kate Winslet, the list goes on….

      • M.A.F. says:

        What the what?! The chick from the Big Bang Theory is getting one?

        I knew they were paid for but seriously, there should be restrictions or something.

  19. Kat says:

    At the risk of sounding like a freeze-dried c u next tuesday, why in the hell would Orly want to get back with Miranda??? She always comes off as a vapid, shallow and disingenuous egomaniac; quite frankly, she’s better suited for a piss ant like Beiber! If she actually did fool around with Rosemary’s Baby, then she’s even more disgusting.

    As an aside, I’m pretty disappointed in Orly for missing that punch. Seriously, he had only ONE job and he f—ed it up! Bah.

    • Nicolette says:

      Agree, and I can’t stand her either. It would’ve been great had he landed that punch, Bieber has been in dire need of a good ass kicking for quite a while now.

  20. Zee says:

    He should try TV…something like Peaky Blinders

  21. Talie says:

    Remember when he dated Kate Bosworth and they looked so damn strung out. This isn’t new behavior…

  22. Adrien says:

    Orly should do something about his hair and his fashion choices. No more scarves on the beach. No more Mick Hucknall hairdo. Crispin Glover could play him in the tv reenactment of that Ibiza fracas. That is how dorky he looked. C’mon, we are all Team Legolas. Shape up, Orly.

  23. Tiffany says:

    TV is where it is at right now Orly. Get back to LA and get in the good graces of a TV exec and have an awesome show land in your lap.

    Still a fan,
    Tiffany

  24. M.A.F. says:

    He has done a lot of independent films since Pirates. The only issue those films dont make any type of impact.

  25. Ann says:

    He’s 37 and still “partying”? Shouldn’t he be with his kid when he’s not working?

    • suziekew says:

      Thank you Ann! My thoughts exactly.

    • Francis says:

      Miranda gets the kid sometimes. I see nothing wrong with a thirty something newly single man partying if he chooses to. Not one thing wrong w it. He didn’t ask to be single, it was thrust upon him, by the ex wife.
      Partying and enjoying a club every once in awhile is not just for teens and twenty something, if it was the fancy clubs would go broke.

      • Ronia says:

        Agree. We are in our forties and we do enjoy summer parties. We are not dead yet. Besides, depends on the custody arrangements. It’s not always possible to take the kid whenever you like.

  26. serena says:

    Bieber has that much power?? Why??? Who the hell cares at this point about him? I don’t really get this.

    On the other hand it’s good that he didn’t get to hang out with that bunch of douches.

  27. Lydia says:

    Miranda is only “focused on work”? Oh okay, source, whatever you say. I guess cavorting with fat, homely billionaires while they fight over her still counts as work in a model’s rapidly dwindling window of opportunity. That, and spending an hour or two getting ready for her daily photographed walk to the car. Yeah, she’s a real poster girl for the workers party.

    • captain says:

      I guess that just gives us a huge clue as to who the source actually is. Trashing Orlando all the way, hinting that there is too much partying (means alcohol and drug, I bet). Of course THAT was the reason his beautiful hard-working wife split with him. Right, source, sure. And you call this to remain friends after the divorce, what has he done to upset you, you egocentric moron?

      • Abbott says:

        +10000 wood nymphs. Thought I was being overly cynical by immediately thinking this is Miranda’s team. BG has implied that she was the one who dropped the initial ‘partying too hard’ stories a couple months back. Looks like her strategy is to make the father of her son look bad.

        Also, didn’t he have a pill problem a few years back?

        Last, Sarah at Cinesnark has a great career prospectus on him: http://www.laineygossip.com/Career-Prospectus-Orlando-Bloom/29911

  28. Gloria says:

    Man, with friends like this “source” willing to tell the media what a loser you are and what a sad state your life is in, who needs enemies?
    I highly doubt any of his friends ” didn’t know the split was coming” when the rest of the world was well informed about their problems for months, and Bloom was the one who emailed Jackson to let him know he was really keen to revisit Legolas so not sure I believe that bit either.
    I think its pretty obvious he is in a bit of a bad place at the moment though, not unusual for someone in the first year of a break up.

  29. Not to be too harsh on him, but what career? Besides Lord of the Rings and dating the Bos, I can’t think of what else he’s famous for.

    Dating Miranda extended his fame but that clearly was a bad idea because homegirl cheated on his ass. It sucks being stuck on someone who treated you like sh-t but there comes a time when you gotta let it go. Clearly he’s already dangerously close to self destruction. And any comeback he’s hoping to make isn’t going to happen when you’re the laughing stock for fighting some spoiled teenager who is almost half your age over a woman who cheated on you. Mother of your child or not.

    • Jenny12 says:

      They weren’t dating, they were married. I can understand hurt and frustration because she was his wife, though he could’ve handled it better. I think she cheated on him rampantly throughout the marriage and broke his heart.

  30. Francis says:

    I don’t believe the story anyway.

    • Francis says:

      I think he should just keep working, period, like Colin Firth did, take all kinds of roles, teen movies, dramas,,everything .some good , some bad it just depends on draw of the luck sometimes. Everyone doesn’t come into their own as an actor in their 30′s , it took Colin firth until his 50′s to get an Oscar and he had a ton of clunkers and light fair, as well as some meatier things,but it took a while.
      Sometimes the actors I most appreciate are the journeymen.

      • Roger says:

        Being honest Colin Firth was an acclaimed young actor in the 80s especially for his perfrmances in films like Another World, Valmont and TV productions like Tumbledown and Lost Empires. Albeit Firth had terrible lows, his highs were considerable. Nothing comparable to Bloom.

      • 'P'enny says:

        Valmont was awful. I have a copy of it for my collection and i love Colin Firth a lot, and a lot, but my God, that performance was terrible. I’m sorry. It’s on par with his other really bad film, ‘Where the Truth Lies’. and that one with Uma thurman.. good grief, ‘yawn.’ However, glad his roles have picked up and become a lot more classier.

        Mamma Mia, P&P and Bridget Jones he excels in charm. Single Man and Kings Speech he is really really brilliant serious actor. I want more of both.

      • Francis says:

        P,enny Thank you, that was the point I was making about Colin firth in films , I too love Colin Firth. Yes ,he was becoming the lightweight, charming father in kids or teen fair movies or the pleasant boyfriend until he hooked up with Tom Ford. Bridget Jones was big box office and it got him noticed more by audiences, but it wasn’t until Serious Man and Kings Speech that he gained more gravitas with the industry in the US and a Oscar.
        I think most actors worth their salt are hoping for long careers and they take what comes and hit peaks and valleys in their career. Orlando reminds me a bit of where Colin firth was about 15 yrs ago. No one knows where. Orlando could end up if he hangs in the game and works, he could turn things around on a dime with one role, he’s a excellent actor. He just did a Broadway run earlier in the year and he’s not finished by a long shot . IMO He will get offers and if he wants to work he’ll keep plugging along,who knows where he will be in ten years. Look at Matthew Maconaughey he made indies,light romcoms and was written off hugely as a serious actor, he has turned things around. Colin Firth was around forever and just got to the top a few years ago at 50+ ..

      • Kat says:

        Francis that is not a good comparison. Firth was never seen as lightweight actor,and it certainly wasn’t that tom ford film that made his career. Firth had a successful theatrical career and was in many successful costume dramas prior to that. Firth is a very, very solid actor who always got good roles in british tv and theatre. It isn’t like he had to prove he could do drama and serious parts, that was actually what he was known for in the early part of his career. The rom com stuff was seen as a departure at one point.
        Bloom on the other hand was immediately picked up by hollywood and put in franchises at a young age because of his good looks. He has had the same career path as Robert Pattison, both of them don’t have the kind of solid acting career from their own country that many of the british stars have they both went straight to the top in teen franchises. Firth is more like Cumberbatch who had a solid reputation as a leading man and character actor throughout the whole of his career, especially in England.

  31. 'P'enny says:

    i just noticed according to his IMDB record, that he was in three episodes of Casulity, this must be to the UK what General Hospital is to the US. :-D i love seeing successful well made actors in Casuality. I need to find this on you tube, now.

    • M.A.F. says:

      Yep on Causality.
      I watched Prime Suspect this summer, the original w/Helen Mirren, and it too had a who’s who of British actors. It was like watching Law and Order. It had a very young Ralph Finnes, Mark Strong (!), just to name two.

  32. Kate2 says:

    I actually don’t think he looks that bad in the pics of him in the striped shirt on the beach. Bieber, not surprisingly, looks like a douchelord in his photos.

    James Franco was asked about the Bloom/Bieber fracas, and he said he was Team Bloom. Take that for what you will.

    • 'P'enny says:

      i think everyone is on Team Bloom.

      I loved how Luke Evans twitted, “I want to be in Ibiza now!” i don;t think he was wanting to join in on the Loveboat parties. Think he wanted to punch Beiber one for taunting his pal, Orly.

      • bella says:

        I disagree Penny. Luke wanted to be there because his friend Jon Kortajarena was there partying at Riccardo Tisci’s birthday. The guy loves to be everywhere but he’s in Ireland now filming High Rise. I guess he couldn’t find a gap in his schedule this time.
        The “fight” between Orly and baby Bieber happened last wednesday and Luke twitted yesterday.

      • 'P'enny says:

        @Bella

        oooh yes I am well aware he is in Belfast filming High Rise. :-) [cough Hiddles.]

        I was reading all about Jon Korajarena yesterday on DLounge. :-) go Lukey – nice.

  33. Boromir's Bytch says:

    I will never believe that he said he was tired of playing Legolas. OB has always been very vocal of his love of playing the elf. It just doesn’t ring true. Several of the source’s statements don’t ring true actually.

    Back to Colin Firth for a second, that movie that Orlando and Colin made together a few years ago was so bad it was funny. Watching the two of them trying to do southern american accents was cringe-worthy. Not a stellar effort on either of their parts.

    • M.A.F. says:

      How can he be tired of playing the elf when the last time he played him was in 2000 when they wrapped filming for LOTR? He had 10 years between LOTR & the Hobbit. That is why I, too, don’t believe that source.

  34. Francis says:

    Yes Colin Firth made a lot of bad movies and I am a fan of Colin firth, I like him as an actor and he seems like a nice genuine man. The one with Orlando had me squirming with the bad southern accents.

  35. Ally8 says:

    I think his career never recovered from the massive flop/misfire that was Elizabethtown. Clearly the movie had all kinds of flaws, but one of them was the revelation that Bloom couldn’t carry off a lead non-costume role (Ashton Kutcher was originally cast). With his jutting old-lady chin and fussy enunciation, Bloom simply isn’t likable onscreen.

    Elizabethtown is now most notable for leading to the coining of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl nomenclature.
    http://www.avclub.com/article/the-bataan-death-march-of-whimsy-case-file-1-emeli-15577

  36. Altariel says:

    I’ve always liked Orlando, and every one else seemed to as well. But couldn’t understand why he didn’t seem to be getting big roles….and then I remember thinking how he barely spoke in Kingdom of Heaven, and that the movie generally sucked, at a crucial time when he needed his leading-man status to take off. Another one of my faves with bad luck, in landing meaty roles anyway.

  37. Nice Guy Orly says:

    Orly’s a lovely guy but I’m sorry, he’s the most boring leading man…he’s like Kristen Stewart so yes, his impulsive to act in indie features is a good idea. He’s quite bland so you need a quiet movie or backdrop or something. Or, if her were really adventurous he could go into semi-comedy and send himself up with a Mark Walhberg type as the sidekick. He needs a great script and someone really charismatic whom he can bounce off. That’s all.

  38. Kat says:

    Yeah i believe it, his career is not going anywhere and privately he seems a bit lost right now.
    I said the other day it looks like he is having some kind of meltdown with the company he keeps and places he frequents as of late. Hanging out with dicaprio and his posse in ibiza and rubbing shoulders with Paris, Bieber, lohan and Gomez and the likes.

  39. Vilodemeanus says:

    I read not one negative comment about Orlando Bloom taking a swing at Beiber, not one. Everything I read was positive, and I think the reason Beiber always has his baby sitters with him is to keep him from getting his ass kicked on a regular basis. Even celebrities came out applauding Bloom. Where page 6 got their information is out of their imagination because for DAYS literally, it was all Bloom positive, and a lot of ill feelings towards that loser Beiber. I don’t believe for one second Kerr did anything more than hang out and use Bieber for his drugs at a party, she’s able to move in Billionaire circles and isn’t going to be involved with a bunch of no name loser thugs that surround Beiber. She’s an idiot but she’s a pretty idiot who can attract the richest men in the world with great reputations, not some pip squeak who lies about getting laid more often than not. Biebs is in the Kardashian level of women, not VS model level of women. Someday, someone is going to take a huge chunk of Beiber and watch the world rise up and applaud. He’s one of the most hated celebs out there.