Creativity is the key for any child with dyslexia, or for anyone for that matter. Then you can think outside of the box. Teach them anything is attainable. Let them run with what you see is whatever they need to run with.— Orlando Bloom
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Although it is a fantasy film, it's as real as it can be.
You have to imagine that an audience will buy their ticket to a cinema and get on a first-class flight and journey to Middle Earth.
I can be a little bit outrageous. I can be a lot of things. I'm a bit of an adrenaline junkie, so I love to go out there and do kind of crazy stuff which is slightly outrageous, like bungee jumping, skydiving, surfing and that sort of stuff. But I also like to just chill with my friends and go and see movies and do normal things.
I got to dress up in funny clothes and run around New Zealand with a bow and arrow for 18 months, how bad could that be?
We have to make good use of the time we have.
That simple. We have to wake up every day, knowing that it's not just an ordinary day. We have to take the moment, seize each day.
Dyslexia is not due to a lack of intelligence, it's a lack of access.
It's like, if you're dyslexic, you have all the information you need, but find it harder to process.
I hated kissing Zoe Saldana too! I was like, "Take your tongue out of my mouth, please. Your boyfriend is standing right there." Most people think kissing beautiful costars must be great. But it's always awkward, man.
The role of an actor is to make every character believable.
If you read 50 books, I'll get you a motor bike.
Maybe our generation is more about sex, but it feels like romance is dying out.
Elves have this superhuman strength, yet they're so graceful.
Tolkien created them to be angelic spirits, but I also saw Legolas as something out of the Seven Samurai.
Vig used to call me 'Elf boy', and I'd call him 'filthy human'.
As an Elf, I never got a scratch on me, never got dirty. And Vig would come out with blood and sweat all over him. And he'd say to me, 'Oh, go manicure your nails.'
I know you can be up one minute and drop the next, so I'm trying to maintain a steady course so I can have some longevity.
If you have kids who are struggling with dyslexia, the greatest gift you can give them is the sense that nothing is unattainable. With dyslexia comes a very great gift, which is the way that your mind can think creatively.
My experience of singing, as an actor, was that there's a different creative feeling of freedom. The acting thing is a bit more defined and cerebral. I can see why people would want to cross over. If you have so much freedom on stage then perhaps you want to be confined a bit, and vice versa.
I have played a boxer, a cowboy, a knight, a prince, an elf and a pirate.
I am so glad to have done all of that already.
I mean, I have a great job. I get to dress up and become somebody else, especially when it's someone like Legolas, who's this super-cool kind of otherworldly elf. It's, like, I'm lucky, man, so why would I not appreciate that?
I think a film set is a quite controlled environment and you feel like you can trust them and it is going to be a safe place to work, but I really don't think about it.
I remember one time that I was filming a scene in whych my character rides through Troy on a chariot. I just looked around at this incredible set thinking 'This is the life'.
I cherished my time filming 'Lord of the Rings' in New Zealand - it's the most beautiful, magical place with great hospitality. I love places that are completely cut off from everything - where I can relax and enjoy the simplicity of nature.
Elves are like trees, grounded and focused from the trunk down but graceful and agile on top.
I'm trying to mix the cool, independent stuff with the big stuff, but it's been difficult finding the right roles. It's been an interesting ride as far as my career pendulum is concerned
I'm always amazed at anyone's interest in what I have to say.
I try to take the time to appreciate and I certainly do appreciate and I do feel proud but that is probably one of the things I need to work on, building a bit of time for myself.
Being a gentleman is a worthy goal.
I don't know any family that doesn't have a story somewhere.
Besides, it you didn't have those things in life, you'd be so bland.
I'm probably a good boyfriend, but I'm pretty intense.
When you're with me it's exciting, fun and very intense. At the same time, I'm easy going. But all that depends on what girl I'm with.
I love it. I hate that word (fatherhood), but I love being a father; it's changed everything in so many ways.
The philosophy that I've embraced isn't about sitting under a tree and studying my navel.
When everyone around you is doing all this incredible pirate acting and you're having to sort of play the straight guy and move the story forward, you kind of want to be doing some of that pirate ripping it up stuff, but in truth, to be a part of that project is what I love.
The process of making a movie is what I love.
I thrive on that. It's an exciting miracle, a mad adventure. I love being part of it.
I'm quite sensitive to women. I saw how my sister got treated by boyfriends. I read this thing that said when you are in a relationship with a woman, imagine how you would feel if you were her father. That's been my approach, for the most part.
My baby is amazing, even his head smells amazing. His breath, the whole thing, you could eat him!
The thing about fame, is you never think it's going to happen to you.
So when it does, it's sort of a shock. Some people are just better at it than others.
Women are beautiful. They deserve to be cherished and respected.
I just keep pinching myself that that's my wife.
Until this movie I have played a boxer, a cowboy, a knight, a prince, an elf and a pirate. I am so glad to have done all of that already, and am ready for this phase of my career.
Wanting to be a rock star, I get it. I'm like, 'Oh, my God, dude! The freedom!'
I feel really privileged to be an actor, to be paid to do something I love.
Everything you know, all the things that you thought were important, drift into the background. And even things that were important really come to the fore and he's one of them.
I'm amazed that things have panned out the way they have.
I always say I'm so lucky, though my mum always says, "You make your own luck."
The thing with Ridley [Scott] is he's been doing this forever, he knows what it is he wants and how to get it. There's absolutely no messing around on set. Having said that, he's very accessible to actors, very open to what you want to do and willing to talk about it.
I'm still at the beginning of my career. It's all a little new, and I'm still learning as I go
A big part of what I wanted to do with this character was go from when I was a boy and try and develop into a man, really try and play him as a man who is on this search, on a journey of personal, spiritual, political, social discovery.
Elves are cool, man.
I've done movies with a sword before.
But I haven't really been given the full responsibility of something like a Ridley Scott film.
I need to keep reinventing myself.
Movies like that aren't about the visual effects and explosions.
They're human stories about family, about life, about death.
I trained for three years at drama school to be an actor - not a celebrity.
When you start falling for somebody and you can't stop thinking about when you're going to see them again, I love that. Women are beautiful. They deserve to be cherished and respected.