Shortly after graduation, Bloom returned to the stage where he was spotted by director Peter Jackson, who offered him the part of Legolas in a Lord of the Rings.
After appearing in the three-part epic blockbuster, Bloom subsequently took on high-profile roles in other major hits. They include Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down and an appearance alongside Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean.
The actor next co-starred with Brad Pitt in Troy and in the medieval crusade epic, Kingdom of Heaven.
He reprised his role in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest in 2006 and is slated to appear in the final film in the franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End opening in May 2007.
In 2008 he was slimed at the Kid's Choice Awards, what Jack Black called, "The biggest slime in history! He signed on to play a small role in the British film An Education but dropped out to take the lead in Johnny To's film Red Circle. Also coming this October 2009, he will be one of many Hollywood stars movie to be in New York, I Love You, which contains twelve short films in one. It is safe to say that “New York, I Love You” is a Bloom's coming soon movie, and should be watch on a BIG TV! After this movie, he will be busy for the production of “The Cross” in 2010 and “The Red Circle” in 2011.
Orlando Bloom as Legolas and Johnny Depp