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I received this through an e-mail newsletter from AMC and thought you would like to see it. It is a nice article that includes a little of Orlando and Kirsten's bios.

Enjoy! :)

AMC Theatre Movie Wathcer Review

October 12, 2005

Tour Elizabethtown with Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst

Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst explore romantic comedy and the American South in this week's feature, Elizabethtown (2005). Written and directed by Cameron Crowe, the mind behind quotable crowd-pleasers like Jerry Maguire (1996) and Almost Famous (2000), Elizabethtown (2005) promises much more than the typical romantic comedy. With Bloom and Dunst on board, it may be Crowe's next contemporary classic.

As a boy in Canterbury, Kent, England, Orlando Bloom idolized onscreen heroes. Whether it was Mr. T and The A-Team or Superman, Bloom knew that someday he would join their ranks as a TV and film hero. When his fascination turned from just a boyhood dream into a possible career path, he was off to London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where another celluloid hero, Ewan McGregor, trained years before. Naturally, Bloom made stage combat and dueling one of his specialties.

Once at Guildhall, Bloom became a daredevil offstage, too. His studies were almost cut short when he accidentally fell from a third-story patio and nearly broke his back. Surgery kept him from becoming paralyzed, and in weeks, he was back in school and performing his nightly plays. After one night's show, he met director Peter Jackson, who asked Bloom to try out for his next project, The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Instantly drawn to the story of heroes and villains, Bloom tried out for the part of Faramir but he lost to another actor. Instead, the producers offered Bloom a more substantial role as the elf archer, Legolas Greenleaf. Ever since, it has been hard to miss the worldwide success stirred by Bloom and the rest of the fellowship. In his home country, Bloom's onscreen bow-and-arrow skills helped spark an archery craze among youngsters who, like Bloom when he was a boy, wanted to emulate their new hero.

Costarring with Bloom is Kirsten Dunst, who's already a well-seasoned actress with over 40 film and TV appearances under her belt at age 23. Like many aspiring stars, Dunst's childhood career was filled with appearances in commercials and small parts in family films. But unlike the others, her breakout role came not in a kids' hit, but in a horror classic, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), which won 12-year-old Dunst a Golden Globe nomination.

Having made her first hit, Dunst spent the rest of her school years juggling homework with her acting projects. She ran from wild animals with Robin Williams in the adaptation of the children's story, Jumanji (1995) and she could be heard as the young version of Meg Ryan's character in Disney's animated musical hit, Anastasia (1997). After cracking up audiences as the head of a cheerleading squad with stolen routines in the teen comedy Bring It On (2000), the only type of movie left for Dunst to turn into a blockbuster was action adventure.

Lucky for Dunst, the action flick she chose was as big a hit as they get. Spider-Man (2002) raked in $100 million in 72 hours and made The Guinness Book of World Records for the $43.6 million it made in one day. And with Dunst's recent leaking of Spider Man's new roster of opponents, Spider-Man 3 (2007) is sure to keep the tradition going.

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