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Orlando will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, April 2, 2014! :2thumbs:

Walk of Fame

ORLANDO BLOOM TO BE HONORED WITH

STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
WHO: Orlando Bloom
Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
Guest speakers: Forest Whitaker and film director David Leveaux
WHAT: 2,521st Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
in the Category of Motion Pictures
WHERE: 6927 Hollywood Boulevard
between the TCL Chinese Theatre and Madame Tussauds Hollywood
WHEN: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. PDT
Event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Orlando Bloom will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard next to the TCL Chinese Theatre and Madame Tussauds Hollywood. “We are thrilled to be honoring one of the most popular actors of our time,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies. “His fans from around the world are going to be very excited about this ceremony!” she added.
Emcee Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and guest speaker Forest Whitaker and David Leveaux will be on hand to unveil the star for Orlando Bloom unveil the 2,521st star in the category of Motion Pictures at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard. The star ceremony will be streamed live exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.
Orlando Bloom was born in Canterbury, England and trained at the National Youth Theatre in London. He earned a scholarship to study with the British American Drama Academy. Having completed his scholarship, Bloom made his feature film debut in “Wilde,” starring Stephen Fry and Jude Law.
Bloom was accepted to London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he performed in many stage productions. Upon graduation, a then unknown Bloom was cast in the films that launched his career: Peter Jackson’s Academy Award winning trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings.” Bloom captured the attention of international audiences and filmmakers alike as ‘Legolas.’
In the summer of 2003, Bloom starred opposite Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced Disney hit, “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” directed by Gore Verbinski.
Orlando then worked with Ridley Scott on “Black Hawk Down” and went on to star in Scott’s “Kingdom of Heaven” for 20th Century Fox. Bloom followed the epic Crusades’ film with his first contemporary American role starring opposite Kirsten Dunst in Cameron Crowe’s autobiographical “Elizabethtown,” directed by Crowe and produced by Tom Cruise for Paramount Pictures.
Bloom then reprised his role as ‘Will Turner’ in the box office record-breaking “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.”
In the wake of those blockbusters, Bloom made his debut on London’s West End in a revival of David Storey’s 1969 drama, “In Celebration.” Produced by Sonia Friedman and directed by Anna Mackmin, the production and Bloom were well-received by both critics and audiences alike.
Bloom’s additional film credits include “Ned Kelly” opposite Heath Ledger; Wolfgang Peterson’s “Troy” opposite Brad Pitt; the Cayman Islands ensemble “Haven” opposite Zoe Saldana; “New York, I Love You” opposite Christina Ricci; Mark Ruffalo’s directorial debut “Sympathy for Delicious” opposite Laura Linney; Horton Foote’s “Main Street” opposite Colin Firth and Patricia Clarkson; and Paul W.S. Anderson’s “The Three Musketeers” opposite Christoph Waltz. Orlando made his producorial debut via his Viddywell Production Company in “The Good Doctor” in which he stars opposite Michael Peña, J.K. Simmons, and Taraji P. Henson.
In 2013, Orlando starred opposite Forest Whitaker in the closing night film of the Cannes Film Festival, Jerome Salle’s “Zulu.” He then starred as ‘Romeo’ in the Broadway production of “Romeo and Juliet,” directed by David Leveaux. NY Times critic Ben Brantley wrote that “Mr. Bloom…keeps surprising. For once, we have a Romeo who evolves substantively, from a posturing youth in love with love to a man who discovers the startling revelation of real love, with a last-act descent into bilious, bitter anger that verges on madness.”
This past December, Orlando reprised his role as ‘Legolas’ in Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug,” for New Line Cinema and MGM. The Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD will be available April 8, 2014 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Bloom will next be seen in the final film of “The Hobbit” trilogy, “There and Back Again,” to be released on December 17th 2014.
Orlando was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador after he took his first trip to Nepal with the organization in 2007. In December 2012, he visited UNICEF supported programs in South Africa to help benefit children and refugees. This month, Orlando will visit Syrian refugees in Jordan with the organization. Bloom also works with Free the Children and spoke to 18,000 kids at their first “We Day” in California this year. Other charities and organizations he works with include Peace First, Make-A-Wish, and Global Green.

Congratulations, Orlando!

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Thanks Sunstar for bringing over the information about Orlando being honoured with a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. Congratulations Orlando! He deserves this because he is an excellent actor and has worked really hard and he does a lot for charities. He is a kind, compassionate, and giving person. How do celebrities get their stars on the walk of fame? It is wonderful that Orlando will visit Syrian refugees in Jordan with UNICEF. This just shows what a wonderful man Orlando is because he gives so much to others. That is great that he is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. I wonder what new projects Orlando will be doing next, if it will be film or theatre. Orlando has definitely earned his star on the walk of fame. I am happy for him.

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Does anyone know if you can get In Celebration on DVD? I would love to see Orlando in that since it was received well by critics and audiences.

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Thanks for providing, Rene. My heartfelt congratulations to Orlando. A very well-deserved honor.

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I am so excited for Orlando, he definitely deserves his star on the Walk of Fame and I am thrilled to see Forest Whitaker as one of the speakers! So it will be on April 2nd and it will be streamed live on their website! So it said 11:30 PDT so that would make it 2:30 p.m. in Boston, I definitely want to watch this. :)

I also noticed his trip with UNICEF to visit the Syrian refugees in Jordan this month, does anyone know if he has done this yet?

Thank you so much Rene for this most exciting news! :hug:

Kim

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I love this event banner from the Walk of Fame Facebook page.

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Does anyone know if you can get In Celebration on DVD? I would love to see Orlando in that since it was received well by critics and audiences.

Kimberley, there's been no news about a DVD - I don't think 'In Celebration' was filmed. :(

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I've learnt of his new star on the Walk of Fame yesterday evening on TV :find: . Congratulation, Orlando! :iheart: :2thumbs:

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Congratulations Orlando for a well-deserved honour. (How nice to see an article that mentions his lesser known films as well as the big ones.)

Thanks for bringing the news over Sinstar.

T.

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Rene, thanks for providing the event banner. Lookin' good, Orlando, and congratulations again.

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Oh, I am SO proud of him! :yess: This is a long overdue well-deserved honour, indeed. :wub:

I do hope that his family can attend the ceremony. :clap:

Thanks for getting this WONDERFUL news to us, Rene! :highfive:

- Pam -

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I also hope Orlando's family will be able to make it, especially Flynn. It will be interesting to see if any of his famous friends and co-stars will be there for the unveiling. The only one we know for sure is Forest Whitaker. :)

Kim

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I also hope that Orlando's family will be able to attend the ceremony and I hope that Flynn will be there to see his dad get honoured for his star on the walk of fame. I wonder also how many of his famous friends will be there and how many of his co-stars he has worked in movies with will be there. Congratulations to Orlando for this honour because he has earned his star and it shows how much he has contributed in the film industry.

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Wow! This is kind of cool. I hope to be able to watch it on the live stream, I've got a calendar reminder set.

Any ka-bloomies thinking about attending in person? That would be wild.

Thanks for the news.

Aliza

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What outstanding News! Wonderful and exciting! I might actually be enticed to go back to CA just to see His star on the walkway!

Congratulations, Orlando!

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Oh I was just so excited when I read Orlando was getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! :yahoo:

I wish I could be there in person but I hope one my Ka-bloomie sisters can go and represent us all!

Congrats Orlando for this wonderful honor and all your fans are thrilled for you! :star:

reeceehorses :sigh:

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I will definitely be watching Orlando get his star on the Hollywood walk of fame on the live stream. Orlando has earned his star and congratulations again to Orlando.

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The closer it gets the more excited I am! :cheer2:

I wish I could be there in person but I hope one my Ka-bloomie sisters can go and represent us all!

Is anyone going, as Darice (reeceehorses) suggested? aliza, Faye (CaliMom)? Anyone? If so, please let us know!!!

Thanks for the pic, Rene! :highfive:

- Pam -

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I also hope some of our Ka-bloomie sisters will be able to go. How I would love to be there in person myself but I will definitely be watching online. :iheart:

I think this is the moment we've all be waiting for and his day is almost here! :yahoo:

Thank you Rene for posting that picture showing the preparation. :hug:

Kim

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Thank you Sunstar for posting the pic of Orlando's star under construction. I am so excited and can't wait to watch it online. Congratulations Orlando!

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Not much longer now! :cheer2:

I love that new picture showing his star under construction! :w00t:

Thank you so much Rene for posting the picture. :hug:

Kim

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