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18315Re: [TolkienDiscussions] Why Bloom is an awful Legolas (opinion)

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  • Amalee
    Aug 28, 2007
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      well said Kathy. I loved Orlando in the role of Legolas and can't imagine anyone else, playing him.

      Kathy Main <arnor3@...> wrote:
      I love Orlando Bloom as Legolas. I am personally a Haldir fan, but Orlando provided some nice eye candy too. Sorry to seem shallow, but I'm not just a fan because of the good looking elves. They just add to the already wonderrul story. hugs,Kathy

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      In other words he's a "star" rather than a character actor. Like Tom Cruise except Orlando isn't an a'hole - which doesn't mean I don't enjoy Tom's films.
      But as LotR has a heavy preponderance of character actors, it doesn't hurt to have a star in it. And, like a bottle of gin in a truckfull of beer, it's "something for the ladies".
      But as to Orlando's character not fitting, well, the book Legolas doesn't actually have one - he's one of Tolkein's weakest literary creations. I think Orlando did a sterling job!
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Gustavo
      Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 5:16 PM
      Subject: [TolkienDiscussions ] Why Bloom is an awful Legolas (opinion)

      Orlando Bloom is that kind of actor who always plays Orlando Bloom.
      Therefore, if the character fits Orlando Bloom (like Will Turner), its
      all right; if it doesn't fit (like Legolas), poor Bloom can do nothing.

      Orlando Bloom is too stern to play Legolas. I truly think Legolas
      should be played by an actor who would work better the character. This
      makes me think of Paul Bettany.

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