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Orlando Bloom quotes

You don't improvise with a Cameron Crowe script.

I missed my home - like the physicality of my home, I missed my friends and my family mostly and just hanging out and being in your home country - culturally it feels right and that is what I miss.

My whole career has been fulfilling my childhood fantasies, playing characters that are larger than life, getting to play a knight, an elf, a prince, and a soldier.

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.

Elves are cool, man.

I'm still at the beginning of my career. It's all a little new, and I'm still learning as I go.

Movies like that aren't about the visual effects and explosions. They're human stories about family, about life, about death.

I got to work with one of my heroes, Johnny Depp, and to see how he goes about business, which was really inspiring for me at this stage in my career.

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.

People come into your life and people leave it... you just have to trust that life has a road mapped out for you.

Whatever happens in life is fine - just trust in that.

A friend told me that teenage girls are always looking for someone to pin their dreams on. That doesn't make it any less weird though.

When I was nine, I had this girlfriend and we used to have running races in the park. I wanted to be like Superman and fly in and rescue her.

I'm always amazed at anyone's interest in what I have to say.

Elves are like trees, grounded and focused from the trunk down but graceful and agile on top.

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.

I think it's sort of a rite of passage for a British actor to try and get the American accent and have a good crack at doing that.

Obviously I always wanted to do a contemporary piece.

I'm so happy to have been a part of that process and I would go straight back into the desert in a ton of chain mail for Ridley any day of the week. He's an amazing director and I can't wait to see the long version.

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.