Orlando Bloom quite literally shot to stardom. He auditioned for the role that made him a household name while he was still in theater school at the famed Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and won the part two days after graduation. That role, as Legolas in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, made him an instant star, and led to starring roles in the massive "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, and other popular films, including "Troy", "Kingdom of Heaven", "Elizabethtown", "Love and Other Disasters", "New York, I Love You", and "The Three Musketeers". He's currently appearing in "The Hobbit" trilogy, in the role that first put him on the map, Legolas, while also starring on Broadway in a new production of "Romeo and Juliet". In addition to his work on film, he has appeared on various television shows, picked up a few acting awards, married supermodel Miranda Kerr, and become a father. Not too shabby for someone whose career basically got its start in 2001. His rather meteoric rise to fame has meant that he could purchase some nice things. In 2007, he purchased a house in Los Angeles which he then promptly painted black, much to the horror of his neighbors. Earlier this month, he placed that home on the market.
Orlando Bloom's house is 3,248 square feet and has four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. Built in 1940, Mr. Bloom painted the entire house black just after moving in, and whether that will make the home more popular, or damn it to real estate hell, remains to be seen. Orlando Bloom's house also features hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and multiple fireplaces. The grounds surrounding the main house are beautiful, and include a pool, an outdoor terrace and dining area, and various walkways to a secluded garden. Orlando Bloom's house is on the market for $4.5 million. Odds are, some wealthy "Lord of the Rings" fan will snap it up in record time.