Orlando Bloom Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Posted on April 04, 2014

Sometimes a star gets a sidewalk star or a footprint square and we think, “Well, that’s fun. They’ve been around forever and done a lot of good work, so why not?”

Then there’s the other kind of star getting a sidewalk star; the kind where we think, “Well someone’s agent cut a check, didn’t they?”

Orlando Bloom honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a blue Lanvin suit and Christian Louboutin shoes.

Lanvin Spring 2014 Collection


Yeah, that’s bitchy. But that’s the world of stardom. It’s all about the optics. Kate Winslet gets a star and that feels just. Orlando Bloom gets one and we think “Hunh. I guess so …” Don’t be mad, Orlando fans. Everyone pays for their own star.

Style-wise, he’s a disheveled mess, but it was ever thus with him. We’d be surprised if he looked otherwise. It all almost works, but the shirt is driving us nuts. Put on an undershirt and learn how to tuck, Orly. Also, the hair and the neck jewelry are early-stage Johnny Depp-isms. You better lock that shit down before it gets out of control and you’re leaving the house looking like an elderly gay windchime, dude.



[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans, Gerry Villaroman/PRPhotos.com, IMAXTree]

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  • Ginger

    Love that suit. Do not love it on him. Do not love him. Wash your hair.

    • 3boysful

      My first thought was “honor this guy with a bottle of shampoo.”

      The suit doesn’t fit.

      • Bozhi

        Shampoo and a belt.

  • SugarSnap108

    When Deppism is caught in the early stages, I believe treatment is often effective. The prognosis seems grim with this one, though.

  • Carrie

    And anyone can nominate someone for a star. It’s really about publicity and not a recognition of a career.

    Personally, I think he looks greasy and gross here. I don’t like the style on Depp, but that seems to be his natural state. On Bloom though it makes him look like a creeper. No thanks

  • Miranda definitely won this breakup.

    • RL McGruder

      DUDE. This.

  • colleenjanel

    All it takes is 5 years in the industry, a nomination, and a big fat check. Not as big an “honor” as people think.

    • decormaven

      I need to peruse the qualifications (cost) for a star. The tinsel definitely has rubbed off the star for this nom.

      • $30,000USD I seem to remember reading.

        • decormaven

          That’s $30K down the drain in this case, IMO. His public persona needs a complete turnaround, not just some fluffing with a PR stunt like this.

    • Daktari100

      True. Adding these stars to the Hollywood Walk of Fame is probably more beneficial to the Walk of Fame than it is for the actor.

  • Bebe

    I always think he’s so hot as Legolas. But then I’m always so disappointed with him in real life!

    • Grumpy Girl

      I share that sense. I attribute some of it to Legolas being a man of action; while Orlando seems like he exhausted a deep well of energy just getting dressed for this ceremony–to hell with properly tucking his shirt or brushing his hair.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I’ll always have a fondness for Orlando because he played Legolas so well, and then Will in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

      • AnaRoW

        I agree. He’s not the best actor but he’s charming enough. (I’m sure I missing some tabloid information though given some of the posts on here.)

      • barbarienne

        Exactly. Yes, it’s not hard to get a star on the Walk of Fame. But I don’t think it’s undeserved for an actor who was a notable (Legolas) or lead (Will Turner) character in two blockbuster movie franchises. He is genuinely famous.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          I just have to love a guy who brought my mental image of Legolas to life so well!

    • demidaemon

      The wig definitely helps.

  • deelup

    The model looks like he’s made of wax.

    • lexilexi

      Oh yes. And oh-so-scary.

  • Darren Nesbitt

    Speaking of suits, I wish we had posts to discuss Jessica Pearson’s suits on SUITS!

  • majorbedhead

    He always looks like he reeks of eau de douche and patchouli he put on three days ago, when he last showered.

  • SewingSiren

    I think they all pay to get the sidewalk stars.

  • Mismarker

    I am saving all my “What? This asshole gets a star on Walk of Fame?” ire for when Kim K. finally gets hers.

    • ScarlettHarlot

      Don’t worry, that won’t happen! Check out the HuffPo article from 10/16/2013. She’s not considered eligible by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce: “We don’t have reality stars on the Walk of Fame,” Ana Martinez tells omg Yahoo, explaining that they don’t have a category for it. “We’re happy to consider reality stars once they get nominated for, or win, an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar. We’ll consider them when they’re legitimate actors or singers.”

      • Mismarker

        Kanye will make her legitimate in some bullshit way. She’ll have a star within the next 5-10 years.

        • Jessica Freeman


          • Mismarker

            Right? Although Anna Wintour denied, denied, denied Kanye had any influence over her decision to feature them on that cover. Um, bullshit.

        • ScarlettHarlot

          Noooo! Let me keep my illusion!

        • He’ll do a duet with her, get a Grammy nomination and bob’s your uncle.

          • Mismarker

            Songwriting credit on a Grammy winning song would get the job done, too, I think? And we wouldn’t have to listen to her caterwauling.

          • demidaemon

            Doesn’t she already have some horrible song out? I’m not googling it for my own sanity.

          • Mismarker

            She has released at least one sing. A few years ago? Heavily auto tuned and incredibly forgettable.

          • demidaemon

            Exactly what I’m talking about and trying to forget.

  • ScarlettHarlot

    I’m no fan of Orlando (more like Bore-lando, amiright?) but I guess he was in 2 blockbuster franchises…I can’t think of examples off the top of my head, but I feel like I’ve seen other people get a star that are truly head-scratching.

    • ryenerman

      Bore-lando – HA!

    • AnaRoW

      There are people who’ve been honored that no one even remembers. Recently there’s been people like James Franco, Jennifer Hudson, and Simon Baker. I figure Orlando’s right in the middle.

      • Mismarker

        Simon Baker? From The Mentalist? Wow. They’re going to run out of sidewalk if they keep honoring C and B level stars.

        • decormaven

          You can see a list of stars on Wikipedia. What I love is that stars can qualify for more than one star- an example is Danny Kaye, who has stars for radio, recording, and film.

        • AnaRoW

          I’m pretty sure they remove and replace stars from time to time.

    • sugarkane105

      Yeah, there are way worse celebrities who have been given a star. I think Orlando is a decent fit. As long as Kim Kardashian doesn’t get one, all is right in the world.

  • disqus_KJ8s2RuEYn

    I’m pretty sure it says April 2, 2013 on his plaque.

    • decormaven

      That is classic!

    • IT DOES. Whaaaaaaaaat! That is a pretty enormous typo!

      • Mismarker

        Not even worth a quick proof read! WTH?

        • Or the work of my super-lazy subconscious, as it seems stuck in 2012. “Oh, 2009? Only three years ago. — What do you mean, FIVE YEARS AGO?”

    • ScarlettHarlot

      Good catch! LOL!

    • Anna

      HAHAHAHA. Nice…

    • Brilliant spot!

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Maybe it took that long for his check to clear.

    • KendraMR

      I had to do a triple take to make sure I eyes weren’t playing a trick on me.

    • SugarSnap108

      Ha! So that’s how much thought they put into this momentous occasion.

    • FrigidDiva

      I noticed that too right away. Maybe it took them that long to get a spot cleared for him.

  • Laura Abrahamsen

    Can “elderly gay windchime” be a tag, please? I want to be able to spot it in its early stages.

  • Capt. Renault

    And in related news, the country’s belt shortage crisis continues…

  • Since – according to their conscious-uncoupling press release – they love each other very much and are always going to be a family blah blah blah, why can’t Miranda advise him on his appearance? She’s good at it, he’s not.

    • demidaemon

      She’s too busy finding a new lover. 😉

      • Rumour has it she didn’t need to find one, she needed to choose one of the several.

        • demidaemon

          Well, of course. Rumor also has it that she wants one of the female persuasion instead.

          • I hadn’t heard that one! But after sleeping with James Packer I can imagine going off men completely.

          • demidaemon

            I believe she mentioned it in her GQ interview.

          • SierraDelta

            I have company this week, so I’m way behind in my celeb gossip. DISH, DEMIDAEMON, DISH!

          • demidaemon

            All I know is that she gave an interview to GQ (for a spread in which she posed naked: EAT THAT, ORLANDO!) where she said that she would be interested in dating both men and women. She then went on one of the late night talk shows and revealed the woman of her dreams. I don’t remember who it was because I was only paying half-attention to the story.

          • SierraDelta

            Thank you, cheri, for keeping me culturally literate.

          • demidaemon

            Well, that might be the last little tidbit I am able to hand out, as I have given up satellite TV and my sources of “cultural” literacy: Chelsea Lately and E! News.

  • rebeemoon

    I haven’t seen him look this good in years. Sorry, everyone. I have to love.

    • kimmeister

      I was getting Michael Hutchence vibes from his hair.

  • marlie

    Meh. Nice color suit. That’s all I’ve got.

    *Goes back to ogle Joe Manganiello*

  • Daktari100

    I guess it’s a shame I clicked on the Joe Manganiello post, adjacent to this one, just before looking at Orlando Bloom. That other one was all man and woof, and this one, hmm, not so much.

  • MartyBellerMask

    So far he’s just a young lesbian windchime.

    • jilly_d


  • Janet B

    Love his shoes

    • Shawn EH

      Actually the fit and proportions of everything are fine.

  • JP

    And stand up straight, FFS.

  • KendraMR

    He does nothing for me. I never understood his appeal.

  • He’s waaay hotter to me when he has facial hair (but really – who isn’t?). The only time clean face works for him is when he’s a blond elf prince.

  • Scott Cooper

    He’s been sporting the same grooming for the past 15 years. It’s starting to age him.

    • Kayceed

      Yes – the disheveled, tousled look has an expiration date. He has a slim figure and great bones – he could really look dashing if he wanted.

  • MilaXX

    I don’t think he’s going to age well. I can’t tell if it’s going to be elderly gay windchime or 70’s lounge lizard, but something tells me he’s not going to age gently.

    • Mismarker

      I agree. I don’t know if it’s because his private life has been difficult of late but he’s really lost his handsome, hasn’t he? There is something severe and sad about the set of his jaw when his mouth is closed. Also, he needs a haircut.

  • ScarlettHarlot

    With the color of that suit and his ridiculous hair, he looks like an extra from Baz Luhrman’s Romeo + Juliet.

  • msdamselfly

    I think he always looks great. Just needs to get a good haircut.

  • Wink

    Orlando is hot in a ‘yes-I-would-do-him-but-I-would-take-that-secret-shame-to-my-grave’ kinda way. (Also see Matthew McConaughey and Ben Affleck.)

    • demidaemon

      This rings very true for me. You know. though, someone would find out your shame and include it an unauthorized biography.

  • Sam Smith

    Luv the blue suit, but it really doesn’t play well all loosey goosey.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Sloppy Sloppy Sloppy. Take it easy on the LA Looks Extreme Gel next time dude.

  • KinoEye

    Yeah… the EGW in progress needs a definite image reboot. Orlando hasn’t fallen into either category of Be Me or Do Me for years. On the other hand, it shows how much Miranda is winning the post-break up walkabout when I want to Be AND Do her way more than this rumpled thing.

  • cocohall

    It’s the fashion circle of life! Keith Richards passes his style secrets on to Depp who passes them on to Mr. Bloom here. On Keith Richards it makes sense – he has earned every wrinkle, necklace, and odd accoutrement. Depp and Bloom are still too pretty to be believable as pirates/rogues. Skipping a few shampoos and shaves just doesn’t cut it.

  • Gretchen Bourg

    “Elderly gay windchime”—hahaha! I love you guys. And not in a creepy Orlando Bloom way.

  • Cheryl

    Don’t mind the hair or the neck jewellery, but totally on board with the shirt. Tuck it in! Listen to the uncles and wear an undershirt! Other than the shirt debacle, I think he looks better than the model.

    • Shawn EH

      That’s because the model is the walking dead.

  • Shawn EH

    The suit is great, the styling not so much. He owes it all to Legolas, I just hope he knows that.

  • tintashoopa

    That plaque looks like something you’d buy in the Universal Studios gift store.

  • Dandesun

    Legolas just had to look good, really. He was perfectly fine as that douche Paris in Troy (Eric Bana was wonderful as Hector and that’s what was important to me.) I loved him as Will in the Pirates franchise and he was absolutely delightful as Lord Buckingham in ‘Three Musketeers’ – he played it so over the top hammy I remain stunned that he didn’t actually twirl his mustache but he was my favorite thing about that flick. “Fashion favors the bold.” (He should take some personal fashion lessons from Lord B.)

  • JauntyJohn

    Hang on now, peeps.
    I’ve always thought these “get your star” events were especially tricky to dress for, since basically, even with the little red velvet kneeler and all, you’re getting all dressed up, then getting down on your knees, then leaning over, then getting back up (even trickier at Grauman’s Chinese Theater if you put your hands in the cement.)
    So you’re def going to have some pulling and such. (and with a million cams going all the time, if you tuck your shirt back in then you’ve got the “Orlando Bloom Sticks His Hands Down His Pants” internet meme.)
    So I agree that the styling is not his best — that is either too much or the wrong product in his hair, methinks — I think the rest is serviceable. Trim suit, the right pants length, good fit in the shoulders, great color…. and best of all, NOT SHINY.
    Ima gonna give this one to him.

  • jilly_d

    Rumpled mess. I am disappoint.

  • JR Labrador

    Ugh, his hair. His elf-wig is a thousand times more presentable.

  • Gatto Nero

    The long greasy hair look doesn’t suit him.
    The rest is fine.

  • Danielle

    He fist pumped the star, I just can’t.

  • stubbornthoughts

    He always wears those necklace bits. I would know, I used to own every magazine and picture he took from 2001-2008. He’s still gorgeous to me, even if he is a disheveled mess. I’m a bit surprised he got a star already, but good for him.

  • merciblahblah

    He’s not one of my favorites, but he totally reminds me of Michael Hutchence (RIP) in these pics, so I immediately had a soft spot for him. I think he can pull off that messy curly mop on his head, and I like the cut of the suit on him, but not the color (leave it to Willy Wonka or Alan Cumming), and for the love of Sherman Hensley, get RID of the Claire’s Boutique jewelry.

  • CPK1

    he needs to ratchet down the orange spray tan

  • Jacob Bowen

    I feel like “Elderly Gay Windchime” has been the projection of his course for life for a while…it is beginning.

  • Cee Layton

    Hate isn’t a strong enough word for the way I feel about the man bob haircut.

  • kat89

    He needs a bath and a better fitting suit. Ugh.

  • GregoireNYC

    I feel a strange need to defend him. He’s wearing this suit so much better than the model. I can’t stand this cut generally, but a man of fit, trim proportions like Orlando can wear it well. I actually love his hair like that. It’s perhaps a bit overplayed (and yes, very Depp-lite) but it’s breezy and fun, not overly greased and douche-y.

  • KT

    Exactly, this is pure agent-ing.

    Fledgling gay windchime!!!!!!

  • EEKstl

    GMTA. Before I scrolled down my first thought was: “Wait…Kate Winslet just got one and THIS GUY is right behind her? Really???”. If there is such a thing as yawning incredulity then I am experiencing it.

  • YoungSally

    “Orlando Fans” If I didn’t know it was TLo, I could swear that was a sports reference.

  • kim bunchalastnames

    he is just not aging gracefully. those tight pants would look better on a younger man, like andrew garfield.

    • Trickytrisha

      Uh, Bloom just turned 37 in January. Garfield is 30.

      • kim bunchalastnames

        well, that just shows how much more gracefully garfield is aging. lol.

  • I can’t help but wonder what he’d look like if he actually washed his hair.

  • Vtg Fashion Library

    And this, BKs, is why this guy was completely unworth of the Goddess Miranda.

  • Columbinia

    I think Bloom is one of the few men who can wear this blue suit. And I’m so glad he chose dark shoes with it. Sadly, the shirt situation is a mess.
    The hair has me wondering does it just happen that way if he steps out of the shower and rubs his hair with a towel, or does the dishevelment require 40 minutes with a stylist and hair product? I’m thinking the latter.

    • Pennymac

      I hate crunchy hair on a guy…

  • sagecreek

    Not aging well.

  • awtchy1

    Why does the award he’s holding read “April 2 2013”? Am I reading that right? It’s 2014, no?

  • Renaissance_Man_ATL

    He also needs a FU(KING BELT!!!

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Mr. Wonka, the tallest Oompa Loompa has escaped again!

  • Esz

    The pants make him look stumpy. I dont think he IS stumpy though is he?

  • Gloriana Reginata

    While I’m not a Bloom fan per se, and I would never defend his acting ability, nevertheless if you added up the average gross of the films he’s been in, it would be … well, easily worth Hollywood giving him a star for free. And at least he looks human here: I don’t know what CGI they made the mistaken decision to use on him for ‘Hobbit: Desolation’, but he’s seriously creepy in it.

  • anotherkate

    He gets a star! Because Legolas I guess? Anyway he looks like the owner of a sleazy European nightclub, who has been partying in said nightclub all night. Not super fresh.

  • kikisayshi

    What’s with the douchey haircut? Gross.

  • demidaemon

    My question is: Do they still have room for stars on the walk of fame? Because it seems like a shitload of stars have gotten theirs recently?

    Also: He looks a not mess. The hair is especially execrable.

  • Bethany Fairbrother

    Really? For real? Seriously?! He couldn’t act his way out of a paper bag. Viggo Mortgensen worried he would be the person that people would say suked. No! That was Orlando. He sucked. And he stil does.

  • judybrowni

    And, a star near the Chinese Theater?

    Couldn’t have sluffed him around the corner in front of a pizza joint?

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  • frosty dufour

    I can’t knock him, he’s a truly good person