Orlando Bloom is grateful he got his Hollywood break starring in action films, because he's convinced he would have ruined his chances in more demanding roles.

The British actor has wowed Tinseltown in the Lord Of The Rings and Pirates Of The Caribbean franchises - but has yet to deliver more than a few lines of dialogue.

He says, "I found myself doing all these action-adventure movies, and it's been a fantastic experience and I've learned a lot. And thankfully I haven't had much to say because I probably would have made a mess of it."