Movie heart-throb Orlando Bloom decided to become an actor because he wanted to be like David Hasselhoff and Mr T.

The LORD OF THE RINGS star loved watching 80s TV shows Knight Rider and THE A-Team when he was growing up, and cites them as the reason he became a thespian.

The 27-year-old says, "As soon as I realised the heroes on The A-Team and Knight Rider weren't real, I decided I wanted to act because I thought I'd love to be any number of those guys."

13/08/2004 02:42