English actor Orlando Bloom originally dreamed of becoming a stuntman before entering the movie business.

The LORD OF THE RINGS star admits that he was inspired to take on the risky job after becoming a fan of the 1980s TV show THE FALL GUY, but his ambitions soon drew him to acting.

He says, "I never really told anyone this, but my mum reminded me I wanted to be a stuntman. I loved this show The Fall Guy.

"I couldn't be a stuntman as a kid, but I could join drama classes. So when I realised if I were an actor I could be any character I wanted, I was more excited by that than throwing myself off things."