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3. ORLANDO BLOOM AS BAILIN DE IBELIN IN KINGDOM OF HEAVEN (2005)

Russell Crowe in director Ridley Scott’s Gladiator—now there’s some perfect casting. Rugged yet still charismatic, Crowe owned every second of that Roman Empire-staged fight-fest. So what does Scott do for 2005’s 12th-Century-Crusades-set Kingdom Of Heaven, which was cut from the same brutish cloth as Gladiator? He opts to work with Crowe’s polar opposite: Orlando Bloom, a panty-waist who looks more like a beer wench than an armor-clad bruiser. Unsurprisingly, Kingdom Of Heaven was no Gladiator, mostly because it’s impossible to believe that a guy like Bloom could fight his way out of a paper bag, let alone slice through hordes of soldiers with a sword.

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