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  • Faith: Buddhist
  • Career: Actor
  • Birthday:  January 13, 1977
  • Accomplishments:  Lord Of The Rings, Pirates Of The Caribbean
  • Fun Faith Fact!: Bloom was raised in the Church of England

As it turns out, the dreamy actor, known best for his roles in "The Lord of the Rings" and "Pirates of the Caribbean," has a penchant for inner calm. Bloom was raised in the Church of England before trading in sacraments for sutras. In 2004, he became a full member of Soka Gakkai International, a Nichiren Buddhist-based lay association. Along with 60 others, his formal conversion occurred at SGI's headquarters at Taplow Court Mansion in Maidenhead, England. During a relationship with Kate Bosworth, his Buddhist ways attracted her to the religion as well. Photo courtesy of Schneewante.

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