British movie pin-up Orlando Bloom is well prepared for superstardom after graduating from the schools of Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp.

The Lord Of The Rings hunk has been watching his most recent co-stars very closely and claims he has learned a lot from them about the way they deal with acting and adulation.

Bloom admits he was amazed with the way Depp adapted his character in Pirates Of The Caribbean, and continues to be inspired with the way Pitt copes with fame.

He says, "We went out in Malta, where we're filming Troy and it was Saturday night in the heart of party land and that was an experience - to see someone get properly mobbed.

"The whole town came apart. He was so impeccable with his manner, the way he carried himself. He was very gracious with everyone."

07/07/2003 21:21