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Orlando Bloom proves he’s still a sure shot as he flexes his elfin archery skills

Orlando Bloom proves he’s still a sure shot as he flexes his elfin archery skills… 21 years after playing Legolas in Lord Of The Rings

Orlando Bloom first slipped into the role of elfin archer Legolas Greenleaf in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring more than 20 years ago.

And the actor proved he was still a straight shooter in a new Instagram post on Friday.

Bloom, 44, shared a quick video of himself practicing his bow by shooting at a target, seemingly in a backyard near a stretch of woods. 

Breakout role: Orlando Bloom first played the elf Legolas, a renowned skilled archer in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) more the 20 years ago

'Still got it': Nearly eight years since he last played Legolas in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014), Bloom showed impressive archery skill in an Instagram video posted on Friday

‘Still got it’: Nearly eight years since he last played Legolas in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014), Bloom showed impressive archery skill in an Instagram video posted on Friday

The camera is positioned right behind the British-born star as he pulls back and shoots and hits the target with ease. 

‘This is my victory lap, and then we’ll do another one,’ he boasted with pride while picking up a second arrow. 

Appearing to nearly hit the bulls eye, Bloom quickly followed his impressive shot with another one that was nearly spot on. 

Relishing in his skilled technique, Bloom declared ‘still got it’ in the caption of the video post.

Impressive: The British-born star, 44, came close to the the bulls eye on his first shot, which comes about eight years since he last trained for The Hobbit films

Impressive: The British-born star, 44, came close to the the bulls eye on his first shot, which comes about eight years since he last trained for The Hobbit films

Pinpoint: 'This is my victory lap, and then we'll do another one,' Bloom boasted with pride while picking up a second arrow to shoot

Pinpoint: ‘This is my victory lap, and then we’ll do another one,’ Bloom boasted with pride while picking up a second arrow to shoot

Technique and flare: Appearing to nearly hit the bulls eye, Bloom quickly followed his impressive shot with another one that was nearly spot on

Technique and flare: Appearing to nearly hit the bulls eye, Bloom quickly followed his impressive shot with another one that was nearly spot on

Bloom, who would go on the play the renowned skilled archer in four more films, last showed off his bow and arrow skills in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014).

Along with the original film, Bloom played the elf Legolas in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). 

It would be about 10 years until he reprised the role in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), but that didn’t seem to faze the actor when it came to dusting off his archery. 

‘Yeah, we did a lot of brushing up on those (archery skills). It was great, it was a great way to get back into the character, to get back into firing a bow and arrow,’ he confessed to Yahoo Singapore in December 2013.

Making his mark: During his career, Bloom played Legolas in three Lord Of The Rings films and two Hobbit films between 2001 and 2014

Making his mark: During his career, Bloom played Legolas in three Lord Of The Rings films and two Hobbit films between 2001 and 2014

‘The aches and pains I have ten years on from being twenty-two, not too bad, but it’s very different to that svelte movement of an elf. It was definitely a little bit of work to get back in,’ he added.

Bloom ended up playing Legolas for the last time in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014). 

The Pirates Of The Caribbean actor trained in archery and other disciplines for two months before the start of the filming for the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, which took a grueling 18 months to finish.     

Dedication: The actor trained in archery and other disciplines for two months before the start of the filming for the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, which took a grueling 18 months to finish

Dedication: The actor trained in archery and other disciplines for two months before the start of the filming for the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, which took a grueling 18 months to finish

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