Orlando Bloom drops house with a past in Hollywood Hills West

Orlando Bloom has sold a house in Hollywood Hills West for $3.9 million.

Set behind a tall wooden gate on three-quarters of an acre, the 1940s house has a black exterior and is surrounded by ferns and lush landscaping.

The Outpost Estates-area ranch home was the target of the so-called Bling Ring burglars about five years ago and has since been a rental. Last year it leased for $16,500 a month.

Inside the wooden double-door entry are a library, three fireplaces and a den/office. There are four bedrooms, four bathrooms and 3,248 feet of living space.

The wooded lot has a pool equipped with a swimming machine, a spa and camera security.

Bloom, 37, is known for his repeat roles in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Lord of the Rings" movies as well as playing Romeo onstage. The versatile actor will reprise his role as Legolas in the upcoming "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies," due out in December.

He bought the property in 2007 for $2.75 million, according to public records.

Venessa Blair of John Aaroe Group was the listing agent. Rochelle Atlas Maize of Nourmand & Associates represented the buyer.

A-lister sells in Palisades

Tom Hanks, producer, director and A-list actor, has cast off a house in Pacific Palisades for $5.025 million.

The Spanish-style villa, built in 1929, has an Old Hollywood ambience. The interiors feature archways, frescoed ceilings, a library, a sky-lit kitchen, a sun room, a beauty salon, four bedrooms and 5½ bathrooms in 6,289 square feet of living space. The living room opens to a loggia and gardens.

The property sits behind hedges and a tall wall on nearly a third of an acre.

The house last sold for $1.9 million in 1988, according to public records.

Hanks, 57, won Oscars for his work in "Forrest Gump" (1994) and "Philadelphia" (1993) and received lead actor nominations for "Big" (1988), "Saving Private Ryan" (1998) and "Cast Away" (2000), which he also produced. Last year he starred in "Saving Mr. Banks" and "Captain Phillips."

Hanks and wife Rita Wilson bought another Pacific Palisades estate from veteran producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall four years ago for more than $26 million. That 14,513-square-foot house, built in 1996, has four bedrooms and five bathrooms.

Wilson, 57, appeared opposite Hanks in "Sleepless in Seattle" (1993). She has appeared on the current TV series "Girls" and "The Good Wife." Her film work includes "Jingle All the Way" (1996), "Runaway Bride" (1999) and "It's Complicated" (2009).

Mary Lu Tuthill and Kathleen Tuthill of Coldwell Banker's Brentwood office were the listing agents. James Respondek of Sotheby's International Realty represented the buyer.

'Dodgeball' actor's home a hit

Justin Long, who took a few to the head in the 2004 comic film "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story," has parted with his Hollywood Hills house for $2.055 million.

The contemporary Mediterranean was built in 1990 and sits on nearly a third of an acre. Hand-hewn wooden doors open to an enclosed courtyard. The fenced yard features fruit trees, terraces and a lawn.