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Sam Worthington

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Sam Worthington Biography

Sam Worthington, born as Samuel Henry John "Sam" Worthington (born 2 August 1976) is an British-Australian actor, best known for the portrayals of Jake Sully in Avatar, Marcus Wright in Terminator Salvation and Perseus in Clash of the Titans and its sequel, Wrath of the Titans, and Alex Mason in the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops and its sequel Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

In 2004, Worthington received Australia's highest film award for his lead performance in Somersault. He performed predominantly in leading roles in a variety of low-budget films before moving to major studio films, ranging from romantic drama and comedy-drama to science fiction and action.

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Sam Worthington Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
2010 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor Avatar (2009). Won
2010 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi Avatar (2009). Won
2010 ShoWest Convention, USA Male Star of the Year Won
2010 MTV Movie Awards Best Fight Avatar (2009). Nominated
2010 Kids' Choice Awards, USA Cutest Couple Avatar (2009). Nominated

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Sam Worthington Trivia

  • He won a scholarship to the John Curtin School of Performing Arts in Fremantle, WA.
  • Said in an interview with Rove McManus that he had no intention of becoming an actor and went to NIDA to support a friend but was pushed through and got through. His friend did not get into NIDA.
  • Was in the same class as Matthew Newton, the son of TV personalities Bert Newton and Patty Newton.
  • Was a finalist to play James Bond in Casino Royale (2006) before Daniel Craig was cast.
  • Was a bricklayer before becoming an actor.
  • Boyfriend of Maeve Dermody for 2 yrs.
  • In 1998, Sam graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA).
  • Sam has blurred vision but he does not wear glasses.
  • Aside from acting, Sam is a keen surfer.
  • His favourite artists include Xavier Rudd and Bernard Fanning.
  • In 2009, he got his first Teen Choice Award nomination for Choice Movie Fresh Face Male for Terminator Salvation (2009).
  • Sam was once described as one of Australia's most likable young leading men by efilmcritic.com.
  • Won the "GQ Man of the Year" award in Australia in 2009, over Eric Bana and Russell Crowe.
  • Born in Godalming Surrey, England. Parents moved to Perth, Western Australia when Sam was very young.
  • Was stylist Natalie Mark's boyfriend, 2008-2011.
  • Grew up in Rockingham in Western Australia about 1 hour drive from Perth.
  • Was cast in Avatar (2009) after Jake Gyllenhaal and Matt Damon turned down the role.
  • 2010: Named Australia's Most Stylish Male Celebrity by 'Madison' magazine.
  • Made his Hollywood acting debut in "JAG: Boomerang: Part 1 (#5.15)" (2000), which was the show's 100th episode.
  • Sam was the recipient of the Australians in Film 2009 Breakthrough Award (The Golden Boomerang) presented to him by James Cameron.


Sam Worthington Photos

  • Crystal Humphries and Sam Worthington

    "Wrath of the Titans" UK Premiere - Arrivals

  • Crystal Humphries, Sam Worthington

    "Wrath of the Titans" New York City Premiere - Arrivals

  • Sam Worthington

    "Man on a Ledge" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

  • Sam Worthington and Kevin Duran

    Russell Crowe Honored With A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

  • Sam Worthington and Natalie Marks

    "Clash Of The Titans" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

  • Sam Worthington and Natalie Mark

    "Clash of the Titans" UK Premiere - Arrivals

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