Sam Worthington

Mimi ON Feb 04, 2010 AT 4:07 pm

Sam Worthington

Sam Worthington

If you don’t think you know who Sam Worthington is, think again. Star of the second highest grossing film of all time Avatar, it is safe to say Worthington has entered the spotlight. He has made it known that he only went to acting school to support a friend, and had no intention whatsoever of becoming famous. Bricklaying his way through early adulthood, he graduated from Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art and did most of his acting in Australian films and television shows.

Though he was highly recognized for his role in Australia’s hit Somersault, which received over a dozen awards from the Australian Film Institute, it wasn’t until he appeared in Avatar that he reached fame worldwide. This fame could have come sooner, when he was nearly cast to play James Bond in Casino Royale. While we’re happy with Daniel Craig as Bond, we would have liked to see Worthington in those skimpy trunks.

Sam in Clash of the Titans

Sam in Clash of the Titans

Modesty is not a quality that most movie stars possess these days, but Sam has managed to remain humble throughout his rise to fame. “We are extremely humbled by the success it’s achieved,” Worthington says of Avatar at the Golden Globes, admitting he contributed to the phenomenon by seeing the movie “about 10 times.” He is also grateful to director James Cameron for the opportunity he provided, and thanked him by saying “he changed my life.” This is good news, considering Cameron has already confirmed an Avatar sequel, and Worthington is already onboard. I, for one, will be there opening night.

Worthington isn’t just one of the blue people, however. He was also in last year’s Terminator Salvation and will be in the upcoming Clash of the Titans, which opens this weekend. Playing Perseus, a demigod, he leads a band a warriors to battle demons and beasts in hopes of stopping Hades from unleashing hell on Earth. He has to channel his power as a god to survive and save the world. This flick is a remake of the 1981 stop motion version and is packed with action scenes.

It seems safe to say that we will be seeing a lot of action out of Mr. Worthington in the future.

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