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Sam Worthington

Actor Date of birth 2nd August 1976
Place of birth Godalming, Surrey, England
Year of debut 2000
First feature film Bootmen
Biography

Sam Worthington was born in England and grew up in in Perth, Australia. He worked as a bricklayer before training at Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art. After graduating, he landed roles in Australian movies including Bootmen and Dirty Deeds. His big break came in Somersault starring opposite Abbie Cornish. He has found international fame for his lead role in Avatar. He has starred in various movies including Terminator Salvation and Clash Of The Titans.

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Sam Worthington's films

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Packshot for the film Clash Of The Titans
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
101 Mins
Released
2010

Perseus (Sam Worthington) must lead a group of warriors to defeat the evil god Hades (Ralph Fiennes). With Jason Flemyng and Gemma Arterton. Contains moderate fantasy violence.

Rent for £2.49
Packshot for the film Terminator Salvation
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
110 Mins
Released
2009

Christian Bale is mankind's last hope in the war against the machines. Co stars Sam Worthington. Contains moderate violence and intense action scenes, with scenes of strobing.

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Did you know?

  • Sam Worthington is also a writer and director. He made his directorial debut with the short Enzo in 2004.
  • He spent six months auditioning for his role in Avatar.
  • To prepare for his role in Avatar, he spent time in the forests and jungles in Hawaii.
  • In 1999, he won the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Lead Actor for his role in Somersault.
  • He claims that he only tried out for a place at Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Arts to support his girlfriend. She didn't make the cut but he was offered a scholarship.