Sam Worthington

Actor, Director
An acclaimed performer in his native Australia, Sam Worthington rose to prominence in the difficult American market on the strength of his emotionally conflicted turn as a cyborg in "Terminator Salvation" (2009). The ... Read more »
Born: 08/01/1976 in Australia

Filmography

Actor (40)

Avatar 4 2018 (Movie)

Jake Sully (Actor)

Avatar 3 2017 (Movie)

Jake Sully (Actor)

Avatar 2 2016 (Movie)

Jake Sully (Actor)

Deadline Gallipoli 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Everest 2015 (Movie)

Guy Cotter (Actor)

Hunter's Prayer 2015 (Movie)

Stephen Lucas (Actor)

Kidnapping Mr. Heineken 2015 (Movie)

Willem Holleeder (Actor)

More Than Scarlet 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Paper Planes 2015 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Alive Alone 2014 (Movie)

Murphy (Actor)

Cake 2014 (Movie)

Roy Collins (Actor)

Sabotage 2014 (Movie)

James "Monster" Murray (Actor)

Drift 2013 (Movie)

JB (Actor)

The Keeping Room 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Conan 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Man on a Ledge 2012 (Movie)

Nick Cassidy (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wrath of the Titans 2012 (Movie)

Perseus (Actor)

Last Night 2011 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Texas Killing Fields 2011 (Movie)

Mike Souder (Actor)

The Debt 2011 (Movie)

Young David (Actor)

Clash of the Titans 2010 (Movie)

Perseus (Actor)

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Avatar 2009 (Movie)

Jake Sully (Actor)

Terminator Salvation 2009 (Movie)

Marcus Wright (Actor)

The Jay Leno Show 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rogue 2008 (Movie)

Neil (Actor)

Macbeth 2007 (Movie)

Macbeth (Actor)

Somersault 2006 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

The Great Raid 2005 (Movie)

PFC Lucas (Actor)

The Price of Freedom: Making The Great Raid 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Thunderstruck 2004 (Movie)

Ronnie (Actor)

Dirty Deeds 2003 (Movie)

Darcy (Actor)

Gettin' Square 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hart's War 2002 (Movie)

Corporal B J 'Depot' Guidry (Actor)

Bootmen 2000 (Movie)

Mitch Okden (Actor)

JAG 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Thunder Run (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (1)

Hunter's Prayer 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

An acclaimed performer in his native Australia, Sam Worthington rose to prominence in the difficult American market on the strength of his emotionally conflicted turn as a cyborg in "Terminator Salvation" (2009). The path to the Hollywood blockbuster was a long one, marked with arthouse successes like "Bootmen" (2000) and "Somersault" (2004), which caught the attention of producers in the States. His first few attempts to break into the U.S. market in films like "Hart's War" (2002) were met with indifference, but after a steady string of well-received lead and supporting turns in Australia, he returned to America with sizable roles in no less than three major features, including James Cameron's epic return to filmmaking, "Avatar" (2009) and a remake of "Clash of the Titans" (2010). Worthington's ability to deliver notable performances in both indie and popcorn movies made him one of the most valuable players on the international scene.

Relationships

Natalie Mark

Companion
Dating as of 2009

EDUCATION

Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)

1998

Milestones

2012

Reprised role of Perseus in the fantasy adventure sequel "Wrath of the Titans"

2012

Starred in the crime thriller "Man on a Ledge"

2011

Landed a featured role in crime drama "Texas Killing Fields"

2010

Portrayed Greek hero Perseus in a remake of the 1981 film "Clash of the Titans"

2010

Played a young Mossad agent in "The Debt"

2009

Played the lead role of Jake Sully in James Cameron's 3-D science fiction epic "Avatar"

2009

Co-starred with Christian Bale in "Terminator Salvation"

2007

Starred in the Australian horror film "Rogue"

2005

Cast in the WWII drama "The Great Raid"

2004

Had breakthrough role in the acclaimed Australian drama "Somersault"; film took 7 years to make

2004

Made his directorial debut with the short film "Enzo"

2003

Starred opposite David Wenham in the Aussie film "Getting’ Square"; directed by Jonathan Teplitzky

2002

Made American film debut in "Hart's War," starring Bruce Willis and Colin Farrell

2002

Starred opposite Toni Collette and John Goodman in the Australian drama "Dirty Deeds"

2000

Appeared in the Australian television series "Water Rats"

2000

Made film debut in the highly acclaimed Australian movie "Bootmen"

First professional role as Arthur Wellesley in a production of "Judas Kiss"

Bonus Trivia

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"I wasn't putting in the effort. I thought you could go out, drink all night with your mates, and rock up on set and it's easy. And my belief at the time was, If you're hungover, it's hard to lie, so there are many movies I did hungover and still got praise for. They'd go, 'Man, look at him! He's so intense!' But I wasn't intense; I was just hungover." – Worthington quoted in Esquire magazine, September 2009

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Worthington was arrested on Nov. 3, 2012 after fighting with a bar doorman in Atlanta, GA. The actor was charged with disorderly conduct, but it was later dismissed in court.

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