Who is Sam Worthington?
Australian actor Samuel Henry John Worthington popularly known as Sam Worthington was born on August 2, 1976. He is best recognized for his roles as Perseus in Clash of the Titans and its sequel Wrath of the Titans, Marcus Wright in Terminator Salvation, and Jake Sully in Avatar.
The Debt (2010), Everest (2015), Hacksaw Ridge (2016), The Shack (2017), Manhunt: Unabomber (2017), and Fractured are among his later dramatic appearances (2019). In his native Australia, he made television appearances as Howard in the show Love My Way and as Phillip Schuler in the drama miniseries Deadline Gallipoli, for which he also served as executive producer.
In the video games Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010), Call of Duty: Black Ops II (2012), and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, he provided the voice of Captain Alex Mason, the main character (2018). He portrayed an actual crime victim in the miniseries Under the Banner of Heaven in 2022.
Worthington came to Perth, Western Australia, when he was six months old after been born to English parents in Godalming, Surrey in South East England.
He was raised in the Warnbro neighborhood of Rockingham. His father, Ronald W. Worthington, works at a power plant, and his mother, Jeanne J. (née Martyn), is a stay-at-home mom. Lucinda, his sister, is born.
He studied drama at Fremantle, Western Australia’s John Curtin College of the Arts, a university that focuses on the dramatic arts, but he never received a degree from there.
His father handed him $400 and sent him on a one-way flight to Cairns, Queensland, asking him to “earn his way home,” when he graduated from college. He started doing odd jobs and construction work before settling in Sydney.
He applied to the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) at age 19 while working as a bricklayer, and was accepted with a scholarship.
Sam Worthington education
Worthington graduated from NIDA (Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art) at the age of 22. He received favorable reviews for his first professional role, “Arthur Wellesley,” in the Belvoir Street Theatre production of “Judas Kiss” (directed by Neil Armfield).
Before contributing to the 100th episode of the American television series JAG in 1995, he later worked in Australian television on shows like “Backburner” and “Water Rats.” Part one of “Boomerang”
Sam Worthington career
The road to the Hollywood blockbuster was a lengthy one, punctuated by arthouse hits like “Bootmen” (2000) and “Somersault” (2004) that attracted the interest of American producers. After a steady stream of well-received lead and supporting roles in Australia, he returned to the United States with sizable roles in no less than three major films, including James Cameron’s epic return to filmmaking, “Avatar” (2009) and a remake of “Clash of the Titans.”
His first few attempts to break into the U.S. market in movies like “Hart’s War” (2002) were met with indifference (2010). Worthington became one of the most significant players on the global stage thanks to his ability to give noteworthy performances in both independent and blockbuster films.