Sam Worthington, A Self-Made Man

“When I was in my 20s, I thought I knew who I was. And then as soon as I turned 30, I realized that I have bruises and bumps and dark parts. And you kind of go, well, that’s it. I’d rather embrace it than force myself to change.” ~Sam Worthington


British-born actor Sam Worthington, full name Samuel Henry John Worthington, is widely known for his roles – Marcus Wright in Terminator Salvation (2009), Jake Sully in Avatar (2009), and Perseus in Clash of the Titans (2010), and Alex Mason in the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010).
He was born on August 2, 1976 in Godalming, Surrey, England to English parents, Jeanne and Ronald Worthington. When he was only six months old, his parents moved to Australia where he grew up with his sister Lucinda. He attended John Curtin College of the Arts where he pursued his desire to study drama but couldn’t complete and dropped out after which he did several odd jobs including working as a bricklayer at a construction site. Later in 1998, at the age of 22, he graduated from Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art NIDA.

In 2000, he received critical acclaim for his role in an Australian movie Bootmen and did side roles in A Matter of Life in 2001 and Hart’s War in 2002. In 2004, he did his major role in Somersault and the film won highest number of the Australian Film Institute awards. He received the AFI Award for Best Lead Actor for his lead performance in the movie. His international film career started with The Great Raid in 2005 and did minor roles in various Hollywood production. His career took off with the role as Jake Sully in James Cameron’s Avatar and as Marcus Wright in Terminator Salvation in 2009. After which he did leading roles in high profile movie Clash of the Titans in 2010, Texas Killing Fields in 2011, Man on a Ledge in 2012, and more. He gave the voice in the Call of Duty: Black Ops video games.