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Godalming, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
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Marcus Wright In Terminator 4: Salvation And Jake Sully in Avatar.
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Samuel "Sam" Worthington (born 2 August 1976) is an award-winning Australian actor.
Life and career
Worthington was born in Perth, Western Australia, Australia. He grew up in Rockingham, Western Australia, and won a scholarship to the John Curtin School of Performing Arts in Fremantle, and then studied acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney.
After graduating from NIDA in 1998, Worthington performed in a production of Judas Kiss for Company B at the Belvoir St Theatre.
He went on to act in a series of Australian movies and TV series; including a supporting role in Bootmen (2000) and leading roles in Dirty Deeds (2002), Gettin` Square (2003), Somersault (2004) and a modern Australian retelling of Macbeth (2006). Worthington won the 2004 Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award for Best Lead Actor for his role in Somersault. He is well known in Australia for his role as Howard in the acclaimed Australian TV series Love My Way, where he played the main love interest of the female lead.
Worthington`s international film career began with a series of small roles in Hollywood productions such as Hart`s War (2002) and The Great Raid (2005), which was filmed in Australia. He was one of several actors who was under consideration to take over the role of James Bond from Pierce Brosnan for the 2006 film Casino Royale. Director Martin Campbell stated that only Worthington and Henry Cavill were in serious contention along with eventual winner Daniel Craig.
In 2007, James Cameron chose Worthington for a leading role in his science fiction thriller Avatar. On 12 February 2008 it was revealed he was cast, on Cameron`s recommendation,in Terminator Salvation as Marcus Wright the amnesiac cyborg.
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John Curtin School Of Performing Arts, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
National Institute Of Dramatic Art, Kensington, New South Wales, Australia
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Samuel Henry John "Sam" Worthington (born 2 August 1976) is an English-Australian actor, best known for the portrayals of Jake Sully in Avatar, Marcus Wright in Terminator Salvation, Perseus in Clash of the Titans and its sequel, Wrath of the Titans, and Alex Mason in the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops and its sequel Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
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Samuel Henry J. Worthington
Ronald W. Worthington
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