His full name is Samuel Henry John Worthington popularly known as ‘Sam.’ Though born to English parents, mother Jeanne J., and father Ronald W. Worthington (power plant employee), yet Sam is an Australian actor as he went to Perth, Western Australia when he was six months, where he and his sister Lucinda were brought up by their mother. He went to John Curtin College of the Arts located in Fremantle where he got specialized in drama but could not be a graduate. He left the college as a college dropout. To give him a chance his father gave him $400 and asked him to prove himself.
He was sent to a one-way trip to Cairns in Queensland. To earn a living there, he started working at construction sites and doing all sort of odd jobs in which he could only receive money but not happiness. He kept on moving here and there and finally at the age of 19, he settled in Sydney. There he worked as a bricklayer and simultaneously auditioned for the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) where he got selected on a scholarship basis. His film career began in the year 2000 through the movie ‘Bootmen’ where he played the role of Mitchell Ogden. For four years he continued playing the small supporting roles. In the year 2004, he got his breakthrough by the film ‘Somersault’.
He received the American Film Institute Award for being the Best Actor in a lead role for the movie Somersault. In the year 2006, he played the lead role in Australian retelling of the Shakespearean play ‘
’. He also worked on television series Love my Way and was widely acclaimed for his role as Howard. Now his Internation film career started with the movie The Great Raid in the year 2005 and in 2007 he starred as Neil in the Australian creature film ‘Rogue’, which received appreciable views from the critics and audience. Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie 100% fresh rating. Sam Worthington has done marvelous works in some of the above named pictures.
Sam plays the role of Cyborg Marcus Wright in the picture
in the year 2009. He assists humans in it. Just after this film, came James Cameron’s next film ‘
’ in which Sam played the role of Jake Sully. The film turned out to be the highest grosser, earning around US$2.7 billion at the box office. When he first went to give the audition of the movie, he wasn't told about the character and all, so he got annoyed and went away. The directors called him back. They might have seen some spark in him and his real life character of not allowing anyone to bully him suited the movie character, Jake Sully. Hence, he was finalized for the film.
This film made him the new superstar of the industry. Back to back he worked in thrilling movies and gave his voice to the protagonist characters in various video games like Call of Duty: Black Ops, featured in commercials for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, etc. His name went as one of the entries in the 2011 edition of Who's Who in Australia. He acted in the sequel of Clash of the Titans in the year 2012, named Wrath of the Titans. He performed in movies ranging from low budget to high budget, from romantic comedy drama to action and science fiction. He also worked for the scripts of few films. Before Avatar, he was not that financially stable. To buy a car, he had to dissolve all his possessions and was left with only $2000. But after Avatar, he earned money and finally found a place to live.
He was first in a three-year relationship with Maeve Dermody but broke up with her in the year 2008 then was with Natalie Mark for three years, but their love couldn't live for long. Finally, on 28 December 2014, Sam married her fellow model who was an Australian, Lara Bingle. This couple has a son named Rocket Zot.
He won many awards for his films, major being the FCCA Award, IF Award, Teen Choice Award for Terminator Salvation, Saturn Award for Best Actor for Avatar, and the list was endless. He also went through a tough time after his marriage as he was arrested under the charges of some assault in
. Even his wife was suspected to be guilty but after a lot of struggle, on 8th May the case got dismissed.