It’s hard to believe, but just a year ago no one outside of Hollywood or Australia really knew who Sam Worthington was. Yes, Worthington had already been discovered by James Cameron and filmed his role as Jake Sully in “Avatar,” but beyond some critically acclaimed TV and film work in Aussie, he was just “that guy” in the trailer for the new “Terminator” movie with Christian Bale.
How times change.
Now, after “Avatar’s” record breaking $2.66 billion in ticket sales, Worthington is a globally recognized box office star who is about to enjoy his second big hit in a row with Louis Leterrier’s remake of “Clash of the Titans.” As Perseus, Worthington plays the classic Greek hero who battles Medusa, defies his father Zeus and saves the fair Andromeda from Poseidon’s monster (which in “Clash” is named the Kracken).
It’s the 33-year-old’s third genre film in a row, and after at first seeming very uncomfortable with the spotlight he may finally be starting to get the hang of all this fandom.