Sam Worthington is a popular English actor. His full name is Samuel Henry John Worthington and has Australian upbringing. His most popular role was as Jake Sully for the movie Avatar. Some of his other popular movies are Terminator Salvation, Clash of the Titans, Everest and much more. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Sam Worthington in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Sam was born on 2nd August 1976 in South East England. When he was 11 years, his family moved to West Australia. He went to John Curtin College of Arts. He studies drama there, but he did not complete his graduation. It is because his father gave him a one-way trip ticket to Queensland and dared him to work his way home by himself. He started as a construction worker and settled in Sydney.
When Sam was 30, he sold all his possessions to buy a car, and he started to live in it. That is when he auditioned for the role in the movie Avatar, and his fortune changed forever. He has confirmed his relationship with Australian model Lara Bingle. They got married in 2014 and have two sons. Sam was arrested on 23rd February 2014 in New York City to punching a paparazzo. He did not face any jail time, and the lawsuit was settled out of the court.
Career, Awards, & Nomination
In 2004, Sam got his major role in Somersault. The next year, he was seen in the movie The Great Raid and Macbeth in 2006. Then he went through a phase of no work and sold all his belongings to survive. That is when he auditioned for Avatar lead role and got it. After that, he bagged the lead role in the movie Terminator Salvation. The success of Avatar catapulted his acting career to the highest level.
Sam has provided the voice to the main character in the popular video game named Call of Duty – Black Ops. In 2012, he played the role of Perseus in Clash of the Titans and Wrath of the Titans. Then onwards, Sam has been doing two-three movies every year. Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 are scheduled to be released in 2020 and 2021. He steadily made a transition to dramatic roles as we saw in Everest and Hacksaw Ridge. He has also appeared in a few TV series, the recent being Manhunt.
Sam won the AFI Award for the Best Lead Actor Role for the movie Somersault. He won FCCA Award twice for Supporting Actor and Best Actor categories. For his role in Avatar, he won Saturn Award, Empire Award, as well as Teen Choice Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth do you expect from an actor who rose from the scratches? Well, he currently has a net worth of over $25 million. The amount is going to rise exponentially after the release of Avatar 2 and Avatar 3. He holds a few percentage stakes in those movies. His roles in several successful movies including the highest gross movie Avatar are the main source of his income. He has featured in many international magazines and did brand endorsements which have contributed significantly to his wealth.
Sam Worthington’s career is a live example of how a person can become an A-list actor in Hollywood from absolutely scratch. He used to live in his car and almost broke before getting the role of Avatar.