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He performed predominantly in leading roles in a variety of low-budget films before transitioning to major studio films, ranging from romantic drama and comedy-drama to science fiction and action. His mother, Jeanne J. (née Martyn), a homemaker, raised him and his sister Lucinda, and his father, Ronald W. Worthington, was a power plant employee. He attended John Curtin College of the Arts, a school specialising in the dramatic arts located in Fremantle, Western Australia, where he studied drama but failed to graduate and dropped out. Worthington won the AFI Award for Best Lead Actor for his role in Somersault. He provided voice work for Captain Alex Mason, the most significant character in the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops.
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Samuel Henry J. “Sam” Worthington (born 2 August 1976) is an English born, Australian actor. Worthington was born to English parents in Godalming, Surrey, in southeastern England, and moved to Perth, Western Australia when he was six months old. His mother, Jeanne J. (née Martyn), a homemaker, raised him and his sister Lucinda, and his father, Ronald W. Worthington, was a power plant employee.
Sam Worthington
Sam Worthington
Sam Worthington
Sam Worthington
Sam Worthington
Sam Worthington


In 2004, Worthington received Australia’s highest film award for his lead performance in Somersault. Worthington was born to English parents in Godalming, Surrey, in southeastern England, and moved to Perth, Western Australia. At 19, he worked as a bricklayer when he auditioned for the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and was accepted with scholarship. Worthington went on to act in a number of Australian movies and TV series; including leading roles in Dirty Deeds (2002) and Gettin’ Square (2003). Worthington played the lead characters in Somersault (2004) and in a modern Australian retelling of Macbeth (2006). Worthington says that when he was about 30, he sold most of his possessions and ended up with around $2000 to his name.