Sam Worthington (born 02.08.1976)
Sam Worthington is an Australian actor.
Childhood: Sam Worthington was born in Godalming, Surrey, England and moved to Perth, Western Australia as a baby. He was raised in Warnbro. His parents are Jeanne J.and Ronald W. Worthington, a power plant worker. He attended John Curtin College of the Arts in Fremantle but later dropped out. He was sent to Cairns, Queensland with $400 by his father who told him he had to work to get home. He worked in construction and moved to Sydney, New South Wales. When he was 19, he auditioned for the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and was given a scholarship.
Acting career: Sam Worthington made his film debut in 2000's 'Bootmen' with Adam Garcia and Sophie Lee. He had a big role in 'Somersault' in 2004 opposite Abbie Cornish and landed the lead role in 2006's 'Macbeth' alongside Victoria Hill and Lachy Hulme. He is popular in Australia for playing Howard in the TV series 'Love My Way' opposite Claudia Karvan. He garnered international attention with roles in 2005's 'The Great Raid' which also starred James Franco and Benjamin Bratt, and 2007's horror 'Rogue' with Michael Vartan. 2009 was a big year for him, seeing him star in 'Terminator Salvation' opposite Christian Bale and James Cameron's sci-fi blockbuster 'Avatar' with Zoe Saldana, Michelle Rodriguez, Joel David Moore, and Sigourney Weaver which became the highest-grossing film of all time grossing $2.730 billion. He did voice work for Captain Alex Mason in the video game 'Call of Duty: Black Ops'. In 2012, he appeared in the 'Clash of the Titans' sequel 'Wrath of the Titans' alongside Liam Neeson.
Personal life: Sam Worthington struggled financially before he auditioned for 'Avatar', selling a lot of his possessions to buy a car which ended up doubling as sleeping quarters before he could afford to buy a place to live.
After days of speculation, the couple’s happy news has been confirmed.
Sam Worthington and Lara Bingle are parents! Yes after days of speculative reports US Weekly has confirmed the pair are indeed now proud parents. The couple, who began dating in 2013, are notoriously private and are yet to confirm reports that they are secretly married.
Lara Bingle and Sam Worthington have reportedly welcomed a son
"The baby was coming any day for the last week. Their families came in and they've been staying at his place…" a source told US Weekly. Adding, "Sam couldn't be happier.”
Jennifer Aniston delivers an Oscar-calibre performance in this rather over-worked drama, which tries to emphasise heavy-handed metaphors more than the characters themselves. But it's an involving personal odyssey thanks to Aniston's honest acting, and Daniel Barnz's sensitive direction manages to dodge most of the script's more glaring pitfalls.
Aniston plays Claire, a woman who has been in continual pain, both emotional and physical, following the car accident that claimed the life of her young son. Revelling in her bitter sarcasm, she has alienated her husband (Chris Messina), driven her physiotherapist (Mamie Gummer) to despair and so enraged her therapy leader (Felicity Huffman) that she's been thrown out of the group. The only person who patiently sticks by her side is her maid/assistant Silvana (Adriana Barazza), and she's beginning to waver. Then Nina (Anna Kendrick), a therapy-group member, commits suicide, making Claire question why she's still bothering to be alive. There has to be a spark of hope there, and she decides to stalk Nina's single-dad widower Roy (Sam Worthington) for answers.
While the premise seems to set up the usual story about two damaged souls healing each other, the story thankfully doesn't go down that tired route. Instead, Patrick Tobin's script keeps the interaction prickly and unexpected, even as it layers in so much symbolism that it becomes rather exhausting. Claire's physical scarring is clearly indicative of something deeper, as is her array of cruel defence mechanisms. Thankfully, Aniston plays these scenes with a mixture of black comedy and aching sadness that makes the character thoroughly involving and only slightly likeable. Her interaction with Barraza is the heart of the film, beautifully played because their connection remains mainly unspoken. By contrast, Worthington feels almost superfluous; he sharply matches Aniston's cynicism, but is too nice to register very strongly.
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Alfred Henry "Freddy" Heineken (Anthony Hopkins), head of the Heineken International brewing company, was worth billions. When a group of opportunistic friends land on a simple 5-day get-rich-quick scheme, it involves kidnapping Mr. Heineken and collection a 60 million dollar payday. After months of planning and preparation for the kidnapping, they spring into action - perfectly catching and whisking away Heineken in Amsterdam and taking him to their secure, secret hideout. But here, things start to go wrong. Unable to get the ransom demands, the group discover that they are being toyed with by Heineken, as he plays them at their own game.
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Claire Bennett is struggling to get through day-to-day life despite her buffet of pills, one-on-one medical support and the Women's Chronic Pain Support Group she regularly attends. She is forced to cope with the heart-breaking break-up of her relationship but becomes deeply obsessed with the suicide of Nina Collins, another woman from the support group. In a bid to learn more about her death and, indeed, her life, she persuades the group leader to pass on Nina's address. It's then she meets her widower Roy with whom she strikes up a significant relationship, with both of them dealing with the loss of a loved one and their own brand of chronic pain. Meanwhile, Claire frequently experiences hallucinations of Nina, who slowly draws her towards normality and, perhaps, a happier life.
'Terminator: Genisys' will hopefully right the wrongs of 'Salvation'.
Terminator Salvation was a disaster. We know that, you know that, everyone knows that. In fact, it's a miracle that Warner Brothers managed to pull in $371 million given the storyline was completely incoherent.
Arnold Schwarzenegger did not appear in Terminator: Salvation - though he returns for next year's Genisys
Directed by the hapless McG, the movie starred Christian Bale and Sam Worthington and used time travel as a key plot element. It speaks volumes that Bale's now infamous on-set rant at director of photography Shane Hurlbut was the most talked about thing during the promotion of the movie.