Quote: "The New Yorkers down below didn't like it that their day was disrupted by some silly film crew. I joke that they must have been disgruntled fans of my old movies because they were screaming, 'If you're gonna do it, just hurry up and do it.'" Actor Sam Worthington was shocked to hear New Yorkers encouraging him to jump from a high-rise building while he was shooting new thriller Man On A Ledge.
Quote: "If, God forbid, my career bellies up I can always go back to Dancing With the Stars and be known as the big blue dude from Avatar doing the cha-cha." Actor Sam Worthington insists he'll always have his megahit sci-fi movie to fall back on if times get tough.
Quote: "I get a lot of science-fiction movies... one had green cat people in it. The guy said, 'Your character is not in a wheelchair... but he's blind.' He was dead serious... He goes, 'I've never seen Avatar... I wrote this 20 years ago.'" Sam Worthington on the odd movie roles he has been offered since the success of Avatar, in which he played a blue alien.
Fact: Sam Worthington used the Los Angeles premiere of his film Man On A Ledge to show off his new girlfriend on Monday (23Jan12). The Avatar star split from his longterm partner Natalie Mark last January (11) and began dating Crystal Humphries over the summer (11). They stepped out together at the red carpet event for his new movie.
Quote: "I have a dirty gutter mouth and I have to try and stop it!" Avatar star Sam Worthington is working on cleaning up his bad language.
Quote: "I buy my own groceries. I drive my own car. I still don't live in Los Angeles. L.A. is my office, but home is still Australia." Avatar star Sam Worthington on how he stays grounded as his Hollywood career takes off.
Quote: "I'm packing some pounds. You wear really moulded armour, makes you look good, that's the trick I learned off the first one. 'Cause working out's hard for me; I'm not very good at working out!" Action star Sam Worthington relies on his Clash Of The Titans character's costume to create his muscly look onscreen, because he isn't a fan of the gym.
Quote: "I just give them to my mates. My friends wear them still inscribed with my name on them and everything." Actor Sam Worthington never keeps the inscribed gifts he gets from movie studio bosses.
Quote: "It was me, Daniel Craig and another guy. I wasn't going to tell them about my failures." Aussie actor Sam Worthington on staying quiet about missing out on playing James Bond.
Quote: "I liked my dreadlocks... I surfed all my life and they just formed. I used to wear them in bunches, as I had to wear them up for drama school... I refused to cut them. They (teachers) were like, 'You're only going to end up in (Aussie beachside soap opera) Home and Away.' I was like, 'That's not a bad show!'" Australian actor Sam Worthington ignored his drama school teachers' advice to shave off his dreadlocks, despite being warned his scruffy look might hamper his acting career.
Quote: "The other day, my mate had me dig a trench. He went, 'You're the guy from Avatar, digging my trench!' But I'm a softie now. They're calling me a princess." Sam Worthington's friends still remember his days as a bricklayer before he decided to become an actor.
Fact: AVATAR actor Sam Worthington has seen off competition from fellow Antipodean Russell Crowe to be named Australia's most stylish male star. The Aussie picked up the prize at the annual Sex, Frocks and Rock & Roll Awards in Sydney on Wednesday (30Jun10).
Quote: "I am lucky because I can ask the top people in my field for advice. Russell Crowe has been really helpful. He has reminded me to slow down, relax and to try to loosen up a bit." Australian actor Sam Worthington has a famous mentor.
Quote: "It's a lot harder than it sounds! The skirt flies up all the time, so a lot of the shots get ruined because they don't want to show your butt cheeks." Sam Worthington struggled with his costume on the set of CLASH OF THE TITANS.
Quote: "I've got a nine-year-old nephew called Ridley who I love and I wanted to make a movie for him, to be honest. I don't take it too seriously, it's not a history lesson... so I set out to make a movie for him that was really fun." Australian actor Sam Worthington chose to star in his latest action movie CLASH OF THE TITANS to entertain his young nephew.
Quote: "When I was 17 he sent me to the other side of Australia and said, 'Work your way back... You do whatever job you can to get home.'" Actor Sam Worthington credits his strict father with his work ethic and success in Hollywood.
Quote: "It's me in a rubber dress with a rubber sword, killing a bunch of rubber monsters." Sam Worthington had a rubbery time shooting the CLASH OF THE TITANS remake.
Quote: "I didn't wear the sandals. I wore Nikes and I painted the toes on my Nikes. I was sprinting off and doing a lot bigger stunts while others had dirt in their sandals and were tripping all over the place. I was the smart one who thought ahead." Sam Worthington swapped his gladiator sandals for sneakers while playing a warrior in new movie CLASH OF THE TITANS.
Quote: "People get the idea that I'm a tough figure but really I'm a pussycat." Actor Sam Worthington is a gentleman at heart.
Quote: "We're just enjoying the run." AVATAR star Sam Worthington is in no rush to marry longterm girlfriend Natalie Mark.
Quote: "It’s a lot of fun. It’s a bunch of guys in dresses. We’re in rubber skirts killing monsters!" Avatar star Sam Worthington on his upcoming action epic CLASH OF THE TITANS.
Quote: "I'm not scared of much but I am scared of that thing and it knows it. It can smell the fear." Sam Worthington hated working with a horse while shooting CLASH OF THE TITANS.
Quote: "Musical? Me? Who told you that? Oh man, you should hear me sing! I'm a cross between Bob Dylan and a dead cat." Australian actor Sam Worthington laughs off rumours linking him to a movie musical.
Quote: "I was living in a car; you don't date a guy who is living in a car." AVATAR star Sam Worthington on his loveless pre-fame days when his home was a battered motor.
Quote: "I was so chuffed (pleased) to get the part, I celebrated by jumping round my lounge trying to cut my girlfriend's head off with a ruler." Sam Worthington couldn't stop himself from practising his fighting techniques after hearing he won the lead in the CLASH OF THE TITANS remake.
Quote: "My mate said to me, 'They didn't have buzz cuts in those days' and I said, 'It ain't a history lesson!' This is a romp, it is a friggin' Saturday morning popcorn movie. I don't have any illusions that we're trying to say this is how Greek mythology was." Sam Worthington defends his upcoming film CLASH OF THE TITANS.
Quote: "Where I grew up you don't think you're going to be on a billboard... My mates are kind of excited because they can throw darts at my head! And they're proud. I fly my mates everywhere. I brought 20 of them over for the premiere of Avatar. They're all amped up. Some of them didn't even have passports." Sam Worthington's friends are enjoying his fame.
Quote: "James Cameron asked me about my level of tolerance when we started. Seven days a week, I was taking Wushu (martial arts) training, archery, horseback riding, intensive dialect-training and lifting weights with Sam Worthington." Zoe Saldana was exhausted by the time she wrapped sci-fi epic AVATAR.
Quote: "To be honest I craved a gun and a sword while I was doing Last Night opposite Keira Knightley. I didn't get the same kind of rush from the kissing scenes." Actor Sam Worthington thrives on action scenes.