Fast Facts

  • Worked as a bricklayer before pursuing an acting career.
  • Studied acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Kensington, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Debuted as an actor in a stage production of Judas Kiss at Belvoir Street Theatre in Sydney.
  • Won the 2004 Australian Film Institute Award for Best Male Actor in Somersault, the first film ever to win AFIs in all 13 categories.
  • In 2006, was seriously considered for the role of James Bond, which went to Daniel Craig. 
  • Had sold all of his belongings and was living in a car before his big break in Avatar (2009).
  • Received the Australians in Film Breakthrough Award in 2009.
  • In 2010, founded production company Full Clip Productions with John and Michael Schwarz.
  • Starred in 2012 film Man on a Ledge, with most of his scenes shot while 200 feet up from the ground, despite a fear of heights.


  • 2004, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2010, Australian Film Institute Awards — International Award for Best Actor: Winner
  • 2000, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee


  • Natalie Mark — Ex-significant Other
  • Ron Worthington — Father
  • Maeve Dermody — Ex-significant Other
  • Rocket Zot Worthington — Son
  • Lara Bingle — Wife
  • Crystal Humphries — Ex-significant Other
  • Lucinda — Sister
  • Jeanne Worthington — Mother

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  • Birth Name: Samuel Henry John Worthington
  • Birth Place: Godalming, Surrey, England
  • Profession: Actor

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