Monday, May 25, 2009

MMFATA: Sam Worthington...

Y'all know I have loved me some soap operas (why am I talking like this?)! The romance, the mysteries, the ridiculousness, the drama... so Sam Worthington in Love My Way would have been right up thirteen year old me's alley! The Australian actor, who I first saw in 2002's Dirty Deeds with Toni Collette, has stayed true to his roots and mostly worked on projects done Down Under thus far. However, his first parlay into the Hollywood scene is in the summer blockbuster Terminator: Salvation, and after its opening weekend, Worthington has already made quite an entrance.
Why My Friends Are Talking About Him: Sure, his accent in Terminator: Salvation was a little spotty at times (but being that it's an action film, I'm not even sure how many people noticed-- besides, even Lapaglia would slip in and out on his series; when foreigners get tired, man, their true colors (and voices!) come out!), but his overall performance stole the movie-- at least for me and a few of my friends. Perez Hilton said he was the real star of the movie, and my friend Jaime was smitten enough to feature him as Daily Eye Candy on her own site. But maybe the reason he is being talked about as "better than Bale" is not simply for his performance but also because he seems to be one of those rare actors who actually cares more about his work than his fame. Instead of going off on a crewmember, Worthington has had this to say about the movie making process: "I also care that the public are getting their 12 dollars' worth when they go to a movie and that they're not coming out not wanting to ever see a movie with me in it again. I don't care what people think of me as a person, but I do care what people think of my work, and whether I'm investing enough into it."

1 comment:

Jaime said...

I looooooooooooooooove him. Love. He's making my list...whatever that list ends up being.