Samuel Henry J. "Sam" Worthington (born 2 August 1976) is an English-born Australian actor. After almost a decade of roles in Australian TV shows and films, Worthington gained Hollywood's attention by playing the role of Marcus Wright in Terminator Salvation (2009), the lead role as Jake Sully in the James Cameron directed film Avatar (2009), and Perseus in the movie Clash of the Titans (2010). In 2004, Worthington received Australia's highest film award for his lead performance in Somersault. 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. Sam Worthington was born in Godalming, England, UK and moved to Perth, Western Australia when he was two months old. He grew up in Warnbro, a suburb of Rockingham. His father, Ronald, was a power plant employee while his mother, a homemaker, raised him and his sister. At 17, he dropped out of school and attended John Curtin College of the Arts, when his father also sent him on a one way trip to Cairns on the northeast coast of Australia and told him to "work his way home". He began working on