What did Sam Worthington ever do to you, magazine industry?

2 Apr

Clash of the Titans opens today, so naturally Sam Worthington’s manly face is going to be everywhere for awhile. Here’s two examples:

Notice anything slightly hilarious? Details was nice enough to use Mr. Worthington’s name in reference to a mentally challenged fictional character from a film with a 34% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and Entertainment Weekly billed him as “The guy from Avatar.” I’m sure Sam Worthington was like, “Oh, yeah, I figure that’s what everbody calls me anyway, may as well just change my name to it. EW was nice enough to help me out in getting those few people who know my real name to forget it completely. Thanks EW, you’re a real mate.”

Look, The Guy From Avatar in glasses!

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5 Responses to “What did Sam Worthington ever do to you, magazine industry?”

  1. Emmalee April 4, 2010 at 8:51 pm #

    Here is that old Esquire cover with SW on it. They must have seen this coming.

    However, on the inside, they did the same thing as Details. At least it wasn’t on the cover.
    http://www.myfdb.com/tear_sheets/119005-esquire-editorial-i-am-sam-september-2009

    • itsfreckles April 4, 2010 at 8:58 pm #

      Haha, that Esquire cover: “Hey, isn’t that Sam Worthington?”
      The rest of the world: “No, it’s the guy from Avatar.”

  2. thefairview April 5, 2010 at 4:24 am #

    NY Mag has an article on Sam Worthington that I think hits the mark in regards to these magazine covers – he’s kind of the cover boy for the ‘no-risk’ franchise star. The 3 major movies he’s been in thus far (Terminator: Salvation, Avatar and Clash of the Titans) – none of these have been sold on his performance or presence. They’re all event films. He just shows up.

    http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2010/04/sam_worthington_and_the_rise_o_1.html

    Also: he’s bland and forgettable. “The guy from Avatar” is almost necessary to remind us where he’s from!

    • itsfreckles April 5, 2010 at 8:23 am #

      I agree that he takes easily phoned-in roles, though I do think he was the best (only good?) thing about Terminator: Salvation. And, I’m interested in seeing Last Night and will give him the benefit of the doubt regarding his acting skills until I see that.

      Also, I basically just like the guy personally, based on this article.

  3. Anners Scribonia April 5, 2010 at 2:59 pm #

    Is he supposed to be attractive?

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