"THE DEBT" (2011) Review
I wrote this REVIEW of the espionage thriller, "THE DEBT". John Madden directed.
"THE DEBT" (2011) Photo Gallery
Here is a GALLERY featuring images from Sam's new movie, the new political thriller called "THE DEBT".
Congratulations to Sam on his nomination for the International Award for Best Actor from AFI (Australian Film Institute).
The nominations are:
AFI INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR
- Simon Baker. The Mentalist, Season 2. Nine Network
- Ryan Kwanten. True Blood, Season 3. Showcase
- Kodi Smit‐McPhee. The Road.
- Sam Worthington. Avatar.
Sam Worthington tops Hollywood's young power list
Australian Sam Worthington is now
more powerful than Harry Potter himself!
Australian Sam Worthington is now more powerful than Harry Potter himself!
Perth boy Sam Worthington has topped Entertainment Weekly's highest grossing
movie stars under 40 power list.
His three biggest films, Avatar, Clash of the Titans and Terminator Salvation earned
a combined total of $US1 billion, with his box office average $US349.6 million,
the magazine says.
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe came second, with the 21-year-old's box office
average $244.7 million.
For rest of article, see Source
[Note: That $US 1 billion figure they're using is just the US domestic gross.
The worldwide gross for those 3 pictures is $US 3,634,780,007, which would
give Sam an average for those 3 pictures of $US 1,211,593,336.
And it only took him a little over a year and 4 months to reach that average!]
Sam Worthington leads Hollywood interest in Drift
October 6, 2010 - 2:01PM
Sam Worthington is likely to be joined by a cast of young up-and-coming Hollywood stars in Drift, the surf movie set to be filmed in Margaret River next year.
While the rest of the cast is locked in and finance for the $11 million project finalised, producers have been determining how best to capture the big and dangerous waves that make the coast off the Western Australian tourist town the right spot for the film to be made.
Drift tells the story of two brothers who start a small backyard surfboard business in the early seventies, following them as they battle all sorts of obstacles, and each other, on their journey to share their passion and business with the world.
With Australian surf brands dominating the world market, producer Tim Duffy, born and raised in Western Australia, said the fictional tale told how they came "from the wild fringes of our country to expand to every corner of the globe."
Duffy said he had his pick of up-and-coming Hollywood stars.
"With the quality of the talent already attached and a great new screenplay by US based Aussie writer/director Morgan O'Neill we have had our pick of young Hollywood level actors keen to cast for the roles," he said.
"We can't formally say who they are until we lock down their deals, but announcements will be made as we do."
Most of the work being done lately on the film involved planning action sequences and stunts.
"WA has some of the largest and most dangerous waves in the world and there is a small group of surfers who are discovering and riding these spots each year," Duffy said.
"Co-Director Ben Nott has been working hard with his team to integrate some amazing action sequences into the story. We also have quite a few other non-surfing action scenes we have been planning with our stunt co-ordinators."
Worthington, star of the biggest grossing movie of all time Avatar, and action flicks Clash of the Titans and Terminator Salvation, immediately connected with the story.
The actor grew up in Rockingham, south of Perth, and has been a surfer all his life.
"Sam immediately saw the creative and commercial potential in doing a movie about an aspect of his own life and culture that had never really been done authentically," Duffy said.
"Since then he's been with us every step of the way."
Duffy, who has been based in the US for years, said he was always looking for stories that had resonance in both Australia and the US.
"Also there are many amazing aspects of WA that have never been captured in an internationally released movie," he said.
"Compared to other parts of the world WA is virgin territory for international film stories. Films like Rabbit Proof Fence, Wolf Creek and Australia prove that the right mix of local and global storytelling can be very successful.
"There's also a batch of very smart films coming out of WA by local producers that shows filmmakers and financiers are clicking into the global market."
You can find more photos here.