Is Aussie Sam Worthington the Next American Superstar?

As far as we're concerned, there can never be enough hot Aussie action stars. In the post-Mel Gibson era (sorry, but he's just un-crushworthy these days), we've got Hugh Jackman, Eric Bana...and now Sam Worthington. The Avatar leading man is poised for superstar status if the highly anticipated Clash of the Titans premieres big this weekend at the box office. So it's high time we knew more about this hot property named Sam Worthington!

Even after starring the biggest movie of all time, Avatar, the 33-year-old remains a Hollywood enigma. The relatively private actor (he's rarely hounded by paparazzi) opened up to David Letterman last night, and it seems like good looks aren't his only asset: the man's got a wicked sense of humor, especially about himself -- he didn't even mind when Letterman accidentally called him "Sam Washington"!

Wearing work boots with his grey suit, Worthington told The Late Show host that despite working successfully in film and TV in Australia, he hit a career roadblock when he became "disillusioned with myself, and sold everything I owned and went to start again [in America]....I didn’t like what I saw in the mirror (though we think his native Australia would beg to differ, as they dubbed him Sexiest Man Alive!), so I sold the mirror and everything else!" 

The star drew laughs when he described his new film as "a fun, boisterous film, not to be taken seriously....guys in skirts with rubber swords killing monsters." 



Consider our crush on Worthington solidified! What's his dating status, you ask? Sadly, Worthington's off the market -- he's reportedly been seeing stylist Natalie Mark for two years. Nevertheless, this leading man is justifiably one of Hollywood's hottest new stars.

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