bill-swift - February 28, 2012
I saw an ad yesterday for Wrath of the Titans, the sequel to the 2010 unholy abomination Clash of the Titans. This made me want to put my fist through a wall, (and not just because continuing that film franchise is a crime against humanity). I am the only person outside a small Hollywood cabal that knows the truth about Titans star Sam Worthington: Sam Worthington is a CGI character.
I'm not saying that he is often portrayed on screen by a CGI representation, I mean he doesn't exist in real life. He was developed in 2008 in order to star in Terminator: Salvation. James Cameron refused to direct this turd sandwich, but he did use it as a test run for his Sam Worthington character. Cameron is a notorious jerk who treats his actors like crap. So, why not work with animated characters that don't talk back.
Before Terminator: Salvation, no one had heard of Sam Worthington and all of a sudden he stars in that, Avatar, and Clash of the Titans. Why risk three huge movies on a guy no one had ever heard of? Because he was designed with acting in these films in mind. Plus, those films are mostly CGI based anyway so they figured no one would notice. His last movie, Man on a Ledge, involved him mostly standing on a composite green screen ledge. Is it a coincidence that he won't act in any film that isn't 90% CGI? I think not. Also, you rarely see the guy in public which is weird for such a big star.
So, whenever Hollywood needs a lifeless bo-hunk to star in one of their special effects action bonanzas, they ask Cameron to send over the jump drive on his key chain, (that's where Sam Worthington lives), and Cameron pockets the cash. Smart.
Article By Jack Tomas