Sam Worthington’s shaggy, scruffy look: sexy or just gross?


I think CB still likes Sam Worthington, and I’m actually starting to come around on this meathead. He doesn’t seem like a bad guy, he’s just kind of rough around the edges. He has potential. He’s no Fassbender, but he’ll do in a pinch. And these new photos of him – he was out to lunch in LA with David Spade, of all people – are pretty hot to me. You know I like ‘em scruffy. Sam looks better scruffy. I can’t even hate on his shorts!

Anyway, Sam is the cover boy for the September issue of Men’s Health. He talks a lot about his body:

Sam Worthington says the training regime for ‘Clash of the Titans 2′ has left him feeling like a “tank”. The actor has been working with Rodney Johnson – the trainer who got Christian Bale into shape for ‘Batman Begins’ – to get into the best possible physical condition to reprise his role as Perseus in next year’s blockbuster. Sam – who has been in Wales shooting the sequel – has now revealed exactly how Rodney helped him bulk up for the part.

He said: “Before ‘Clash of the Titans,’ I was doing five or six hours of training a day. I’d get up, train for two hours, eat, then have a short sleep. Then I’d get up, train again with heavy weights, eat and sleep again. By the time I finished I was a tank.”

The 34-year-old star’s intense schedule allows him to pile on muscle, burn body fat and build definition and he says he often feels more like a “boxer” than an actor.

He said: “You’re living like a boxer. The training is fast and furious, that means the results come pretty darn quickly. Rodney got Christian from the size he was in ‘The Machinist’ – where he couldn’t even do one press-up – to the size he was in ‘Batman Begins’, in less than four months.”

Although Sam has appeared in a number of action films in the last three years, including ‘Terminator Salvation’, ‘Avatar’ and ‘The Debt’, which have required him to embark on grueling exercise regimes, he admits he doesn’t really enjoy hitting the gym.

He said: “I don’t get a kick out of it, and I don’t enjoy it. But I do see the results.”

[From Men’s Health, via Sam’s Fansite]

Even though I get that Sam and Christian Bale were working with a professional trainer, I still have doubts as to whether it’s good for your body to make such drastic changes so quickly, especially when you’re going back and forth from emaciated to ripped. Plus, as we saw the other day in those photos from the Pittsburgh set of The Dark Knight Rises, it seems like Bale hasn’t bulked up for this one – perhaps because he’s punished his body too much already.

Also – remember how Sam dumped his Bangs Trauma girlfriend? I never even learned her name, I just called her Bangs Trauma. Anyway, he’s got a new piece – no one knows her name yet, though.




Photos courtesy of Fame & PCN.

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33 Responses to “Sam Worthington’s shaggy, scruffy look: sexy or just gross?”

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  1. notpretentious says:

    Just gross! Thumbs down, Sam!

  2. z says:

    Dunno… for all his talk of working out, just kinda looks dough-y and average to me.

  3. brin says:

    For some reason he reminds me of a young Russell Crowe. Hope he doesn’t blow up like him…keep exercising, Sam!

  4. mln76 says:

    He wasn’t even a blip on my radar until I saw him in NYC last spring shooting a film he’s hot-real guy hot. I don’t think he’s got that much movie star charisma but he’s doable.

  5. UKHels says:

    do not get this guy’s popularity at all although he was quite hot as Perseus

  6. WTF? says:

    He looks fat. Prefer the skinny Fassdong.

  7. NancyMan says:

    He is one of the current crop of Australian, Irish and British actors who seen to vacillate between being hot one day and nasty the next.
    I think this guy is kinda of average looking most of the time. Here, he looks rough.

  8. Celebitchy says:

    LMAO! Kaiser you can have him now! The scruff sucks all the hotness out of him for me.

  9. Bored says:

    He’s really short

  10. Mia says:

    Love Sam! I’ll take him, CB! I’m not fan of the scruff, but there’s something about his curly hair that does it for me.

    I’m so happy he dumped Bangs Trauma girlfriend (Natalie something). She had the makings of a major famewhore and that’s not Sam at all.

  11. Kaiser says:

    Celebitchy – Yeah, I know you don’t like ’em scruffy. Fine, I’ll take him.

    *throws Sam onto the dong pile*

  12. silken_floss says:

    So gross -_-

  13. bunny says:

    I think he is average, plus he is an awful actor.

  14. Hollowdoll says:

    I’m just laughing at Christin-A Bale.
    I like Bale but he does come off as a bit of a Diva. 🙂

  15. Pyewacket says:

    I didn’t know he was such a squatty dough boy.

  16. WillyNilly says:

    Um, no. He looks like Joaquin Phoenix during his crazy spell.

  17. Heatheradair says:

    I am such a sucker for a thick-necked, messy-looking meathead. BUT, I prefer ’em bald. The scruff on the neck and the chest can definitely stick around, just buzz off the mop on top…..

  18. Ronnie says:

    Definitely sexy!!! I love his casual look. He’s happy as he is and it shows. He has a smile to die for!!!

  19. Alaska says:

    I think CB and I have similar taste in guys… I LOVE Sam when he’s all cleaned up, but he just looks icky in these pics. Too much like Zach Galifianakis.

    Also, how photoshopped is that Mens Health cover?! It looks like they just propped up a cardboard cutout of him.

  20. DreamyK says:

    Blech. He looks like a couch surfer who cuts a fart while leaning over to grab the channel changer.

  21. Susan says:

    He looks relaxed, but he’d look hotter if he trimmed that fur turtle neck he’s wearing in the first pic.

  22. Deven says:

    Totally and COMPLETELY gross!!

  23. Scruffiness does not do this man justice.

  24. carrie says:

    i yet wrote here: i met him with his now ex-girlfriend in Paris during Avatar promotion,he wanted to know what to see in Paris at 11 PM (smile)
    he’s not tall but nice blue eyes and nice accent

    and nice photoshop for the cover

  25. JaneWonderfalls says:

    I love Sam Worthington and I would love to have his scruffy babies but he looks just gross, I want my Avatar Sam Worthington!

  26. Melancholy says:

    That’s NOT Zach Galifianakis?

  27. Anoni Mus says:

    Hmmm, he’s got that something something that makes me interested in him.

    Wouldn’t kick him out of bed.

  28. CassieGoesCrazy says:

    The photoshopping on the Men’s Health cover is terrible! Have they stretched him out? His torso looks weirdly long when you compare it to the pap pics.

  29. Anna says:

    That MH cover is hilarious ahhahahaaa

  30. EmDee says:

    Funny, he looks…so…Australian. All he needs is a beer in one hand and a meat pie in the other.

  31. Ella says:

    Kaiser, you must be wearing off on me – I’d still do him!
    @28 he does look stretched out!

  32. Anne de Vries says:

    I don’t like how the beard sort of seems to run over in the chest hair.

    I DO like how.. versatile he can look. I highly doubt he has (or could develop) the acting range to disappear into his roles like say, Johnny Depp can, but I really like how different a change of hair, facial hair or wardrobe can make him appear.

    He’s going to be one of those actors that seem naggingly vaguely familiar and then when the credits roll you realise you’ve seen him in 15 different films but didn’t recognise him. And that’s a good thing.

    Also, he wears glasses? Now I want to see a photo with him in glasses.

  33. Sam says:

    Mmm he is scruffy deliciousness. Hate the cover of men’s health though, ick.