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17 Dec, 2009 07:21

Avatar: revolution or evolution?

“How did they do it?” That’s the most frequently asked question about Oscar-winning director James Cameron’s most challenging film to date, “Avatar”, which has been released in Russia on December 17.

“You don’t make a Jim Cameron movie, you live a Jim Cameron movie!” says the Australian lead actor of the state-of-the-art sci-fi adventure, Sam Worthington.

According to Cameron, technology aside, one of the tricks was finding the actor to play the main character, an ex-marine who is paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair.

Casting scouts spent months looking for actors all over the world until they found the right one, who was not only sent out to train out in the field with marines to get a true sense of his character, but also had to learn a specially devised language, the Na’vi tongue.

Sam’s co-star in “Avatar” – “Aliens” legend Sigourney Weaver – has described Worthington as “very rooted as an actor” and “very real”.

RT’s Valeria Paikova caught up with the star of “Terminator Salvation” to check it out for herself.