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Worthington takes big step in 'Man on a Ledge'

January 26, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Since actor Sam Worthington first came to Hollywood in 2009, he has flown with avatars, clashed with titans, and battled terminators. He takes another big step with his latest role in "Man on a Ledge."

"Man on a Ledge" is a thriller that focuses on the big "step" one man takes to handle a very big problem. He's trying to clear his name for a crime he swears he didn't commit.

Worthington actually did a lot of the filming on a building ledge.

"People thought I would get out there and start crying, curl up in a little ball, which was quite possible, but the more hours I was out there, the more confident I got," he said.

Worthington almost fell a couple of times, and even dangled off the ledge a few times.

"You dangle like a tea bag, you're banging against the side of the building until they pull you up again, and for that brief second, your life flashes before your eyes," he said with a laugh.

"In real life, I'm quite shy and reserved, and I like to stay at home watching TV because my job, I get to fight aliens or monsters or stand 225 feet on a ledge, so that's part of the fun of the job," Worthington said.

"Man on a Ledge" is rated PG-13 and is in theaters this weekend.