Avatar Actors

Thursday, August 4 by Shawn Lealos

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The "Avatar” actors can take pride in being involved in the highest grossing movie of all time, eclipsing director James Cameron's former movie “Titanic.” Taking in $2.7 billion, the actors involved can lay claim to being part of cinema history. These actors include action stars, newcomers and award winners, resulting in a solid cast for a great movie.

Sam Worthington

Sam Worthington is the starring “Avatar” actor as Jake Sully, a wheelchair bound military man who agrees to have his mind placed in at avatar in order to infiltrate a dangerous alien planet. Worthington also starred in the “Terminator” franchise and the remake of “Clash of the Titans.”

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana spent most of the movie in blue motion capture as the alien warrior, Neytiri, who ended up fighting alongside Jake Sully against the invading, destructive forces threatening to tear her world apart. Saldana also starred in the “Star Trek” reboot as Uhura.

Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver is one of the most acclaimed “Avatar” actors in the movie, starring as scientist, Dr. Grace Augustine. She has been working with the aliens for years and feels they are not dangerous but misunderstood. Weaver has earned three Oscar nominations in her career.

Stephen Lang

Stephen Lang’s role as an “Avatar” actor is the hard as nails military Colonel Miles Quaritch. Miles is intent on storming into the planet and eliminating the aliens one way or the other. He also starred in the western “Tombstone” as Ike Clanton.

Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez plays a sympathetic military fighter in the “Avatar” actors. Her character starts off following orders but soon moves on to Jake’s side in the upcoming battle. Rodriguez also starred in the exploitation film “Machete” and “The Fast and the Furious” franchise.

Giovanni Ribisi

Giovanni Ribisi is the weasel corporate man, Parker, in the “Avatar” actors. He only cares about the bottom line and the deaths of alien beings never concern him. Ribisi has been acting since 1995, best known for his role in the Nic Cage remake of “Gone in Sixty Seconds.”

CCH Pounder

“Avatar” actor CCH Pounder is unrecognizable in her motion captured alien character of Mo’at, the spiritual leader of the Na’vi beings. Pounder is best known for her TV work, starring on shows such as “ER,” “The Shield” and “Warehouse 13.”

Wes Studi

Wes Studi is a Native American “Avatar” actor who portrays the clan leader. He is the husband of Mo’at and the father of Neytiri. Studi, a Cherokee actor from Oklahoma, has appeared in movies like “Dances with Wolves” and “The Last of the Mohicans.”

Joel Moore

Joel Moore plays Norm, an assistant to Grace in her work building avatars to live amongst the Na’vi. Norm also has an avatar and is replaced by Jake when the mission begins. Moore has starred in the independent horror film “Hatchet” and the TV series “Bones.”

Dileep Rao

Dileep Rao stars as Max Patel, one of the scientists on the Avatar program who ends up joining up with Jake to fight in the rebellion. “Avatar” actor Rao is an American born actor who also starred in “Drag me to Hell” and “Inception.”

-Shawn Lealos

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