Exhibitors name 'Avatar' lead male star of the year

Sam Worthington will receive the 2010 ShoWest male star of the year award at the annual gathering of exhibs later this month in Las Vegas.

Worthington, who stars in James Cameron’s “Avatar,” will be feted at the final-night banquet. ShoWest runs March 15-18 at the Bally and Paris hotels.

The Australian-born thesp also plays the lead role in the upcoming “Clash of the Titans,” which Warner Bros. opens in theaters April 2. Film’s bow was pushed back by several weeks in order to outfit the pic in 3D.

Worthington’s previous credits include “Terminator Salvation” and “Hart’s War.”

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