Sam Worthington Honors Jon Landau with Nostalgic 'Avatar' Nod

Exploring the profound legacy of a cinematic giant

by Zain ul Abedin
Sam Worthington Honors Jon Landau with Nostalgic 'Avatar' Nod
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The Hollywood actor Sam Worthington, best known for playing the character of Jake Sully in James Cameron’s science fiction epic feature films, "Avatar" and its sequels, has opined on the occasion of the demise of the veteran producer Jon Landau, who particularly worked with Worthington quite closely on the record-breaking blockbusters.

In his extremely emotional comments, Worthington appreciated Landau’s productive work and moral character. This was due to his ability to recall Landau as an influential man and a part of the movie production industry and the lives of people that he met.

"Jon was all heart. He made everything and everyone he touched feel they could be better. He led with humor and strength, compassion and kindness. The People say all energy is borrowed and someday you have to give it back. I see you, Jon," Worthington said.

Sam's Poignant Tribute

The professional actor whose creative activity was influenced by the films "Avatar," "Avatar The Way of Water" and also "Avatar 3, 4, and 5" referred to the cultural legends of the Na’vi to celebrate Landau.

The Na’vi, the native inhabitants of the colorful moon, Pandora, subscribe to the volcanic cycle of energy, and this is the message of the "Avatar" movie. Worthington's message poignantly included a reference to this belief: This line is derived from the ‘People say all energy is borrowed and someday you have to give it back’ which is commonly said among the 'Avatar,' I see you, Jon… This thought is innate to the Na’vi form of greeting that includes acknowledgment of him and his soul.

Jon Landau has been and still is an acclaimed Hollywood personality, not only as a producer. His visionary methods aided in the skyrocketing of the success of the "Avatar" series to levels that could never be reached before, as well as shaping the standards of visual and narrative way of moving in cinema.

He was able to win the loyalty of millions while at the same time promoting the integration of technology into the creation of films.