Hunky Sam Worthington is ready to kick back and relax. The 35-year-old actor, who catapulted to fame thanks to a little film called Avatar, tells the September issue of Men’s Health that filming nearly 10 films in the span of four years has been rewarding, but exhausting. “I haven’t taken a break in four years. It’s been a nomadic existence,” he says. “Now it’s time to enjoy the fruits of my labor for a little bit — but I don’t think I’ll be gone for long.” Currently promoting The Debt (in theaters August 31), Sam says it took a “s–tload of hard work” to reach this point in his career and that it certainly didn’t happen over night. After spending his 20s struggling to find consistent work, Sam says he got to a point where he had to figure out who he was. “I looked in the mirror and didn’t like what I saw,” he says. “So I sold the mirror.” While trekking through the mountains between Melbourne and Sydney, the Australian actor received a call from his agent that would forever change his life: director James Cameron hired him to play Jake Sully in 2009’s Avatar.

After that, Sam’s career goals became crystal clear and he didn’t take any opportunities for granted, often spending up to 18 hours a day, six days a week on set. Now in his 30s, he tells Men’s Health he’s essentially discovered who is: “I’m stuck with who I am, but I can be man enough to iron out the creases.” He doesn’t have many creases to iron out in these sexy but sporty Emporio Armani wraparound shades, available in four frame/emblem color combos. — rpuccia

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