Haven't we all at some point in time fantasized about stepping through a cinema/TV screen and into the world of our favourite movies and television shows? I certainly have!

With its modern, urban setting and stunning harbour, it is easy to see why Sydney leads the way as an ideal and versatile shooting destination. Movies shot here have been set in New York (Godzilla: Final Wars, Kangaroo Jack), Chicago (The Matrix and sequels), London (Birthday Girl), Seville (Mission Impossible 2), Bombay (Holy Smoke), Darwin (Australia), Myanmar (Stealth), Mars (Red Planet) and the fictitious city of Metropolis (Superman Returns, Babe: Pig in the City).

Whether popular landmarks or off the beaten track locations that are often hard to find, you can now explore Sydney in a fun and unique way with the SYDNEY ON SCREEN walking guides. Catering to Sydneysiders as much as visitors, the guides have something to offer everyone, from history, architecture and movie buffs to nature lovers.

See where productions such as Superman Returns, The Matrix and sequels, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Candy, Mission Impossible 2, Mao's Last Dancer, Babe: Pig in the City, Kangaroo Jack, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Muriel's Wedding, The Bold and the Beautiful, Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure and many more were filmed.

Maps and up-to-date information on Sydney's attractions are provided to help you plan your walk. Pick and choose from the suggested itinerary to see as little or as much of the city as you like.

So, come and discover the landscapes and locations that draw filmmakers to magical Sydney, and walk in the footsteps of the stars!


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Click on the picture above to see a preview of all four walking guides and on the picture below to see larger stills of Sydney movie and television locations featured in the slideshow!

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Sydney on Screen guides are now available for purchase at the following outlets:

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The Mint shop, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney - Ph: (02) 8239 2416

Hyde Park Barracks shop, Queen Square, Sydney - Ph: (02) 8239 2311

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The Sebel Pier One (concierge desk), 11 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney - Ph: (02) 8298 9901

The Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney (concierge desk), 27 O'Connell Street, Sydney - Ph: (02) 8214 0000

The Sydney Marriott Circular Quay (concierge desk), 30 Pitt Street, Sydney - Ph: (02) 9259 7000

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Sam Worthington admits: I was a jerk for fight outside restaurant

Film Sam Worthington
Sam Worthington admits he was at fault for a fight outside a restaurant in Atlanta. The Aussie star is now concentrating on his next role. File picture: AP Source: AP

Neala Johnson, The Daily Telegraph, reports

Sam Worthington has admitted he was "a jerk" for instigating an incident that ended in his arrest for disorderly conduct in Atlanta, Georgia last year.

The Aussie joined the celebrity mug shot gang after getting into a fight outside a restaurant in November while he was shooting a movie in the city.

"I was a jerk. It was my fault," Worthington told News Limited.

"I've admitted it. I was a jerk, I was in the wrong. Move on. That's it."

Asked if alcohol played a part in the fracas, the actor gave no excuses.

"No, I was an ass!"

Worthington reportedly screamed he was a DEA agent after he was pepper-sprayed outside Vortex Bar and Grill.

He allegedly threatened the doorman who sprayed him, screaming: "I'm a DEA agent! You f***ed up now!"

Police told TMZ that staff said Worthington was intoxicated and unable to provide valid identification.

A witness told authorities that he pushed doorman Jerry Link twice. Mr Link allegedly responded by pepper-spraying the actor and putting him in handcuffs until police arrived.

Worthington, whose new Aussie movie Drift opens on May 2, is on standby for an Avatar sequel.

"Jim (Cameron, director) is still writing it," he said.

"Supposedly end of the year, but they said that last year, so it’s up to the boss. Whenever Jim says, 'Let's go', we're gonna go."

Worthington, 36, is contracted for two more Avatar films and calls the mega franchise his "safety net" as he hunts for a more challenging career path.

Ten, the action thriller he shot in Atlanta with Arnold Schwarzenegger, sees the star transform into a bald, bearded tough guy.

Schwarzenegger last week praised his young co-star for his determination: "He likes to do all his own stunts, he is a go-getter and a great actor," said Arnie, apparently anointing the Australian as a worthy action hero successor.

"Arnold's very nice to say that," Worthington responded. "I got on very well with that guy.

"He's an icon and you shake every day when you see him, because you grew up watching his movies, and going from pumping iron to controlling one of the biggest economies in the world.

"That guy has set out and conquered everything he’s ever wanted to do. So any kind of compliment from Arnold, I'm completely humbled by it."

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