'Avatar' premiere: Hollywood's night on the blue carpet [Photo gallery]
The stars of "Avatar" made a fine showing in the flesh on Wednesday evening in Hollywood, hitting the blue carpet in support of James Cameron's hotly anticipated sci-fi effort, which opens this Friday.
Behind-the-camera types included director James Cameron, of course, and his wife, Suzy Amis; "Single Ladies" music video director Jake Nava, who helmed Leona Lewis' video of the film's closing tune, "I See You"; and "X-Men" director Bryan Singer, who's already using new technology from "Avatar" on his upcoming "Jack the Giant Killer."
Also seen Wednesday night? Click on the "photo gallery" image of Zoe Saldana for a peek at lots of familiar faces.
Cameron's follow up to "Titanic" -- the highest-grossing film in history -- has been eagerly awaited by fanboys and teen girls alike. Blame it on the dazzling visual effects and the dazzling Worthington.
One message Sam took from his character Jake Sully, a guy who stands up to bullies: "If you're 7 or 70, nobody should be able to tell you what to do," he said to the hosts of the "Avatar MySpace Red Carpet Premiere," broadcast live on UStream as the crowd entered the premiere.
So, um, he didn't let Cameron tell him what to do?
"Oh no, he told me what to do, man -- he's the boss."
-- Christie D'Zurilla and Matt Donnelly
Photos: Sigourney Weaver, James Cameron, Sam Worthington and Michelle Rodriguez at the "Avatar" premiere Wednesday night at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, top. At right, Zoe Saldana at the premiere. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images.