Henry Cavill

Active - 2001 - 2018  |   Born - May 5, 1983 in Jersey, Channel Islands  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Horror

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Actor Henry Cavill studied drama at Stowe School in England before trying his hand at a professional career in show business, beginning with a small role in The Count of Monte Cristo in 2001. Cavill was 18 and had already developed the square jaw and piercing stare that would soon make him a successful leading man, going up for roles like Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins and even James Bond in Casino Royale. He lost those roles to more well-known actors, but had no trouble building up his résumé with supporting roles in movies like Tristan & Isolde, before scoring the prominent role of Charles Brandon on the Showtime series The Tudors in 2007. He enjoyed a small part in the Woody Allen movie Whatever Works, and had a larger role in the action film Immortals in 2011. He was tapped to take over the iconic role of Superman in the planned 2013 project Man of Steel.

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  • Made his film debut in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002).
  • Got his big break starring in the Showtime series The Tudors (2007-10).
  • Was author Stephenie Meyer's first choice to play Edward Cullen in Twilight (2008), but he was too old for the part when filming began.
  • Was the 2008 spokesmodel for Dunhill fragrances.