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.
Biography by Cammila Collar
- 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.