Superman - Man Of Steel
In Theaters June 14, 2013
More about Man Of Steel - starring Henry Cavill.
Henry Cavill, who is 6' 1", Trivia:
Henry Cavill grew up in Jersey in a small island between England and France.
His dream role is to play Alexander the Great.
Likes rugby, but no longer plays due to injuries.
Went to boarding school.
Never leaves home without money, credit cards and his passport.
Has a knack for languages.
His favorite item of clothing is a brown leather jacket, an item he says he could not live without.
Henry Cavill auditioned for the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman Begins (2005).
Henry Cavill is half Jewish. (His mother is Jewish, which by Talmudic law, makes him 100% Jewish).
Was Stephenie Meyer's first choice to play Edward in the adaptation of "Twilight," but by the time the film came to be, he was 25-years old and no longer looked the part of a 17-year old.
After auditioning, but failing to land the roles of Bruce Wayne/Batman, Superman/Clark Kent, and James Bond; he was dubbed "...the most unlucky man in Hollywood" by Empire Magazine (December 2005).
Henry Cavill auditioned for the lead role in Batman Begins, but lost out to Christian Bale. In 2005, he became a young contender for the role of James Bond, and performed in a final screentest. However, the producers believed Cavill was too young for the role, which then went to Daniel Craig. He also auditioned for the role of Superman in Superman Returns, and was reportedly under heavy consideration before the October 2004 casting of Brandon Routh. Due to this; In the December 2005 edition of Empire Magazine, he was dubbed "... the most unlucky man in Hollywood".
Says if he hadn't picked up acting, he would have joined the armed forces to fulfill his "patriotic pride".
Has an interest in Egyptology.
In being cast as Superman, he becomes the third British actor to play the lead role in reboot of a successful screen adaptation of an American comic book series. Before him, Christian Bale was cast as Batman, and Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man.
Engaged to horsewoman Ellen Whitaker, 4 May 2011.
The first non-American actor to play Superman.