We’ve seen many actors playing the highly popular, cherished Superman – from George Reeves and Christopher Reeve to Brandon Routh and Henry Cavill, yet, the commercially most successful Superman movies have featured Henry Cavill himself (read ‘Man of Steel’ and ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’). The accomplished British actor has become a synonym of masculinity and has redefined the new standards of sexy with his stint as the Man of Steel. Sparing a few others (including and especially Chris Evans), it would be difficult to recreate the bewitching on-screen charm and the irresistible demeanour that Henry Cavill possesses, and his fans are definitely going to drool over it for some time to come.
For those who’ve witnessed the recently published trailer of ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout‘ must have been already smitten by Henry Cavill (and his voice) and the punches that he throws which are an absolute reminiscent of the Son of Krypton himself, albeit in a new bearded avatar. And then, of course, there’s always Tom Cruise and his usual sidekicks in the movie. And Michelle Monaghan. Henry Cavill, who came into the limelight after his stint as Superman, didn’t have a prolonged acting career prior to ‘Man of Steel’, which had only started in the early 2000s. Nevertheless, Cavill’s journey has only been just more than a decade old and we’ve already witnessed some of his class acts and we’re sure there’s more to come. With one other Superman film in his contract after ‘Justice League’ and with the likes of ‘Mission: Impossible’ coming in from his kitty, Cavill has miles to go.
Here’s a non-exhaustive list of his best movies and TV shows so far.
Warning: Contains Spoilers!