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Henry Cavill [7]


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Born:May 5, 1983 (36)
Filmography Rating:7.04 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.16 / 10
Amazon Rating:3.80 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:60.91%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Man of Steel [2013](30) => Clark Kent / Kal-El
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. [2015](32) => Napoleon Solo
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Ultimate Edition [2016](33) => Clark Kent / Superman
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Extended Cut [2016](33) => Clark Kent / Superman
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice [2016](33) => Clark Kent / Superman
Justice League [2017](34) => Superman / Clark Kent
Mission: Impossible - Fallout [2018](35) => August Walker

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Twilight [2008]
  • Stephenie Meyer had her own personal cast before all the roles were officially casted. They including Emily Browning as Bella Swan, Henry Cavill as Edward Cullen, [?] Charlie Hunnam as Carlisle Cullen, Mary-Louise Parker as Esme Cullen, [?] Rachael Leigh Cook as Alice Cullen, Trent Ford as Jasper Hale, [?] Tom Welling as Emmett Cullen and Olivia Wilde as Rosalie Hale.
    Man of Steel [2013]
  • Henry Cavill naturally has a hairy chest and left it untouched for the shoot of this movie. He insisted that Superman has chest hair in this film; he rejected the notion that just because you are muscular, you should not have chest hair and cited the Superman comic book "The Death Of Superman" as being an iconic representation in which Superman had a hairy chest.
  • Henry Cavill refused to take steroids to muscle up for the role. He also refused any digital touch-ups or enhancement to his body in his shirtless scenes. He said it would have been dishonest of him to use trickery while playing Superman and he wanted to push his body to the limits to develop his physique into one that was worthy of the character.
  • According to Zack Snyder, the filmmakers outfitted Henry Cavill in the Superman costume to see how well he fit the role. Despite the outfit bearing a lighter blue color and red trunks, no one laughed at Cavill. Snyder knew then that Cavill was right for the role.
  • Director Zack Snyder said that he really wanted to include a shirtless scene of star Henry Cavill in the film because throughout the film, you see him in a form-fitting body suit where he appears extremely muscular. He said the audience would think it was all rubber muscles, but it was important to show them it was indeed Henry Cavill's body in that suit and that it was all real.
  • Matthew Goode, Armie Hammer, [?] Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Zac Efron and [?] Colin O'Donoghue were on the final shortlist for the lead role. Henry Cavill was finally cast. He was the front runner to play Superman in another [Superman] movie (working title: flyby) but the movie failed to be greenlit and Brandon Routh was cast in Superman Returns instead. Cavill was also runner-up to ~2655~~ for the James Bond role in Casino Royale, Christian Bale for Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman Begins.
    Godzilla [2014]
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Henry Cavill, Scoot McNairy and Caleb Landry Jones were considered for the role of Lt Brody.
    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice [2016]
  • When discussing the film, Henry Cavill said that it would address a major issue that fans and critics had with Man of Steel, involving the huge amount of collateral damage caused in the film's climax during Superman's battle with General Zod in Metropolis. Cavill said that future battle scenes in movies featuring Superman would involve him making sure to not harm civilians himself and to protect them from evil villains.
    The Man from U.N.C.L.E. [2015]
  • Napoleon Solo, played by Henry Cavill (Superman in Man of Steel), was originally played by Robert Vaughn (the villain Ross Webster in Superman III).
  • Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer have both had Jesse Eisenberg as a nemesis in a motion picture; Hammer played both Winklevoss twins opposite Eisenberg's portrayal of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network and Cavill plays Superman opposite Eisenberg's portrayal of supervillain Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
  • Napoleon Solo's trick of removing a tablecloth from a table while leaving all the objects undisturbed was not a visual effect. Henry Cavill actually performed it himself, having trained in the trick from British variety star [?] Mat Ricardo.
  • Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer often did their own stunts in the film. Hammer was more enthusiastic about his stunts; his stunt double joked that he "hardly has a chance to do anything because he's out there doing it all by himself."
  • Tom Cruise was cast as Napoleon Solo but chose to focus instead on Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, so he dropped out. Henry Cavill, who was at first considered for the other role, was cast. Henry Cavill is now starring in the new [Mission Impossible] movie alongside Tom Cruise.
  • Henry Cavill admitted that he was very relieved to not have a shirtless scene in this movie after a string of movies where he had to be in top shape. Cavill said that he was glad to focus on his performance for once and not his physique, which he said took an enormous amount of work to present on screen.
  • Armie Hammer confessed to being awed by co-star Henry Cavill on first meeting him. Hammer re-called, "I was overwhelmed by his good looks, his chiseled body, his muscles, pretty much everything. There was the whole package there."
  • Dialogue changed during the shooting of the film and improvisation was involved. When it came to the dialogue, Henry Cavill said, "Some days they stay exactly as they are, and other days they change completely, and that's quite refreshing." Actress Alicia Vikander said of this movie: "It's a great feeling knowing that, together, you've gone beyond what was originally on the page. You get to know your character better because you're not only thinking about what they say, but about what they might say." Actor Henry Cavill, for whom working with director Guy Ritchie was the number one reason he signed onto the project, concurred: "His movies are fantastic and his filmmaking style is unique. There's no over-rehearsing, so you can get in there and do it, and it feels very fresh and new when you shoot." Actor Armie Hammer added: "It really keeps you sharp. You have to do your homework and show up ready for anything because things can change," who likewise jumped at the chance to work with the acclaimed director. "I think he intentionally keeps the atmosphere light because you get the best work when everyone is free and everything is flowing. It's an open, inviting, creative space and that's what Guy tries to cultivate on the set."
  • Joel Edgerton and Henry Cavill auditioned for the role of Illya Kuryakin.
  • In the television series [The Man From U.N.C.L.E.], American agent Napoleon Solo is played by American actor Robert Vaughn, and Russian agent Illya Kuryakin is played by UK actor David McCallum (from Scotland). In the movie, it is the reverse: Solo is played by UK actor Henry Cavill (from England) and Kuryakin is played by American actor Armie Hammer.
  • Armie Hammer was considered for the role of Clark Kent/Superman in Man of Steel, but that role went to Henry Cavill. He was later considered for the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but it went to Cavill's co-star Ben Affleck.
    Justice League [2017]
  • Extensive reshoots in London and Los Angeles in mid-2017 added a cost of approximately $25 million to the film's budget. Henry Cavill worked on the reshoots and Mission: Impossible - Fallout at the same time. He had to sport a mustache for his role in the latter project, however Paramount refused to let the actor shave it off for the time he played Superman again. This meant that Cavill's facial hair had to be digitally removed in post-production.
    The Big Bang Theory: Season 4 [2010]
  • In season four, Penny (Kaley Cuoco) is going out with Zack (Brian Thomas Smith), and they attend a costume party at the comic book store, where he goes as Superman, and she goes as Wonder Woman. Kaley Cuoco briefly dated Henry Cavill, who portrays Superman in Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the upcoming Justice League movies.
    Mission: Impossible - Fallout [2018]
  • Henry Cavill improvised the arm gun reload moment in the bathroom fight.
  • Henry Cavill was offered the role publicly through his Instagram by the director.
  • Henry Cavill replaced Tom Cruise for The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015).
  • A clause stipulated in Henry Cavill's contract forbade him from shaving his beard required for the role. During production, the producers received a phone call from Justice League producer [?] Charles Roven requesting Cavill back for some reshoots for his role as Superman. Co-producer [?] Jake Myers suggested letting Cavill shave his beard, shutting down production while he does his reshoots and then getting Warner Bros to pay $3 million for additional visual effects (digital moustache) on shots of Cavill after completing his Superman reshoots. Paramount got wind of the idea and shot it down immediately through the clause.
    Shazam! [2019]
  • Superman's cameo at the end was always planned to happen, and Henry Cavill actually wanted to reprise his role as Superman for the scene. However, the school location was only available for filming for a brief period when Cavill was working on other projects, so they settled for a stand-in who was filmed from the neck down while wearing the costume. Director David F. Sandberg later stated that the scene worked out much funnier this way.