Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill has been in the industry for about 2 decades and most of us remember him portraying the iconic character of Superman. Henry Cavill is arguably one of the most good-looking actors in the industry, who is built like a tank. But, Cavill has been able to prove to the audience that he is not just about looks.
By giving solid performances in the DCEU, The Man From UNCLE and Mission Impossible Fallout, he has proved his worth and why he deserves to be loved by the fans. He will now appear as Geralt of Rivia in the live-action Tv adaption of The Witcher, and the fans cannot wait for the show to come out.
So, let’s look at 10 Super facts about the Man of Steel himself, Henry Cavill:
#1: Edward Cullen in Twilight was based on Henry Cavill
When Stephanie Meyer was writing the popular saga Twilight, she based the description of Edward Cullen on Henry Cavill. She even lobbies for Henry to play the role of Edward in the movies before Robert Pattinson was cast. He was considered too old to play a 17-year old by the time the film was produced.
#2: The Most Unlucky Man in Hollywood
Fans want Henry to play the next James Bond after Daniel Craig hangs his boots. But, Henry was considered for the role of James Bond even before Daniel Craig was cast for the role back in 2005. He was also under heavy consideration and auditioned for the role of Superman in Superman Returns (2006). He failed to get both these roles and was dubbed “the most unlucky man in Hollywood” by Empire Magazine in 2005.
#3: He is a Comic Book Nerd
Henry Cavill is a huge fan of Comic Books and which makes him the perfect man to play Superman. (Warner Bros. ruined that as well). Cavill’s favourite Superman storylines and the ones he used for inspiration are “Death of Superman”, “Return of Superman”, “Superman: Red Son” and “Earth-One”. He has also expressed his liking for Grant Morrison’s “New 52” work.
#4: He has no Fat
Henry Cavill is one of the rarest actors in Hollywood to achieve Eight-pack abs. He is one of the most hard-working actors in the industry. He managed to achieve 6% body fat for Immortals (2011) and then went even further for Man of Steel, where he reached a body fat percentage of 3%, which is what bodybuilders reach during competitions.
#5: Nearly Missed Snyder’s call as he was playing World of Warcraft
It may not look like it, but Henry Cavill is a hardcore “Gamer”. When Zack Snyder called Cavill to inform him that he had won the role of Superman, Cavill missed the call as he was busy playing World of Warcraft. Cavill said that he noticed the name of Snyder on the Caller ID at the last second and immediately called Snyder back.
#6: Krypto The Superdog in Real life
Henry Cavill has an American Akita dog and he named the dog Kal, after his role as Superman. In the comics, Superman has a dog named Krypto The Superdog. Krypto made his first live-action appearance on the Tv show Titans.
#7: He was bullied in his childhood
Henry was a chubby kid in school kid in school and the other kids bullied him a lot for that. They gave him the nickname “Fat Cavill”. He managed to turn things around after landing a role in the movie The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), in which he had to lose a lot of weight to get the part.
#8: First Non-American Superman
Superman has been one of the most iconic superheroes of the United States of America. There have been several depictions of Superman throughout the years. Henry Cavill is the first British actor to portray Superman.
#9: Dream Role
Henry Cavill has been in the industry for a long time and the one role that he has always wanted to portray is the role of Alexander the Great. Given his build and stature, he would be perfect for the role of Alexander, if someone decides to make a movie in the future.
#10: Association with the Armed Forces
Cavill has stated that if he had not picked up acting, he would have joined the armed forces to fulfill his “patriotic pride”. His older Brother Major Niki Richard Dalgliesh Cavill has already fulfilled this dream as he received an MBE as a heroic Royal Marine for keeping the vulnerable safe in a hostile environment in Afghanistan.