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[[caption-width-right:300:[[Film/ManOfSteel He's about as]] [[FakeAmerican American as it gets]].]]

Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill (born May 5, 1983) is a British actor, known mainly for his roles in ''TheTudors'', ''Film/{{Immortals}}'', and for being the latest movie incarnation of Franchise/{{Superman}}, in the Film/DCExtendedUniverse. Also well known for his bad luck, consisting in a long string of near-misses in landing important roles before his rise to prominence.
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! Roles include:

* ''Film/HellraiserHellworld'' (2005) as Mike
* ''Film/TristanAndIsolde'' (2006) as Melot
* ''Film/{{Stardust}}'' (2007) as Humphrey
* ''TheTudors'' (2007 -- 2010) as Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk
* ''Whatever Works'' (2009) as Randy Lee James
* ''Film/{{Immortals}}'' (2011) as Theseus
* ''The Cold Light of Day'' (2012) as Will Shaw
* Film/DCExtendedUniverse (2013 -- present) as [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark Kent / Superman]]:
** ''Film/ManOfSteel'' (2013)
** ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' (2016)
** ''[[Film/JusticeLeague2017 Justice League]]'' (2017)
* ''[[Film/TheManFromUNCLE2015 The Man From U.N.C.L.E.]]'' (2015) as Napoleon Solo
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!! This actor provides examples of:
* FanCommunityNickname: His fans have gotten the name "The Cavillry."
* LanternJawOfJustice: Who do you think his incarnation of {{Franchise/Superman}} gets it from?
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** He came very close to become Film/JamesBond for ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' (the role eventually went to Creator/DanielCraig).
** He almost got the role of Franchise/{{Superman}} as soon as 2004, for ''Film/SupermanReturns'' (which went to Creator/BrandonRouth instead). He got luckier a few years later.
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