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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/{{Justice League|2017}}'' (2017)
* ''Film/{{The Man From UNCLE|2015}}'' (2015) as Napoleon Solo
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!! This actor provides examples of:
* ClarkKenting: Cavill tested an inversion of this by wandering around Times Square, which had giant ads for ''Batman V Superman'' around, while wearing a Superman shirt. Nobody recognized him.
* FanCommunityNickname: His fans have gotten the name "The Cavillry."
* LanternJawOfJustice: Who do you think his incarnation of {{Franchise/Superman}} gets it from?
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