'''Henry Cavill''' (born May 5, 1983) is a British actor, known mainly for his roles in ''TheTudors'', ''Film/{{Immortals}}'' and ''Film/ManOfSteel'' -- as well as his bad luck, consisting in a long string of near-misses in landing important roles before his recent rise to prominence.

! Roles include:

* ''Film/{{Stardust}}'' (2007) as [[JerkJock Humphrey]]
* ''TheTudors'' (2007 -- 2010) as [[FourStarBadass Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk]]
* ''Film/{{Immortals}}'' (2011) as [[BadassNormal Theseus]]
* ''The Cold Light of Day'' (2012) as [[ActionSurvivor Will Shaw]]
* Film/DCExtendedUniverse (2013 -- present) as [[ComicBook/{{Superman}} Clark Kent / Superman]]:
** ''Film/ManOfSteel'' (2013)
** ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'' (2016)
* ''[[Film/TheManFromUNCLE2015 The Man From U.N.C.L.E.]]'' (2015) as [[BadassInANiceSuit Napoleon Solo]]

!! This actor provides examples of:
* DyeingForYourArt: Inverted for ''The Cold Light Of Day'' where he was asked to slim down his muscle quite a bit, which he admits he would never do again.
* FanCommunityNickname: His fans have gotten the name "The Cavillry."
* LanternJawOfJustice: Who do you think his incarnation of {{Franchise/Superman}} gets it from?
* OneOfUs:
** In addition to being a big comic book fan, he also loves ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' to the point that he nearly missed out on the call offering him ''Film/ManOfSteel'' because he was playing it at the time. He also mentions playing ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' and ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''. His favorite game is ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''.
** [[http://dgaider.tumblr.com/post/55213524262/genevrael-he-likes-nothing-better-he-says In his personal blog]], [[BioWare Dragon Age lead writer David Gaider]] claimed that, had he known Cavill liked ''Dragon Age'' and ''Mass Effect'' back when he was on ''TheTudors'', he would have lobbied hard to have him do some voice acting in one of their games. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Alas, now that he's Superman, Gaider laments that he's out of their price range]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He became rather famous for being among the top three contenders for certain major roles, including Superman in a movie in development in 2003 (that eventually became ''Film/SupermanReturns'' with Creator/BrandonRouth), Cedric Diggory in ''Film/HarryPotter'', Edward in Film/{{Twilight}} and even Franchise/JamesBond in ''Film/CasinoRoyale''. Him finally getting the role of Superman was seen in the fan community as a ThrowTheDogABone moment.