YMMV / Henry Cavill

  • Crowning Momentof Funny: Henry asks some children if they like Superman more than Batman. Extra points for this one line:
    "Batman doesn't have any superpowers...(Aside Glance) does he, Ben?
    • Then Henry caps it off with a shout-out to Durrell Wildlife Park and acknowledges "these amazing creatures": He's pointing to some bats.
  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: Thirteen years before Man of Steel was released, Henry Cavill worked as an extra in the film Proof of Life, which Russell Crowe starred in. During the filming of the movie, Cavill asked Crowe for advice about acting, since he had aspirations of pursuing a full-time career as an actor. A few days after their conversation, he received a box of goodies from Crowe that included a signed picture of him in Gladiator with the words, "Dear Henry: A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" written on it. Fast-forward to 2013: Henry Cavill is playing Superman opposite Russell Crowe, who's playing his father and mentor, Jor-El. This was discussed here. Man of Steel is also the first time they've seen each other since that first meeting.
  • Retroactive Recognition: He's been working since his teens and has had a lot of small roles in The Count Of Monte Cristo, Tristan and Isolde and Hellraiser: Hellworld.