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Henry Cavill

Actor Henry Cavill

Profession: Actor

Nationality:
United Kingdom
British

Why Famous: Henry Cavill is the 1st non-American actor to play the DC hero Superman. His 2013 "Man of Steel" was the highest-grossing Superman film ever, Cavill again played the superhero in the follow-up film "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" (2016) opposite Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck and in "Justice League" (2017).

Other prominent roles in Cavill's career include the TV drama "The Tudors", in Guy Richie's film "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (2015) and "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" (2018) with Tom Cruise.

Born: May 5, 1983

Age: 37 years old

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus

Historical Events

  • 2013-06-10 Superman film "Man of Steel" directed by Zack Snyder, starring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams premieres in New York City
  • 2016-03-19 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, directed by Zack Synder and starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, first premieres in Mexico City
  • 2018-07-12 "Misson: Impossible - Fallout", directed by Christopher McQuarrie and starring Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson, premieres in Paris

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