Date of Birth: May 5, 1983
Henry Cavill, born in Jersey, Channel Islands, UK, is quickly becoming one of Hollywood's talented leading men.
He first discovered his love for acting while attending the prestigious Stowe school in Buckingham. Henry kicked off his movie career with a role in 2002's The Count Of Monte Cristo. Following that, he appeared in the British TV shows, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries and Goodbye Mr Chips.
In 2005, Henry was dubbed the "most unlucky man in Hollywood" after losing out on the role of Batman to Christian Bale, James Bond to Daniel Craig and Superman to Brandon Routh.
Always among the final two considered for parts, the British actor started to question is acting career path. But when small movie roles in Tristan & Isolde and Stardust started to roll in, giving Henry's profile a boost, his luck started to change.
Aside from landing a contract with Dunhill fragrances, it was with the sexy, critically-acclaimed drama series The Tudors that put Henry's name on the map. In The Tudors, Henry played the devilishly handsome Charles Brandon, best friend and consort to Jonathan Rhys Meyers' Henry VIII.
Other roles started to trickle in and Henry jumped at the chance to star in Woody Allen's Whatever Works (2009). He then landed the role of Theseus in Immortals (2010).
In 2011 it was announced that Henry won the role of a lifetime. Henry will finally don the blue suit and red cape starring as Superman in the next instalment of the movie franchise, Superman: Man of Steel, to be directed by Zack Snyder. The film won't be released until 2013 but in the meantime, the actor can be seen in the thriller The Cold Light of Day (2012) alongside Sigourney Weaver and Bruce Willis.
Man of Steel
The Cold Light of Day
Town Creek (2009)
Red Riding Hood
Tristan + Isolde (2006)
I Capture the Castle
The Count of Monte Cristo