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New Superman selected
« on: January 30, 2011, 06:01:12 pm »
Grumble grumble.  What was wrong with Brandon Routh?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110130/ap_en_mo/us_film_superman_casting

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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2011, 06:06:47 pm »
I thought Brandon Routh was terrific.  But I guess he's not "hot".  Would have helped if he'd stayed more in the public eye.  :(
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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2011, 06:09:16 pm »


http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2011/01/30/zack-snyder-finds-his-superman-henry-cavill/


Zack Snyder finds his Superman: Henry Cavill
Jan. 30, 2011 | 9:40 a.m.



Henry Cavill (Warner Bros.)


British actor Henry Cavill, who is largely unknown to those who aren’t fans of the Showtime drama “The Tudors,” has landed the part of perhaps America’s most iconic character: Superman.

Cavill will play the red-and-blue-clad superhero, as well as his alter ego Clark Kent, in the  Zack Snyder-directed reboot of the franchise set for release in December 2012, Warner Bros. announced Sunday.

The 27-year-old actor is familiar with the role as he reportedly was very close to getting it in 2006′s “Superman Returns,” before director McG was replaced by Bryan Singer, who instead cast Brandon Routh.

He will be much better known to movie fans this November when he stars in the Greek myth drama “Immortals.”

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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2011, 06:29:57 pm »


Oh, you know, hmmmm.

I'm thinking--

he'll do.

 ::)





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Henry Cavill grew up in Jersey, Channel Islands, in the United Kingdom. Jersey is where his parents reside, but Henry makes his home in London, Los Angeles and Jersey. He has four brothers, three older and one younger. Cavill credits his siblings as the reason he has stayed so down-to-earth. “Having brothers who are bigger, hairier and been around longer than me [keeps me grounded]!”

Cavill went to boarding school at Stowe School, which is located in Buckingham, England. While attending Stowe, he appeared in several plays and musicals, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Grease  and 40 Minutes  (which he also directed). “In prep school, I really learned to love the stage. When you step out from the wings and into the lights, there’s this incredible rush of adrenaline and fear and anticipation; it’s just something else, it really is.”




It was while he was at Stowe that he was discovered by casting directors looking for a young boy to play Albert Mondego in Touchstone Pictures’ The Count of Monte Cristo.  “They were looking for a boarding school boy and luckily, I happened to look right for the part and I had a bit of acting experience, and that’s were it all kind of kicked off.”

Since then he has appeared in a several well-known movies, such as The Count of Monte Cristo, Hellraiser: Hellworld, I Capture the Castle, Tristan + Isolde, Stardust and the upcoming Joel Schumacher film, Creek.  But Cavill is most well-known as Charles Brandon, the best friend to King Henry the 8th and the lover of ladies on Showtime’s original series, The Tudors.

Michael Hirst, writer/producer on Showtime’s The Tudors has said, “Henry is very beautiful. My daughters are all desperate to marry him. Henry Cavill is going to be a great film star. I don’t think there is going to be any doubt about that.”




Recently, Cavill was featured in Vanity Fair ’s “Hollywood’s Next-Gen Men” article and was selected as a “Rising Star” by Access Hollywood.  Others have taken notice of Cavill as well: Us Weekly profiled Henry as one of hottest men in its “TV’s New Top 10 Dream Men” article in the April 8, 2008 issue. Interview  magazine predicted Henry as “the kind of [actor] you [want] to watch grow” and for audiences “to keep an eye out for him” in the April 2008 collector’s issue.

Cavill has recently finished filming Whatever Works,  a film by Woody Allen, which is set to be released in 2009. He is currently the face for Dunhill London and Dunhill Black.






Trivia


- Henry grew up in Jersey in Great Britain, a small island in between England and France.

- Henry attended Stowe School, a public British boarding school, in Stowe, Buckinghamshire, and St. Michael’s Preparatory School in Jersey.

- Henry is the face and spokesperson for London Dunhill fragrance.

- Henry’s favorite TV show is Scrubs.

- Henry’s pet peeve are people who always want to be the center of attention.

- Henry has a pet parrot and a dog.

- Henry has four brothers and one sister-in-law.

- Henry’s hobbies include snow boarding, reading, partying and meeting new people.

- Henry loves to travel, and his favorite place so far is Nepal. He called it “mind blowing” in a 2008 US Weekly article.

- The worst job Henry ever had was working at a law firm. He worked as a tea and photocopy boy.

- Henry’s favorite actors are Mel Gibson and Russell Crowe.

- Henry’s signature dish is spicy sausage ragu, which he stole from his brother.

- He is impressed by a Sunday roast and the organization it takes.

- Henry credits “having brothers who are bigger, hairier and been around longer” than him as the reason he has stayed so down to earth.

- Henry can’t live without his blender, as he tries to make a strawberry and cucumber smoothie every day.

- His favorite snack is nachos, his favorite comfort food is pizza, his favorite drink is a dirty martini, and his weakness is French fries.

- As of 2008, Henry resides in London, England, and in Jersey, Channel Islands, in the United Kingdom.

- Henry’s last name, Cavill, is pronounced like the word “travel.”

- Henry loves to play rugby, but no longer plays because of injuries.

- No matter where Henry is going, he never leaves his home without money, credit cards, and his passport.

- In the December 2005 edition of Empire Magazine, Henry was dubbed “the most unlucky man in Hollywood” after he lost the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins to Christian Bale, James Bond in Casino Royale to Daniel Craig, Superman/Clark Kent in Superman Returns to Brandon Routh and Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire to Robert Pattinson. In all these roles, Henry was among the final two that were being considered for the roles.

- Henry was selected as a Rising Star by Access Hollywood in April 2008.

- In April 2008, Interview magazine predicted Henry as “the kind of [actor] you [want] to watch grow” and for audiences “to keep an eye out for him.”

- His dream role is to play Alexander the Great.

- He speaks English and French fluently and is conversational in Italian and German. Most importantly, he can order a beer in Czech.

- His favorite item of clothing is a brown leather jacket, an item he says he could not live without.

Compiled by HenryCavillFan.com Using:
Internet Movie Database, Us Weekly, In Style  (UK), Richard Jackson, and FilmSpot.





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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2011, 06:41:14 pm »
Yeah, he'll do.


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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2011, 06:47:44 pm »
Yeah, he'll do.

Quite nicely.

Definitely.
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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2011, 07:12:58 pm »
From the description I would think he'd make a better young Indiana Jones. Maybe he and Shia could trade.

But I'm not going to cavil about it.
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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2011, 07:41:57 pm »



But I'm not going to cavil about it.


 :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2011, 08:51:09 pm »



Oh, I love this guy--

He is un crapaud  from the island of Jersey (and he speaks French)!


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Cavill



Cavill at a Vanity Fair party at the
Tribeca Film Festival, April 2009



Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill (born 5 May 1983) is a British actor. Cavill was born on the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands, the fourth of five boys. His mother, Marianne, worked in a bank, and his father, Colin Cavill, was a stockbroker. He was educated at St. Michael's Preparatory School in Saint Saviour, Jersey before attending Stowe School, a boarding school in Buckinghamshire, England. He first began acting in school plays at Stowe, saying, "In prep school I really learned to love the stage. When you step out from the wings into the lights, there's this incredible rush of adrenaline and fear and anticipation... it's just something else, it really is." He has said that if he hadn't become an actor, he would have joined the army or studied Egyptology.





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Culture

Culturally, the Norman language predominated in the islands until the 19th century, when increasing influence from English-speaking settlers and easier transport links led to Anglicisation. There are four main dialects/languages of Norman in the islands, Auregnais (Alderney, extinct in late 20th century), Dgèrnésiais (Guernsey), Jèrriais (Jersey) and Sercquiais (Sark, an offshoot of Jèrriais).

Victor Hugo spent many years in exile, first in Jersey and then in Guernsey, where he finished Les Misérables.  Guernsey is also the setting of Hugo's later novel, Les Travailleurs De La Mer  (The Toilers of the Sea). A "Guernsey-man" also makes an appearance in chapter 91 of Herman Melville's Moby-Dick.




Guernsey's traditional colour for sporting and other purposes is green and Jersey's is red.




The main islanders have traditional animal nicknames [for each other]:

Guernsey: les ânes ("donkeys" in French and Norman): the steepness of St. Peter Port streets required beasts of burden, but Guernsey people also claim it is a symbol of their strength of character – which Jersey people traditionally interpret as stubbornness.

Jersey: les crapauds ("toads" in French and Jèrriais): Jersey has toads and snakes that Guernsey lacks.

Sark: les corbins ("crows" in Sercquiais, Dgèrnésiais and Jèrriais, les corbeaux in French): crows could be seen from sea on the island's coast.

Alderney: les lapins ("rabbits" in French and Auregnais): the island is noted for its warrens.




This statue of a crapaud (toad) in St. Helier represents the traditional nickname for Jersey people



Flag of Jersey



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Jèrriais
Jèrriais is the form of the Norman language spoken in Jersey, in the Channel Islands,
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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2011, 07:34:14 pm »
Eh.  He's alright. 

I hope he cleans up well enough.  I don't like my Supermen with 5 o'clock shadows.