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Circuit Q&A – Henry Cavill’s Superman – Where Do You Stand?


**Circuit Q&A’s are our daily community question, posed to the readers of AwardsCircuit that cover various topics from film and television to general wonderings and for instances**

Turning 36 years old today is actor Henry Cavill. Famous for resurrecting the Man of Steel, Cavill has played Superman in “Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and “Justice League,” tackling the classic character with his own unique verve. With his stint wearing the iconic cape at a close, we’re asking fans what performances of Cavill’s have stood out to them most.

Beyond his time defending mortal citizens of Earth, Cavill has shown he is every bit as accomplished in more grounded action, like the most recent “Mission: Impossible.” Before becoming a relatively household name, Cavill dabbled in various projects including the action thriller “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” and in the Greek mythology “Immortals.” As with many English actors, Henry Cavill joined the period piece drama  “The Tudors,” a series in which the actor showed he could hold his own in an ensemble.

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Without question, it’s his role as Superman with which many fans have come to identify Henry Cavill. It is true, Zack Snyder‘s iteration of the character may not be the most traditional adaptation of Superman, but that’s a double-edged sword. For many, especially young fans, Henry Cavill’s interpretation is the freshest in their minds, a new iteration of a potentially stale character. For others, the role may have come across as frustrating to watch. Both sides of the coin are valid. If nothing else, Cavill embraced this new vision and gave his all in executing it. Audiences have never seen a Superman quite like his.

On his birthday, we want to know where you fall on Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel. Were you a fan of Cavill as Superman? How does he rank among the other actors to assume the role? And what are your favorite, lesser known roles the actor has taken on? We’re anxious to find out!

What are your thoughts on Henry Cavill and his time as Superman? Let us know in the comments below! 


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Written by Joey Magidson

When he’s not obsessing over new Oscar predictions on a weekly basis, Joey is seeing between 300 and 350 movies a year. He views the best in order to properly analyze the awards race/season each year, but he also watches the worst for reasons he mostly sums up as "so you all don't have to". In his spare time, you can usually find him complaining about the Jets or the Mets. Still, he lives and dies by film. Joey's a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.


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