He played a buffed-out warrior in the 2011 action film Immortals and became the first non-American actor to be cast as Superman for the upcoming Man of Steel. Here are five things you may not know about Henry Cavill.
1. Was Stephenie Meyer's first choice to play Edward Cullen in Twilight during the film's development stage. But by the time the film was casting he looked too old to play the part, which was of course given to Robert Pattinson.
2. Has said that if acting hadn't worked out, he would have joined the British military.
3. Speaks English and French fluently and is conversational in Italian and German.
4. His favorite movie is Gladiator and his top TV shows include Scrubs, Dexter and Battlestar Galactica.
5. Is a rugby fan and enjoyed playing the sport before he got injured and had to stop.