Henry Cavill: the rise of an on-screen hero

The actor behind the Man of Steel turns 40 this May 5

Stars Insider

05/05/23 | StarsInsider


Born Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill, A-list actor Henry Cavill began his career with roles in film adaptions of 'The Count of Monte Carlo' (2002) and 'I Capture the Castle' (2003). Cavill also appeared in several TV series before making it big as Superman in several films from the DC Universe, including 'Man of Steel' (2013) and 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' (2016). Also seen in 'The Witcher' and as Sherlock Holmes in the 'Enola Holmes' franchise, this Brit has captured the hearts of fans around the world. But how did he go from just your average actor to one of Hollywood's top leading men?

To learn more about the man behind the superhero, click on the following gallery and get ready for a read that's out of this world!

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