4. Before getting the Superman gig, Henry was dubbed as the "Most Unluckiest Man in Hollywood," and for good reason! He was almost the new James Bond, but he lost the role to fellow Brit, Daniel Craig. And interestingly enough, he was up for the Superman role in Superman Returns, but again lost out to Brandon Routh instead. All good things come to those who wait, right.
7. Ironically, the 6'1" actor was nicknamed "Fat Cavill" as a youngster, but eventually became a skilled rugby player before an injury sidelined his athletic career for good.
8. Robert Pattinson wasn't writer Stephenie Meyer's first choice for Edward Cullen (who was, right?). It was Henry! While the flick was in development, Meyer stated: "The only actor I've ever seen who I think could come close to pulling off Edward Cullen is Henry Cavill." But by the time the movie was in production he was considered too old to play the sexy, 17-year old vampire. He was definitely who I envisioned while reading the books as well.
Man of Steel - out June 14th. Who isn't, right. The movie looks stellar! And should everything go according to plan (if the movie is a huge success), playing this iconic hero will be the groundbreaking role that sets him up for the greatness he deserves.