British actor Henry Cavill is the Superman we all know. But not only the DC Comics superhero, but he is also the renowned English military leader courtier Charles Brandon and the magically enhanced monster hunter Geralt of Rivia. And most recently he is the famous detective Sherlock Holmes too.
39 years old Henry Cavill was born in Saint Helier of Jersey. He began his acting career since the year of 2001. And since then Cavill has starred in a number of films and tv series.
Following is the list of the Top 10 most important films of Henry Cavill:
Matthew Vaughn has directed the romantic fantasy adventure movie ‘Stardust’ which is adapted from the same named novel by Neil Gaiman written in 1999.
The central plot of the movie begins with Tristan promising Victoria of getting a star from the magical kingdom beyond the wall known as Stormhold which made him take upon a life-changing adventure.
Henry Cavill co-starred in the movie with an ensemble cast that includes Claire Danes, Sienna Miller, Charlie Cox, Ricky Gervais, Rupert Everett, Jason Flemyng, Michelle Pfeiffer, Peter O’Toole, Robert De Niro, etc.
Henry Cavill played the role of Humphrey who is boyfriend of Victoria. The movie premiered in Paramount Studio Theatre in Los Angeles on July 29, 2007. Later it was released in the United States on August 10 and in the United Kingdom on October 19 of the same year.
Tarsem Singh has directed this fantasy action movie that centers upon a mortal man named Theseus. Gods have chosen him to fight the ruthless despot in Greece- King Hyperion. In search of Epirus Bow, a mystical weapon, the king is destroying the people of Greece and Greece itself.
The movie was first titled ‘Dawn of War’ and ‘War of the Gods’, but then later got changed to the official name resembling the Greek myths of Theseus.
Other cast members of the movie include Stephen Dorff, Luke Evans, Isabel Lucas, Kellan Lutz, Freida Pinto, Mickey Rourke, etc. The movie was released in Los Angeles on November 8, 2011, and in the United States on November 11 of the same year.
Man of Steel (2013)-
This is the film through which Cavill first emerged as Clark Kent aka Kal-El aka Superman. Zack Snyder has directed this movie and it serves as the first installment of DC Extended Universe and is the reboot of the 1940s Superman film series portraying the superhero’s origin story.
American actress Amy Adams played Lois Lane, Kent’s love interest in the movie. The movie premiered in Alice Tully Hall on June 10, 2013, and was then released in the United States on June 14 the same year.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)-
Guy Ritchie has directed the spy film ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ that is adapted from Norman Felton and Sam Rolfe’s same-named MGM tv series of 1964. The plot revolves around a CIA agent named Napoleon Solo and a KGB operative Illya Kuryakin who, although are very different from each other, become compelled to work together to ruin a criminal organization’s plans of using nuclear weapons.
Cavill portrayed Solo and Armie Hammer played Illya Kuryakin in the movie. It was released in the United States on August 14, 2015.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)-
This is the second installment of DC Extended Universe and the follow-up of the 2013 movie ‘Man of Steel. Zack Snyder returned as the director of this superhero movie.
It is the first live-action movie to feature Batman and Superman together and to portray Wonder Woman. The plot deals with villain Lex Luthor’s manipulation of Batman to enter into a battle with Superman.
Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, and Gal Gadot portrayed Batman, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, and Wonder Woman in the movie alongside Cavill as Superman. The movie was released on March 25, 2016, in the United States.
Justice League (2017)-
This is the fifth installment of DCEU and features the same named superhero team of DC Comics consisting of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, Green Lantern, and Martian Manhunter.
The movie was released in the United States on November 17, 2017.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)-
Christopher McQuarrie has directed this American action spy film which is the sixth installment of the Mission: Impossible series. Cavill played the role of August Walker in the movie with Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt.
The movie was released on July 27, 2018, in the United States.
Enola Holmes (2020)-
Harry Bradbeer has directed the mystery film adapted from Nancy Springer’s novel series ‘The Enola Holmes Mysteries. It revolves around the fictional sister of Arthur Conan Doyle created the famous detective Sherlock Holmes as she emerges as equally intelligent and genius as her established brother.
With Millie Bobby Brown portraying Enola Holmes, Cavill played the role of Sherlock in the movie. The film was released on September 23, 2020, on Netflix.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)-
This is the directorial cut of the 2017 movie ‘Justice League and is intended to match Zack Snyder’s original vision of the movie before his departure from the original production and studio interference. It released on March 18, 2021, in the United States.
Enola Holmes 2 (2022)-
This is the second installment of Millie Bobby Brown’s Enola Holmes series in which Henry Cavill reprised his role as Sherlock Holmes. The movie has been praised for an unconventional but allegedly better portrayal of Sherlock by Cavill. It was released on November 4, 2022, on Netflix.