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  • Made his film debut in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002).
  • Got his big break starring in the Showtime series The Tudors (2007-10).
  • Was author Stephenie Meyer's first choice to play Edward Cullen in Twilight (2008), but he was too old for the part when filming began.
  • Was the 2008 spokesmodel for Dunhill fragrances.


  • 2014, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actor in an Action Movie: Nominee


  • Colin Cavill — Father
  • Marianne Cavill — Mother
  • Ellen Whitaker — Ex-fiancée
  • Gina Carano — Ex-significant Other

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  • Birth Name: Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill
  • Birth Place: Jersey, Channel Islands
  • Profession: Actor

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