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Old January 30 2011, 10:21 PM   #30
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Re: Superman (casting, rumors, pix till release)

Out Of My Vulcan Mind wrote: View Post
For comparison: Christopher Reeve was 6'4". Brandon Routh and Tom Welling are 6'3". Dean Cain is 6'.
According to DC Comics, Superman is officially 6'3". So Cavill is close.

Other Superman/Superboy actor heights, because I like making lists:

The first two screen Supermen, Kirk Alyn and George Reeves, were both 6'1", the same height as Cavill. Both stars of the syndicated '88 Superboy, John Haymes Newton and Gerard Christopher, were 6 feet even. David Wilson, star of the TV version of the infamous musical It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman, is just shy of 6'3".

I'm not familiar with Cavill, but he has the right facial structure. In fact, he's one of the most classically square-jawed actors ever attached to the Superman role. He looks more like Superman to me than Tom Welling, Dean Cain, or particularly Brandon Routh.

And I don't think it matters that he's not American, considering that he's playing a character who isn't even native to Earth.
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