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View Poll Results: Your favorite Superman?
Kirk Alyn 0 0%
George Reeves 6 9.23%
Christopher Reeve 35 53.85%
John Newton (Superboy Season 1) 1 1.54%
Gerard Christopher (Superboy beginning Season 2) 0 0%
Dean Cain 5 7.69%
Tom Welling 2 3.08%
Brandon Routh 3 4.62%
Henry Cavill 13 20.00%
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Old April 30 2015, 10:04 PM   #1
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Your favorite live action Superman portrayal

So of all the Supermen, which one is your favorite?

This is intended to focus on the actor and portrayal, not the movie/show.
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Old April 30 2015, 10:29 PM   #2
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Re: Your favorite live action Superman portrayal

Christopher Reeve, followed closely by George Reeves and Henry Cavill.
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Old April 30 2015, 11:05 PM   #3
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Re: Your favorite live action Superman portrayal

Dean Cain.

Welling don't count cause He never put on the suit.
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Old April 30 2015, 11:18 PM   #4
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Re: Your favorite live action Superman portrayal

Purely for nostalgic reasons, Christopher Reeve. That music still makes me wanna put on a cape

And just as the films tag line promised. I really did believe a man could fly
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Old April 30 2015, 11:22 PM   #5
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Henry Cavill, followed closely by Christopher Reeve/Brandon Routh.
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Old April 30 2015, 11:34 PM   #6
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Re: Your favorite live action Superman portrayal

I grew up watching Dean Cain, but I really liked Henry Cavill. Brandon Routh looked the most like Superman to me, but Superman Returns was just so bad that it ruined his performance.
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Old April 30 2015, 11:36 PM   #7
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Re: Your favorite live action Superman portrayal

Cavill.
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Old April 30 2015, 11:52 PM   #8
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Re: Your favorite live action Superman portrayal

Christopher Reeve perfected how you should play this character. He's also the best actor (so far) to play the role.
Brandon Routh seemed to have studied Reeve's method pretty closely and I believe, if he had only had the second film I think he deserved, he would have had it down pat. Oh, well. There's always The Atom.
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Old May 1 2015, 12:09 AM   #9
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Re: Your favorite live action Superman portrayal

Easily Christopher Reeve...definitive, iconic, still the one to beat.
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Old May 1 2015, 12:23 AM   #10
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Re: Your favorite live action Superman portrayal

Reeve is my Superman. For me, it doesn't get any better than Superman: The Movie and Superman II (especially the 1980s extended cut from ABC). I also enjoy Superman III as a guilty pleasure.

I'm glad to see Dean Cain get some love here since I've always enjoyed his portrayal, especially his Clark Kent, which was a nice version for the 1990s.

Routh channeled Reeve, without imitating him, but the movie wasn't what it could've been. I've been a bit hard on Cavill. Like Routh, I think Cavill would've fared better if the material was better. As it is, Superman Returns and MOS are the tale of two extremes: too little action and too much action. Superman II is my perfect Superman movie, even if it is dated in certain respects. (It *IS* 35 years old and takes place during a different era in comic book history.)

As a kid, I used to think George Reeves was what I would settle for. I'm too young to operate the VHS and have to wait until dad gets home to put on Superman II, so I might as well get my Superman fix with this old Superman show.

But as an adult, I've grown to REALLY enjoy George Reeves' portrayal. He's probably my second favorite Superman now.
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Old May 1 2015, 12:37 AM   #11
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Re: Your favorite live action Superman portrayal

I still remember how I felt when I saw the first promotional pic of Reeve in costume in the Sunday paper. I was 18 years old. Up to that point all I'd seen was George Reeves reruns when I was a little kid, and then I had the Superman pajamas and wore them ragged.

A friend and I drove halfway across town to see the movie, and I remember being just blown away. Reeve was Superman.

Correction: Christopher Reeve is Superman.
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Old May 1 2015, 12:50 AM   #12
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I thought Henry Cavill looked perfect as Superman and he was a good actor.
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Old May 1 2015, 09:07 AM   #13
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Re: Your favorite live action Superman portrayal

I think that Routh is underrated as Superman because of the bad movie.
So it is difficult to choose between Christopher Reeve and Brandon Routh, tough question.
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Old May 1 2015, 09:40 AM   #14
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Going to have to go with Christopher Reeve.
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Old May 1 2015, 09:56 AM   #15
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The movie guys all did a great job.



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