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Henry Cavill

I'll Nail 'Superman' Role ...

Even Tho I'm Not American

10/29/2012 10:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

102912_henry_caval_launchHenry Cavill is confident ... his Britishness WILL NOT get in the way of his portrayal of Superman in the upcoming "Man of Steel" movie.
 
Of course, Superman is considered the greatest American superhero of all time ... sorry Batman, Iron Man, Spider-Man, etc. ... and Cavill will be the first non-Yank to play the role.

So when we asked the 29-year-old if he was intimidated by the challenge, he insisted he wasn't fazed in the least.

In fact, he even said he would support an American actor playing James Bond ... as long as that person has the chops.

And if you don't care about Superman ... watch the clip anyway, 'cause Henry is really, really good looking.

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Jen    

I am sure he is able to nail anything he wants, he is super hot, lol.

702 days ago
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Kelly    

A non-issue!

702 days ago
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The Planet Earth    

Everyone's trying to copy the Batman Begins formula now: make everything dark and gritty, hire a British guy to play the lead, etc. The Spiderman reboot did it and now Superman...no originality.

702 days ago
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Connie Cave    

SCREW THE SUPERMAN ROLE! I THINK WE HAVE FOUND CHRISTIAN GREY!!

702 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

The American accent doesn't seem that hard to do. I've watched several actors on talk shows that I thought were American from their roles...that turned out not to be American. Like this guy says...it's acting. If the actor can nail the role...more power to them.


There was a time when I'd heard that Nic Cage was going to step into the role as the new Superman. I like Cage in a few of his movies...but Superman? That would have been a stretch.

702 days ago
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cb win    

"Of course, Superman is considered the greatest American superhero of all time"...You do realize that Superman was thought up by a Canadian, right? Look it up.

702 days ago
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Gretel    

What is it with all these Brits taking over jobs here in America? Reporters, actors ... come on, aren't there any Americans good enough? I'm sure if the Brits are good enough for America they'd be good enough for jobs in their own country. By the way ... I'm not too far outside an evacuation zone for the storm, so keep a thought for everyone who is going to be affected by the storm on the East Coast. Thanks.

702 days ago
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Observer999    

One of the two guys who created Superman was a Canadian, and didn't Superman just renounce his American citizenship due to the US's policies? Sounds like a good casting choice.

702 days ago
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Ace    

Hey Superman, blow Sandy away!

702 days ago
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lanie    

Super heroes should have cut p-enises.. As a British male (non-Jewish) -- Cavill is likely uncircu mcised..

702 days ago
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VictoriaGirl    

He should be played by a Canadian considering a Canadian man did in fact come up with the idea of Superman. Even though Ryan Reynolds sucked at The Green Lantern I think he might make a good Superman.

702 days ago
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SNAFU    

Oh well, Superman wasn't born in the US either.

702 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

Let's clear this whole "Canadian" thing up. Superman was created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian-born American artist Joe Shuster in and published in 1938 while both were living in Cleveland, Ohio. The Shusters moved to Cleveland when Shuster was 9 years old. It's not like the character of Superman was born out of an idea created in Canada. The Canadian reference is quite the stretch. Shuster was an American when he co-created Superman with Jerry Siegal...14 years after moving to America.

702 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Superman is an illegal alien. He needs to be deported immediately.

702 days ago
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MrHarrybawls2010    

WHEN WILL THERE BE A MOVIE BASED ON REX MORGAN M.D? PERHAPS ROBERT BLAKE COULD PLAY REX....

702 days ago
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