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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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31.

NOT ELMO    

i think they did a great job hiring this guy to play SuperMan, i mean, the guy has the right age only 29, the right body, has blue eyes just like SuperMan and he is a Good Actor, Being American in Overrated, i'm sure this guy one day will probably become a United States American Citizen anyway and then he'll be American, The only Complaint i have about [Man Of Steel] is that it will NOT be in 3D...

542 days ago
32.

NOT ELMO    

Besides we have a British sounding guy playing The New SpiderMan, Another British playing The Dark Knight and an Australian playing Thor...

542 days ago
33.

Caroline    

I actually remember his name being tossed around the last time they were casting James Bond but he was thought to be too young. I knew he'd eventually land some big role as he is really good looking. I have no problem with him being British.

542 days ago
34.

mintjulep    

Super man was not only created by a Canadain, but originally was a Canadian. So shut the **** up TMZ. Do your ****ing research!

542 days ago
35.

DaveT    

Man. Superman.

542 days ago
36.

Matt Scott    

Hugh Jackman is not Canadian but he IS Wolverine.

542 days ago
37.

MrHarrybawls2010    

WHETHER SUPERMAN WAS CANADIAN OR NOT, I THINK WE CAN ALL AGREE ON ONE THING: EVENTUALLY WE WILL ALL DIE ONE DAY.

542 days ago
38.

jak    

Superman is an illegal immigrant who crossed into the USA air space border while fleeing Krypton. That does not make him an American. If he wants American citizenship he can apply and stand in line with everyone else. In fact I don't know why he wasn't picked up be the feds years ago.

542 days ago
39.

Bob    

One of the guys who created Superman was Canadian and he modeled to town after Toronto.

542 days ago
40.

MrHarrybawls2010    

WHAT ABOUT CAPTAIN CANUCK???????WHEN WILL A MOVIE ABOUT HIM BE MADE?? THAT WAS A POPULAR COMIC IN THE 80s. GOOGLE IT YOU DAMN HEATHENS.

542 days ago
41.

Rob    

Hey TMZ, He's not the first non-American to get the role..Christopher Reeve (the first Superman in movies) was Canadian :)

542 days ago
42.

birdman    

Daniel Day Lewis nailed Lincoln and hes not American

542 days ago
43.

Cylon    

Thor is a nordic germanic god.
Yes, the British seems to take over America.

542 days ago
44.

anabil    

I love Henry he will make a graet superman he is such a hottie

542 days ago
45.

ben    

Not to sound offending, but Superman was the ulimate "illegal alien". it shouldnt matter who plays him.

541 days ago
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