I've given people about a week to see Man Of Steel, I figure now is as good a time as any to ask, if Henry Cavill is the best Superman to date? I'm not talking movie, I'm talking performance. Purely based on his acting chops. What do you folks think? If not him, then who was better? Where do you rank him among the rest?
Henry Cavill (Man Of Steel)
Brandon Routh (Superman Returns)
Tom Welling (Smallville)
Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Aventures of Superman)
Gerard Christopher (Superboy)
John Haymes Newton (Superboy)
Christopher Reeve (Superman I - IV)
George Reeves (The Adventures of Superman)
Kirk Alyn (Atom Man vs. Superman)
(Don't worry if you haven't seen them all. Just list out of the ones you did.)
Best answer goes to those who give a yea or nay on if he's the best, give a ranking of best Supermen, and their reasons why.
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It's kinda hard for me to grow out of Christopher Reeves as I knew him as Superman growing up and for so many years, also following his hardships as a real man, made me really feel like he was a true man of steel and not just on the silver screen.
Henry Cavill is just a revamped version for a new generation, who indulge on spectacular special movie effects.
Henry Cavill can be the most gorgeous actor man on the planet with a great superman package, but he can't replace my allegiance to Christopher Reeves who portrayed Superman in 4 major motion pictures. if you ask me Henry Cavill is acting in the shadow of such a great man and won't make more than 1-2 more superman movies.
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