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Henry Cavill is a TV and film actor known for his roles in The Tudors and The Immortals and as Superman in Man of Steel.
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With Cavill working out diligently with 300 trainer Mark Twight to sculpt a muscular physique for the role, the new Superman also has a revamped bodysuit and a soul-searching personal identity.
Cavill has signed on to star as Napoleon Solo in Guy Ritchie's remake of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and is also part of the cast of the supernatural drama The Great Wall,
slated for a 2014 release.
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