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    Top 5 Best Performances By Henry Cavill

    People popularly know him as Clark Kent, but Henry Cavill has also made a mark with his performances apart from DCEU’s Superman. Our Man Of Steel made his debut in 2001’s Laguna. Post that, he has appeared in about twenty-six projects. In Enola Holmes, Cavill played Sherlock Holmes which also starred Millie Bobby Brown and Sam Claflin. These are five of the best performances of Henry Cavill:

    5) Immortals 

    Theseus is the main protagonist of the film. Gods choose him to fight despotic King Hyperion. Tarsem Singh directed Immortals with a good ensemble of Henry Cavill, Freida Pinto, and Stephen Dorff. Critics praised Henry Cavill’s performance.

    Henry Cavill plays the character of Theseus, the chosen mortal to fight Mickey Rourke’s character King Hyperion. In the quest of finding Epirus Bow, the team of Theseus witnesses many adventures. The reason it is one of its best performances of Cavill was the characterization. He embodied the traits of a Greek mystical man in the best manner. With Immortals, Henry Cavill proved his potential to be a leading man.

    4) Mission Impossible – Fallout 

    The film was one of the best cinematic experiences in 2018. In the Fallout, we are back with the trio, Ethan Hunt, played by ever suave Tom Cruise, Benji, played by Simon Pegg, and Luther by Ving Rhames, who is assigned the mission to stop the terrorizing reign of The Apostles.

    This was Cavill’s debut in the Mission Impossible franchise. With such a great opportunity to showcase his acting and action chops outside the DCEU, he grabbed and utilized it quite well. Along with physicality and technicality, he oozed the body language of a double agent, committing treason against his parent organization. Cavill hit the right notes with the provided space in his performance. He looked as suave as Cruise.

    3) The Man From U.N.C.L.E

    The story is set in the cold war period when America was at loggerheads with Communist Russia. Guy Ritchie has given his signature cut with a hint of homo-eroticness and filling machismo in the over-indulging homoerotic arc. The two dashing actors who starred in the film are Armie Hammer and Illya Kuryakin, a KGB operative. Henry Cavill plays Napolean Solo, who is a CIA operative.

    After the portrayal of serious, tough, and strong men, it is a respite for Cavill to play a handsome, cool, polished gentleman. He may give the Bond actors a run for their money! His balanced act of calm, secretive, yet self-assured make the portrayal of Napolean interesting.  Cavill surely overshadows his co-actor, Armie Hammer, in the spy drama. His charisma makes his performance interesting and watchable.

    2) Enola Holmes

    There have been various portrayals of Sherlock Holmes in the past years including Benedict Cumberbatch’s remarkable performance, but Henry brings a certain sex appeal in his under-the-radar appearance in the film. Enola Holmes is Millie Bobby Brown’s movie, which sees the Stranger Things star tackle one of her biggest leading roles to date as the teenager sleuth sister of Sherlock and Mycroft (Sam Claflin) Holmes.

    The brothers are called home from London when their mother (Helena Bonham Carter) suddenly goes missing on the morning of Enola’s 16th birthday. Instead, Enola evades her brothers and goes to London to find their missing mom.

    Enola Holmes does not force Cavill to perform the same, obsolete Sherlock tricks we’ve seen from previous iterations. While there are some fun scenes where Cavill gets to dig into Sherlock’s powers of deduction, he is mostly there to cast a knowing glance as he quietly predicts Enola’s next move or furrows an eyebrow at his genuinely odious older brother. 

    1) Man Of Steel

    There were polarizing reactions to Zack Snyder’s introduction of DCEU Man Of Steel. This pioneering film was touted as one of the best performances by Henry Cavill. During 2013,  it was also a rare instance where he was at the forefront, playing the titular role. 

    In Superman, Cavill depicts Clark Kent, the adult version of Kal-El, who has to unleash his powers for humankind. In an interview, he said, “I was 100% swept up watching the movie. Yes, I was privy to the movie magic and yes, I had that personal experience because I was there, but I was getting emotional throughout the movie.”

    “I wanted to stand up and cheer, support different characters and ask all the different questions the movie makes you ask. It was a great experience. I was speechless after seeing it. I’ve watched it two more times since and felt the same after each time, and I can’t wait to watch it again.”

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    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise is a Sub-Editor at FirstCuriosity. He has more than 2 years of experience in Entertainment content writing with the organization. Besides being a journalist and humanist, he loves cinema and intersectionality, basically everything that screams love, hope, and of course, Lady Gaga. Nishant loves and breathes popular culture, music, especially hip-hop and pop, and the royal family drama. Along with that, he takes great interest in the happenings in the technology world and politics. He is an LGBTQIA+ ally. Approach him with an apple juice to discuss Modern Family, Pose, and Schitt’s Creek.

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