It’s hard to believe as a child in England, Henry Cavill was known as “Fat Cavill.” The 29-year-old actor revealed his childhood torment in a 2011 interview with Men’s Health,“It’s definitely a shitty nickname. But kids are kids. Kids are cruel. Whatever. I was fat.”
Looking at Henry Cavill now, he has come a long way from being “Fat Cavill.” He started out with small roles in Tristen + Isolde, Stardust, and The Count of Monte Cristo before taking on a leading role in Woody Allen’s,Whatever it Takes. He was best known for his role in The Tudors, the Showtime drama about King Henry VIII where he played the king’s best friend, Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk. In 2011, he beefed up to chisel perfection for the role of Theseus, a mortal chosen by Zeus to fight King Hyperion in the film Immortals. In April 2012, he starred in The Cold Light of Day opposite Bruce Willis. Next summer, he will take on the role of iconic American superhero, Superman in the Man of Steel.