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Cavill is to acting what Viagra is to male sexual arousal.

STIFF!  ajb007/biggrin

He hasn't got the swagger quality you associate with Bond. Well pre-Craig Bond, anyway. If he can unleash his inner swagger, who knows, but it's doubtful it's there.

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Loeffelholz wrote:
Thunderpussy wrote:

Interesting, ........ is his moustache  leaving too ?  ajb007/biggrin

No comment from the moustache  ajb007/cool

Inside sources say Henry Cavill's mustache is currently doing screentests for Kenneth Branagh's upcoming "Death on the Nile".

I think Henry Cavill showed ample charisma and screen presence in The man from UNCLE and Tudors. Superman and Mission Impossible didn't require charisma really. In MI he played a killing machine and superman is an alien.

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I honestly think H Cavill is a second name on the bill
Sort of actor. Great in a double act ( TMFU) or with a
Strong leading man ( MI6 ), but he doesn't  have that
Magic star quality to be a lead movie star

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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Thunderpussy wrote:

I honestly think H Cavill is a second name on the bill
Sort of actor. Great in a double act ( TMFU) or with a
Strong leading man ( MI6 ), but he doesn't  have that
Magic star quality to be a lead movie star

Cavill may have missed his chance to shine. The Man From Uncle bombed stateside and that was his big chance to show his leading movie star credentials. The same was true of Iris Elba in The Dark Tower. Despite the hype over Elba's on-screen presence, the movie flopped hard. Elba has yet to establish himself as a leading movie star (one that can generate some decent box office).

To be fair to both actors, a movie can bomb for many reasons - bad marketing, too much competition around at the time of release, bad screenplay/direction etc. These elements are down to studio decisions, but the actor has to show some leading man potential otherwise the studios will look elsewhere for talent. This may be a reason why DC isn't that bothered if Cavill doesn't return as Superman. There's bound to another actor out there waiting for his big break. Brandon Routh was replaced after one Superman movie! He didn't get much chance to prove himself.

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Thunderpussy wrote:

I honestly think H Cavill is a second name on the bill
Sort of actor. Great in a double act ( TMFU) or with a
Strong leading man ( MI6 ), but he doesn't  have that
Magic star quality to be a lead movie star

I feel the same about Craig. A great second Fiddle but not a leading man. But the very idea of 'leading man' is old fashioned and out of step concept. We don't really have them anymore. That's why Hollywood stars like Clooney and Cruise are all knocking on a bit. Ryan Gosling is about as close as it gets.

Danny and Babs sitting in a Tree...

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Could be true, I'm trying to think of a modern actor who could be
Considered a leading man, in that he could pull in an audience
On just his name above the title ?

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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zaphod99 wrote:
Thunderpussy wrote:

I honestly think H Cavill is a second name on the bill
Sort of actor. Great in a double act ( TMFU) or with a
Strong leading man ( MI6 ), but he doesn't  have that
Magic star quality to be a lead movie star

I feel the same about Craig. A great second Fiddle but not a leading man. But the very idea of 'leading man' is old fashioned and out of step concept. We don't really have them anymore. That's why Hollywood stars like Clooney and Cruise are all knocking on a bit. Ryan Gosling is about as close as it gets.

Craig doesn't really attract people to the cinema unless he's Bond.

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walther p99 wrote:
zaphod99 wrote:
Thunderpussy wrote:

I honestly think H Cavill is a second name on the bill
Sort of actor. Great in a double act ( TMFU) or with a
Strong leading man ( MI6 ), but he doesn't  have that
Magic star quality to be a lead movie star

I feel the same about Craig. A great second Fiddle but not a leading man. But the very idea of 'leading man' is old fashioned and out of step concept. We don't really have them anymore. That's why Hollywood stars like Clooney and Cruise are all knocking on a bit. Ryan Gosling is about as close as it gets.

Craig doesn't really attract people to the cinema unless he's Bond.


Completely agree with the last point. Henry Cavill wants the part of Bond very badly - look at all the campaigning he's done over the years. YouTube is full of it. Whilst he is thus far not the most charismatic of actors, he is actually pretty charismatic in interviews. If Bond is the part of his dreams then we shouldn't underestimate what he would do in a screen test to a. Win the part and b. Do well in it. I'm not saying this as a Cavill fan, just as an observer who sees that Eon just needs to ask and he'll be there.

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Could be true, I'm trying to think of a modern actor who could be
Considered a leading man, in that he could pull in an audience
On just his name above the title ?

Maybe Leo DiCaprio?

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I was a Cavill booster back in '05/'06 when he tested for Bond at the tender age of 23 or so...and I have a higher regard for his capabilities as an actor than many of my peers around here - his RSC background tells me that it's probably a mistake to look at how he's played Superman, Napoleon Solo, or the villain from the latest MI picture and extrapolate from that how he would portray James Bond.

As ever, in my opinion it comes down to personal taste...he's my first choice to replace Craigger. As a less conventional choice, I still support Tom Hiddleston, whom I think can put an interesting spin on the role. I'd rather not see Tom Hardy get it, but I won't throw a fit if Eon decides to go shorter than Danny(!) ajb007/insane

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Loeffelholz wrote:

I was a Cavill booster back in '05/'06 when he tested for Bond at the tender age of 23 or so...and I have a higher regard for his capabilities as an actor than many of my peers around here - his RSC background tells me that it's probably a mistake to look at how he's played Superman, Napoleon Solo, or the villain from the latest MI picture and extrapolate from that how he would portray James Bond.

As ever, in my opinion it comes down to personal taste...he's my first choice to replace Craigger. As a less conventional choice, I still support Tom Hiddleston, whom I think can put an interesting spin on the role. I'd rather not see Tom Hardy get it, but I won't throw a fit if Eon decides to go shorter than Danny(!) ajb007/insane

Cavill's screen test certainly impressed Campbell. I could live with either of them (Cavill or Hiddleston)

Danny and Babs sitting in a Tree...

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walther p99 wrote:
zaphod99 wrote:
Thunderpussy wrote:

I honestly think H Cavill is a second name on the bill
Sort of actor. Great in a double act ( TMFU) or with a
Strong leading man ( MI6 ), but he doesn't  have that
Magic star quality to be a lead movie star

I feel the same about Craig. A great second Fiddle but not a leading man. But the very idea of 'leading man' is old fashioned and out of step concept. We don't really have them anymore. That's why Hollywood stars like Clooney and Cruise are all knocking on a bit. Ryan Gosling is about as close as it gets.

Craig doesn't really attract people to the cinema unless he's Bond.

That's why I'm a bit mystified as to why Eon were so desperate to keep him. They have history of being very reluctant to change the lead, even with Dalton who was never very popular with the general public (although a superb Bond in my book) it was apparently his decision to go. Bond is and always has been more than the lead. Two of my favourite films star Bonds who failed to chime with the public (no prizes for guessing) I think the disastrous experience with Lazenby left a long legacy.

Danny and Babs sitting in a Tree...

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zaphod99 wrote:
Loeffelholz wrote:

I was a Cavill booster back in '05/'06 when he tested for Bond at the tender age of 23 or so...and I have a higher regard for his capabilities as an actor than many of my peers around here - his RSC background tells me that it's probably a mistake to look at how he's played Superman, Napoleon Solo, or the villain from the latest MI picture and extrapolate from that how he would portray James Bond.

As ever, in my opinion it comes down to personal taste...he's my first choice to replace Craigger. As a less conventional choice, I still support Tom Hiddleston, whom I think can put an interesting spin on the role. I'd rather not see Tom Hardy get it, but I won't throw a fit if Eon decides to go shorter than Danny(!) ajb007/insane

Cavill's screen test certainly impressed Campbell. I could live with either of them (Cavill or Hiddleston)

same, TH impressed me in both Night Managrr and Skull Island and I have always been an advocate of HC and think both of these would be grateful and appreciate the role as I feel DC doesn't!

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Maybe because Craig has been a huge success as Bond and the 4 Bond films he has done revitalized the franchise and raked in a ton of money?

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HowardB wrote:

Maybe because Craig has been a huge success as Bond and the 4 Bond films he has done revitalized the franchise and raked in a ton of money?

Can't argue with that, his tenure has been phenomenally successful and even as someone with reservations about his portrayal those are incontrovertible facts.

Danny and Babs sitting in a Tree...

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In the list of top ten most successful British films ever made.
Three are Daniel Craig Bond films.  ajb007/martini

"Let his death be a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one."

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Loeffelholz wrote:

I was a Cavill booster back in '05/'06 when he tested for Bond at the tender age of 23 or so...and I have a higher regard for his capabilities as an actor than many of my peers around here - his RSC background tells me that it's probably a mistake to look at how he's played Superman, Napoleon Solo, or the villain from the latest MI picture and extrapolate from that how he would portray James Bond.

As ever, in my opinion it comes down to personal taste...he's my first choice to replace Craigger. As a less conventional choice, I still support Tom Hiddleston, whom I think can put an interesting spin on the role. I'd rather not see Tom Hardy get it, but I won't throw a fit if Eon decides to go shorter than Danny(!) ajb007/insane

I didn't know Cavill has worked with the RSC - that impresses me! Back in the day when I was a student I had the privilege of staying in a week in Stratford-Upon-Avon. During the day we attended lectures by lpeople from the local college about The Bard  and every evening we saw plays at the RSC. It was very interesting. Actors at the RSC are usually working on three Shakespear plays simultanously. One they are reading up on and doing table reads etc, one where they are rehearsing on stage or have just begun showing to the public and one play they have been showing for a while. The instructors are of course top notch. I don't think any actor  can do that if they are "wooden".