Blessed with the same rakish British charisma that made Americans swoon over Jude Law and Robert Pattinson, Henry Cavill became an international sex symbol with his portrayal of the Duke of Suffolk on Showtime's Henry VIII-based series, "The Tudors" (2007-2010). Cavill was by then accustomed to period dress, due to his previous performances in historic features such as "The Count of Monte Cristo" (2002) and "Tristan and Isolde" (2006). As he gained notice for his work in "The Tudors," director Woody Allen helped the actor expand into the modern-day world with a small role in the contemporary comedy "Whatever Works" (2009). However, when he was suddenly announced as film's next Clark Kent in the latest iteration of Superman in 2011, it became clear that Hollywood had deemed him a leading man in the making, with Cavill making his Kryptonian debut in 2013's "Man of Steel." By the mid-2010s, Cavill was firmly cemented as one of Hollywood's go-to action heroes, continuing his role as Superman in the nascent DC Universe series of films and playing Napoleon Solo in Guy Ritchie's big screen reboot of "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." (2015).