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Saturday, 2 April 2016

[OPINION POLL] This Is A Job For... ???

Superman, by John Byrne

The current HeroPress opinion poll - of who gives the best live-action portrayal of Superman - is going great guns, but the poll is still open for another week, to give everyone a chance to have their say.

Jason, of the great Nerd Trash blog, summed up a lot of people's thoughts when he said: "Christopher Reeve was Superman, not just because of the movies but because of his character after he was paralysed."

While +Anthony Hargis, aka Mystic Scholar, explained his choice: "For sheer looks, I chose Brandon Routh, although Dean Cain was a very close second. For looking the part, those are my top two."

If you want to have your say (and why wouldn't you?), the voting widget is below, along with pictures to remind you of the sundry Supermen from the small screen to the silver screen.

Brandon Routh
Christopher Reeve
Dean Cain
George Reeves
Henry Cavill
Tom Welling
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2 comments:

  1. I think it's interesting how detrimental playing Superman is to an acting career. Routh went from playing the Man of Tomorrow to doing Hallmark movies before climbing back up to play Ray Palmer. Welling fell off the face of the Earth and Cain isn't fairing much better. I think Cavill might survive since he had an established career before Man of Steel and has done big movies since taking on the role.

    Christopher Reeve, meanwhile, is the odd man out because he actually turned down roles in big movies, so he pretty much wrecked his career himself.

    It's a shame, really, because all of these guys (with the exception of George Reeves because I have no idea if he was a good actor or not) have the looks and talent to be leading men in film and television, but playing Superman is apparently anathema to Hollywood.

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  2. My vote is for George Reeves because took the part of "role model" seriously, even to the extent of quitting smoking and not making appearances around children with his girlfriends.

    George Reeves was a devout supporter of "The City Of Hope" Cancer research hospital and the Los Angeles chapter of United Cerebral Palsy. He also appeared on "The City Of Hope" and UCP Telethons on local Los Angeles TV and at "The City Of Hope" parades in Duarte, California as Superman.

    He was cautious in his interaction with the young children who were fans of Adventures of Superman (1952) because they often tried to test his "invulnerability" by assaulting him. At one appearance a young boy came up to Reeves, pulled out a pistol and pointed it at him. The boy had taken the weapon, a Luger that his father had brought home from World War II, to see if "Superman" really was invulnerable. Reeves convinced the boy to give him the gun by saying that someone else would get hurt when the bullets bounced off of "Superman".

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