7 Henry Cavill Hairstyles That Will Take You from ‘The Witcher’ to the Real World
The world might know Henry Cavill as the hunk who played Superman for close to a decade, but he has since moved on to other roles. Over the years, fans have seen the actor go above and beyond for his iconic roles. From the windswept locks of Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher to the suave looks gracing red carpets, the 40-year-old’s many transformations have become a topic of admiration and inspiration.
In fact, he has left quite a mark not only with his acting prowess but also with his ever-evolving hairstyles. With various hairstyles throughout his career, here are 7 of the most iconic ones to show everyone his range.
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Ever since Henry Cavill broke into the world of acting, he has stolen hearts with his charming personality and Superman demeanor. While his exquisite good looks and incredible build stole the attention, his hair only enhanced his attractiveness. After a while, the world grew accustomed to seeing the actor at his best. However, his new, bizarre look in the Argylle trailer had all his fans completely baffled.
Henry Cavill’s Argylle transformation
Just last month, the world had to bear witness to Henry Cavill’s new look for his upcoming spy thriller, Argylle. While most fans expected him to look sophisticated and impeccable, his actual look was far from it. In the film’s official trailer, it was revealed that the bizarre cross between an overgrown buzz cut and a messed-up mullet had been due to the actor’s role in the film.
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In the upcoming movie by Matthew Vaughn, Cavill plays a fictional character called Agent Argylle. It is based on an unreleased book by a rather private author named Elly Conway. For a brief while there, Swifties believed that the books could have been written by none other than pop sensation, Taylor Swift. While those rumors were shut down, the speculations have not stopped.
The film is set to release on February 2, 2024, and will take its audiences on quite a bizarre journey with Henry Cavill, John Cena, Dua Lipa, and more.
Henry Cavill’s army look in Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Henry Cavill may have already lived his superhero dreams. However, his uniform look in the 2018 action thriller, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, stole more hearts than ever before. While he was joined by the franchise’s star, Tom Cruise, all eyes stayed on Cavill every time he came on screen. In the film, the actor transformed his usual messy locks for a classic short look.
He even sported a full mustache that left every woman who saw the film in a bit of a daze. While the actor may have stunned the world as Superman, his transformation for the action-packed film left the world in awe of his range. Although it may have been years since Cavill rocked that look, it has not stopped fans from reminiscing over his good looks.
Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia
While Henry Cavill may have laid down his sword and iconic flowing wig, fans will never forget his striking look on The Witcher. At the time, his fans may have been used to seeing the star with his bouncy curls, however, he traded it in for the wig. In the popular Netflix series, the actor played one of the leading roles as Geralt of Rivia. Even though he was part of the core cast, it was not enough to keep him working for the franchise.
Although he may be onto bigger and better things now, Cavill left a gaping hole in the show. With the third season of the show being the actor’s last, there were a lot of questions in the minds of fans. While everyone was confused about whether the show would move forward, the producers had other ideas. After a little bit of a wait, it was announced that Liam Hemsworth would be taking over the iconic character.
While fans may never get to see the Man of Steel actor in his iconic white wig again, at least they have the last three seasons of the show to look back on.
Henry Cavill’s curls in Enola Holmes
In 2020, the world got to see Henry Cavill take on the role of Sherlock Holmes in the Millie Bobby Brown starrer, Enola Holmes. While viewers only caught a few glimpses of the actor throughout the film, his look ended up stealing the show. Although everyone was in period pieces, his hairstyle and outfit quickly dominated attention. He sported a playfully rolled curl hairstyle with a significant amount of volume at the top of his head.
The look was close to the actor’s messy, ruffled, curled look. However, this one was a little bit more elevated than the other. Either way, one thing was certain, and that was the fact that Cavill looked stunning with his hairdo. He even made fans swoon when he reprised his role for Enola Holmes 2.
Henry Cavill’s hairstyle as Superman
While Superman may not be Henry Cavill’s first, it was definitely his most popular for a very long time. In fact, it is still being considered as his best work ever by fans. Although the star’s outfit in Zack Snyder’s 2013 film, Man of Steel, was enough to steal the show, his style in the film went down in the books of hairstyle history. In the film, he sported a low taper cut without the usual shaved sides.
I love how confident and commanding Henry Cavill Superman acted in this scene in Man of Steel.
More of this please. I also like the way his hair looks here. pic.twitter.com/69Xf9PEsiK
— Clᐰu Kent (@stargazer0118) May 8, 2020
Cavill’s hair was also slicked back with gel and had a swoop at the top of his head. While he was forced to give up his role to make way for James Gunn’s DCU reboot plans, the world has not let go of their favorite. In fact, some even hope that the star will somehow make his way back to his iconic character. However, with David Corenswet being cast as the new Superman, that is rather unlikely.
While the new actor has proved to put in the same type of effort as Henry Cavill, some fans are yet to be convinced about the latest superhero.
Henry Cavill’s red carpet, formal hairstyle
Throughout Henry Cavill’s career as Superman, fans got to see him in workout clothes, going to and from the gym. While his dedication was impressive, it only increased the hype when he finally did get glammed up. Although he always stunned the world with his looks, his red carpet hairstyles are a notch above the rest. Over the years, The Tudors star has been to various events, however, his classic slicked-back look has taken over the internet.
Henry Cavill arriving on the red carpet in the witcher season 2 🖤 pic.twitter.com/rHlrdsM1gZ
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While it might be Henry Cavill’s take on a wet hairdo, it soon became a staple in his list of repeat hairstyles. So far, he has always paired it with a well-fitting, elegant suit that also shows off his superhero physique. Although it might be a common and rather simple hairstyle, no one seems to be able to pull it off quite like The Man From U.N.C.L.E star.
Henry Cavill’s The Tudors’ butch cut
Years before Henry Cavill reached the crazy heights of his stardom, the actor was a part of a television series called, The Tudors. It ran for 4 seasons and had the actor in a leading role. In the historic series, audiences saw him donning old-timey royal clothes with a butch cut. While it looked gorgeous on him, the hairstyle was not suited for everyone.
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Henry Cavill and Jonathan Rhys Meyers in "The Tudors" 🤤 pic.twitter.com/2mu95rhebg
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The hairstyle was like a buzzcut, however; it was a little more overgrown than that. Due to that, it can usually look a bit patchy or even messy. In the series, Cavill played an important part as the best friend of King Henry the Eighth, Charles Brandon, who was a Duke of Suffolk. While it went on for 4 seasons, it was not nearly 7 years after the show ended that he landed the role of Superman.
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