16 Jun Father's Day: Henry Cavill pays tribute to his dad

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Henry Cavill found real-life father Colin’s traits in his reel-life dads in “Man of Steel,” Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner. Henry Cavill found real-life father Colin’s traits in his reel-life dads in “Man of Steel,” Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner.

Henry Cavill, who has two dads in Man of Steel — Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner) — talked about which one was more like his father, Colin Cavill, in real life.

“They are like two facets of my father’s personality. That’s why I enjoyed working with them so much. I have one side which said, ‘Look after yourself; don’t take your own safety for granted.’ Then there’s the other side which said, ‘Go out there and do your thing. Be proud of who you are.’ Those are two facets of my father’s character and my own personality.”

Is he the ideal son? “You should ask my mother and father,” he said and added, laughing, “They may choose to argue.”

The actor stressed, “Every member of my family is my hero — mother, father, four brothers. They have shaped and molded me with care and love, sometimes very tough love. I am thankful for all of it.”

As Man of Steel soars at the box office and his fame grows, Henry is bound to seek refuge from it all in the company of his family. “There’s something about family and being exposed in this kind of world that, when you go home, it doesn’t matter what mood you are in,” he said. “It doesn’t matter what you say. They know who you are. There’s something very special and comforting about that. I could be in the worst mood and in my worst behavior but…they know that I am a good, honest person. No judgment that will come from them. That’s a very refreshing and quiet place to be.”

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