Henry Cavill & Russell Crowe promote ‘MoS’ in Madrid: who would you rather?

I’m starting to wonder if Henry Cavill has Michael Fassbender Syndrome. In my way of thinking, “Michael Fassbender Syndrome” is where a man is very attractive, even mind-blowing sexy, but in still photos and on red carpets, he can look rather odd. It’s not a simple issue of being “photogenic” – it’s how the man is being photographed. Henry Cavill in motion, on film = HOT. Michael Fassbender in motion, on film = HOT. Fassbender on a red carpet = hit or miss hotness. Cavill on a red carpet = almost always vanilla and overly groomed.

Anyway, these are some nice photos of Henry and Russell Crowe at the Madrid premiere of Man of Steel yesterday. Henry looks… um… not all that great. There has been some concern on Twitter that he’s wearing too much foundation on red carpets. I’m not sure if it’s that or if his skin is just really flawless and we’re not used to it? I’m trying to be nice. As for Rusty… God bless him. I know I’m a broken record about this, but I love him and I would still hit that. Henry was definitely hot as Superman, but Russell’s Jor-El was AMAZING.

Meanwhile, I thought you ladies would enjoy seeing this commercial that Henry made about his extensive physical training for MoS. I guess the commercial is, like, sponsored by the National Guard? That’s weird. It seems to be part of a series and this one is called “Soldier of Steel”. There’s lots of sweaty Cavill and shirtless Cavill.

I just ignored the militaristic message at the end because I was still perturbed by the fact that Henry’s chest hair is so lacking in this video. In Man of Steel, he had chest fur and it was glorious. So… was he shaving his chest during training? Is that really weird or really common?

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Greenie says:

    That’s a no-brainer.

    Henry Cavill ALL DAY.

  2. Lemony says:

    Oh, Henry.
    Man of Steel was the first thing I’ve seen him in…I’m head over heels now.
    I’m switching from Skarsexual to….I’m too slow this morning to think of a word for it? Help?

    • LadyMTL says:

      Cavillust? Cavilloonie? LOL. I don’t know what term works best but yeah, when he’s “in motion” he’s super sexy. In still photos…not so much.

    • Natasha says:

      Cavillite? Also, if this is the first thing you have seen him in please watch the Tudors, especially season one. He is glorious!

    • Badirene says:

      Cavill-curious maybe? Cause I know I am curious as to whats under that suit.

  3. neelyo says:

    I don’t like Crowe’s new wig.

    • Cazzie says:

      Ack! Why did you say that?!? Now it’s all I can see.

      Once upon a time Russell Crowe was incredibly hot, but no more.

      Cavill all the way.

  4. Anna says:

    I like the purple on Cavill but I still think that the suits have been all wrong. Also that video is NICE. He’s so glistening in it, he might be the new Sparkles!

  5. brin says:

    Cavill, of course.

  6. Downton fan says:

    Where’s Ginaaaaaaa!?!?!

    • Trace says:

      I’m wondering the same thing. She’s been MIA from all the premieres. Did they break up?

    • Liv says:

      Maybe they just put her out there to make him look like a decent and normal guy, who’s capable of a real relationship. Now that the film starts it’s better to end the contract, so that he’s – in the mind of his fans – a free single guy.

  7. Darkladi says:

    Gina, don’t kill me, but I’d climb Henry like a tree. I’d go drinking with Rusty tho

  8. emmaV1 says:

    Hey Kaiser it’s like why bodybuilders shave all hair – it makes the muscles stand out more/more prominent, and this video seems specially filmed to showcase the man of steel’s muscles.

  9. Jess says:

    Cavill of course. He’s lovely. Crowe is a twerp.

    An old friend interviewed him years ago. He did that shitty thing some men do where the try to break your hand while shaking it and get all up in your personal space so you have to back up. He wouldn’t answer any questions, and instead made her listen to his latest album twice. After that torture he had a loud, obviously rehearsed conversation with one of his paid ‘friends’ about how amazing his album was. He then told her to fuck off. When he got an advance copy of her article (which was honest but not nearly as scathing as he deserved) he had a tantrum, stopped it being printed and unsuccessfully tried to have her fired. She still has the tape. He’s such an epic asshole it’s almost unbelievable.

    • cubfan34 says:

      I’ll still take Russell. He’s the better actor.

    • Vee says:

      I’ve heard he was a huge ass in his earlier days. Hopefully he has mellowed with age.

    • Diana says:

      WOW. Your friend is a trooper. If that was me, I would have sold that tape to TMZ, made a youtube remix video out of it and would have played selected excerpts of it at every cocktail and dinner party I ever hosted. Just in retaliation for my pain and suffering.

  10. Gwen says:

    Mmmm Henry, no doubt.

  11. marie says:

    meh, I’d have to go with neither.

  12. Vee says:

    Henry on even days of the week, Russell on odd days! Love them!

    That video is incredible, yummy Henry!

  13. Liz says:

    Helllooooo.. Michael Shannon, obvi. Where was he?

  14. Leah says:

    I have to go with Crowe. He is old enough to be my father but.. Although Cavill is physical perfection he just comes across as uberboring. He was on the Graham Norton Show on the BBC last weekend and he just came across as boring and stiff. Crowe was witty, charming and smart.

    • Myrto says:

      Really? I agree Cavill came off as boring on Graham Norton but I thought Russell Crowe was neither funny nor charming, just a douche who wanted to tell very long boring stories and make the whole interview all about him.

  15. grabbyhands says:

    I can’t believe it’s even a contest-the Cav all day long.

    Although I do agree with you, he does tend to turn up on the red carpet overly groomed. It makes him look a little….shiny. He needs to be sporting the scruff and ease up on slicking back his luxurious curls.

  16. Adrien says:

    Henry looks awkward on the red carpet coz he’s too perfect looking yet he’s too shy. He looks best when he’s with Gina Carano. He is secure and always smiling when he’s with gf.

  17. Diane says:

    Cavill today / Gladiator Crowe of yesterday. But I have to say I prefer scruffy Cavill to clean shaven Cavill. His early scenes in Man of Steel before SuperMan were jaw dropping gorgeous. What a beautiful man. Loved him in the Tudors (where he was scruffy).

  18. heatheradair says:

    sandwich me up, pretty please.

  19. loveisthecoal says:

    Not so long ago I would have said neither, but now that I know Henry’s a secret dork, I wouldn’t say no. 😉

  20. Justsayin9 says:

    Interesting choice…. Henry Cavill is mind numbingly hot and I would literally pay to get my hands on him ( a first). Crowe was also super sexy in his Gladiator days and a bit of a bad boy. But, Cavill is the whole package. Super hot but is not caught up in his looks at all. I mean is he is not an arrogant, self important guy. Almost impossible when u are that I credibly hot. He is my hands down choice for Christian Grey in 50 shades!!!

  21. Mina says:

    THANK YOU!!!! For that video.
    Watching a guy work out just… does things to me.

  22. Maxine says:

    Crowe! I was watching old interviews of him and Denzel Washington from American Gangster and then him and Bale from 3:10 to Yuma. Something about that guy. . . . Cavill always looks like a dark haired ken doll on the red carpet to me. . .

  23. Meanchick says:

    I first noticed Cavill in ‘Tristan & Isolde,’ then as Theseus in ‘Immortals.’ I’m quickly becoming a fan.

  24. Emily C. says:

    Yawn. Henry Cavill bores me at best, and annoys me with his dumbness at worst. Russell Crowe bores me at best, and skeezes me out at worst. I’d choose Henry if I had to, but I’d close my eyes and think of someone else.

  25. Diana says:

    Henry Cavill, obviously. He’s so pretty! Also, he likes Skyrim. I can get down with that.

  26. PortlandJan says:

    Definitely Henry. Russell looks like an old biker whose lawyer cleaned him up for a bail hearing.

  27. Kelly says:

    Henry seems like a nice, earnest guy with the face of.. Superman, Almost too pretty.

    Sigh, I still love Russell Crowe although more the Gladiator years. I love me a bad boy.

  28. yoyo says:

    Russell looks like a bloated boozehound. Very sad. He can be such a good actor but he’s just full of himself and totally delusional about his “singing” abilities.

    Henry… I don’t know. He looks soooo damn hot when he’s scruffy in superman but when he cleans up he just looks like any other vanilla ken doll not interesting at all. The hair-do he is sporting is making him look borderline like he has a widows peak which is so not sexy. Finally I have been incredibly disappointed with his live interviews, he looks petrified or incredibly dull (can’t figure out which it is) and is utterly boring either way. Seems to totally lack a personality. If you can’t relax on the Graham Norton show, you can’t relax anywhere! Compare that to my knight in shining armor Matt Damon -lol-who is hot as heck, great actor, and so congenial while still having opinions. Yeah I’m opting for option C: none of the above and will invent option D: Matt Damon! lol

    • Lemony says:

      I thought he was relaxed on Graham Norton, but he is shy & very modest. I think he just lets older or more famous people, like Russell, take over & maybe that’s his way of being respectful & polite? Russell also talked way more than Amy Adams did, too. I think Russell just kinda of steamrolls over everyone…he is a talented actor, no doubt, but he seems to think he is a BIG DEAL. 😉
      Also: I totally love Graham Norton’s show. Best talk show host!

    • amilu says:

      Hey now! Us widow’s peak havers can’t help it if we have unsexy hairlines. 🙁

      • yoyo says:

        True amilu, regular folks can’t but superstar millionaires can and do have their hair lines/lengths; colors etc modfified ad infinitum. I don’t find that looks suits him. Same for our friend Cumberbatch, in Star Trek they sorted out his hair nicely. Ups the sexiness by mutliples of a million 🙂

  29. amilu says:

    Kaiser and all, if you’re bored, check out the movie Blood Creek. It starred Henry Cavill AND Michael Fassbender (and Dominic Purcell and Shea Wigham)!

    It’s just a B-monster movie, but I love each of the men all the more for being in a B-monster movie!

  30. anet says:

    Henry C all day, except he’s really GAY. Google him.

  31. Amberica says:

    Both. And obviously, we shall be known as Cavill-eirs.

  32. Christina says:

    Russell Crowe looks like a giant alcoholic ogre with jowls. I don’t care how good of an actor he might be, he seems like a grunting asshole most of the time. I avoid movies he is in sometimes because I hate looking at him..LOL. Henry might seem a little vanilla on the surface, but I think his wild side came out a bit in his character on The Tudors. He is beautiful. For me , Henry no question..though since I am so repulsed by Crowe I would have probably picked just about anyone over him.

  33. that bitch says:

    russel he’s kinda sexy to be an old man
    he couldn’t handle this