15 Actors Who Broke Out In Big Budget Films

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Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel boasts an interesting cast  — it features Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White and, perhaps most importantly, Michael Shannon as General Zod. We know those people will all pull off magnificent performances, so I’m not really worried about them. The big question mark is none other than Supes himself — Henry Cavill.

Are we about to witness the birth of a new A-Lister? It’s far too early to make an assessment on the guy’s situation, but he must be biting his nails right about now. Man of Steel will definitely be a commercial success, no doubt about that. Despite our own Jonathan Lack’s positive review though, the film is getting a slightly mixed critical reception. Will critics save or doom Cavill?

There, there, don’t start panicking just yet, Henry. There’s 15 other actors who starred in insanely ambitious big-budget flicks and came out on top, so you probably have nothing to worry about! Although, there’s about fifty others who didn’t make it, too — remember Jake Lloyd? Oh, you don’t? Yeah, that’s kind of my point. He played Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, that big ol’ fiasco. He’s… not around anymore. But don’t worry Henry, at least you got that juicy role in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. that Tom Cruise was going to play at one point! Who’s directing that, by the way? Oh, it’s Guy Ritchie… Wow.

Ok, we might as well get this started before Henry Cavill starts reconsidering his career path.

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