Brandon Routh as Clark Kent/Superman
I totally realize that with this pick I’m most certainly in the minority, but I may be one of the few people that actually enjoyed Superman Returns and who really believed in Brandon Routh’s portrayal of both Clark Kent and Superman. Even though I think Tom Welling from Smallville is the best Clark Kent/Superman to ever grace any screen, this list is about superhero performances in solely movies, not TV, and if we’re purely talking about the Superman films here, Routh is the one film actor who was able to crack into the humanity and spirit of Clark whether he was saving the citizens of Metropolis or romancing Lois Lane. He truly was super in the role.
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