Favorite Live-Action Superman Actor – Poll Results

Poll Results

In the latest Superman Homepage Member Poll we asked you the following question:

Who is your favorite live-action Superman actor?

Even though there’s been a huge outpouring of emotion regarding the end of Henry Cavill’s run as Superman, Christopher Reeve is still by and far the most popular actor to have portrayed Superman in live-action, with 63% of the votes. Henry was second with 19%.

Here’s the complete voting breakdown:

Who is your favorite live-action Superman actor?
  • Christopher Reeve 63%, 134 votes
    134 votes 63%
    134 votes - 63% of all votes
  • Henry Cavill 19%, 41 vote
    41 vote 19%
    41 vote - 19% of all votes
  • Brandon Routh 5%, 11 votes
    11 votes 5%
    11 votes - 5% of all votes
  • George Reeves 4%, 9 votes
    9 votes 4%
    9 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Dean Cain 4%, 9 votes
    9 votes 4%
    9 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Tyler Hoechlin 4%, 9 votes
    9 votes 4%
    9 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Kirk Alyn 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Bob Holiday 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 214
January 25, 2023 - February 1, 2023
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February 2, 2023 8:53 am

My favorite Superman Christopher Reeve wins this poll,YES!!!! Proving that even after 45 years, Chris is still making fans “believe a man can fly.”

Last edited 1 year ago by Superman2878
February 2, 2023 10:14 am

I really, really like Henry Cavill. But I voted for CHRISTOPHER REEVE because I love him. He is simply the best Superman. Hands down, no questions asked!

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February 2, 2023 8:41 pm

I never got the chance to vote. 🙁

Last edited 1 year ago by Mighty Rao
February 2, 2023 8:49 pm

I’m a big fan of most of these: Cavill, Hoechlin, and Reeves were all great in their own way. Routh really could have been excellent if he had more of an opportunity. But I couldn’t vote against Reeve. He was so great with both identities.

February 3, 2023 8:18 am

I tend to evaluate Superman actors on how well they portray both identities. My admiration for Reeve’s performance is tempered by my preference for the Post-Crisis version of Clark. As good as Cavill was, we saw only very brief flashes of him playing Clark in Metropolis and at the Daily Planet. Hoechlin is an unusual situation in that we rarely see his Superman interact with people who don’t know the double identity.

The poll excluded Tom Welling but that makes sense, given that his show was pre-Superman.