SUPERMAN adaptation (2010s decade)

by dylanemery22 | created - 08 Oct 2013 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

Note: If you disagree with my picks, remember, this is all opinion based. So comment below if you like or dislike my choices for this list.

1. Henry Cavill

Actor | Man of Steel

Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill was born on the Bailiwick of Jersey, a British Crown dependency in the Channel Islands. His mother, Marianne (Dalgliesh), a housewife, was also born on Jersey, and is of Irish, Scottish and English ancestry. Henry's father, Colin Richard Cavill, a stockbroker, is of ...

Kal-El/Clark Kent a.k.a. Superman

2. Amy Adams

Actress | Arrival

Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents, Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, a U.S. serviceman who was stationed at Caserma Ederle in Italy at the time. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado, and has English, as well as ...

Lois Lane

3. Colin Firth

Actor | A Single Man

Colin Andrew Firth was born into an academic family in Grayshott, Hampshire, England. His mother, Shirley Jean (Rolles), was a comparative religion lecturer at the Open University, and his father, David Norman Lewis Firth, lectured on history at Winchester University College (formerly King Alfred's...


4. Julia Ormond

Actress | My Week with Marilyn

The dark and classically beautiful British actress and social activist Julia (Karin) Ormond was born on January 4, 1965, in Surrey, into England, the second of five children. Born of privilege as the daughter of a well-to-do laboratory technician, her parents divorced when she was young. Julia ...

Lara Lor-Van

5. Kevin Costner

Actor | The Postman

Kevin Michael Costner was born on January 18, 1955 in Lynwood, California, the third child of Bill Costner, a ditch digger and ultimately an electric line servicer for Southern California Edison, and Sharon Costner (née Tedrick), a welfare worker. His older brother, Dan, was born in 1950. A middle ...

Jonathan Kent

6. Diane Lane

Actress | Unfaithful

Diane Lane was born on January 22, 1965, in New York. She is the daughter of acting coach Burton Eugene "Burt" Lane and nightclub singer/centerfold Colleen Farrington. Her parents' families were both from the state of Georgia. Diane was acting from a very young age and made her stage debut at the ...

Martha Kent

7. Melissa Benoist

Actress | Supergirl

Melissa Marie Benoist is an American actress, singer and dancer. She was born in Littleton, Colorado , the daughter of Julie and Jim Benoist, a physician. Her paternal great-grandfather was of French descent. The rest of her ancestry is German, English, and Scottish. She started dance classes at ...

Kara Zor-El a.k.a. Supergirl

8. Beau Bridges

Actor | The Fabulous Baker Boys

Beau Bridges was born in Hollywood, and is the son of actor Lloyd Bridges and his wife, who was his college sweetheart, Dorothy Dean Bridges. Born just two days after the attack on Pearl Harbour, he was delivered by candlelight because of a power blackout. Named Lloyd Vernet Bridges III, his ...

Perry White

9. Michael Cassidy

Actor | Zoom

Michael Cassidy was born on March 20, 1983 in Portland, Oregon, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Zoom (2006), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and The O.C. (2003). He has been married to Laura Eichhorn since August 27, 2006. They have one child.

Jimmy Olsen

10. Abbie Cornish

Actress | Bright Star

Abbie Cornish, also known by her rap name Dusk, is an Australian actress and rapper. Following her lead performance in 2004's Somersault, Cornish is best-known for her film roles as the titular heroin addict in the drama Candy (2006), courtier Bess Throckmorton in the historical drama Elizabeth: ...

Lana Lang

11. Michael Kelly

Actor | Chronicle

Michael was born in Philadelphia but raised in Lawrenceville, Georgia by parents Michael and Maureen Kelly. He has two sisters, Shannon and Casey, and one brother, Andrew. He went to college at Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina with the original intention to study law, but changed his ...

Steve Lombard

12. Calista Flockhart

Actress | Ally McBeal

Calista Kay Flockhart was born 11 November, 1964 in Freeport, Illinois. Her mother, Kay (Honohan), was a school teacher, and her father, Ronald Flockhart, worked for Kraft Foods Inc. She has Irish, Scottish, German, and English ancestry. Calista was named after two of her great-grandmothers, who ...

Cat Grant

13. Richard Schiff

Actor | Man of Steel

Richard was born in Bethesda, Maryland, the middle of three sons of Edward, a real estate lawyer, and Charlotte, a cable TV and publishing executive. His parents divorced when he was 12. He dropped out of high school but obtained an equivalency diploma. He tried studying at the City College of New ...

Professor Emil Hamilton

14. Carla Gugino

Actress | Watchmen

Carla Gugino was born in Sarasota, Florida, to Carl Gugino, an orthodontist. She is of Italian (father) and English-Irish (mother) ancestry. Gugino moved with her mother to Paradise, California, when Carla was just five years old. During her childhood, they moved many times within the state. But ...


15. Jon Cryer

Actor | Two and a Half Men

Jon Cryer was born on April 16, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA as Jonathan Niven Cryer. He is an actor and director, known for Two and a Half Men (2003), Pretty in Pink (1986) and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987). He has been married to Lisa Joyner since June 16, 2007. They have one ...

Lex Luthor

16. Michael Shannon

Actor | Take Shelter

Michael Corbett Shannon was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, the son of Geraldine Hine, a lawyer, and Donald Sutherlin Shannon, an accounting professor at DePaul University. His grandfather was entomologist Raymond Corbett Shannon.

Shannon began his professional stage career in Chicago. His ...

General Zod

17. Clive Owen

Actor | Children of Men

British actor Clive Owen is one of a handful of stars who, though he is best known for his art house films, can handle more mainstream films with equal measures of grace and skill. Owen is typically cast as characters whose primary traits are a balance of physical strength, intellect, conflicting ...


18. Ray Porter

Actor | Zack Snyder's Justice League

Ray Porter was born in Indiana, USA. He is an actor, known for Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021), Argo (2012) and Almost Famous (2000).


19. Rhona Mitra

Actress | Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Mitra was born in Paddington, London, England, the daughter of Nora Downey and Anthony Mitra, a cosmetic surgeon. She has an older and a younger brother. Her father is of Bengali Indian and English descent, and her mother is Irish. In 1984, when Mitra was eight, her parents divorced, and she was ...

Mercy Graves

20. Idris Elba

Actor | Beasts of No Nation

An only child, Idrissa Akuna Elba was born and raised in London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at Ford Dagenham; his mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting, before he dropped...

Robert DuBois a.k.a. Bloodsport I

21. Patrick Fabian

Actor | The Last Exorcism

A working actor for over 20 years whose jobs have taken him all over the country and the world, Patrick's credits include playing with everyone from Angela Lansbury to Xena.

Hailing from Central Pennsylvania and armed with a BFA in Performance from Penn State University, Patrick went west to earn an...

Hank Henshaw

22. Kristy Carlson

Casting_director | Wonder Woman

casting director

23. Robert Elswit

Cinematographer | There Will Be Blood

Robert Elswit is an American cinematographer. He is best known for Boogie Nights (1997), Magnolia (1999), Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), There Will Be Blood (2007), Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011), Inherent Vice (2014), and Nightcrawler (2014).

Elswit frequently works with director ...


24. David Brenner

Editor | Independence Day

David Brenner is known for his work on Independence Day (1996), 2012 (2009) and Born on the Fourth of July (1989). He has been married to Amber Brenner since April 15, 2006. They have three children.


25. Hans Zimmer

Composer | Gladiator

German-born composer Hans Zimmer is recognized as one of Hollywood's most innovative musical talents. He featured in the music video for The Buggles' single "Video Killed the Radio Star", which became a worldwide hit and helped usher in a new era of global entertainment as the first music video to ...

music score

26. Alex McDowell

Production_designer | Fight Club

Alex McDowell is an award-winning narrative designer working at the intersection of Design, Technology and Storytelling. He is founder and creative director at Experimental Design, where he and his team design the future for industries and institutions, building worlds across media. He is a ...

production designer

27. Kim Sinclair

Art_director | Avatar

Kim Sinclair was born on July 10, 1954 in Auckland, New Zealand. He is a production designer and art director, known for Avatar (2009), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and The Last Samurai (2003).

art director

28. Anne Kuljian

Set_decorator | Minority Report

Anne Kuljian was born on June 17, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Anne Louise Kuljian. She is known for her work on Minority Report (2002), The Abyss (1989) and Mulan (2020).

set decorator

29. James Acheson

Costume_designer | The Last Emperor

James Acheson was born on March 13, 1946 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He is a costume designer and production designer, known for The Last Emperor (1987), Dangerous Liaisons (1988) and The Man in the Iron Mask (1998).

costume designer #1

30. Michael Wilkinson

Costume_designer | American Hustle

Michael Wilkinson was born in Sydney, Australia. He is known for his work on American Hustle (2013), Aladdin (2019) and TRON: Legacy (2010).

costume designer #2

31. Victoria Down

Make_up_department | Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Victoria Down is known for her work on Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Godzilla (2014) and Man of Steel (2013).

hair and makeup designer

32. Bruce Moriarty

Assistant_director | Forrest Gump

Bruce Moriarty was born as Bruce Gerald Moriarty. He is an assistant director and producer, known for Forrest Gump (1994), Casino Royale (2006) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).

first assistant director

33. Misha Bukowski

Assistant_director | Army of the Dead

Misha Bukowski is known for her work on Army of the Dead (2021), Watchmen (2009) and Star Trek Beyond (2016).

second assistant director

weapons conceptual designer

35. Sam Page

Art_department | Inception

set designer

graphic designer

37. Seth Engstrom

Art_department | Avatar

Seth Engstrom is known for his work on Avatar (2009), Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017) and Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015).

concept art


39. Jay Oliva

Art_department | Wonder Woman

Jay Oliva is an American storyboard artist and Director. He resides in Los Angles, California where he began his career in animation working on Fox's animated series "Spider-Man" in 1996.

He became a Director on the CGI series "Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles"in 1998 and worked on "...


40. Scott Hecker

Sound_department | Mad Max: Fury Road

Hecker's introduction to sound occurred while he worked as a driver and apprentice at Angel Editorial (later Blue Light Sound). He spent 12 years establishing his career at Blue Light, and went on to work independently for a decade, furthering his knowledge and passion for the sound industry. ...

sound designer / supervising sound editor

41. Chris Jenkins

Sound_department | Mad Max: Fury Road

Chris Jenkins is known for his work on Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Love & Mercy (2014).

sound re-recording mixer #1

sound re-recording mixer #2

43. Michael McGee

Sound_department | 2012

Michael McGee was born on January 11, 1954 in Québec, Canada. He is known for his work on 2012 (2009), TRON: Legacy (2010) and Watchmen (2009).

sound mixer

44. Allen Hall

Special_effects | Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Allen Hall was born May 4, 1946 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of a commercial airline pilot. In the early 60s his family relocated to Burbank, California where he came in contact with the film industry living so close to all the major studios. As a result, his interest in films began at an early...

special effects supervisor

45. John 'D.J.' Des Jardin

Visual_effects | Watchmen

Often referred to as the Don Quixote of the visual effects industry, Mr. DesJardin (aka "DJ") has been viewing the world askance for years.

With an illustrious career that began by shooting stereoscopic films with Charlie Chapin and extending to the forthcoming Ultraman tv-to-film adaptation, DJ ...

visual effects supervisor

46. Damon Caro

Stunts | Zack Snyder's Justice League

Damon Caro is known for his work on Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021), Army of the Dead (2021) and Wonder Woman (2017).

stunt coordinator #1 / second unit director

47. Tim Rigby

Stunts | Wonder Woman

Tim Rigby is known for his work on Wonder Woman (2017), Iron Man (2008) and 300 (2006).

stunt coordinator #2

48. Andrew Rowlands

Camera_department | Star Trek

Andrew Rowlands is known for his work on Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).

camera operator

49. Clay Enos

Camera_department | Watchmen

Clay found his way to unit photography when Zack Snyder gave him a chance to shoot Watchmen. That lucky break has led to over a decade of work. His enthusiasm has never waned. While his credits include big budget superhero films, he treats every project as a unique opportunity to hone his skills, ...

still photographer

50. Bob Morgan

Costume_designer | Dune: Part One

Bob Morgan is known for his work on Dune (2021), Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) and Inception (2010).

costume supervisor

51. William Doyle

Location_management | Mank

William Doyle was born on May 28, 1964 in Sleepy Hollow, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Mank (2020), Man of Steel (2013) and 2012 (2009).

location manager

unit publicist

53. Geoff Johns

Writer | The Flash

Geoff Johns is an American comic book and television writer, film and television producer.

He is the Chief Creative Officer at DC Comics, a position he has served in since 2010. His most notable work in different media has used the DC Comics characters Green Lantern, Aquaman, The Flash and Superman.


writer #1

54. David S. Goyer

Writer | Dark City

David S. Goyer was born on December 22, 1965 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA as David Samuel Goyer. He is a writer and producer, known for Dark City (1998), The Dark Knight (2008) and Batman Begins (2005). He is married to Marina Black. They have two children.

writer #2

55. Zack Snyder

Director | 300

Zachary Edward "Zack" Snyder (born March 1, 1966) is an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter, best known for action and science fiction films. Snyder made his feature film debut with the 2004 remake Dawn of the Dead and has gone on to be known for his comic book movies and ...


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