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Routh joins Superman Celebration

METROPOLIS, Ill., June 10 (UPI) -- Organizers of the 33rd annual Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Ill., said this year's guests include "Superman Returns" star Brandon Routh.

Henry Cavill will be latest movie Superman

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. announced that British actor Henry Cavill will have the title role when the next Superman film comes out in 2012.
Snyder tapped to direct next 'Superman'

Snyder tapped to direct next 'Superman'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Zack Snyder will direct the next "Superman" movie, Hollywood's Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures said Monday.
'Chuck' to return to NBC in January

'Chuck' to return to NBC in January

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. action-comedy spy series "Chuck" is to begin its third season on NBC in January, the network announced.
Evans, Routh sign up for 'Pilgrim' parts

Evans, Routh sign up for 'Pilgrim' parts

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Chris Evans, Brandon Routh and Brie Larson have signed up for roles in the big-screen version of the "Scott Pilgrim" series of graphic novels.

Superman heartthrob weds in California

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Movie Man of Steel Brandon Routh married his longtime girlfriend Courtney Ford -- not Lois Lane -- at the El Capitan Ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif.

WB planning 'Justice League' flick

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A new Hollywood movie featuring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman and The Green Lantern reportedly is in the works.

Ryder, Rourke join 'The Informers'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Hollywood actors Winona Ryder and Mickey Rourke have signed on to star in the film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' short-story collection "The Informers."

'Superman Returns' star is engaged

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- "Superman Returns" star Brandon Routh is engaged to his girlfriend of three years, actress Courtney Ford, People magazine reported Wednesday.

Director wants 'Superman' sequel

SAN DIEGO, July 22 (UPI) -- "Superman Returns" director Bryan Singer tells fans in California he has been discussing a sequel with Warner Bros. Pictures.

Director wants return trip for 'Superman'

SAN DIEGO, July 21 (UPI) -- The director of "Superman Returns" told fans in San Diego he hopes the Man of Steel makes another trip.

'Batman Vs. Superman' on back burner

HOLLYWOOD, July 7 (UPI) -- Either Bryan Singer or Wolfgang Peterson could direct "Batman vs. Superman," but the film is reportedly on hold in Hollywood.

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Nerves of steel for 'Superman' premiere

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, July 2 (UPI) -- A Florida woman who won a trip to Iowa to see a charity premiere of "Superman Returns" instead got "a comedy of errors," the Des Moines Register says.
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Brandon Routh
Actor Brandon Routh, star of the new "Superman Returns" film, poses with his interactive Superman wax figure debuted at Madame Tussaud's in New York City on June 27, 2006. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Brandon James Routh (born October 9, 1979) is an American actor and former fashion model. He grew up in Iowa before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, and subsequently appeared on multiple television series throughout the early 2000s. In 2006, he earned fame for his role as the titular hero of the 2006 film Superman Returns. Following this, he has had several supporting roles in television and film. More recently, he portrays the eponymous protagonist of another comic book film, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night.

Routh, the third of four children, was born in Norwalk, Iowa, on October 9, 1979, the son of Catherine (née Lear), a teacher, and Ronald Ray Routh, a carpenter. Routh's family, which is Methodist, has German, French, English, and Native American ancestry. Routh grew up in Norwalk, approximately 100 miles (160 km) south of Woolstock, the hometown of George Reeves, the first actor to play Superman on television. During his childhood, Routh thought a full-time acting career was unrealistic, citing his small-town background. In his spare time, he played the trumpet and the piano. Routh attended Norwalk High School, where he played sports and participated in music and theatre. He has described himself as a "momma's boy" and not "the most popular kid" during his school years. Routh has also noted that during his younger years, he was fond of the Superman films and comic books.

Routh attended the University of Iowa for a year, aspiring to be a writer. During this time, he modelled and acted in order to earn his tuition fee. Routh has said he was often told that he bore a physical resemblance to Christopher Reeve, who had previously portrayed Superman. His former manager signed him on because of the resemblance, telling him that he thought Routh would be cast as Superman if there was another film in the series.

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