Iowa-bred and raised Brandon Routh is best known for his work as Clark Kent in Superman Returns (2006). Although that franchise has not quite taken off despite high expectations, Routh is continuing to find work in modest roles. He arrived in Toronto recently to promote forthcoming Edgar Wright film Scott Pilgrim vs. The World in which he plays one of many boyfriends which Scott (played by Michael Cera) must conquer to win the heart of Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead).
Although the cast has many of this generation's most promising talent - many on the verge of career peak - Routh is perhaps the nicest of the bunch. I caught him on the way to Dinner and despite being hungry and tired he told me, he remained all smiles, signing autographs and posing for pictures after a long day of Press Junkets. Chiseled, approachable and bookish, Routh is a Heartthrob for the eclectic masses. On his best behaviour, he returned to his Hotel at an early hour while many of his co-stars were out on the town indulging.
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