Henry Cavill is the man, says director
Christopher McQuarrie thinks Henry Cavill is "the man".
The 59-year-old filmmaker worked with the British actor on 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' and Christopher has admitted to relishing his time with Henry, praising his can-do attitude on the movie's set.
He said: "Henry is the man. He's really ... and more so, he would come to work every day and find out that whatever his character was the day before was not that character anymore.
"'Ah, we rethought that, it didn't work, it's a whole other thing,' and Henry would say, 'Well, can I do this? Yeah? Can I do that? Yeah? Okay.' And then he would just go off to work, and he'd never complain."
Despite being one of Hollywood's best-known actors, Henry was open to new ideas and was flexible in his approach to the film.
Christopher told Collider: "He understood from the beginning, 'Mission' has a mind of its own, it's gonna go where it wants to go, just go with it and you'll be delivered.
"And you see remnants of our figuring out his character early on in the story, and he really was great. He's really extraordinary."
Christopher also hailed Henry as the "unsung hero" of a dramatic helicopter sequence in the movie, which was shot in the winter in New Zealand.
He said: "You know, when they say everything Fred Astaire did, Ginger Rogers did backwards and in high heels, everything Tom Cruise is doing, Henry is doing backwards with the doors open in sub-zero temperatures. Freezing his eyeballs."