Brandon Routh’s Former Life

June 27th, 2006 // 24 Comments

What was Superman’s Brandon Routh doing prior to landing the Man of Steel role? He was working as a bartender at Hollywood’s Lucky Strike Lanes. Like many actors before him, Routh bided his time in the service industry. The hardest part for Brandon was working the bar during the months that negotiations for him to take on the roll were occurring.

But when director Bryan Singer signed on, he insisted that an unknown actor be cast in the iconic role and took months deciding whether or not Routh was right for the part.

The actor remembers, “I spent many days in anguish behind the bar serving drinks.”

Routh kept his bartending job at Hollywood’s Lucky Strike Lanes until he finally received the offer in writing.

He adds, “It was rough. Especially as celebrities and people came in. I kept thinking about accomplishing great things.”

Routh Worked at Bowling Alley Waiting for Big Break [Hollywood.com]

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By Miu von Furstenberg
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  1. KittyLiterati

    Does anyone else find him extremely boring?

  2. J

    sorry, but he does not do it for me in the least. he does not look like a young chris reeve AT ALL and i don’t think he’s handsome. his eyes are ‘off’.

  3. jr

    interesting interview

  4. Emma

    eww, I dont find him attractive at all. he has really bad hair, a yellow tint to his skin and teeth and you’re right, his eyes are “off”. yuck and booo.

  5. Emma

    eww, I dont find him attractive at all. he has really bad hair, a yellow tint to his skin and teeth and you’re right, his eyes are “off”. yuck and booo.

  6. Emma

    eww, I dont find him attractive at all. he has really bad hair, a yellow tint to his skin and teeth and you’re right, his eyes are “off”. yuck and booo.

  7. Small Fry

    I usually avoid posting on this dude because he bores me……..so KittyLiterati, yes others find him boring as well.

  8. doofus

    in the pic at the top, above the text, he reminds me a little bit of David Naughton.

  9. Jeff

    I agree with all of you (and I’m a gay man).

    It’s as if he’s tentative about something. Or keeping something from allowing him to relax when photographs are taken of him.

    My guess is that he’s gay and trying to play it straight. His vibe is too off to be straight. That said, I find his look to be dull. He also give horrible interviews and holds onto that “girlfriend” of his as if his life depended on it.

    Finally, Brian Singer did not hire a Superman that didn’t play into his own desires. My guess is that he slept with the Director to get the part. Makes complete sense.

  10. Randi

    Let the guy have his 15 minutes. He won’t be the first actor in an ‘iconic’ role to quickly sink into the ‘whatever happened to’ category.

  11. doofus

    Hi Jeff,

    I don’t know if you heard that rumor, but what you wrote?…EXACTLY what I read on numerous gossip sites like this when he was first cast.

    The vibe you get from him was put out to a LOT of other people too.

  12. supagirl

    i think he’s pretty hot actually…he has a humble aspect to him in all his interviews..its a refreshing change

  13. Jen

    Bosworth is so fugly

  14. Emma in London

    There was me thinking he was in Superman but I’m not so sure judging by Skeletor by his side…..

  15. Fabiola

    So, so, soooooooo vanilla and buh-land! As my mother would say “Who the hell did he blow?”

  16. Mainemama

    OMG, when you all walk on water, then you’ll have the rite to critisize others. He is imperfect in every way and humble! I admire that! Which is more than I can say for you babbeling fools who dislike him. I say hats off to Brandon Routh for a job well done in his 1st feature film! AND yes he is positively hot!

  17. Mya

    Mainemama, I second that!!!
    God did an awesome job creating him.

  18. summer

    he is a good actor. and this character brings wonderful and energetic hopes to people. It’s a fairy tales and tie up with imagination to all ages…keeps on Brandon Routh!!

  19. Dylan

    i agree with summer opinion!!
    keeps on and don’t give up your dreams and send all this imagination and hopes to people…
    Go…go…go…

  20. elen

    Brandon Routh,

    Congrats for a superb performance. Never mind those detractors. the point is filipinos did spend part of their hard earned money just to see you in IMax theatres. And you didnt fail us. Breaking all box office records for this year in Philippine cinemas, that’s all there is we need to know. You are The New Superman.

  21. secret'hehe

    i find b.j not straight, because he gives me that vibe. And he reminds me of my cousin which I don’t like, he acts like my cousin. Anyway, good job on his 1st movie. hehehe. your’e my idol by the way!

  22. jhong

    i find brandon routh very attractive and kind. i like the original superman. christopher reeves is more manly. hahahahaa

  23. brandonrouths#1fan

    OH MY I DONT KNOW WHAT YOU HATERS ARE THINKING BUT I DO THINK HIS HOT AND HE IS PERFECT FOR THE ROLE. HEY EVERYONE THOUGH IS ENTITLED TO THEIR OWN OPINIONS BUT NO NEED TO BE SAYING SO MUCH BAD STUFF ABOUT OTHERS…KEEP IT TO YOURSELVES. IF YOU DONT LIKE HIM, THEN YOU DONT…YOU DONT HAVE TO GO TALKING SHIT ABOUT HIM. HIS A GREAT ACTOR AND GOOD LOOKING…I WISH HIM ALL THE BEST! GOOD JOB BRANDON ROUTH YOUR THE MAN.. YOUR “SUPERMAN”. TO ALL THE HATERS OUT THERE “KOM SECHELOUCH…OM MOMDASU ER KEMIU EM KOM KORA UNGIEL EL CHAD. SILECH KOM MEKNGKIT EL NGALK E DI MECHECHEI MAUCHUL KOM MESAOD ER NGIKAL KMAL KLEBOKEL EL KMAL KALL EL BUIK. SILECH NGAK KEMIU AK MERUR…KOM DI MECHECHEI ER NGII. BOM CHILTII A BTEMIU RA CHELUCH E BOM MOLAKL ER KEMIU! KE MIU EL SUKAL”!!

  24. hey!

    hey why was my comment not posted? it wasn’t malign! how frequent do you check ur acount to see new comments? or did you reject me commnt… hmmmm!!!!

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