Henry Cavill and Robert Pattinson are both handsome actors with promising careers ahead of them. They’re also both competing for the same role—Arya in the highly anticipated Game of Thrones TV show. However, which one of these hotties will triumph in the competition? Let’s take a look to find out.

Early Beginnings

Cavill was born in London on October 13, 1982, making him 27 years old today. He began acting at an early age, taking on bit parts in commercials and TV shows as a child. He went on to study performing arts at university before making the jump to acting professionally. He’s since starred in films such as Netflix’s Death Note, where he plays the son of an FBI agent; and the live-action adaptation of The Man in the High Castle, where he portrays a German pilot during the Second World War.

Pattinson was born in London in 1983 and began acting at a young age, landing his first role at age eight. He went on to study acting at university and later attended the London School of Economics. Like Cavill, Pattinson has also starred in Netflix’s Death Note, where he plays a supporting role as Leland Cohen, as well as The Man in the High Castle, where he plays an officer in the German army. He has also appeared in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and is set to star in the upcoming action thriller Cleaners (also known as The Cleaners).


It’s no secret that Cavill and Pattinson are both attractive men, and it seems like their fans couldn’t be more similar. When it comes to this season of Game of Thrones, Reddit user “theorangejellybean” writes, “I think it’s a competition between Pattinson and Cavill to see who can seduce Yara the most. She’s super easy, which is weird because she’s almost 30 years old and already been married.”

And similarly, Reddit user “Brigette_Bell” wonders, “Who will be the better lover? This competition will be interesting to watch. There is something about the way they look that makes me want to give them both a go. It seems fair, since both are excellent in bed. Not to mention, they are both British. It will be interesting to see who can seduce her [Yara Sand] into getting pregnant.”


Despite their undeniable attractiveness, there are some significant differences between the fanbases of Cavill and Pattinson. For one thing, while Cavill’s fans seem to be mostly women, the majority of Pattinson’s fans are men. In fact, the actor has even stated that some of his female fans have come onto him in the middle of films, offering to shave off his beard for him. He has also been quoted as saying, “I’m not good with girls. I’m not a girl’s best friend. I’m not confident with my own charm. I can be quite charming when I want to be but sometimes I just want to be myself and not have to act.”

Additionally, while Cavill’s role in Death Note is relatively small, he plays a key supporting part in The Man in the High Castle. He also starred in the 2017 reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, sharing co-lead and co-producing credits with Stephen Hawking. This made him one of the more experienced and well-known young actors today.

On the other hand, Robert Pattinson’s only notable role before Game of Thrones was in the 2012 film Robin Hood, where he played an English archer who befriends Little John. He also produced the short film The Magic of Archery, which he narrated and starred in. This is a bit of a departure from Game of Thrones, which is a major part of Pattinson’s career, and it shows why he might not be the ideal choice to play a leading role. However, he does have some experience in acting, having studied at the London School of Economics and performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Plus, he’s already been married to singer Emily Blunt for five years.

Arya’s Decision

Just when you thought this matchup couldn’t get any more epic, it throws you a curveball. Instead of focusing on the stars’ on-screen skills, you have to ask yourself, “Which one is better off being on Game of Thrones?”

Well, according to a now-deleted tweet from the official Game of Thrones account, Arya will make her decision at the end of the current season. This means she has to carefully consider a number of important factors, such as how many challenges she’ll face, how her storyline will develop, and how her character will grow as a result. Fortunately, she has some help to make this decision—leaving the choice in the hands of the audience.

The Future Of Henry Cavill And Robert Pattinson

As exciting as it is to see these two hotties duke it out for the title of “Game of Thrones’ leading man,” it’s important to remember that this is just a competition. Regardless of who comes out on top, Henry Cavill and Robert Pattinson have both secured notable roles in the aftermath of the show’s premiere. In Cavill’s case, he’s starred in blockbusters such as the upcoming Transformers: More than Meets the Eye and an upcoming live-action version of Beauty and the Beast. He’s also lined up gigs in upcoming films such as Avengers: Infinity War, Captain Marvel, and Black Widow. In Pattinson’s case, he’s worked with some of the biggest names in film, including Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, and Judd Apatow. He’s also landed roles in the upcoming films Good Morning, Vietnam and Victoria & Abdul. 

It’s clear that both Cavill and Pattinson have successful and stable careers ahead of them, which is impressive given their early beginnings. However, at the end of the day, it’s only a matter of time before they’re both forgotten, and it’s up to you: the audience—to decide which one you want to see more of onscreen.