Brandon Routh competed at IMTA during the New York, New York 1999 Convention. His handsome face was on the IMTA stage for Swimwear, Team Fashion, Runway and in acting competitions. IMTA insider scoop...he was known as BJ Routh then!
He had been scouted by Patrick Baca, who encouraged him to compete at IMTA. Brandon got lots of face time with the agents, managers and casting directors and ended up moving to Los Angeles. He signed with Mara Santino and Ryan Daly of Kazarian/Spencer & Associates. Routh was chosen for the role of Superman following an exhaustive search that spanned the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. Thousands of candidates were interviewed before the final selection was made.
Prior to his worldwide starring role as THE MAN OF STEEL, Routh was best known for his soap work, including roles on One Life to Live and the MTV nighttime soap, Undressed. He's also had guest-starring roles on Cold Case, Will & Grace, and Gilmore Girls.
Brandon is being praised by critics, fans and moviegoers alike for his exceptional performance in the role of a lifetime and now he's up for a Teen Choice Award for Breakout Male performance!
PS...If you haven't seen it yet, you must go now! Brandon is tremendous as Superman/Clark Kent and the whole movie is awesome! I got a lump in my throat as I watched him, knowing how hard he worked on the film and seeing how great it turned out!