David Corenswet's Biography
David Corenswet is an accomplished American actor, known to film enthusiasts through his prominent roles in television series such as "The Politician" and "Hollywood", among others. In addition to his acting prowess, he has gained recognition as a scriptwriter and producer. In the summer of 2023, news broke that he had been cast to portray the next Superman in the movie "Superman: Legacy".
Born into a Jewish family in Philadelphia in July 1993, the future actor was raised by his parents, John and Caroline, both of whom were attorneys. His father, before embarking on his legal career, had spent numerous years gracing the stages of New York as an actor.
David grew up alongside his elder sister, Amy. She followed in the footsteps of their parents, graduating from the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania and becoming a practising attorney.
David's maternal grandfather was the renowned writer Edward Packard.
After completing his secondary education, David enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania, intending to pursue psychology. However, during his freshman year, he had a change of heart and submitted his application to the prestigious Juilliard School. There, he honed his acting skills and finished his education in 2016.
From an early age, David was immersed in the world of theatre. His first foray onto the professional stage came at the tender age of nine, back in 2002.
At eighteen, he showcased his versatile talent by penning the script for a short film titled "Following Chase," and even played a central role in it.
In the ensuing years, Corenswet became one of the writers, and concurrently a producer, for a comedic web series called "Mo and Jerryweather". New episodes of this sketch show emerged online from 2014 through 2016.
In 2017, the actor starred in the series "Elementary" as Houston Spivey. A year later, he was cast in a leading role in the drama "Affairs of State." Corenswet's character was an ambitious young political operative, ready to move mountains to win the elections.
Thereafter, audiences could see the actor in another long-running political project — the series "House of Cards."
In the detective mini-series "Instinct" (2018), David Corenswet portrayed Spencer Beumer.
His true success, however, came with his participation in the Netflix project "The Politician," one of the directors of which was Ryan Murphy, who had previously created the mystical series "American Horror Story." David Corenswet played River — a rival to the main character Peyton Hobart, brought to life on-screen by Ben Platt.
In 2020, David landed a leading role as Jack Castello in the seven-episode series "Hollywood," set in the period shortly after World War II. Once again, he had the chance to work with Ryan Murphy, who served not only as the director but also one of the writers of the series. Besides acting, Corenswet took on the role of executive producer for "Hollywood."
In preparing for the role, he watched old Hollywood movies and also recalled the stories told by his grandfather, a World War II veteran.
Jack was in the war. When I was a student, I did a lot of research on World War II. I spoke with my grandfather who fought in World War II. So, I had a good background in the European theater, which was Jack's only story.
In 2022, the actor took on one of the roles in the crime film "We Own This City." In the movie, based on true events, he transformed into a police officer.
In the fantasy film "Look Both Ways," Corenswet landed the role of Jake. Also in 2022, he participated in the project "Pearl," in which the lead character named Pearl was portrayed by Mia Goth. In this horror film, Corenswet's character was a film mechanic.
David Corenswet's Personal Life
Due to the fact that his character in the series "The Politician" is revealed as gay, the actor himself is often assumed to be of non-traditional sexual orientation. However, Corenswet prefers to keep his personal life private, never publicizing his relationships.
David Corenswet Now
In June 2023, news emerged that Corenswet would become the new Superman for DC Studios in the film "Superman: Legacy," replacing Henry Cavill in this role after James Gunn became the head of the DC film franchise in October 2022. The role of Superman's girlfriend, Lois Lane, went to Rachel Brosnahan, known for her leading role in the series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."
"I like Henry Cavill's dark and hard look, but I would like to see the next one to be very bright and optimistic," says the actor.
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