Routh Was A School Loner
Superman star Brandon Routh was a dateless loner at school, because he was terrified he'd get mixed up in drink and drugs and blow his chances of an acting career. The 26-year-old's parents were baffled when the hunky star snubbed the chance to hang out with other kids his age - until they realised how determined he was to make it to Hollywood. Routh's mother KATIE says, "I remember asking him why he didn't go out with the others. He turned to me and said: 'Mom, if you want me to, I'll go out. But they are doing drink and drugs, and I'm not into that.' "I never asked him again. He was a very good-looking kid, but he did not date. He knew what he wanted to do and was in control."