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Last Updated: Friday, 23 June 2006, 10:25 GMT 11:25 UK
In Pictures: Superman Returns premiere

Kate Bosworth, Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, Bryan Singer

The cast of Superman Returns attended the film's US premiere in Los Angeles with director Bryan Singer (right).

Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford

Brandon Routh, who plays the titular superhero, was joined by girlfriend Courtney Ford. "He kind of personifies everything that people want in their Superman," said co-star Spacey.

Kate Bosworth

Actress Kate Bosworth is cast as reporter Lois Lane. The film reunites her with Beyond the Sea co-star Kevin Spacey.

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey turned up with his hair intact even though his character, Lex Luthor, is completely bald. Spacey credits director Singer with reviving the superhero franchise.

Frank Langella kisses Bryan Singer

Director Bryan Singer receieved a passionate thank-you from Frank Langella, who plays Perry White in the film.

Amateur photographers

"I see more of the Clark Kent qualities in him," said Kate Bosworth of her co-star Routh. The actress, 23, signed autographs with fans outside the cinema.

Noel Neill and Jack Larson

Actor Jack Larson spruced up his suit with a Superman tie as he accompanied actress Noel Neill to the premiere.

Former Superman Dean Cain

Dean Cain, who played Superman on TV in the 1990s opposite Desperate Housewives' Teri Hatcher, also made an appearance.

Shaquille O'Neal

Athlete Shaquille O'Neal paid tribute to Christopher Reeve. "He actually called me Superman when I first met him," he said.

Roseanne Barr and Anna Paquin

Actresses Roseanne Barr and Anna Paquin were among the celebrity guests at the premiere.

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