Top 10 Best Michael Cera Movie and TV Roles of All Time Michael Cera will always be George Michael in our hearts.

Michael Cera is that nerdy guy next door who’s shy but always manages to make the right moves. Well…that’s his public persona anyway, and it’s one that he loves playing with. This talented actor isn’t afraid to take any roles, no matter how off-type it seems. Check out the varied and creative filmography of Michael Cera.

10. Sausage Party

Carl (Jonah Hill) and Barry (Michael Cera) in Columbia Pictures’ SAUSAGE PARTY.

Character: Barry

Cera was always a little wiener, so it’s no surprise to see him typecast again.

9. Year One

Michael Cera Year One

Character: Oh

Cera and Jack Black lead the hilarious cast in this send up of the start of our civilization.

8. This Is the End

Michael Cera This is the ennd

Character: Michael Cera

Playing a coked-out version of yourself is exactly how to break through stereotypes.

7. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Nic and Norah Infinite Playlist
Nick (Michael Cera), Thom (Aaron Yoo), Norah (Kat Dennings), Lethario (Jonathan B. Wright) and Dev (Rafi Gavron) star in Columbia Pictures and Mandate Pictures’ comedy Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist.

Character: Nick

His first starring role was a complete success.

6. The Lego Batman Movie


Character: Robin/Dic Grayson

Cera is the creepiest billionaire’s sidekick ever in this movie supposedly made for children.

5. Molly’s Game


Character: Player X

The mysterious Player X (hypothesized by many to be Tobey Maguire, although Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, and others likely lent some flavor too) is a strong presence in this movie based on a true story.

4. Juno


Character: Paulie Bleeker

An indie comedy that cemented Cera as a Hollywood force.

3. Superbad


Character: Evan

This coming-of-age comedy about three boys trying to get drunk and laid is still a classic.

2. Arrested Development


Character: George Michael Bluth

George Michael is one of the smarter Bluths, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t make mistakes. Fakeblock, his catching skills, this character is perfect.

1. Scott Pilgrim vs The World

Scott Pilgrim Michael Cera

Character: Scott Pilgrim

This comic series has Cera at the top of his game playing a nerdy hero with a lot of ex girlfriends.


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