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
Cera was always a little wiener, so it’s no surprise to see him typecast again.
9. Year One
Cera and Jack Black lead the hilarious cast in this send up of the start of our civilization.
8. This Is the End
Character: Michael Cera
Playing a coked-out version of yourself is exactly how to break through stereotypes.
7. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
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.
Character: Paulie Bleeker
An indie comedy that cemented Cera as a Hollywood force.
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
Character: Scott Pilgrim
This comic series has Cera at the top of his game playing a nerdy hero with a lot of ex girlfriends.