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Most young actors attempt to stretch from film to film (e.g., Colin Farrell as Sonny Crockett and Alexander the Great). Not so Michael Cera, who has made a flourishing career out of playing virtually the same guy in every project, including this fall’s Youth in Revolt.

Arrested Development (George-Michael)
A sweet, downtrodden, awkward romantic who falls for a confident spaz (Alia Shawkat).


Superbad (Evan)
A sweet, downtrodden, awkward wingman who falls for a confident spaz (Martha MacIsaac).


Juno (Paulie)
A sweet, downtrodden, awkward romantic who falls for a confident spaz (Ellen Page).


Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (Nick)
A sweet, downtrodden, awkward romantic who falls for a confident spaz (Kat Dennings).


Year One (Oh)
Stretch! A sarcastic, downtrodden, awkward caveman who’s willing to fall for a woman, any woman.


Paper Heart (Michael Cera)
A sweet, awkward, slightly fictionalized version of himself, who falls in love with a bizarre spaz (Charlyne Yi).


Youth in Revolt (Nick)
A sweet, downtrodden, awkward romantic who goes insane in pursuit of a more-confident spaz (Portia Doubleday).


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