YMMV / Michael Cera

  • Only So Many Canadian Actors: Avoided. The first and thus far only Toronto-based production he's been in was Scott Pilgrim.
  • Playing Against Type: As of 2013 and 2014, he seems to be making a real concerted effort to do so. There were elements of this in Youth in Revolt and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and since then his roles in films such as This Is the End, Magic Magic and Crystal Fairy have all been very different to his established type.
  • Type Casting: Many of his characters are a socially awkward teen/young adult who has trouble talking to girls. Even in Year One where he played a caveman he was still a nerd with a crush on a girl who's out of his league. On the other hand, there is Youth in Revolt, where he plays a lovelorn awkward teenager who takes on a diametrically opposite alter-ego, both taken to comedic extremes.
    • He played against type in This Is the End, in which he played a lewd, cocaine-addicted jerkass version of himself.
  • What Could Have Been: He was supposed to be brought for the third season of Veronica Mars but was unavailable. The character who replaced him was revealed to be part of the rape plot which could have been some nice Playing Against Type for Cera.
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