10 Actors Who Can't Help But Play Themselves

10. Michael Cera

Need a socially-awkward, quirky, bumbling nerd? Michael Cera's your man. If you look back at Cera's work to date, be it in Arrested Development, Superbad, Juno, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World or the awful Year One, Cera has made a career for himself as the sympathetic, well-meaning loser that audiences are pulling for. Beneath those performances, there is almost always a glimmer of something more from Cera; something that could be spectacular and different to what we're used to seeing from the young Canadian. Sadly, for whatever reason, Cera's performances often just return to their default setting, giving us something we've seen time and time again. Cera's performances are far from bad, it'd just be nice to see what the actor is truly capable of if given the chance to try his hand at something other than a emotionally-inept, dithering teenage geek. Exception To The Rule: In Magic Magic, Cera plays a dark, sinister, sadistic character. Could this isolation-focussed thriller act as an indicator that we may soon start to see some more diverse roles for the actor? I guess we'll have to judge just how well Cera handles this change when Magic Magic receives its UK release in April.
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