Fun Facts on Michael Cera

by on March 7th, 2015
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Actor Michael Cera has been called the “center of the Gen Y Brat Pack” and “the James Dean of a not-so-naturally suave.” Whatever you want to call him, he’s one of the more refreshing young actors in Hollywood today. Here are some fun facts about the star:

Background facts: He was born in 1988 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. He started his acting career off in commercials and by the time he was 11, he had gotten his first TV role on a series called I Was a Sixth Grade Alien. Four years later he got his big break when he was cast as George Michael Bluth on the beloved TV series Arrested Development.

Fun fact: One of his commercial roles was of him poking the Pillsbury Doughboy’s belly.

Notable roles: “George Michael Bluth” in Arrested Development; “Evan” in the comedy Superbad; “Paulie Bleeker” in Juno; and “Scott Pilgrim” in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

Little known fact: Do you know that he created his own internet reality series called Clark and Michael? The funny series followed the two trying to write a script. You can watch episodes on YouTube. (

Youth in Revolt: Michael Cera described his movie Youth in Revolt as being the first film where he got to have a mustache and an attitude and be good with the ladies. And he said that “it was definitely fun to play the a**hole.”

Random quote: “I may not have gone to high school every day, but I spent whole a lot of my adolescence feeling vulnerable and confused and alone — just like everybody else.” Said after being asked about his unconventional teenage life.

Fun fact:
When he’s not acting, the actor has said he likes to hike, read, play the piano, make music, and write.

Interview outtake:
Interviewer Jason Schwartzman says to Michael Cera, “When I watch your work, I feel like I’m getting a philosophical mix tape of all the things that you’re interested in.” At this point Michael Cera says, “You just lost 80 percent of the people that were reading this article. They all just rolled their eyes and ripped up the page.” To read what happens next, check out Interview magazine online.

On acting: The actor says he likes to be on set, calling it “invigorating”.

Fun fact: He spends most of his money on food and DVDs.

Fact Sources
Ask Men, “Michael Cera Interview” by Jennifer Hundley. (
Interview Magazine, “Michael Cera” by Jason Schwartzman. (

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