I don't know if it has to do with his acting ability, or if he's just surrounded by lousy screenwriters. But this guy plays a nerdy, awkward-yet-lovable wallflower in every fucking movie he's ever been in, singlehandedly turning the character into an annoying cliche.
Everyone hates him now.
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Youth in Revolt
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The term came to prominence when audiences began to notice the acting of Canadian born Michael Cera. Beginning with his first large audience production "Arrested Development" and ending with "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" people began to notice that Michael Cera was merely playing a meek, level-headed, awkward, and bland normal character in every production.
Today the acting skills of Michael Cera is used to describe innumerable actors that cannot develop or play a varying repertoire of characters.
Matt: Seriously, Michael Cera can't act. He just plays the same nerdy awkward dude. Have you seen all his movies?
Alex: I saw Superbad and I loved Arrested Development...well know that you mentioned it he does seen to be the same character.
Matt: You got to realize dude, he's a hack. All of the movies he's been in have awesome scriptwriters and a great surrounding cast.
Alex: What a douche...
"I can't talk to girls. The last time I felt a breast was in a bucket of KFC. Every time a girl looks at me, I shit myself. I came in my pants just from watching The Little Mermaid."
Director: "That part is so you."
Person B: Oh you mean that awesome actor?
Person A: No, I just don't want to act my age.
Dave: Didn't have to I walked into it in the bathroom at the party. He didn't even stop. What's more shocking is neither did they.
Maddie: Don't you mean... 'I love your Michael Cera"?
Rachel: What did you have for dessert last night?
Maddie: Michael Cera