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.
Plays the role of the socially awkward teenages in nearly all his film roles.
His role in hipster culture has made him an idol of hate from many people.
He is working his way to becoming the new Mathew Broderick. As in an actor who is a former shell of themselves for relying on one or two cult films aimed at the youngish teen audience and then failing to find other roles out of comedy because they lack talent and whats worse, they're not actually funny.