This sentiment probably explains how Cera has credits spanning film, television, online media and even music, singing in his films and contributing to various bands. He jokingly adds, "And children. . . . My sister's got a little 2-year-old. We get along, so I consider that a medium." Although, so far, his niece can't really watch anything he's been in. But he hopes that won't always be the case. "I would love to do Pixar. . . . They're some of my favorite movies being made."

Cera as George Michael in this promotional photo for Season 1 of Arrested Development.
Cera as George Michael in this promotional photo for Season 1 of Arrested Development.

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But Cera is proving that he is quite the storyteller on his own. When given the same classic challenge posed to Ernest Hemingway to write a story in six words (Hemingway's was "For sale: baby shoes, never used"), Cera comes up with one in seconds. "Okay, mine is [a] Craigslist missed connection ad: 'Do you remember me from yesterday?'" he says. "You have to give it time. It's topical. It's generational." Appropriate, as one could apply these descriptions to Cera himself.

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Jacob Hoss
Jacob Hoss

Michael Cera will still be playing awkward teenagers when he's 45.

 

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