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Michael Cera's Awkwardness: Shtick or Not Shtick
No one is that bewildered all the time, sorry

Michael Cera is a funny guy, but I'm not sure if I believe his "oh shucks, I'm totes just this normal teenager uncomfortable in my own skin" routine. Sure, it probably gets him tons of poon, and it worked for him when portraying chubby-cheeked, cousin-loving George Michael Bluth, but don't you get the sense that he hams up his awkwardness during interviews? Especially since he's already demonstrated that he is pretty self-aware about his whole shtick and seems like a smart cookie and generally acts like he knows what he's doing with his cute little hoodies and vaguely Canadian accent.

Here is Cera on Letterman last night, discussing his role in the upcoming film Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist:

Semi-Personal Anecdote: My bf did props on Nick and Nora's and he said that Michael Cera was always walking around craft services, wondering aloud about a "burning smell." So Cera could be legit and just really confused all the time, and potentially three days away from having a stroke.

Sep 30, 2008 · posted by drew · Link · 5 Responses
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Comments (5)
No. 1 rsanni says:

I find him quite charming. It's true he may be hamming it up a little, but no more than any actor or celebrity who has an image they want to hold onto. He has an angle and he accepts it, and I enjoy it.

Posted: Sep 30, 2008 at 1:23 pm
No. 2 Kendra says:

Michael Cera is just such a naturally funny guy..I've loved him from way back in his George Michael Bluth days..He can do no wrong in my book..

Posted: Sep 30, 2008 at 3:10 pm
No. 3 Julie says:

Ya but who cares…his job is to entertain and he's doing a good job

Posted: Sep 30, 2008 at 5:53 pm
No. 4 kwalla says:

I love George Michael- the awkwardness never gets old!

Posted: Sep 30, 2008 at 7:45 pm
No. 5 ANA says:

OMG HE WAS EXTREEEEEEEEEEEEEEMELY ANNOYING. THAT GIRL THAT PLAYS NORAH AND PLAYED THE DAUGHTER IN 40YEAR-OLD-VIRGIN WAS ON CARSON DALY AND SHE IS SHOCKINGLYYYYYYYYY INAPPROPIATELY RETARDED IN HER SHTICK AS WELL…SHE CONDUCTED THE NTIRE INTERVIEW AS IF SHE WAS ON COKE AND POT …WHAT PIECES OF TRASH DO WE TAKE FOR "TALENT" THESE DAYS.

Posted: Oct 1, 2008 at 1:47 pm
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