Michael Austin Cera (born 7.6.1988) Michael Cera is an American actor and Producer known for his socially awkward teenager film roles in Juno, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Superbad and Nick and Norah's infinite playlist. Michael Cera is also acknowledged for his role as George-Michael in cult television series, Arrested Development.
Childhood: Cera was born in Brampton, Ontario, Canada to immigrated parents, Linda, a native of Quebec and father Luigi, a technician from Sicily who both worked for Xerox. Cera has two sisters and has stated he became interested in acting when he repeatedly watched Ghostbusters whilst diagnosed with chicken pox at three years old. Cera has also stated idolising Bill Murray and enrolled at the Second City improvisation comedy venue taking improvisation classes.
He attended Conestoga Public School, Robert H. Lagerquist Senior Public School and Heart Lake Secondary School until grade nine, but then completed school online through grade 12 due to being cast in Arrested Development.
Acting Career: Michael Cera began his career, working unpaid on Tim Hortons summercamp advertisements which lead to further advertisement work. He obtained his first television role as Larrabe Hicks on Canadian comedy series, My Best Friend is an Alien. Cera also got appearing roles in television series: Twice in a Lifetime and Noddy. Cera continued to act in small roles and short films before being cast as Chuck Barris in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind after voicing Josh Spitz in Braceface.
In 2003 Cera was cast as George-Michael Booth, a socially awkward teenager, forced to live with his deranged extended family in cult hit Arrested Development. He was one of the initial castings and was praised for his maturity despite his young age. Cera spent three hours a day online in order for him to receive his education. He acted alongside notable and successful co-stars Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Portia De Rossi. The award winning show was cancelled after three series for six years however recently returned as part of Netflix for its fourth series.
Cera went onto to star in award winning short Darling Darling for which he was awarded Best Actor at the San Gio Festival in Verona, Italy. Cera continued to act in supporting roles on television and marketing videos including work with Judd Apatow which lead to Cera being cast in Seth Rogen's and Evan Goldberg's original screenplay, Superbad. He co-starred alongside Jonah Hill and obtainined critical success for his role as socially awkward Evan. Cera continued his form in independent film, Juno, co-starring alongside Academy Award nominated Ellen Page. Juno was in the official selection for best movie at the AFI awards and was nominated for an Academy Award for best writing.
Cera made the most out of his youth, acting as broken hearted teen in Nick and Norah's Infinite playlist. He also portrayed his musical ability previously featured in Juno and later featured in Scott Pilgrim vs The World. Cera worked with one of his personal inspiration, Ghostbusters director, Harold Ramis in Year One, co-starring alongside Jack Black. The film received mixed public and critical response due to its stupid nature. Cera distanced himself from his 'good boy' image in Youth in Revolt where he played split personality character Nick (a character name that has become associated with Cera).
Cera starred in Edgar Wright's (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) Scott Pilgrim vs The World. The film made multiple intertextual references and appealed to Cera's youthful nature which got him hired for the role. Edgar Wright can be viewed interviewing Cera and Jonah Hill as part of Superbad's promotion/marketing. Cera featured in an episode of the Simpsons as Nick whilst maintaining his small television roles and film roles.
Cera spent 5 weeks in Chile learning Spanish for his role in independent film Magic Magic. Cera recently featured in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's This Is the End, portraying himself as an alter-ego, a confident, drug abuser, sex addict.
Personal Life: 'I've been working since I was 9 and I haven't really focused the same amount of energy in my personal life. So that's something I may actually have to put a lot of work into'. - Michael Cera.
Bill Murray Will Experience His First London Christmas On 25 December (15).
The Hollywood legend may have played Christmas cynic Frank Cross in 1988's Scrooged, but in real life Bill embraces the festive season. He's usually based across the bond in the Big Apple, but will be enjoying a British celebration for 2015.
“I’m going to London next week and really looking forward to it," Bill smiled to Britain's Evening Standard newspaper. "I just thought why not spend Christmas this year in London?
“I have got no idea about the difference between Christmas in New York compared with London, but sure look forward to finding out.”
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Rosario Dawson has joined the cast of ‘The Lego Batman Movie’.
Rosario Dawson at Operation Smile's 2015 Smile Gala in October 2015.
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Hollywood star Zach Galifianakis is reportedly wanted to voice the part of The Joker in the 'Lego Batman' movie.
Zach Galifianakis is being lined up to voice the part of The Joker in the 'Lego Batman' movie.
The 45-year-old comedian - who starred in the award-winning 'Birdman' last year - is in the final stage of negotiations to voice the part of the villain in the much-discussed new movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Assuming he is confirmed in the role, Galifianakis will be joined by Will Arnett, who is reprising the role of the Caped Crusader, and Michael Cera, who was recently cast in the role of Robin.
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Michael Cera will voice Robin in 'Lego Batman' following the announcement Will Arnett will play the protagonist.
Michael Cera will voice Robin in 'Lego Batman'.
The 'Juno' star has signed on to appear as Batman's partner-in-crime in the animated film, which is Warner Bros.' spin-off of 2014's critical and commercial smash, 'The Lego Movie'.
The 27-year-old actor's 'Arrested Development' co-star Will Arnett will voice Batman, with many other people from the team behind the first film returning for the production.
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Michael Cera will voice Robin in the upcoming ‘Lego Batman’ movie.
Michael Cera will reunite with his Arrested Development co-star, Will Arnett, for the upcoming Lego Batman movie. Arnett voices Batman and Cera has signed on to voice his side-kick, Robin. The news was confirmed on Thursday (16th July).
Michael Cera at a photocall for This Is Our Youth in New York in August 2014.
Actor Michael Cera Is Set To Tap Into His Superhero Alter Ego To Voice Robin In The Upcoming The Lego Movie Batman Spin-off.
Will Arnett will reprise his role as the Dark Knight from last year's (14) hit animated superhero adventure, and Cera will now provide the voice of his sidekick, Robin.
The movie reunites Cera with his Arrested Development co-star - Arnett played his uncle on the cult TV comedy series.
The Lego Movie filmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller will serve as producers on Lego Batman, with the original movie's animation supervisor, Chris MCKay, stepping up to direct.
Continue reading: Michael Cera Cast As Lego Batman's Robin
American actor Ezra Miller is in talks over a role in the 'Harry Potter' spin-off, according to Variety.
Ezra Miller is reportedly in talks over a role in the 'Harry Potter' spin-off.
The 22-year-old actor - who starred as the title character in 'We Need to Talk About Kevin' - is wanted to assume the role of Kredan in Warner Bros.' 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'.
While it remains unclear how close the two sides are to agreeing a deal, Variety reports that Ezra is the studio's preferred choice for the part.
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The first reveal of the upcoming Netflix Christmas miniseries, 'A Very Murray Christmas', has been released to get you in the festive mood... in May.
Christmas has come early. Well, Christmas advertising has come early. Netflix has announced their upcoming mini-series 'A Very Murray Christmas', set to appear in December. The show will star Bill Murray - as the name suggests - and will serve as a homage to variety shows.
Bill Murray wishes you 'A Very Murray Christmas'...
Murray stars as himself. He served as the writer alongside Mitch Glazer and Sofia Coppola who will direct. Murray and Coppola worked together on the well-received 2003 film 'Lost in Translation', while Glazer wrote the 1988 adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol' entitled 'Scrooged', starring Murray.
Continue reading: Bill Murray Wishes You 'A Very Murray Christmas' This December
'Arrested Development' is heading back to Netflix.
Arrested Development is to return to streaming-service Netflix for 17 new episodes according to producer Brian Grazer who revealed the news in an interview with Grantland's Bill Simmons.
Michael Cera will no doubt be back for more Arrested Development
Netflix is yet officially confirm the return though it appears as though Grazer prematurely let the cat out of the bag.
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Michael Cera - Celebrities including star of Superbad and Arrested Development Michael Cera and American country singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett at the Ed Sullivan Theater for 'The Late Show With David Letterman' - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 25th August 2014
Alicia is about to set out on her first trip outside of the US alongside her cousin Sarah and several of Sarah's friends. They embark on a long vacation to Chile where they set themselves up in an isolated house off the coast. However, when Sarah is forced to set off back home just a short time into the holiday, a nervous Alicia finds herself feeling completely alone with unfamiliar people. As one member of the party, Brink, begins to develop an obsessive interest in her, she starts to feel uneasy and increasingly unable to sleep. She discovers that Brink is not only fixated on her, but he also seems to completely lack human compassion and frequently shows a cruel side that Alicia is usually on the end of. Feeling ignored and ostracised by the rest of the disbelieving group, she starts to feel her mental stability going downhill and is desperate to go home before something terrible happens to her.
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Date of birth
7th June, 1978