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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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

The Lego Batman Movie - Teaser Trailer


As ever, Batman is busy protecting his beloved Gotham city and The Joker is up to his usual tricks causing chaos for our hero. 

As The Joker's rule over the city strengthens, Batman realises that he must loosen up slightly and be open to teaming up with some equally skilled heroes. Following on from the first Lego movie, this film centres on Batman's character. The Lego Batman Movie will see many of the characters from the first movie make reappearances.

The Lego Batman Movie will be released in US cinemas from February 2017 and will see Will Arnett will voice Batman and Zach Galifianakis as The Joker.

Sausage Party - Teaser Trailer


Frank is a hot dog Wiener who's packed into a vacuum seal bag with all his closest buds, Brenda is a hot dog bun who is also bagged up with the other ladies in the Glamour Buns pack. Since being stored on the supermarket shelf, Frank and Brenda have known that they're meant to be, now all that has to happen is their new owner picks both packets to take them home for their happily ever after. 

As luck would have it, a lady picks them both up and it seems like their dream is coming true, little do the food items actually know what happens to them when they get to their new home; they're pealed, boiled, grated and roasted to death before being eaten. Now Frank is on a mission to bring the truth to the other consumables in a bit to make the horror stop. 

Sausage Party is an R rated CG animation.

Rosario Dawson Will Voice Batgirl In ‘The Lego Batman Movie’


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The Lego Batman Movie has found its Batgirl! Rosario Dawson will be voicing Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Police Commissioner Gordon, who later fights crime under the pseudonym Batgirl.

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Read More: Michael Cera Reuniting With His Arrested Development Co-Star, Will Arnett, In Lego Batman.

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Michael Cera Reuniting With His ‘Arrested Development’ Co-Star, Will Arnett, In ‘Lego Batman’


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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 CeraMichael Cera at a photocall for This Is Our Youth in New York in August 2014.

Read More: Michael Cera Does 'Dejected Teen' Really Well in This is Our Youth.

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Bill Murray Wishes You 'A Very Murray Christmas' This December


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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'...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. 

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'Arrested Development' Returning To Netflix For 17 New Episodes


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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.

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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 - Opening night of This Is Our Youth at the Cort Theatre - Departures. - New York, New York, United States - Friday 12th September 2014

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Kieran Culkin, Tavi Gevinson and Michael Cera - Opening night curtain call for 'This Is Our Youth' held at the Cort Theatre - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 11th September 2014

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Kieran Culkin, Tavi Gevinson and Michael Cera
Kieran Culkin, Tavi Gevinson and Michael Cera
Kieran Culkin, Tavi Gevinson and Michael Cera
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Kieran Culkin, Tavi Gevinson and Michael Cera

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

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Michael Cera wearing a St. Louis City Museum T-Shirt - 'This is Our Youth' - Photocall at the Cort Theatre - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 14th August 2014

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Kieran Culkin, Rostam Batmanglij, Tavi Gevinson, Michael Cera, Anna D. Shapiro and Kenneth Lonergan
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Magic Magic Trailer


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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Leonardo DiCaprio And Jonah Hill 'Titanic' Re-Enactment Buzz Refuses To Die Down [Video]


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The Grammy Awards may have dominated the entertainment news from the weekend but one story is refusing to die down. Jonah Hill and Leonardo Dicaprio has Saturday Night Live audiences in stitches last Saturday when the Wolf of Wall Street co-stars decided to re-enact the iconic prow scene from Titanic. Hill returned to SNL on the 25th January to host the show for the third time.

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Leonardo DiCaprio & Jonah Hill Showed How Close They've Become Since Filming 'TWOWS.'

With the comedy actor's newly found Oscar-nominated star power, his hosting alone would have probably been enough for the enthusiastic crowd but when DiCaprio dropped by, interrupting Hill mid-flow in his intro speech, excitement was sent into overdrive. "Honestly, my whole life feels like a dream come true right now," Hill said in his opening monologue. "Between 'Moneyball' and 'Wolf of Wall Street' and getting nominated for my second Academy Award, I just couldn't be more grateful."

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Crystal Fairy Review


Very Good

Films don't get much more offbeat than this trippy comedy-drama about Americans in Chile. Thankfully there are some provocative themes gurgling under the surface - not just in the constant drug-taking but also in the way the film depicts the self-involved behaviour of Americans abroad. And the characters are complex and witty enough to keep us engaged.

At a raucous party in Santiago, Jamie (Cera) is trying to open his horizons by indulging in as much alcohol and drugs as he can find. When he meets the free-spirited fellow-American Crystal Fairy (Hoffmann), he invites her along on a road trip with brothers Champa, Pilo and Lel (played by the filmmaker's siblings Juan Andres, Augustin and Jose Miguel). As they drive through the country to a deserted stretch of coastline, Jamie becomes increasingly intent on finding some San Pedro cactus, because he's heard that boiling it up and drinking it causes hallucinations.

Even though Jamie and Crystal are a mass of American obsessions and phobias, their enthusiastic naivete makes them both irritating and likeable. And like the brothers, we grow tired of their arrogant assumptions and random demands. When Jamie tries to get people to sell him some cactus, he whines "Look how much you have!" when they say no, completely missing the irony of his privileged background. And of course his believe that everything has a price. Both Cera and Hoffmann find fascinating edges to these characters, keeping them grounded while hinting that even their drug tripping is due to self-indulgence rather than inebriation.

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Netflix In Talks To Renew Arrested Development For Fifth Season


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The fourth season of Arrested Development was such a huge success that Netflix is reportedly in talks for another one. Brian Grazer, co-chair of the production company, Imagine Entertainment, said at the Allen & Co. Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. Speaking to Bloomberg Television, Grazer explained: “We are in conversations with them to do another. They are interested in doing that.”

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Jason Bateman and co. might be back for another season.

The show’s fourth season of the show was part of a large-scale experiment for Netflix, the first phase of the company’s transition from a pure rental service into a producer of online content. Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings has called “Arrested Development” and other “Netflix originals” integral to his strategy of transforming the company from a purveyor of rerun programming into a Web-based television network offering a mix of Hollywood movies and new shows, comparable to Time Warner Inc.’s HBO.

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Michael Cera - Celebrities outside the Ed Sullivan Theater for 'The Late Show With David Letterman' - New York, NY, United States - Monday 8th July 2013

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Michael Cera

Date of birth

7th June, 1978

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.75


Michael Cera Movies

The Lego Batman Movie - Teaser Trailer

The Lego Batman Movie - Teaser Trailer

As ever, Batman is busy protecting his beloved Gotham city and The Joker is up...

Sausage Party - Teaser Trailer

Sausage Party - Teaser Trailer

Frank is a hot dog Wiener who's packed into a vacuum seal bag with all...

Magic Magic Trailer

Magic Magic Trailer

Alicia is about to set out on her first trip outside of the US alongside...

Crystal Fairy Movie Review

Crystal Fairy Movie Review

Films don't get much more offbeat than this trippy comedy-drama about Americans in Chile. Thankfully...

This Is the End Movie Review

This Is the End Movie Review

Comedies don't get much more self-referential than this film, in which a bunch of old...

This Is The End Trailer

This Is The End Trailer

When actor James Franco threw a party for his fellow movie stars including the star-studded...

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Movie Review

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Movie Review

So uber-hip that young audiences will adore it, this hyperactive film can't decide whether it's...

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Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World Trailer

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World Trailer

From the director of Hot Fuzz and Shaun Of The Dead comes Scott Pilgrim Vs....

Youth in Revolt Movie Review

Youth in Revolt Movie Review

Maybe this would work if you saw it before any other Michael Cera movies. Or...

Youth In Revolt Trailer

Youth In Revolt Trailer

Nick Twisp is an average 16 year old boy, obsessed with the opposite sex yet...

Paper Heart Movie Review

Paper Heart Movie Review

An ingenious blending of rom-com and doc, this charming film worms its way under our...

Paper Heart Trailer

Paper Heart Trailer

Watch the trailer for Paper Heart So far the relationships in Charlyne's life have been...

Year One Movie Review

Year One Movie Review

The filmmakers and cast find a few great laughs in this flimsy premise, but the...

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