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Michael Cera - Leading Boy/Man

January 08, 2010

Michael Cera is all grown up.

But you may not be convinced by his newest film, "Youth in Revolt," in which the star of "Superbad," "Juno" and "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" is yet another lovelorn teenager.

In real life, though, the lanky Canadian is now 21, and quite noticeably more mature. Not that he ever seemed childish, impolite or out of control. Far from it. The almost painfully nice kid Cera's been perfecting since TV's "Arrested Development" seemed a logical, exquisitely comic-timed extension of his natural persona.

But Cera was also terribly shy in earlier interviews, barely answering questions when he had answers at all. He was even reluctant to do what he does best on screen: crack wise.

Cera was relaxed, witty and articulate, though, as he sipped butternut squash soup on a West Hollywood hotel balcony shortly before Christmas. Maybe it's because he's legal now, but it probably also has something to do with "Revolt." First offered to the actor when he was 16 and shot more than three years later, the movie was a long-held dream project. Read More