Michael Cera Basically Plays Michael Cera In His 'Superbad' Audition. That's Why We Love Him.

June 20, 2014: Michael Cera has the nerdy, shy guy part in teen movies locked down for a reason.

Movie buffs wonder why Canadian actor Michael Cera is typecast into the character of a meek, level-headed, awkward and bland teen guy. The mystery has finally been solved.

Check out the 26-year-old's audition for his 2007 superhit movie, "Superbad."

The video shows Cera sitting in front of Seth Rogen and reading for the part of Evan. Rogen supports the dialogue by reading the part of Seth – the character eventually played by Jonah Hill.

Cera reads the part like any seasoned actor would. It's flawless and so convincing that it now makes perfect sense why he keeps getting similar roles long after Superbad's buzz ended.

"Superbad" is actually the real life story of its script writers, Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The two childhood friends wrote the movie during their teen years and developed it once they made it big in the movie business.

It is now regarded as one of the finest teen flicks ever to come out of American cinema.

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