Michael Cera: hoodie king of Hollywood
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Michael Cera( JoJo Whilden / Associated Press )
By Patrick Kevin Day, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Awkward outsider, baby-faced master of comic subtlety, unlikely sex symbol, 21st century Everyman-boy -- "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist" star Michael Cera has received many labels since he gained fame on the Fox series "Arrested Development," but he has yet to be affixed with the title he most deserves. So it falls to us to beg him to drop to his knees so that we may crown him Michael Cera, hoodie king of Hollywood.
Since "Arrested Development's" end in 2006, Cera has starred in three feature films, his own Web series and a handful of TV guest appearances. In almost all of these, he's appeared with his trademark zip-up hoodie. Like Bogey and his fedora, or Astaire and his tux, Cera has turned the dressed-down, low-maintenance uniform of twentysomething hipsters everywhere into a true film icon.
Come along with us as we go for a quick jaunt through Cera's cotton-blend-clad oeuvre.