Posted by Craig Kessler on October 5, 2010 at 2:30 am
Michael Cera came on to the scene with the terrific quirky comedy Arrested Development. I think it’s safe to say that he made the transition from child actor to movie actor. I didn’t mention that he was a star in either forum for good reasons, I don’t think he lives up to that billing, even despite his credentials and awkward popularity. Michael Cera has made a string of movies playing essentially the same character, and for some reason that dorky charm has led to a certain level of success and celebrity. Whether people believe it’s deserved or not is irrelevant.
Jesse Eisenberg has come onto the scene lately with a string of well received movies and an ability to play different roles in each. Although he has no TV background, he has slowly made a name for himself in Hollywood, and I should really highlight the ‘slowly’ name. He seems to be a guy that if you bring his name up in conversation with someone who doesn’t really know him, he/she will pretend that they do just to make it seem like they can partake in the conversation. He hasn’t hit the same level of success of Cera, despite movies like Adventureland, Zombieland (which was excellent), and now what seems to be one of the biggest movies of the year, The Social Network.
Despite being part of such a popular movie, his name does not seem to be taking the road to stardom, and I’m not sure why. He has a very likeableness to him and it shows itself in his characters. He does an excellent job in each role and carries himself well on screen. Why is there no love for Jesse Eisenberg? Is it strictly the reason of bad timing and Cera just so happened to make a name for himself first? Do too many people compare him to Cera and feel like that niche has already been filled? I don’t know what the exact reason is but it seems there is something going on, and I don’t think it’s fully fair to Eisenberg.
Do you think Jesse Eisenberg should have a bigger name in Hollywood?