How The Comedy Movie Nerd Has Evolved


Nerds began kicking some ass within the 2000s as effectively, with bespectacled Peter Parker displaying off because the web-slinging Spider-Man.

2010s – Jesse Heiman

Jesse Who Now?  See if this face rings a bell.

Heiman is prepared for smooching, Ms. Refaeli.

If you happen to’re in search of Heiman as a film’s lead nerd, you gained’t have a lot luck.  However within the background? Heiman is in every single place.  The man barely ever will get a line, however you’ve presumably seen him in (deep breath) American Pie 2, Previous College, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Reno 911, Arrested Growth, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Social Community, Parks and Recreation, It’s At all times Sunny in Philadelphia, The Massive Bang Concept, Neighbors, Silicon Valley, and The Goldbergs.  He’s mainly the The place’s Waldo of humorous nerds. 

And after kissing mannequin Bar Refaeli in a 2013 Tremendous Bowl industrial? “Ever since I bought booked as that nerdy man who kisses sizzling chicks,” Jesse instructed eBaum’s World, “all the ladies wanna kiss me.”

We’d be remiss if we didn’t shout out one other 2010s Jesse — that may be Mr. Eisenberg, who proved in The Social Community and Batman vs. Superman: Daybreak of Justice {that a} nerd can now be the villain. Progress? Within the case of his twitchy Lex Luthor, undoubtedly not — however it did open our eyes to all of the methods the nerd can proceed to evolve by the subsequent technology of comedies.

How a few wizened previous nerd mentor? A nerdy temptress, ideally one who leaves her glasses on?  A geeky serial killer in a comedy/slasher franchise?  With nerds, the probabilities are countless.

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