Standing next to Will Smith, anyone is going to look like a dork. The Fresh Prince’s cousin Carlton Banks is signed, sealed, and delivered as far as dorkiness goes. And not to mention the fact that Carlton is responsible for one of the nerdiest dances in the history of TV.
He is also annoying, arrogant, awkward, and known to flaunt a superiority complex to a comical effect. The television star is still on TV. Alfonso Ribeiro hosts “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” This means his job is to talk about funny internet videos. That may very well be the coolest job on the planet.
Josh Saviano – The Wonder Years
In "The Wonder Years," Paul is Kevin’s best bud who is super smart and a total dork. He can barely walk straight. He is debilitated by allergies. He also has a crush on Winnie, but this nerd does not get the girl. And it's not too difficult to understand why.
Granted, Josh Saviano graduated actually from Yale and practices law, but he’s pretty cool anyway. There is even a conspiracy theory that says he is, in fact, Marilyn Manson! When asked about it, he said he is quite happy with people thinking he is a rockstar rather than some dorky kid.
Emma Watson – Harry Potter
Hermione Granger is not just a nerd — she's a magical nerd. "Harry Potter" fans soon realize that her proficiency in spells and concocting magic potions makes her a valuable asset to her classmates.
In real life, Emma Watson has always valued her education. She grew up to be stunning and smart, and she graduated from Brown. Oh, we almost forgot — she also played in her college lacrosse team. So, let's see — looks? Check. Brains? Check. Successful career? Check. Plays sports? Check. Yes, she definitely qualifies for a cool stamp. And she is still killing it in Hollywood!
Ariel Winter – Modern Family
"Modern Family's" Alex Dunphy is smart, sarcastic, and snarky. Her intelligence causes her to be impatient with her family, who she considers dumb as dirt. She’s the middle child who feels like an outsider and would be glad not to be related to them. Certainly, she was one of the breakout stars of the popular sitcom.
In real life, Ariel Winter is all grown up and not afraid of wearing clothes that accentuate it no matter the criticism. When faced with some of her haters' comments, she told them to simply “get a hobby.” Only cool kids can say it like it is, and she's definitely one of them.
Paul Rudd – Clueless
Clueless's Josh is a college nerd. He cares about the environment, social issues, and geopolitical foreign policy. He reads Friedrich Nietzsche for fun, and he's the step-brother of Cher.
It’s been 25 years since the film came out, so if he doesn’t really seem like a total geek, rest assured, next to a fashionista and supermodel hopeful played by Alicia Silverstone, he is a bonafide dork. In real life, clearly, he’s drop-dead gorgeous. Oh, and did we mention he co-owns a New York candy store with actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan? You don't need us to tell you that candy is cool, do you?