In “The Amazing Spider-Man” (2002), we get a slightly different dorky Peter Parker. He’s smart and shy and, of course, secretly superhuman. Many Marvel fans won’t think twice to say this Spidey movie is the best of its kind, even better than Sam Raimi’s. People are entitled to their opinions.
One thing we know is that Andrew Garfield is a knockout off the set. And he has to be cool, or his “Spiderman” co-star Emma Stone would never have dated him. Garfield recently reprised the role of Peter Parker in “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” sending audiences into a frenzy when he made that surprise appearance.
Daniel Curtis Lee – Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide
If you were a Nick kid back in the day, you remember this nerd with a certain token of affection. “Cookie” from "Ned’s Declassified" was a cyber geek with a built-in monitor screen on his eyeglass lenses. He kept his motherboard in his school locker but don't tell anyone.
Daniel Curtis Lee is a comedian, actor, and rapper and, must we say, super suave, dapper, and dashing. All the ingredients required to get his cool certificate. Daniel Curtis Lee is still showing up in TV shows here and there, with some of his most recent appearances having been in "9-1-1" and "Glee."
Chris Owen – American Pie
Chuck Sherman is a fan-favorite geek. Also known as “The Sherminator,” the character appears throughout the "American Pie" franchise. In the original 1999 film, he is a dorky high school kid who is obsessed with Arnold Schwarzenegger movies.
This time the geek gets the girl, but then again, "American Pie" is one of those vulgar teen flicks, so no surprise there. In real life, what makes Chris Owen cool is how down-to-earth he is. In 2014, when his acting career took a dip, he started waiting tables at a sushi restaurant. Can you believe that? Thankfully, his career bounced back up eventually.
Michael Cera – Juno
In "Juno," Paulie Bleeker, your average unpopular high school kid, gets his crush pregnant, and he will do anything to keep her. His adorability factor grows on Juno and, to be honest, on us as viewers, too. Michael Cera has done the nerdy kid thing a few times in his career.
In real life, Michael Cera is a very handsome man, and he has a talent for music, too — he plays both guitar and bass and can sing pretty well. Despite all these cool points, he keeps being cast as a dork quite often. He was Scott Pilgrim, for crying out loud.
Ed Helms – The Office
The character of Andy Bernard is a model suit from a privileged background with a position of authority, but he is crippled by his gnawing insecurity. He makes us laugh as he tries so hard to be the boss.
Ed Helms says Andy, the character is like an unhinged version of himself. On TV, he’s the office nerd, but in actuality, Ed Helms is the great success Andy wishes he could be — he's a successful actor, musician, and comedian. According to science, that's cool. Not to mention the fact that he also played a pretty nerdy character in "The Hangover" film series.