Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is out this week! It’s the third instalment in what is a pretty popular franchise, but the titular wimp is by no means the only cinema geek worthy of a little love. These guys are too:
• Peter Parker may have been a geek, but alter ego Spider-Man is nothing short of a beefcake. Original incarnation Tobey Maguire went through a strict five-month regimen of exercise, weight training and martial arts six times a week, as well as eating a high protein meal four to six times a day. Commitment ahoy!
• Drew Barrymore’s turn as Josie Grossie in Never Been Kissed has to be one of the most adorable movie geeks ever. It was based on something director Cameron Crowe actually did, heading back to school to research what eventually became Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The flick was also the movie debut of one James Franco.
• Can a robot be classed as a geek? We reckon so, and Short Circuit’s Johnny 5 is the best of the bunch. Attractive! Nice software.
• Not only was Crispin Glover’s George McFly almost beaten to his wife’s heart by his son in Back to the Future, he also wound up with a daughter (Wendie Jo Sperber) who was six years older than him. We know it’s a time-travel flick, but that’s just ridiculous.
• There’s no better teen sidekick than Garth from the Wayne’s World series. And boy did Dana Carvey suffer for his art, injuring his neck so badly in the Bohemian Rhapsody headbanging scene he couldn’t move it for the rest of the movie.
• Emma Watson originally wore buck teeth for her role as Hogwarts uber-bookworm Hermione Granger. Unsurprisingly, they didn’t make the final cut.
• Christopher Mintz-Plasse made his name as the nerdy Fogell in foul-mouthed comedy Superbad. It must have been pretty embarrassing though – as he was only 17 at the time, his mum had to supervise the filming of his sex scene.
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