From McLovin to the blatant bromance, 2007’s Superbad was a pivotal film in the careers of many of its stars.
Though the movie has an emotional core and something to say about how friendships need to grow and evolve as the friends do, it is also a film where the word “fuck” is uttered, on average, every minute and a half.
But what have the foul-mouthed, underaged stars been up to since?
Cera got his start on the cult-favorite Arrested Development, and his trademark nebbishy awkwardness has made the leap to the big screen.
Since playing Jonah Hill’s codependent best friend Evan in Superbad, the Canadian actor has jumped back and forth between television and movies, as well as reprising his George Michael Jr. role in the 2013 Netflix season of Arrested Development.
He has starred in successful indies such as Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Youth in Revolt and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, as well as a number of small roles in comedy shows—like when he portrayed Alexander Hamilton on an episode of Drunk History.
Recently, he has worked on the Adult Swim show Childrens Hospital, and will be voice acting in the upcoming animated ensemble comedy Sausage Party.
As Seth, Jonah Hill provides the closest thing to an emotional core in this film. He’s a horny, insecure, abrasive character…but he’s also hilarious.
Since landing a role in 2004’s I Heart Huckabees, Hill has been on a great streak, even managing to appear in Best Picture nominees three years running: Moneyball (2011), Django Unchained (2012) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). Of the six total Academy Awards Moneyball was nominated for, Hill’s turn as numbers guru Peter Brand earned a Best Supporting Actor nod.
Currently, Jonah Hill is working on the third entry in the 21 Jump Street reboot (titled, yes, 23 Jump Street), as well as a Todd Phillips comedy about arms dealers and Hail, Caesar!, a Coen brothers film reportedly about a “fixer” in the 1950s Hollywood studio system.
McLovin! As the goofy geek, Christoper Mintz-Plasse found the perfect character for his first role.
Since then, he has had memorable parts in comedies such as Kick-Ass, Role Models and Neighbors. In 2010, he was the voice of Fishlegs in the animated hit How To Train Your Dragon, and in 2013, he played himself in Superbad actor Seth Rogan’s comedy This Is The End.
As one of the two deranged but hilarious cops in Superbad, Hader brought his years of comedy experience to the part.
In addition to regular television and film roles, Hader has done a large body of work in animation, voicing everyone from patriarch Bob in Bob’s Burgers to Alec Baldwin in South Park.
Currently, he is filming a Spielberg adaptation of the beloved Roald Dahl book The BFG, as well as doing voice work for an Angry Birds movie and The Good Dinosaur, along with Neil Patrick Harris and John Lithgow.
Seth Rogen got his start in the Apatow gang on the critically-acclaimed but short lived Freaks & Geeks. Since then, he has grown into a recognizable comedy force, often appearing in Judd Apatow features, such as The 40-Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up.
Partnered with Bill Hader as, uh, unconventional cops in Superbad, a handlebar-mustachioed Rogen helps mentor the young McLovin.
Since then, he has starred in a number of successful comedies, as well as directing the apocalyptic This is the End and the controversial political landmine The Interview.
He has recently had guest roles on popular comedy shows such as Broad City and Kroll Show, and has several upcoming films including an Aaron Sorkin biopic on Steve Jobs, in which he will play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. He will also reunite with regular partners Jonah Hill and James Franco for the upcoming Sausage Party.
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