The era of the geeks has arrived. They are finally cool. Being smart is so in, not even the Michael Jordans of this world can dethrone them from their pedestal.
These geeks have finally made physical appearances totally insignificant. It is all about science and numbers and general knowledge.
We all must admit that movies played a big part in improving their public image and giving them a new place in pop culture.
10. William Lichter - Can t Hardly Wait
Played by: Charlie Korsmo
Geek-quote: You know what they say about women and trolley cars. There’s plenty of ‘em in the sea.
Geekdom: He said it himself -
Witness Exhibit A: My 8th Grade science project – a working rain forest. Mike Dexter threw it out a third story window. It rains here no more. Witness Exhibit B: An eye patch I wore for a month after Mike beaned me with a raisin in home ec. My parents took me to a 3D film. I saw no third dimension. And of course, how could I forget the pudding incident? I know no one else has. Well gentlemen, tonight, Mike Dexter will know humiliation. Tonight Mike Dexter will know ridicule. Tonight is the night we fight back. Tonight is our independence night.
9. Chuck Sherman - American Pie
Played by: Chris Owen
Geek-quote: I’m a sophisticated sex robot, sent back in time to change the future for one lucky lady.
Geekdom: The Shermanator shows the way. He is proof eternal that if you are patient enough, your “moves” will be rewarded with a gorgeous, oversexed Russian exchange student.
8. Andy Slither - The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Played by: Steve Carell
Geek-quote: I’m a virgin.
Geekdom: Andy remained a virgin because he feels he is happy being alone, in his one-bedroom apartment, with all of his collectibles and video game accessories around him.
7. William Miller - Almost Famous
Played by: Patrick Fugit
Geek-quote: Even when I thought I was [cool], I knew I wasn’t.
Geekdom: William is based on a real geek, director Cameron Crowe, who himself became a teenage music writer for ‘Rolling Stone.’ He is super-intelligent and socially awkward.
6. Hermione Granger - Harry Potter
Played by: Emma Watson
Geek-quote: I hope you’re pleased with yourselves. We could all have been killed — or worse, expelled.
Geekdom: Hermione proves herself to be the best student in Harry Potter’s world — repeatedly being the first to master each new spell or charm. Without her guidance, Harry often wouldn’t know what to do with all his talent.
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