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Hot Nerd Alert: The 20 Cutest Geeks in Hollywood

Hot Nerd Alert: The 20 Cutest Geeks in Hollywood

May 2nd, 2014
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    Click through the gallery to see the 20 hottest nerds in Hollywood!

  • 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise Of Electro' Berlin Premiere

    Andrew Garfield

    Garfield officially earned the title as the hottest nerd in Hollywood essentially as soon as he signed up to play Spiderman. This is one tall, gloriously geeky drink of water, ladies.

    Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images for Sony Pictures
  • Premiere Of CBS Films' "The To Do List" - Red Carpet

    Donald Glover

    Donald embraces his nerd status, both as super-geek Troy Barnes on NBC's "Community" and his rap persona Childish Gambino, when he's been known to rap things about himself like, "To my black nerds, this is church."

    Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
  • Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' "Captain Phillips" - Arrivals

    John Krasinski

    Krasinski made nerds cool again with his turn as the adorably quirky and sensitive Jim on "The Office."

    Photo: Getty Images
  • "They Came Together" Premiere - Red Carpet - 2014 Sundance Film Festival

    Paul Rudd

    Rudd sealed his status as King of the Hollywood Nerds when he played Cher's geeky step-brother (and future husband) Josh in 1995's "Clueless."

    Photo: George Pimentel/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival
  • Seth Meyers Visits "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"

    Jimmy Fallon

    Not only is the newest host of "The Tonight Show" wickedly funny and indefatigably upbeat, he also happens to be smokin' hot.

    Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images
  • 2014 Second Stage Theatre's All-Star Bowling Classic Fundraiser

    Zach Braff

    Braff has long heralded himself as one of Hollywood's ultimate nerds, from his starring role on NBC's "Scrubs" to his awkward portrayal of a lost 20-something in his directorial debut "Garden State."

    Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images
  • 3rd Annual Reel Stories, Real Lives Benefiting The Motion Picture & Television Fund

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    From his time as a precocious and nerdy youngster on "3rd Rock from the Sun," J.G.L. has had our hearts.

    Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Motion Picture & Television Fund
  • "The Double" Premiere - 2014 Sundance Film Festival

    Jesse Eisenberg

    Jesse scored the ultimate in nerdy roles when he played Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in 2010's "The Social Network."

    Photo: Mat Hayward/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival
  • 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival Premiere Of IFC Films' "Crystal Fairy" - Arrivals

    Michael Cera

    From his  turn in 2007's "Juno," Michael Cera's crooked smile has won little nerdy hearts far and wide.

    Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
  • 41st International Emmy Awards - Arrivals

    Zachary Quinto

    Come on, people, he was in "Star Trek." And he's super hot.

    Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
  • 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards - Red Carpet

    Johnny Galecki

    He might play the "cool one" on "The Big Bang Theory," but considering the relativity of that term, it's still very safe to say that Johnny Galecki is a bona fide nerdy hottie.

    Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for GLAAD
  • Hilarity for Charity NYC Cocktail Party

    Aziz Ansari

    The "Parks and Recreation" star has branded his own unique form of nerdy comedy, which has taken him very far with the ladies (and the dudes) everywhere.

    Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Hilarity For Charity
  • "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" New York Premiere - Inside Arrivals

    B.J. Novak

    The star and co-writer of "The Office" recently scored another nerdy role in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."

    Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images
  • The Drama League's 30th Annual Musical Celebration Of Broadway - Arrivals

    Zachary Levi

    Levi is that rare breed of Hollywood nerd who can seamlessly walk the line between sci-fi geek and manly superhero. Swoon.

    Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images
  • Los Angeles Screening Of "Mistaken For Strangers" - Red Carpet

    Ed Helms

    Helms initially nabbed our attention as the delightfully clumsy Andy Bernard on "The Office," then upped his hotness factor as the insufferable goodie-two-shoes-turned-bad-boy Stu in "The Hangover."

    Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
  • WonderCon Anaheim 2014 - 20th Century Fox Press Line

    Jay Baruchel

    Jay voices the adorable kid Hiccup in the "How to Train Your Dragon" movies, and he is just as adorable as his grown-up self in real life.

     

    Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
  • Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards - Backstage & Audience

    Andy Samberg

    Three words: "Turtleneck and Chain."

    Photo: Mark Davis/KCA2014/Getty Images
  • Screening Of IFC's "The Spoils Of Babylon" - Arrivals

    Tobey Maguire

    Before Garfield took over, Tobey Maguire first made nerdy superhero Spider-Man into the sexy web-slinging man we know him as today.

    Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
  • City Year Los Angeles "Spring Break" Fundraiser

    Danny Pudi

    The other half of Troy & Abel on NBC's "Community" is hot, in a really quirky, funny, and supremely well-dressed way.

    Photo: Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for City Year Los Angeles
  • Seth Meyers Visits "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"

    Seth Meyers

    Seth's contagious grin has had us swooning since well before he took over as the host of the "Late Night Show."

    Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

You might think of the early 2000s as the era that heralded in a new kind of hot guy in Hollywood: instead of the Brad Pitts and Tom Cruises of the world getting all the ladies in a tizzy, there was a different breed of dude in town. Enter the Era of the Nerd.

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With the popularity of shows like “The Office,” with its hot nerd trifecta of John Krasinski, Ed Helms, and B.J. Novak, and the quick rise to fame of “Saturday Night Live” cuties like Seth Meyers and Andy Samberg, nerds took over as the new in-demand leading men. They were, in many cases, just as attractive as the heartthrob hunks of yore (in their own ways, at least), but they had the added benefits of being smart, funny, and a little offbeat. There’s no contest, if you really think about it.

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Click through the gallery above to see 20 men who are the hottest nerds in Hollywood!

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