A lot of people have noticed Lerman for his portrayal of a shy teenager dealing with some pretty serious stuff in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower." He loves that it's a film of substance involving people his age.
"'Perks' was really challenging," said Lerman. "At the time, I was really scared to do it.
"It seems that it's had a big effect on people and it's helped a lot of young, young people out there and to see that in person, you know, is just pretty, yeah, it makes it a little bit bigger than a film sometimes, which is nice," said Lerman.
Also nice is the fact his work is being talked about for various nominations during Hollywood's awards season.
"It would be really flattering, nothing that I'd be expecting, but it would be very flattering, yeah," said Lerman.
Lerman is a 12-year vet in the business. His credits include: "3:10 to Yuma" with Russell Crowe. More recently he starred in "The Three Musketeers" and "Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief." A second film in that series comes out next year.
"It's a good series and it's a good character," said Lerman. "Kids and people seem to like it and I'm excited about this new one."
He's also excited about being in director Darren Aronfsky's biblical epic "Noah," with his pal Russell Crowe in the title role.
"It's crazy. It's a crazy movie. Really epic. We just finished two weeks ago and I'm really curious and excited but it's definitely not what people would be expecting when they're thinking of Noah's Ark, you know?" said Lerman.
Until recently, he considered acting his hobby. But when he graduated high school: "I had to decide whether or not I wanted to continue doing that professionally or go to school. And I decided to keep acting."
But he's still not ruling out a college education.