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02
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Inside the lives of The Social Network characters, 10 years later

It’s been 10 years since actor Jesse Eisenberg appeared on movie screens as Mark Zuckerberg in a dramatized version of Facebook’s founding story in the movie “The Social Network.”

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Jesse Eisenberg attends the ‘The Social Network’ premiere during the 5th Rome International Film Festival on November 1, 2010 in Rome, Italy.

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The two-hour-long David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin modern classic holds a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has raked in close to $100 million in US box office earnings. 

“Mr. Fincher and Mr. Sorkin offer up a creation story for the digital age and something of a morality tale, one driven by desire, marked by triumph, tainted by betrayal and inspired by the new gospel: the geek shall inherit the earth,” film critic Manohla Dargis wrote for The New York Times in 2010. 

While the movie has entertained many over the last decade and earned more than a few fans, one person in particular has remained unimpressed — Mark Zuckerberg. 

 

In a 2014 town hall with Facebook employees that was livestreamed to his page, Zuckerberg said he had “blocked” the movie out and that, in reality, his life was much less glamorous than the events depicted in the movie.

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Mark Zuckerberg.

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“The Social Network” mainly follows the journey of Zuckerberg, his Harvard best friend Eduardo Saverin, and Napster cofounder Sean Parker as they build the social media giant — first, in Harvard dorms in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and later from a house in Palo Alto, California. It goes from being “The Facebook” to, simply, Facebook. The movie is based on Ben Mezrich’s 2009 book “The Accidental Billionaires.”

When Brad Stone of the New York Times reached out to the publisher of the novel in 2009 about some inaccuracies, a