Controversial from the get-go! Within the years earlier than Fb turned little greater than a lightning rod for criticism, the social media platform and its cofounder Mark Zuckerberg had been the topic of the 2010 movie The Social Community.
Jesse Eisenberg starred as Zuckerberg within the film, which was based mostly on The Unintended Billionaires, a 2009 guide by Ben Mezrich. The challenge adopted Zuckerberg as he created Fb and weathered lawsuits surrounding the enterprise.
The Social Community gained Greatest Tailored Screenplay, Greatest Unique Rating and Greatest Movie Enhancing on the 2011 Academy Awards. The movie’s eight Oscar nominations included Greatest Image and Greatest Actor for Eisenberg. The 2011 Golden Globe Awards doled out trophies for Greatest Movement Image — Drama, Greatest Director, Greatest Screenplay and Greatest Unique Rating too.
Regardless of crucial acclaim, the film acquired backlash from the businessman who impressed it. “I haven’t spent numerous time occupied with that film shortly,” Zuckerberg famous throughout a November 2014 dwell Fb Q&A. “I kinda blocked that one out. It was a really attention-grabbing expertise to observe a film that was supposedly about my life … supposedly.”
The CEO then claimed that some features of the movie had been fabricated. “I believe the fact is that writing code and constructing a product after which constructing an organization truly just isn’t a glamorous sufficient factor to make a film about,” he mentioned. “So you possibly can think about that numerous the stuff they most likely needed to embellish and make up. In the event that they had been actually making a film, it could have been of me, sitting at a pc coding for 2 hours straight, which most likely would have simply not been that good of a film and these guys, I believe, need to win awards and promote tickets.”
Zuckerberg added that he was not impressed with the plot as a result of “they only sort of made up a bunch of stuff that I discovered sort of hurtful” slightly than specializing in his mission of connecting the world by means of Fb.
The entrepreneur then revealed that he solely met Eisenberg as soon as whereas on Saturday Night time Reside, recalling: “I believe he was somewhat afraid to fulfill me after his portrayal, however I attempted to be good.”
Though Eisenberg earned rave critiques from most, he confessed years later that he felt indifferent from the function. “The Social Community was only a greater film with extra particular expectations,” he advised The Guardian in June 2016. “And so, as an actor, you’re extra acutely aware of these expectations, and it essentially feels much less private. Even when it’s of a top quality, which in fact that was, you simply really feel prefer it’s unattainable to have that actual connection.”
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