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And it’s a tricky thing, you know, I think Jesse plays this scene very boldly and I do think that the character of Mark Zuckerberg — in this movie, The Social Network — I think he’s sad. Really, he’s hurt by this lack of commitment that Eduardo’s had, or Eduardo has not believed in him as much as he needs Eduardo to believe in him. And someone else comes along who does believe in him and sees an even bigger thing than maybe he even imagined, and now it’s come to a head and… it’s being done in this incredibly public place, and it’s so painful for him. And I feel like Jesse Eisenberg is a brilliant actor, and I think it takes incredible courage as a brilliant actor to do what he’s doing here and to just… be that guy. So many people, especially actors, want to be loved, and it’s really hard to play this out and make it — and I’m not saying that he had to play Zuckerberg as unlikeable, I’m just saying that there’s an obsequious attempt at some kind of dispersal of this energy. And I dont think that Jesse ever fell victim to that. And I think that’s what makes it a great character, I think that’s what makes Mark Zuckerberg, the character in this movie and probably not Mark Zuckerberg the guy in real life, the imagining of him here — this is what makes him, to my way of thinking, a great cinematic character.
- David Fincher

And it’s a tricky thing, you know, I think Jesse plays this scene very boldly and I do think that the character of Mark Zuckerberg — in this movie, The Social Network — I think he’s sad. Really, he’s hurt by this lack of commitment that Eduardo’s had, or Eduardo has not believed in him as much as he needs Eduardo to believe in him. And someone else comes along who does believe in him and sees an even bigger thing than maybe he even imagined, and now it’s come to a head and… it’s being done in this incredibly public place, and it’s so painful for him. And I feel like Jesse Eisenberg is a brilliant actor, and I think it takes incredible courage as a brilliant actor to do what he’s doing here and to just… be that guy. So many people, especially actors, want to be loved, and it’s really hard to play this out and make it — and I’m not saying that he had to play Zuckerberg as unlikeable, I’m just saying that there’s an obsequious attempt at some kind of dispersal of this energy. And I dont think that Jesse ever fell victim to that. And I think that’s what makes it a great character, I think that’s what makes Mark Zuckerberg, the character in this movie and probably not Mark Zuckerberg the guy in real life, the imagining of him here — this is what makes him, to my way of thinking, a great cinematic character.

- David Fincher

    David Fincher: The look on Jesse’s face after Andrew says, “Oh god, we’re in so much trouble now,” and you cut to Jesse and he has this sort of impish look on his face, like “so what? Isn’t that the point, to be naughty?” and then you see it sink in for a second—he’s like, “oh wait a minute.” I remember watching him as we were shooting and he did it probably 12 or 13 times, and every time it was just a little bit different. You could just tell he had his fingers tightly around the throat of exactly what he was doing with this guy, and it’s a great pleasure to watch somebody who is as skillful as Jesse Eisenberg is. He doesn’t, I think, give himself the credit a lot of times because he’s so much of a responder. He’s not the kind of actor who wants to take center stage; he wants to react. But when you see him be this good for this many weeks in a row—and I remember he took me aside at one point and said, “You would tell me if I was sucking ass, you would tell me if I was terrible?” and I said, “Oh yeah, absolutely, you would be the first to know.”

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To Rome With Love (2012)

                To Rome With Love (2012)

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                    Happy Birthday, Jesse Eisenberg!

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