The Social Network (2010)
Known originally in the press as just ‘The Facebook movie’, Jesse Eisenberg pays Mark Zuckerberg as he goes from Harvard undergraduate to one of the youngest billionaires ever. Eisnerberg makes no attempt to play Zuckerberg as a sympathetic character, showing him essentially stealing the idea from Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss (Armie Hammer) and screwing over his best friend Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield). As the success of ‘The Facebook’ rises, so do the number of lawsuits Zuckerberg is hit with.
A movie about the origins of Facebook sounds boring on paper, but in the hands of David Fincher and a script by Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network provides a fascinating insight into the origins of something that is now a part of most people’s daily lives. The lawsuits didn’t hurt Zuckerbeg, he is worth an estimated $70.5 billion.