The Social Network
Character: Eduardo Saverin
Directed by: David Fincher
Written by: Aaron Sorkin
Produced by: Dana Brunetti, Ceán Chaffin, Michael De Luca, Scott Rudin
Cast Members: Jesse Eisenberg, Rooney Mara, Bryan Barter
Released date: October 1, 2010
Genre: Biography, Drama
Duration: 120 minutes
As Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, he is sued by the twins who claimed he stole their idea, and by the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.
– You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies
– Punk, genius, prophet, traitor, billionaire
– Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield became good friends during filming. According to Eisenberg, the dramatic rivalry between their characters was hard for the two because it affected them emotionally.
– Andrew Garfield came into rehearsal with a copy of Economics for Dummies. Inspired by that move, Jesse Eisenberg bought C++ for Dummies. According to Eisenberg, both he and Garfield read the introductions of their books and then put them down.
– Andrew Garfield was originally asked to audition for Mark Zuckerberg but David Fincher decided he was too good at wearing his heart on his sleeve to play such an emotionally guarded character. Garfield found it helpful to go from reading for Mark to reading for Eduardo, because he felt that Eduardo tried to understand Mark through Mark’s point of view.
– Andrew Garfield and Max Minghella are the only British actors in the cast.