Ever since it was announced that a Facebook movie was imminent, the young entrepreneurs behind the social networking site have been outspoken against it. Mark Zuckerberg, the primary creator of Facebook, is not portrayed in a flattering light in the film so it is not surprising that the normally quiet billionaire has been outspoken against the film.
Recently at a Q and A session for young entrepreneurs Zuckerberg was asked by the moderator what he thought of David Fincher’s The Social Network. Of course he is quick to point out that the details in the film that make him seem most like an asshole are untrue. He claims that Facebook was not created out of revenge and that the Erica Allbright character in the film does not exist. However, a fact check by /Film suggests otherwise.
What is most interesting about this video clip is how neurotic and cocky Zuckerberg appears to be. Jessie Eisenberg nails all of the subtle character traits of the real Zuckerberg in his performance in The Social Network. In the film Eisenberg never really looks at anyone, instead he seems to look through them with his eyes suspiciously darting around the room. Zuckerberg appears to have the same characteristic as he never appears to focus on one area of the audience. Throughout the brief clip, Zuckerberg seems remarkably nervous and his answer comes off sounding like the line from Aaron Sorkin’s script:
I think if your clients want to sit on my shoulders and call themselves tall, they have the right to give it a try – but there’s no requirement that I enjoy sitting here listening to people lie. You have part of my attention – you have the minimum amount. The rest of my attention is back at the offices of Facebook, where my colleagues and I are doing things that no one in this room, including and especially your clients, are intellectually or creatively capable of doing…Did I adequately answer your condescending question?