5 fast facts about Jesse Eisenberg

    Best known for playing Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg made a shout-out video appearance during Block 4. You may be familiar with his twitchy mannerisms, but here are five other fast facts about this American actor, director and playwright.

    • He doesn't have a Facebook page. We tried to find one, but all that Facebook could return was an unofficial page with an excerpt from Wikipedia. The actor is said to keep a low profile, according to Biography.com. When he was cast in The Social Network, colloquially known at "The Facebook movie," he said he knew little about the site. 
    • Eisenberg had a small (uncredited) role in the first episode of The Newsroom, the HBO series about a fictional cable news network. He was the voice of Eric Neal, an inspector with the Minerals Management Service.
    • His hair makes me jealous. In an interview with Grantland, he said that his new hairstyle in Now You See Me (compared with his previous hairstyle in The Social Network) takes no time to prepare everyday, as "they just did it at the beginning and it stayed like that." Who doesn't want hair so accomodating?
    • His favorite genre of books is, as he describes it, "unusual travelogues." In an interview with the New York Times, he also said the book on his nightstand was Ilustrado, by Miguel Syjuco, but he left it on a Delta flight the day before the interview.
    • He contributes to The New Yorker. In Nov. 2015, he wrote an article titled "An Honest Film Review," in which he criticized film critics by writing a satirical review in the persona of a self-centered film critic who disliked the movie because "it was inconveniently shown on the Upper West Side, written by a guy I envy, screened by a cute intern whose name was too confusing to remember, based on an idea that I poorly executed in grad school, and praised by the Times, which rejected me."


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