Zuckerberg 'friends' actor in Facebook movie

January 30, 2011
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a special event announcing a new Facebook email messaging system on November 15 in San Francisco, California. The Oscar-nominated movie "The Social Network" paints an unflattering portrait of of the Facebook founder but he apparently doesn't hold a grudge.

The Oscar-nominated movie "The Social Network" paints an unflattering portrait of Mark Zuckerberg but the Facebook founder apparently doesn't hold a grudge.

Zuckerberg, 26, came face-to-face during a guest appearance on the popular NBC comedy show "Saturday Night Live" with Jesse Eisenberg, who received a "Best Actor" nomination for his portrayal of the creator.

Eisenberg was delivering the opening monologue for "Saturday Night Live" when he was joined on stage by a member of the cast, Andy Samberg, who also portrays Zuckerberg in skits on the show.

As the two exchanged tips on their acting techniques, the real Zuckerberg was seen offstage with the show's producer begging to be allowed to go on.

"Why can't I go in there?" he said. "I'm the real ."

"That guy's like my evil twin," he said. "Those guys are such nerds."

When Zuckerberg finally made it on stage, Samberg beat a hasty retreat declaring the encounter "awkberg."

Eisenberg asked Zuckerberg what he thought of the movie.

"It was interesting," Zuckerberg said.

Explore further: Fincher's 'Social Network' to open NY Film Fest

Related Stories

Facebook founder named Time's 'person of year'

December 15, 2010

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday beat WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange to be crowned Time magazine's "person of the year" -- even though the weekly's own readers thought it should be the other way around.

Recommended for you

World's biggest battery in Australia to trump Musk's

March 16, 2018

British billionaire businessman Sanjeev Gupta will built the world's biggest battery in South Australia, officials said Friday, overtaking US star entrepreneur Elon Musk's project in the same state last year.

1 in 3 Michigan workers tested opened fake 'phishing' email

March 16, 2018

Michigan auditors who conducted a fake "phishing" attack on 5,000 randomly selected state employees said Friday that nearly one-third opened the email, a quarter clicked on the link and almost one-fifth entered their user ...

Origami-inspired self-locking foldable robotic arm

March 15, 2018

A research team of Seoul National University led by Professor Kyu-Jin Cho has developed an origami-inspired robotic arm that is foldable, self-assembling and also highly-rigid. (The researchers include Suk-Jun Kim, Dae-Young ...


Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

5 / 5 (1) Jan 30, 2011
What, does Zuckerberg feel he doesn't deserve being labelled a jerk? He does!
5 / 5 (1) Jan 30, 2011
An insanely wealthy jerk.

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.