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30 Astonishing Facts We Bet You Didn't Know About Jesse Eisenberg

Dec 19, 2017 11:28 AM EST

Jesse Adam Eisenberg, most popular for his portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg in "The Social Network," and as the super villain Lex Luthor in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," has one Oscar, one Golden Globe and two BAFTA Awards nominations, apart from 21 other awards to his name. Here are some interesting things to know about the American actor:

  1. In September 2015, Eisenberg announced that from November 2015 to April 2016, he would match donations made to Middle Way House, a domestic violence shelter in Bloomington, Indiana, up to $100,000.
  2. Despite his iconic portrayal of Facebook co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg, in the 2010 movie "The Social Network," Eisenberg himself does not have a Facebook account.
  3. He reportedly runs his own website “oneupme.com” - a fun wordplay site where intelligent types can respond to a daily wordplay topic in an attempt to 'one-up' each other in the cleverness of their response.
  4. It was reported that before becoming famous, he got in trouble with Woody Allen's lawyers, as he penned a play about how Woody Allen came to change his name, while he was just a teenager. He managed to get the script to Allen's 'people', and in return got a 'cease and desist' letter.
  5. During the rehearsal of the movie "The Social Network," his co-star Andrew Garfield reportedly bought a copy of Economics for Dummies. Inspired by that move, Eisenberg reportedly bought C++ for Dummies. However, he claimed that both of them read the introductions of their books and then put them down.
  6. During the filming of the most of the nightclub scene in the movie "Roger Dodger," he was reportedly sick and can be seen sweating in different parts of the scene from his illness.
  7. He claimed in an interview that he has not yet seen his movie "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," nor does his plan to see it, as he doesn't like watching his own movies.
  8. In the movie "The Social Network," the notepad that Mark carries in the deposition scenes was actually his own idea, as part of his way of assessing his own performances after each take.
  9. In preparation for his role as Mike Howell, a stoner in the movie "American Ultra," he went and lived with his cousin, Andrew Eisenberg, who taught him how stoners walk and talk. He claimed that without his cousin, he probably couldn't pull the role off.
  10. Eisenberg teamed up with Child Mind Institute in their #MyYoungerSelf project, where "each day in May a prominent individual will speak to his or her younger self about growing up with a mental health or learning disorder."
  11. His character in "Zombieland," at one point, expresses relief at not having to update his status on Facebook. It was reported that he was not aware of what a Facebook status meant and a crew member had to explain it to him.
  12. Eisenberg became very good friend of Andrew Garfield during filming of "The Social Network." According to him, the dramatic rivalry between their characters was hard for the two because it affected them emotionally.
  13. Pre-fame, he had played a Butt-Naked Boy in a Dr Pepper television commercial, as part of the fizzy drink's 'What's the worst that can happen?' campaign. He can be seen getting trapped under a pile of groceries in a supermarket and needing to have his trousers cut off and be carried out by emergency services.
  14. He reportedly had a small role in the first episode of "The Newsroom," the HBO series about a fictional cable news network, as the voice of Eric Neal, an inspector with the Minerals Management Service.
  15. He wrote a book of short stories titled "Bream Gives Me Hiccups & Other Stories", and cited the work of Simon Rich and B.J. Novak as creative inspirations.
  16. The real-life Mark Zuckerberg was not at all involved with the film "The Social Network," and has not met Eisenberg prior to or during the shooting. It was following the release of the movie that he met the actor at the "Saturday Night Live: Jesse Eisenberg/Nicki Minaj" show.
  17. The 2010 movie "Campbell," had its DVD cover advertised claiming Eisenberg in a starring role, though he was having just a 5 minute cameo. The cover features his name above the title and his face above a small camp. Eisenberg filed a lawsuit because of this.
  18. The only scene in "The Social Network," that Eisenberg had a problem with was the scene where Mark Zuckerberg films his friends jumping into a swimming pool from a rooftop. Originally Zuckerberg, instead of just filming it, was supposed to join in as well. Eisenberg couldn't imagine Zuckerberg having that kind of fun. By the time it came to film the scene he was relieved the script had been changed so he just observes it instead.
  19. During the filming of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," he reportedly walked to the sets in disguise, in an effort to keep his character's look - Lex Luthor - under wraps.
  20. Eisenberg voiced the main character, Blu, a male Spix's macaw, in the animated films "Rio" and its sequel "Rio 2."
  21. He is one of the only four actors born in 1980 or after to have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, with the other three being Ryan Gosling, Eddie Redmayne, and Andrew Garfield.
  22. In the movie "The Social Network," during the filming of the night club scene, the extras are miming their dancing and the music was added in post-production. Eisenberg and Justin Timberlake had to shout their lines as though they were talking over the music. Later in an interview, Eisenberg said it was a challenge to not lose their voices.
  23. In an interview with Conan, he claimed his life to be basically "just feeding and cleaning cats," as he houses abandoned or unwanted kitties until they find their forever-families.
  24. It is said that Eisenberg received his very first kiss from Jennifer Beals in a scene from his debut movie "Roger Dodger."
  25. As part of his research for the role of Mark Zuckerberg in "The Social Network," Eisenberg read a copy of Zuckerberg's college application. Zuckerberg's essay focused on his love of fencing, so Eisenberg took a couple of lessons. He quickly realized it affected his posture and the way he moved, and applied that knowledge to his portrayal of the character.
  26. During the filming of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," he reportedly changed several of his lines causing some of the actors' reactions to be genuine.
  27. Eisenberg, who is diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), said in an interview that one of the hardest things about the role of Mark Zuckerberg in "The Social Network" had to deliberately speak and behave in a manner he had struggled against in his own personality his entire life.
  28. He has written and starred in three plays for the New York stage: "Asuncion," "The Revisionist," and "The Spoils."
  29. Before filming "The Social Network," he created a false Facebook account for research under the name of Peter Sagal, the host of the radio show "Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!" which he was listening to at the time. He closed the account when filming wrapped.
  30. In 2006, Eisenberg was the recipient of the Vail Film Festival Rising Star Award for his role in The Living Wake.
  31. Jesse Eisenberg Net Worth: $10 Million

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