The Social Network debuted October 1st, 2010 with some heavy hitters behind the helm. Writer Aaron Sorkin and
director David Fincher were acquired to play a key role in bringing the story of Facebook co-creator Mark
Zuckerburg to life. Based on the early beginnings of Facebook in 2003, the now billionaire was allegedly obsessed with getting into some of Harvard’s most exclusive clubs, and created the early machinations of Facebook as a result. The end result is an intense tale of college drama, and a great performance by a young cast, starring Jesse Eisenberg (Zombieland) as Mark. The thrust of the story revolves around Zuckerberg’s personality and the legal battle that ensued. Some of Zuckerberg’s friends and business partners vye for their stake in one of the largest and most successful experiments in internet history. Based on Ben Mezric’s The Accidental Billionaires.
Here are some of the best quotes:
Student: Well there’s a very unusual amount off traffic coming out of Kirkland House.
Cox: You’re saying it’s unusual for 4 in the morning?
Student: I’m saying it would be unusual for Mother’s Day.
Dustin (Joseph Mazzello): I’m developing an algorithm to define the connection between Jewish guys and Asian girls.
Erica (Zack’s prior girlfriend, played by Rooney Mara): Going out with you is like dating a stairmaster.
Stanford College Girl: [Walks away with “Stanford” on the back of her panties] You don’t even remember my name, do you?
Sean Parker: Stanford?
Mark (Eisenberg): I think if your clients want to sit on my shoulders and call themselves tall, they have the right to give it a try
Tyler (on the row team and played by Josh Pence): This is Harvard. You don’t plant stories and you don’t sue people.
Mark: [to plaintiffs] If you guys would have invented Facebook, you would have invented Facebook.
Sean Parker (Napster founder, played by Justin Timberlake): a million dollars is not cool, You know what is cool. A billion dollars
Tyler: If I were a drug dealer, I couldn’t give free drugs to 650 people in one day.
Cameron (Armie Hammer): He didn’t lie to our faces!
Divya (antagonist, Max Minghella): Fine…. He lied to our email accounts…
Divya: I think we should hire lawyers to beat him senseless with a crescent wrench.
Gage: Tate Winklevoss founded the firm and its assets are in the hundreds of millions.
Mark: Or roughly the amount I paid in income taxes last year, go on.
Erica: [to Zack] … as if every thought that tumbles through your head is so clever, it would be a crime for it to not be published.
Divya: Mark was the biggest thing on a campus that included 19 Nobel Laureate, 15 Pulitzer Prize winners, two future olympians and a movie star.
Mark: A guy who builds a really nice chair doesn’t owe money to everyone who’s built a chair.
Mark: (on phone, yelling): Do you like being a joke, do you want to go back to that?