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The Social Network

The Social Network is a 2010 American biographical drama film directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin. Adapted from Ben Mezrich's 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires, it portrays the founding of social networking website Facebook and the resulting lawsuits. It stars Jesse Eisenberg as founder Mark Zuckerberg, along with Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin, Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker, Armie Hammer as Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, and Max Minghella as Divya Narendra. Neither Zuckerberg nor any other Facebook staff were involved with the project, although Saverin was a consultant for Mezrich's book. The film was released in the United States by Columbia Pictures on October 1, 2010.

Plot

In October 2003, 19-year-old Harvard University student Mark Zuckerberg is dumped by his girlfriend Erica Albright. Returning to his dorm, Zuckerberg writes an insulting entry about Albright on his LiveJournal blog. He creates a campus website called Facemash by hacking into college databases to steal photos of female students, then allowing site visitors to rate their attractiveness. After traffic to the site crashes parts of Harvard's computer network, Zuckerberg is given six months of academic probation. However, Facemash's popularity attracts the attention of twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss and their business partner Divya Narendra. The trio invites Zuckerberg to work on Harvard Connection, a social network exclusive to Harvard students and aimed at dating.

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    award Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Original Score Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay César Award for Best Foreign Film National Board of Review Award for Best Film National Board of Review: Top Ten Films
    contentLocation California Harvard College
    director David Fincher
    editor Angus Wall Kirk Baxter
    events Facebook Facebook, Inc.
    genre drama social
    keywords academic probation angel investor bank account build business partner cambridge cameron cameron winklevoss columbia university date deposition dilute disciplinary probation divya narendra dump eduardo saverin facemash hack harvard connection harvard university henley royal regatta hollandia roeiclub intellectual property intellectual property rights ivy league larry summers live at livejournal london school of economics lse mark zuckerberg napster oxford palo alto peter thiel sean parker social network social networking social networking service stanford university stock dilution tyler winklevoss university of cambridge university of oxford yale university
    musicBy Atticus Ross Trent Reznor
    nomination Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Cinematography Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Original Score Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
    producer Ceán Chaffin Dana Brunetti Michael De Luca Scott Rudin
    publisher Sony Pictures Releasing
    recordedAt Baltimore California Santa Monica
    theme biographical biographical drama legal legal drama narrative