Q&A: Armie Hammer, Jesse Eisenberg, And Aaron Sorkin Talk ‘Social Network’

The Social Network
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“The Social Network” is a gripping drama directed by David Fincher (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Fight Club”), which tells the events behind the creation and proliferation of the social networking website Facebook.

Taking an objective stance, it shares the accounts of three separate parties that can’t seem to agree on a single truth.  There is Mark Zuckerberg the founder of Facbeook, Eduardo Saverin, Zuckerberg’s best friend and co-founder of Facebook, and the Winkelvoss twins, who claim Zuckerberg stole their idea to create his website.  Through this method of storytelling, it is left up to the viewer to decide what really happened.

I sat down for a roundtable interview with Armie Hammer who plays twins Cameron and Tyler Winkelvoss, Jesse Eisenberg who portrays Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and the film’s writer Aaron Sorkin.   

Q: Armie, you play twins in this movie.  How was that accomplished?

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Evan Crean

Hello! My name is Evan Crean. By day I work for a marketing agency, but by night, I’m a film critic based in Boston, MA who has been at it since 2009. I have written hundreds of movie reviews and celebrity interviews for Starpulse.com. I have also contributed pieces to NewEnglandFilm.com. In addition to publishing short form work, I am a co-author of the book Your ’80s Movie Guide to Better Living, which is available on CreateSpace and Amazon. On top of writing, I co-host and edit the weekly film podcast Spoilerpiece Theatre with two other Boston film critics. I’m a founding member and the current treasurer for the Boston Online Film Critics Association as well. Lastly, I’m the marketing director and a contributor to Boston Reel, a site dedicated to Boston’s independent film culture. Have any questions or comments about my work? Please feel free to email me (Evan Crean) at: ecrean AT reelrecon DOT COM .