The Social Network Cast

Saturday, April 30 by Shawn Lealos

The Social Network cast is touted as one of the best cast lineups of 2010, earning a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast at the SAG Awards. The lead actor of the film earned an Oscar nomination while another was hired to play the lead in the new “Spider-Man” film.

  1. Jesse EisenbergJesse Eisenberg is the lead actor in “The Social Network” cast. He earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actor, losing out to Colin Firth. Eisenberg plays Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook in the film. Eisenberg is also known for movies such as “Adventureland” and “Zombieland.”
  2. Rooney MaraRooney Mara plays the girlfriend of Mark Zuckerberg at the start of the film. It is her rejection of the man that led him to start development of Face book to begin with. Mara followed this role by playing the lead in David Fincher’s adaptation of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”
  3. Armie HammerArmie Hammer undertook the impressive feat of playing a pair of twins, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. The Winklevoss twins hired Zuckerberg to create a Facebook styled program for them until he went out on his own. Prior to his part in “The Social Network” cast, he was known as a TV star.
  4. Andrew GarfieldAndrew Garfield starred as Eduardo Saverin, Mark Zuckerberg’s best friend who loaned the money to start the Facebook venture. He was then forced out of the company, leading to one of the lawsuits that bookend the film. Garfield has since signed on to play the lead in the new “Spider-Man” movie.
  5. Max Minghella – Max Minghella plays Divya Narendra, a Harvard student who partnered with the Winklevoss twins to found HarvardConnection and was part of the lawsuit against Zuckerberg. Minghella is a young actor whose biggest movie to date is the George Clooney thriller “Syriana.”
  6. Joseph Mazello – Joseph Mazello plays Dustin Moskovitz in “The Social Network” cast. Dustin is one of the co-founders of Facebook, working with Zuckerberg and Saverin. One of Mazello’s earliest roles was as Tim, the young boy in the first “Jurassic Park” movie.
  7. Rashida JonesRashida Jones stars as Marylin, an attorney for the firm that represents Mark Zuckerberg in his various lawsuits. Rashida is the daughter of music legend Quincy Jones and has also starred in the movie “I Love You Man” and the television series “The Office.”
  8. Justin TimberlakeJustin Timberlake stars as Sean Parker, the young entrepreneur who co-founded “Napster” and helped get Facebook off the ground. Timberlake got his start as a musician in the boy band ‘N Sync and had a very successful music career before making the move into acting.
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