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Facebook founder meets

the Social Network actor

who portrayed him

January 31, 2011 – 1:45PM

Awkberg! Zuckerberg networks on TV show

Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg comes face-to-face with the actor who played him in the movie The Social Network.

The Oscar-nominated movie The Social Network paints an unflattering portrait of Mark Zuckerberg but the Facebook founder apparently doesn’t hold a grudge.

Zuckerberg, 26, came face-to-face during a guest appearance on the popular NBC comedy show Saturday Night Live with Jesse Eisenberg, who received a “Best Actor” nomination for his portrayal of the Facebook creator.

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Founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, left, with actor Jesse Eisenberg.
Founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, left, with actor Jesse Eisenberg. Photo: Saturday Night Live

Eisenberg was delivering the opening monologue for Saturday Night Live when he was joined on stage by a member of the cast, Andy Samberg, who also portrays Zuckerberg in skits on the show.

As the two exchanged tips on their acting techniques, the real Zuckerberg was seen offstage with the show’s producer begging to be allowed to go on.

“Why can’t I go in there?” he said. “I’m the real Mark Zuckerberg.”

“That guy’s like my evil twin,” he said. “Those guys are such nerds.”

When Zuckerberg finally made it on stage, Samberg beat a hasty retreat declaring the encounter “awkberg”.

Eisenberg asked Zuckerberg what he thought of the movie.

“It was interesting,” Zuckerberg said.


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