Jesse Eisenberg Movies - Academy Award Nominated Actor
Jesse Eisenberg is a movie actor who is most known for his performance as Mark Zuckerberg in the 2010 film The Social Network, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. He has also appeared in the films The Squid and the Whale, Adventureland, Charlie Banks' Education, 30 Minutes or Less, Now You See Me, and Zombieland. In the 2016 film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, he portrayed Lex Luthor.
Jesse Adam Eisenberg was born in Queens, New York, on October 5, 1983, and grew up in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Amy (Fishman), his mother, is a professional dressed-up clown who has spent the last 20 years performing at children's birthday parties in East Brunswick. Barry Eisenberg, his father, started out as a hospital administrator before becoming a college professor. Kerri and Hallie Eisenberg, who was a famous child star, are Jesse's sisters. His forefathers were all Jews (his ancestors came to the U.S. from Poland, Russia, and Ukraine).
He went to East Brunswick High School, but he hated it. He has been in children's theater since he was ten years old. "The Gathering," an off-Broadway production, was Jesse's first professional role. Prior to being famous, he had his first television appearance at the age of 16 in 1999 on Fox's Get Real (1999), but the program was canceled the next year. He got his first major part in the 2002 movie Roger Dodger during his final year of high school (2002). At the San Diego Film Festival, he received the prize for "Most Promising New Actor."
Jesse was a liberal art major with a concentration on Democracy and Cultural Pluralism at New School University in New York. In New York City's Greenwich Village, he also attended The New School. He applied to New York University and was admitted, but he refused to attend in order to finish a film part. Since he was eight years old, he has been playing drums.
In Zombieland (2009), he made his breakthrough. He was nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture at the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards in 2010 for his portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, in the film The Social Network (2010). In the films Rio (2011) and Rio 2, he voiced Blu, a rare blue macaw (2014). He portrayed himself in the 2013 comedy film He's Way More Famous Than You, starring Aziz Ansari (2013).
From 1999 to 2000, Eisenberg starred in the television series Get Real. In 2001, he played "Butt Naked Boy" in a Dr. Pepper ad in the United Kingdom. He starred in the independent films Roger Dodger (for which he won a San Diego Film Festival award for Most Promising New Actor) and The Emperor's Club, both of which were released in 2002 to generally positive reviews, after appearing in the made-for-television film Lightning: Fire from the Sky at the age of 18. Eisenberg was ill for much of the nightclub scene, and he can be seen sweating in several frames.
Eisenberg starred in Cursed, a Wes Craven horror film, and The Squid and the Whale, a well-received indie drama starring Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels, in 2005. In 2007, he appeared in The Hunting Party, a comedy thriller starring Richard Gere and Terrence Howard, in which he played an American journalist reporting from Bosnia. Eisenberg starred in the comedy Adventureland, directed by Greg Mottola and shot at Kennywood Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 2009.
The film was completed in October 2007 and shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009. Eisenberg was cast in the independent comic-drama Holy Rollers in November 2007, with his sister, Hallie Eisenberg, who portrayed his fictitious sister. He portrayed a young Hasidic Jew who becomes engaged in the ecstasy smuggling business and uses his faith as a cover to avoid being caught. In 2008, filming was conducted in New York. He also appeared in the indie films Solitary Man, in which he played college student Daniel, and Camp Hell, a horror film directed by George Van Buskirk, in the late 2000s.
Eisenberg's first big movie office hit came in the form of the horror-comedy Zombieland, in which he played the main character (2009). He played a gang of survivors on a road journey across a post-zombie apocalypse America with Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin, and the film was a surprise success. He won the Best Actor Award from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures and received nominations for Best Actor at the BAFTA Awards, Golden Globes, and Academy Awards for his portrayal of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in the film The Social Network in 2010.
Despite Eisenberg's personal concerns about his audition, the film's director, David Fincher, and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin both felt Eisenberg was the one for the part as soon as they viewed his audition video. Eisenberg was recognized at the Children at Heart Celebrity Dinner Gala and Fantasy Auction on November 22, 2010, with Whoopi Goldberg, Joycelyn Engle, and Harvey Krueger, to help the children affected by the Chernobyl catastrophe. Every year, Steven Spielberg serves as the event's Chair.
Eisenberg hosted Saturday Night Live on NBC on January 29, 2011, with musical guest Nicki Minaj. Zuckerberg personally emerged during his introductory speech. Eisenberg described meeting the guy he played on film as an "overwhelming experience," but added that "we were both able to have fun with the scenario." Zuckerberg, who has often criticized The Social Network's creative liberties, subsequently said that Eisenberg "was a bit scared to see me after his depiction, but I tried to be polite."
In 2011, he appeared as Blu, an urban, domesticated male Spix's macaw who learns to fly, in the box office animation blockbuster Rio. He appeared with George Lopez, Tracy Morgan, will.i.am, and Jamie Foxx, as well as Anne Hathaway, his previous co-star (and onscreen sister) from getting Real. He was included in one of the film's soundtrack songs, "Real in Rio," which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
In August 2011, Eisenberg co-starred in 30 Minutes or Less, a film noir heist comedy starring Aziz Ansari, Danny McBride, and Nick Swardson about a pizza delivery guy (played by Eisenberg) who is forced to steal a bank. Eisenberg made his Off-Broadway debut in Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's production of Asuncion at Cherry Lane Theatre in October 2011. Kip Fagan directed the play, which Eisenberg also performed in. The drama centers on two overeducated, liberal-minded friends, Eisenberg and Justin Bartha, whose preconceptions are challenged by their new Filipina roommate, Camille Mana.
The Accidental Billionaires, based on Ben Mezrich's book, focuses on the period when Facebook was founded and became a worldwide hit.
Mark Zuckerberg, the business's creator, is immediately hit with two lawsuits: one by twins who claim the concept was theirs first, and the other by his buddy Eduardo Saverin, who claims the dilution of his shares in the company is unjust.
Because of the evil Walter Marby, the fugitive illusionists known as the Four Horsemen escape from the FBI during a stage performance in the sequel.
They have to get away from Walter, who wants them to steal a powerful chip. Meanwhile, their commander, Dylan Rhodes, discovers Thaddeus Bradley's true identity.
Columbus, a timid student in a post-apocalyptic America overrun by rotting zombies, has survived the spread of the mad zombie illness by carefully observing 30 precise rules.
In an effort to reach a reported safe spot in Los Angeles, he joins up with zombie-slayer Tallahassee and two sisters, Wichita and Little Rock.
The End of the Tour is an American drama film about David Lipsky, a reporter for Rolling Stone Magazine who spends five days interviewing a well-known writer called David Foster.
They quickly form a special bond with one another.
The first film in the Now You See Me series follows FBI agent Dylan Rhodes and Interpol investigator Alma Dray as they chase a group of four magicians known as the Four Horsemen, who steal banks while performing and then divide the money among the crowd.
The two enlist the assistance of illusionist Thaddeus Bradley, but distinguishing between reality and illusion is tough.
After his parents fail to finance his long-awaited summer vacation to Europe, James Brennan, a recent graduate, gets a job at Adventureland, a local amusement park.
He eventually develops feelings for his coworker, Emily Lewin, but their relationship is hampered by the fact that she is having an affair behind his back while he is sidetracked by the attractive ride operator, Lisa P.
As they continue to battle against advanced zombies, four survivors of a zombie epidemic relocate to the American heartland. Meanwhile, they come upon more survivors.
Fearing that Superman's extraterrestrial abilities would go uncontrolled, Batman embarks on a personal quest to eliminate the Kryptonian, while Superman is skeptical of Batman's brand of justice.
However, they must join forces with Wonder Woman to rescue humanity from an abomination after discovering that they were both being controlled by supervillain Lex Luthor.
The Squid and the Whale is an indie comedy-drama film that recounts the semi-autobiographical tale of two Brooklyn boys coping with their parent’s divorce.
A young Bronx guy relocates to Hollywood, where he falls head over heels for his uncle's beautiful secretary. However, when he discovers that she is his uncle's mistress, he goes home devastated and starts a high-end nightclub with his brother. He also meets a lovely socialite, with whom he intends to marry. His former love reappears at this time in his life.