Facebook Cofounder Takes Employees to See The Social Network

Celebrity News Oct. 7, 2010 AT 12:58PM
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Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg recently took his staffers to see The Social Network, the No. 1 movie about his life, UsMagazine.com has confirmed.

After the screening, a source tells Us Zuckerberg, 26 -- who is portrayed as as back-stabbing, arrogant and socially awkward in the movie -- then treated his staff to apple martinis, the same drink actors Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Timberlake sipped during their first meeting in the film.

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Asked for comment, a Facebook rep tells Us: "To celebrate a period of intense activity at Facebook, we decided to go to the movies. We thought this particular movie might be amusing."

Zuckerberg has described the film as fiction, and said in one interview: "I wish that no one made a movie about me when I was alive."

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Director David Fincher recently said he didn't want to bash the world's youngest billionaire.

"I hope he seems human," he told Reuters. "I hope he seems like a real person with insecurities and aspirations and he is fiercely protective of his creation as he should be, as I think that it ultimately gives his stay on this planet a reason.

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"Some of the things that are suggested by some of the other people that were in his life, about how he started, or how he mistreated them, you are talking about someone who was 24, 22, 21 years-old when this was going on," he went on. "We have all done things we probably weren't that proud of in our late teens."

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