2010: Mark Zuckerberg

It's not very often that the Hollywood development process moves quickly enough to produce a biopic about a guy who's not only still operating at the peak of his powers, but isn't even 30 yet. Screenwriter <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB00011130" title="Aaron Sorkin" href="/topic/entertainment/aaron-sorkin-PECLB00011130.topic">Aaron Sorkin</a> has stated many times that he played fast and loose with the facts of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP006023" title="Facebook" href="/topic/business/technology-industry/facebook-ORCRP006023.topic">Facebook</a> founder <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEBSL000091" title="Mark Zuckerberg" href="/topic/business/technology-industry/mark-zuckerberg-PEBSL000091.topic">Mark Zuckerberg</a>'s life for <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENMV00000819" title="The Social Network (movie) " href="/topic/entertainment/movies/the-social-network-%28movie%29--ENMV00000819.topic">"The Social Network,"</a> but for most people, Jesse Eisenberg's defiant, brilliant and egotistical portrayal is going to remain as the defining vision. And in a year of many films taken from real life ("127 Hours," "The Fighter" and "The King's Speech" among others), the focus on Zuckerberg's tech savvy seems more in touch with our current world than any other.
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It's not very often that the Hollywood development process moves quickly enough to produce a biopic about a guy who's not only still operating at the peak of his powers, but isn't even 30 yet. Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has stated many times that he played fast and loose with the facts of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's life for "The Social Network," but for most people, Jesse Eisenberg's defiant, brilliant and egotistical portrayal is going to remain as the defining vision. And in a year of many films taken from real life ("127 Hours," "The Fighter" and "The King's Speech" among others), the focus on Zuckerberg's tech savvy seems more in touch with our current world than any other.

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