Jesse Eisenberg interviews are turning out to be our favorite part of the lead up to the Oscars. Earlier this week, we found out about his Ween obsession. And now he’s proved that he can even be adorable when being considered for the most important acting award that exists. At the Oscars luncheon this week, Jesse explained that he finds the whole Oscars thing awkward:
“I feel like when I was 13 and I had to go to bar mitzvahs every weekend. This is the same feeling. You have to put on a suit every weekend to go meet with a bunch of Jews.”
Ween is one of those bands I love because they can sound like so many different bands. They can be melodic, hardcore, alternative, jam-bandy, and sometimes even sounding like The Beatles.
But my first introduction to the band was the same song that got The Social Network star Jesse Eisenberg obsessed with the 90s alt-rock group, and it’s honestly the most terrifying single of all time, “Spinal Meningitis:” More
Close your eyes for a sec, we’re going to paint you a picture. Imagine an indie actor: tall, thin, with curly hair, super quirky, and a little nervous seeming. So, do you see Jesse Eisenberg or Michael Cera? Or maybe some super-powered amalgomation of the two? In a profile in The Independent, Jesse lamented the fact that he’s often confused for Michael. (“It’s annoying. I don’t like getting recognized as other people.”) What a hilarious problem to have, a celebrity being mistaken for a different celebrity! Take a look at out gallery to see how similar the two fellas really are. More
With the Oscars only a few sort weeks away, Hollywood has kicked into high gear to promote its stars, and Vanity Fair has obliged with its annual Hollywood issue. Just like every year, the cover is filled with lots of hot young actors and actresses all dressed to the nines (click on the above image to see the whole thing). But one lady is decidedly missing from this portrait: Natalie Portman.
Did her pregnancy bump throw off the whole sexy young vibe? I think it did. More
Jesse Eisenberg‘s opening monologue killed it this week. Killed it. That is how opening monologues are done, people. And that was before Mark Zuckerberg, looking like the weird Aspergy automaton that he is, came on to meet the young man who played him in The Social Network for the very first time.
The rest of the episode wasn’t so bad either. Lorne Michaels has apparently heard the people’s cry for more Bill Hader laughing at himself, and who would have ever thought John Waters and Nicki Minaj would go so well together? Our favorite clips, below. More
I attended the New Yorker Festival’s screening of The Social Network this weekend, which was one of the most hotly-anticipated events of the program. Not just because the movie was earning rave reviews, but because afterward, the audience got to sit in on a 20 minute panel with writer Aaron Sorkin, Justin Timerlake, and Jesse Eisenberg.
Now, this event wasn’t sold out because Aaron Sorkin attached his name to the project, it was sold out because Justin Timberlake (wearing his adorable dorky hat and glasses) was going to be there. Try telling that to Sorkin, who, after the movie was over, strolled onto the stage and tried to “fist-bump” JT. He missed. More
It feels like we’ve been waiting for this day forever. We’ve been excited about The Social Network since Aaron Sorkin announced his Facebook-themed movie years ago and now it’s actually here! We even brought our Facebook umbrella to work today (seriously – it’s bright blue and very good at poking). More
Does the name Hallie Kate Eisenberg ring any bells? If you were awake for any part of the late 90s, you probably remember those Pepsi ads starring a precocious little girl with big, brown curls. That’s Hallie, who happens to be Social Network star Jesse Eisenberg‘s little sis. Apparently HK (who’s 18 now, which makes us feel old) is still acting and has even appeared on Broadway.
Congratulations! You’re now one Trivial Pursuit question wiser. More
Is it just us or is there an epidemic of doppelganger casting going on? Lately, every time we turn on our TVs or sit back to watch a movie trailer we’re presented with two actors who look exactly the same. From chiseled tough guys Michael Pitt and Michael Shannon on Boardwalk Empire to The Social Network‘s curly-headed goofballs, Justin Timberlake and Jesse Eisenberg, we’re spending more time trying to keep the characters straight than actually watching the action. And don’t even get us started on all those brunette secretaries in Mad Men. More
Welcome to Crush This, your weekly guide to what’s new in movies, music and TV. We’ve navigated the inner reaches of our entertainment-obsessed brains in search of all the pop culture landscape has to offer. This week, we’re still recovering from last week’s whirlwind of the fall TV season premieres. A little Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake in The Social Network should help. More
Jesse Eisenberg at the New York premiere of David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin‘s The Social Network, looking about as smug as Mark Zuckerberg himself.
(Photo via WENN) More
After a few disappointing, voice-only trailers for the The Social Network, the movie depicting the founding of Facebook, there’s finally a real one, with real scenes, and real people (including Justin Timberlake!). The clips are set to a slow, ominous … More
By now we’ve seen a couple of ads for David Fincher’s The Social Network, or “The Story About Facebook That Probably Didn’t Need to Be Told.” And while the Squid and the Whale star does bare some resemblance to the … More
Last weekend we got the first glimpse of David Fincher‘s Facebook film, The Social Network, starring Jesse Eisenberg as FB founder Mark Zuckerberg last weekend. Now a second trailer has emerged, and it’s totally 2.0 you guys! Set the dial … More