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Mark Zuckerberg Meets Jesse Eisenberg on Saturday Night Live

Originally posted 01/30/2011 10:30AM



Confirming the buzz that had been building since last week, Mark Zuckerberg appeared on Saturday Night Live, meeting for the first time Oscar-nominated Jesse Eisenberg, who portrayed him in The Social Network.


During Eisenberg's opening monologue, SNL standout Andy Samberg came onstage wearing Zuckerberg's trademark hoodie and a curly-haired wig.

Cameras then cut to the Facebook founder backstage with executive producer Lorne Michaels.  "Why can't I go in there? I'm the real Mark Zuckerberg!" he asked. "Come on. I invented Poking!"

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Jesse Eisenberg: I Hope I'm Not Peaking Too Soon

Jesse Eisenberg: I Hope I'm Not Peaking Too Soon

Originally posted 01/10/2011 03:45PM

Leave it to Jesse Eisenberg to find a dark cloud in the silver lining of awards season.

"It's very nice to be a part of something that's been received this well," the Golden Globe-nominated star of The Social Network tells PEOPLE, but adds with a laugh, "although it just kind of sets you up for a great disappointment later in life."

Eisenberg, 27, has received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg, but the New York-bred actor is still adjusting to being recognized by his peers.

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Will the SAG Award Winners Go on to Win Oscars?

Will the SAG Award Winners Go on to Win Oscars?

Originally posted 12/16/2010 10:00AM

Awards season officially kicked into high gear Thursday morning, with the announcement of the nominations for the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – roundly considered the strongest prognosticators of the performance Oscars.

Among the top SAG contenders are cast members of The Fighter – though leading man Mark Wahlberg didn't make the cut, while supporting players Christian Bale, Melissa Leo and Amy Adams did – and The King's Speech, Black Swan and The Kids Are All Right (minus Julianne Moore).

In the TV categories, such stalwarts as 30 Rock and Mad Men, along with their stars and featured actors, Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin, and Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss, were recognized, as were cast members from the newcomers Modern Family and Boardwalk Empire.

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Celeb Spotlight: Jesse Eisenberg | Jesse Eisenberg

Celeb Spotlight: Jesse Eisenberg

Originally posted 10/14/2005 06:00AM

Age: 22Hometown: Queens, N.Y.Current gig: Playing the teen son of Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels in the divorce drama The Squid and the Whale

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