As Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, he is sued by the twins who claimed he stole their idea and by the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.
“The Social Network” is a movie released in 2010 that tells the story of the founding of Facebook, the world’s most popular social networking website. The film was directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin, based on the book “The Accidental Billionaires” by Ben Mezrich.
The movie follows Mark Zuckerberg, a Harvard student, as he creates Facebook with the help of his friend and business partner, Eduardo Saverin. The movie depicts the early days of Facebook, including its rapid growth, legal battles, and the personal conflicts that arose between Zuckerberg and Saverin.
The film received critical acclaim and was nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning three: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Film Editing. It stars Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg, Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin, and Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker, the co-founder of Napster who becomes involved with Facebook.