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Ellen Page & Jesse Eisenberg Will Go To Rome For Woody Allen's Next Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 13, 2011 7:46 AM
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Director Will Also Be The Subject Of A 3-Hour 'American Masters' Documentary This FallYes, we know. Jesse Eisenberg has a niche having played a neurotic teenager in “Roger Dodger,” a neurotic apocalypse-survivor in “Zombieland,” a neurotic billionaire in “The Social Network” and a neurotic parrot in this Friday’s “Rio” and while his superfans might want him to stretch his wings a bit, the actor knows his sweet spot and you simply don't turn down an opportunity to work with one of the giants of cinema.

From The Department Of Obvious Casting: Jesse Eisenberg Wooed For New Woody Allen Film

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 12, 2011 1:06 AM
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The following is a missive from The Department Of Obvious Casting -- a branch of the Department of Labor.

Oscar Winner Melissa Leo Teams With Oscar Nominee Jesse Eisenberg For 'Predisposed'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 1, 2011 2:13 AM
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Tracy Morgan Also Linked To RoleTalk about striking while the iron is hot. Vulture reports that Oscar winner Melissa Leo -- whose f-bomb was one of the highlights of the otherwise sluggish Oscars last night -- and permanently awkward Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg are apparently set to team for the indie comedy "Predisposed."

2011 Oscar Nominations: 'The King's Speech' Leads The Pack With 12 Nominations

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 25, 2011 1:50 AM
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"The King's Speech" sits on the throne this morning, earning 12 Oscar nominations and looking like the film to beat at the 83rd Academy Awards, while "True Grit" follows with 10 nods and "The Social Network" with 8. Not much in the way of shockers this year, but some pleasant surprises in the mix as well as few snubs.

David Fincher Responds To Robert Duvall's "Too Many Takes Is The Enemy Of Acting" Comments

  • By The Playlist
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  • December 18, 2010 4:15 AM
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Spike Jonze Initially Tried To Talk Fincher Out Of Making 'The Social Network'; Director Says He Warned Justin Timberlake About His Tough MethodWhat a grouping in New York yesterday evening. Last night, Spike Jonze moderated a post-"The Social Network" Q&A with director David Fincher and star Jesse Eisenberg. If that's not enough talent in one room we're not sure what is (photos courtesy of the honorable Mr. Jeff Wells). We were in attendance for what was a spirited and lively discussion of Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and the idea of subjective truths in Aaron Sorkin's screenplay (it should be noted, while Sorkin at the New York Film Festival insisted everything in the script was of the utmost veracity, Fincher seemed at ease with describing the film as their version of the events that took place).

Oscarbation: The AFI, NYFCO, Boston And Los Angeles Critics Freak For 'The Social Network'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 13, 2010 2:55 AM
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Sending a signal to Oscar prognosticators, the fake-intellectuals who mock "Iron Man" and masturbate to "The King's Speech," a phalanx of critics organizations revealed their top honors this weekend, drawing a line in the sand. Their message? "The Social Network" is on one side of that line, and all other movies are on the other. The Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the New York Film Critics Online and the Boston Society Of Film Critics selected the David Fincher drama as the year's best film, while the AFI listed the film as one of the year's (unranked) 10 best.

Jesse Eisenberg Logs On For Indie Comedy 'Free Samples'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2010 6:10 AM
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So what do you do to follow up a career best and likely to be Oscar nominated performance? If your name is Jesse Eisenberg, you keep it real by joining an indie comedy.

Watch: Jesse Eisenberg & Anne Hathaway As Love Birds In The Animated 'Rio'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 9, 2010 2:27 AM
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Is This Why Pixar's 'Newt' Was Cancelled?Ever since his debut in 2002's "Roger Dodger," Jesse Eisenberg's career has gone from strength to strength. Following that film fairly swiftly with a brilliant performance in Noah Baumbach's "The Squid and the Whale," before having a banner year in 2009 with both Greg Mottola's "Adventureland" and the sleeper hit "Zombieland," he gave the best, and most acclaimed, performance of his career thus far in David Fincher's "The Social Network." But the next time he'll be heard of on screen, following up his almost-certainly Oscar-nominated portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg? He'll be playing a nervous blue macau.

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