Stars of "The Social Network" Discuss the Film & Facebook

Principals of "The Social Network" film. Left to right: Aaron Sorkin, Jesse Eisenberg, Armie Hammer, Tom Ashbrook, Sept. 22, 2010. (WBUR/Jesse Costa)

Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook and launched a revolution from a Harvard dorm room when he was 19.

The movie“The Social Network” – written by uber screenwriter Aaron Sorkin – tells the intrigue-filled story of Facebook’s founding. It’s a tale of big money, broken friendships, a lawsuit – lots of controversy. And it’s been toasted as one of the year’s best films.

We talk about Facebook, creation tales, and “The Social Network,” with the film’s writer, Aaron Sorkin, and stars Jesse Eisenberg and Armie Hammer.

-Tom Ashbrook

Note: This show was first broadcast Sept. 22, 2010.


Aaron Sorkin, screenwriter of “The Social Network.” Also well-known as the creator and writer of “The West Wing,” and writer of the films, “A Few Good Men,” “The American President,” and “Charlie Wilson’s War,” among many others.

Jesse Eisenberg, star of the “Social Network,” he plays Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.  He has also starred in “The Squid And the Whale,” “Adventureland,” and “Zombieland”.

Armie Hammer, plays Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss — identical twin classmates of Mark Zuckerberg who sue the Facebook founder for breach of contract — in  “The Social Network.”

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