As Jesse Eisenberg currently receives rave reviews as Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg in "The Social Network," "Extra" takes a look back at this young actor's career -- and throws in a few fun facts you might not know.
The Best of Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse has been playing the drums since age 8.
His little sister is former child actress Hallie Kate Eisenberg, who starred in "Beautiful" and "How to Eat Fried Worms."
No to NYU
Eisenberg studied at The New School in New York City's Greenwich Village. He also had applied and was accepted to New York University but declined enrollment in order to complete a film role.
Jesse starred in his first feature film, the 2002 "Roger Dodger," also starring Campbell Scott. Eisenberg plays the nephew of a smooth-talking man who takes him out on the town in search of sex. Eisenberg was sick during the filming of most of the nightclub scene and can be seen sweating in different parts of the scene from his illness.
Mom's a Professional Clown
Jesse's mother is a professional clown who has performed at children's birthday parties in their hometown of East Brunswick, N.J. for 20 years.
'The Squid and the Whale'
Jesse stars as a teenager dealing with his parents' (Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels) divorce, along with his little brother (Owen Kline). This was the film that really put Eisenberg on the map. Watch this clip from the film.
'The Education of Charlie Banks'
College student Charlie Banks (Eisenberg) has to face old problems when the bully he had an unpleasant encounter with back in high school shows up on his campus. Watch the trailer!
'The Hunting Party'
Eisenberg stars as a young journalist who goes on an unauthorized mission with a seasoned cameraman (Terence Howard) and a discredited war correspondent (Richard Gere) to find the no. 1 war criminal in Bosnia. Watch the trailer!
Set in the summer of 1987, Jesse centers around a recent college grad (Eisenberg)who takes a nowhere job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world. Watch the trailer!
Eisenberg's character Columbus comes up with rules to surviving a world that has been overrun by zombies. He also has a phobia about clowns, which is ironic since Eisenberg's real-life mother worked as a party clown. Watch the trailer!
Jesse will star in the comedy "30 Minutes or Less," playing a pizza delivery driver who gets kidnapped by two fledgling criminals and forced to rob a bank within 30 minutes.
'Social Network' Co-Star
Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfieldbecame good friends during filming. According to Eisenberg, the dramatic rivalry between their characters was hard for the two because it affected them emotionally.