The Social Network script
Synopsis: In 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer genius Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) begins work on a new concept that eventually turns into the global social network known as Facebook. Six years later, he is one of the youngest billionaires ever, but Zuckerberg finds that his unprecedented success leads to both personal and legal complications when he ends up on the receiving end of two lawsuits, one involving his former friend (Andrew Garfield). Based on the book "The Accidental Billionaires."

FROM THE BLACK WE HEAR--

MARK (V.O.)

Did you know there are more people with

genius IQ's living in China than there

are people of any kind living in the

United States?

ERICA (V.O. )

That can't be true.

MARK (V.O.)

it is true.

ERICA (V.O.)

What would account for that?

MARK (V.0.)

Well first of all, a lot of people live

in China. But here's my question:

FADE IN:

INT. CAMPUS BAR - NIGHT

MARK ZUCKERBERG is a sweet looking 19 year old whose lack of

any physically intimidating attributes masks a very

complicated and dangerous anger. He has trouble making eye

contact- and sometimes it's hard to tell if he's talking to you

or to himself.

ERICA, also 19, is Mark's date. She has a girl-next-door face

that makes her easy to fall for. At this point in the

conversation she already knows that she'd rather not be there

and her politeness is about to be tested.

The scene is stark and simple.

MARK:

How do you distinguish yourself in a

population of people who all got 1600 on

their SAT's?

ERICA:

I didn't know they take SAT's in China.

MARK:

I wasn't talking about China anymore, I

was talking about here.

ERICA:

You got 1600?

MARK:

You can sing in an a Capella group.

2.

BRICA:

Does that mean that you actually got

nothing wrong?

MARK:

Or you row crew or you invent a 25 dollar

PC.

ERICA:

Or you get into a final club.

MARK:

Or you get into a final club, exactly.

ERICA:

I like guys who row crew.

MARK:

(BEAT)

Well I can't do that. And yes, it means I

got nothing wrong on the test.

ERICA:

Have you ever tried?

MARK:

I'm trying now.

ERICA:

To row crew?

MARK:

To get into a final club. To row crew?

No. Are you, like--whatever--crazy?

ERICA:

Sometimes, Mark-seriously-YOU say two

things at once and I'm not sure which one

we're talking about.

MARK:

But you've seen guys who row crew, right?

ERICA:

No.

MARK:

Okay, well.. they're bigger than me.

They're world class athletes. And a

second ago you said you like guys who row

crew so I assumed you'd met one.

ERICA:

I guess I meant I liked the idea of it.

The way a girl likes cowboys.

3.

MARK:

The Phoenix is good.

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Aaron Sorkin

Aaron Benjamin Sorkin (born June 9, 1961) is an American screenwriter, producer, and playwright. His works include the Broadway plays A Few Good Men and The Farnsworth Invention; the television series Sports Night, The West Wing, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and The Newsroom; and the films A Few Good Men, The American President, Charlie Wilson's War, The Social Network, Moneyball, and Steve Jobs. more…

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