Photo Scott Beale Took of Mark Zuckerberg Used As Reference in the Movie ‘The Social Network’

Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg
photo by Scott Beale

While watching the climatic scene between the Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin characters in the film The Social Network, I noticed that a photo I shot of Zuckerberg the first time I met him at the Facebook offices in 2007 appears to have been used as a reference for what Jesse Eisenberg is wearing in the scene (note the Arm & Hammer Baking Soda t-shirt). Although much of the film is fiction, according to Zuckerberg one thing they did get right was the clothes that he wore.