Actor Dylan O’Brien has helped recreate a dramatic scene from David Fincher’s The Social Network. The Maze Runner actor was last seen in Amazing Stories, an anthology series on AppleTV+ from acclaimed director Steven Spielberg. O’Brien also recently provided the voice of the titular Autobot in Bumblebee, a spinoff of the popular Transformers franchise, that served as a prequel for the beloved character. He also starred in YouTube’s Weird City, a sci-fi comedy series that takes a look into the lives of people living in the future, where civilization is divided between the haves and have nots.
The Social Network made its debut in 2010, telling the true story of genius Mark Zuckerberg and his creation of the immensely popular social networking site known today as Facebook. The film, which was directed by Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin, starred Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones, Rooney Mara, Max Minghella, and Armie Hammer, who played both of the Winklevoss twins through subtle CGI. Though the Facebook film didn’t get everything right about the real story, it was well-received by audiences and critics alike, scoring an impressive 96 percent critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an 86 percent audience rating, respectively. The film was also a hit at the box office, grossing $224 million worldwide against a modest budget of just $40 million.
In a new viral video from actress Sarah Ramos, actor Dylan O’Brien has helped her recreate a climactic scene from The Social Network. The scene reenacted takes place toward the end of the film, where Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield) confronts Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) about essentially expelling him from the company he worked tirelessly to help him create. O’Brien plays Saverin while Ramos plays Zuckerberg. The full video is below.
The Social Network was with considerable acclaim when it hit theaters in 2010. It also received several Academy Award nominations, including best picture, adapted screenplay, film editing, original score, actor, director, cinematography, and sound mixing. Sorkin took home the gold for best-adapted screenplay, while the film also won Oscars for best editing and original score. The film unfortunately, lost the night’s most sought after award, best picture, to Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech.
The David Fincher film remains one of the best films of the 2010s, a smart film born out of a dull premise that makes for incredibly compelling cinema. From Fincher’s excellent direction to Sorkin’s sharp writing, the film never becomes dull. It’s also bolstered by some truly terrific performances from its talented cast, particularly Eisenberg and Garfield. This reenactment is not only amusing, but it shows that O’Brien wouldn’t have been an awful choice for the role if Garfield had passed on the project. Regardless, fans of The Social Network can find enjoyment in this reenactment and compare it to the original for fun.
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Source: Sarah Ramos via Twitter