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Facebook founder meets the actor who portrayed him on late night comedy show

posted 30 Jan 2011, 13:40 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 30 Jan 2011, 13:42 ]

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg meets the actor who played him in the movie "The Social Network" for the first time on Saturday Night Live(SNL).

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (JANUARY 29, 2011) NBC - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg met Jesse Eisenberg -- the actor who portrayed him in "The Social Network" for the first time on Saturday(January 29) during the taping of the show Saturday Night Live(SNL).

Eisenberg, a guest host on the NBC show, received an Oscar nomination for his role in the film.

Zuckerberg probably won't be winning any acting awards for his brief and stilted appearance. He initially appeared on camera backstage with the show's producer Lorne Michaels, watching a monitor that showed Eisenberg and SNL actor Andy Samberg comparing notes on how they portray Zuckerberg.

When Zuckerberg appeared on stage seconds later, Samberg asked if he and Eisenberg had ever met before. Both said no. "Awk-ward," Sandberg said as he smiled and fled the stage.

As the two chatted on stage Eisenberg nervously asked Zuckerberg what he thought of the film. The audience laughed as Zuckerberg paused and said, "It was interesting."

The two ended the brief encounter before a live studio audience -- and millions of TV viewers -- with a handshake.