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Jesse Eisenberg (born 5.10.1983) Jesse Eisenberg is an American actor and playwright, known for his roles in Zombieland, The Social Network and Now You See Me.

Net Worth: Celebrity Net Worth claimed in 2013 that Jesse Eisenberg had a net worth of 10 million USD.

Childhood: Jesse Eisenberg was born in Queens, New York to Amy and Barry Eisenberg. Before attending high school, the family moved to East Brunswick Township, New Jersey, and he studied at various public schools in the area. He studied anthropology at The New School in Greenwich Village, New York City, after turning down a place at New York University due to a filming schedule. His first major performance was on the off-Broadway play, The Gathering, before making his Broadway debut in Summer and Smoke in 1996.

Career: Jesse Eisenberg first appeared on the television series Get Real from 1999 - 2000. In 2005, Eisenberg appeared in the Wez Craven film, Cursed, and in 2007 he played a part in The Hunting Part. 2009 proved to be Eisenberg's break-out year, as he was cast in the films Adventureland and Zombieland, the latter of which propelled him into the public eye. The following year, Eisenberg played Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network. This role earned him a nomination for Best Actor at the Academy Awards. In 2011, Eisenberg provided his voice for the animated film Rio, for which he also sang. In the same year, he stared in the film 30 Minutes or Less, which came under fire for having a plot too closely linked to a real life tragic hostage situation and bank robbery. In 2013, Eisenberg appeared in the film Now You See Me as part of an all-star cast. In January 2014, he was cast in the role of Lex Luthor for the sequel to Man of Steel - Superman V Batman: Dawn of Justice. Jesse Eisenberg: Personal Life Eisenberg is a vegetarian and animal lover, known to enjoy riding his bike around New York City.



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Now You See Me 2 Review

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While the original 2013 magical caper was a big hit, it's style-over-substance approach didn't exactly scream out for a follow-up. But here we are, with go-to sequel man Jon M. Chu at the helm (he also directed the second Step Up and G.I. Joe movies). Most of the high-octane cast is back for more trickery, but the plot is even murkier this time.

Since their last whiz-bang stunt, the Four Horsemen have been laying low. Their leader Dylan (Mark Ruffalo) continues to work in the FBI, helping Daniel, Merrit and Jack (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco) plot their next caper, now joined by quirky illusionist Lula (Lizzy Caplan). Their latest project is to expose corruption at a New York conglomerate, but the stunt is ambushed, and the quartet mysteriously finds themselves in Macau, coerced by a tech genius (Daniel Radcliffe) into staging an elaborate heist. Meanwhile, Dylan's cover is blown, so he teams up with veteran Thaddeus (Morgan Freeman) and heads to Macau himself, chased by his FBI boss (Sanaa Latham). And it all goes down in London.

The round-the-world plot gives the movie some very cool locations, and the plot races so quickly that most audiences won't notice that it makes virtually no logical sense at all. There are flashy distractions at every turn, from sleight of hand to vanishing acts to gross-out gags to enormous double-bluffs, and all of this is thoroughly entertaining even if the script itself feels strangely incomplete. Most sequences tend to end before they get to the point, while action scenes are choppy and incoherent. The only set-piece that works is the kinetic central heist, which hinges on a rapidly flung playing card. But even though it's uneven and clunky, the film remains entertaining simply because of the magical shenanigans and snarky dialogue.

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'You're So F***Ed Up': Jesse Eisenberg Confronts Anti-Gay Group At London Pride


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He's pretty excellent at playing distinctly unlikeable characters on screen and on stage, but Jesse Eisenberg proved he was all heart in reality when he stopped to confront some anti-gay protestors in London over the weekend as he pushed his rented bicycle across the street.

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The 'Batman v Superman' star was enjoying the UK city, taking a break from his play on London's West End 'The Spoils' during London Gay Pride on Saturday (June 25th 2016), when he came across a small group of anti-gay protesters claiming that God hates gay people. In a nutshell. Understandably, Eisenberg seemed pretty shocked to be faced with such outdated opinions and stared with a dumbfounded smirk before confronting one of the protestors with a well-deserved expletive.

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Celebrities At BBC Radio 1

Jesse Eisenberg paid a visit the BBC Radio 1 Studios in London (UK) on Wednesday 22nd June 2016. Jesse's currently promoting his new film Now You See Me 2.

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World Premiere Of 'Now You See Me 2' - Arrivals

Jesse Eisenberg - World premiere of 'Now You See Me 2' held at AMC Loews Lincoln Square - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 6th June 2016

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World Premiere Of 'Now You See Me: The Second Act' - Arrivals

Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Lizzy Caplan, Daniel Radcliffe , Jon M. Chu - Summit Entertainment presents 'Now You See Me: The Second Act' at AMC Loews Lincoln Square - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 7th June 2016

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Jesse Eisenberg Impresses Critics With His Third Play 'The Spoils'


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Jesse Eisenberg has built a reputation for playing arrogant, manipulative and annoyingly intellectual geek-like characters on the big screen ('The Social Network' and 'Batman v Superman', for example), and he's followed that through with his new play 'The Spoils'; a production which he wrote and stars in as another complete jerk. It hit Trafalgar Studios in London's West End this week to very positive critical reception.

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The play, which has been directed by Scott Elliott, follows a group of friends in New York, led by Eisenberg's character Ben; an over-priveleged grad-school drop-out who does everything in his power to get what and who he wants with no regard for anyone else's feelings, be they his roommates or otherwise. It's unusual for a story to have such a loathsome 'protagonist' (for want of a better word), but for the most part critics have reacted remarkably well. 

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Jesse Eisenberg Confirms He Will Be Back As Superman Villain Lex Luthor


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It looks as if actor Jesse Eisenberg has confirmed he will reprise his role as Lex Luthor in the upcoming Justice League movie. Fans were wondering wether or not Eisenberg would be returning as the villain in Justice League Part One next year, but speaking at MCM comic-con in London the actor said he was just waiting on the call.

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“I’m kind of in wait,” the Radio Times reports Eisenberg as telling the crowd. “They just started filming Justice League, so I’m kind of like waiting for my crack at it.” However the actor did admit he wasn't sure how much he could reveal.

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'Top Gear' Deny They Approached Brad Pitt For First Episode; Announce Jesse Eisenberg And Gordon Ramsay


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With only ten days to go until the Clarkson-free ‘Top Gear’ returns to the BBC, the programme has been forced to announce its two guest stars for its first episode after a false report by The Sun claimed that Brad Pitt had pulled out of filming.

When ‘Top Gear’ returns on May 29th with new hosts Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc in the hot seats, their first ever guests will be A-lister Jesse Eisenberg and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.

Brad PittBrad Pitt was never actually approached to be in the first 'Top Gear' episode

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Cafe Society Trailer


Café Society offers a glimpse in to the world of Hollywood in the 1930's. With its narrative following Bronx-born, Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Einsenberg) on his romantic journey following his dreams, in both Hollywood and New York.

At the beginning of the film Bobby works for his uncle in Hollywood where he falls in love with his charming assistant Vonnie, on finding out she has a boyfriend he settles for friendship. However when she breaks up with him Bobby wastes little time and proposes to her. All seems to be going well until an unexpected turn of events happen and Bobby ends up fleeing to New York heartbroken.

On returning to New York he works for his gangster brother Ben who is now the owner of a nightclub "Les Tropiques" which is where he is first introduced to Veronica. The couple marry and seem to be living happily until one night when Vonnie arrives at the club and events change once again. This film is charming in its diverse representations of the 30's from down town New York to the scandals of Manhattan's elite.

Gala Opening Cannes

Corey Stoll, Blake Lively, Woody Allen, Kristen Stewart , Jesse Eisenberg - The Gala Opening Ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival at Palais de Festivals, Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Wednesday 11th May 2016

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69th Cannes Film Festival 2016 - 'Cafe Society' - Photocall

Jesse Eisenberg - 69th Cannes Film Festival 2016 - 'Cafe Society' - Photocall at Palais de Festivals, Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Wednesday 11th May 2016

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Louder Than Bombs Trailer


The death of Isabelle Reed thrusts her family consisting of her husband Conrad Reed (Devin Druid) and two sons Jonah Reed (Jesse Eisenberg) and Gene Reed (Gabriel Byrne) in to a process of bereavement in which they have to each manage their different stages of grief. Isabelle an ex war photographer dies as a result of a car crash near their house which plummets her family into a vow of silence in which they each suppress their real feelings towards her death.

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Jesse Eisenberg Insists Lex Luthor Is 'Funny And Charming'


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Playing a supervillain has got to be just as much fun as playing a superhero. At least, Jesse Eisenberg found himself immensely enjoying his role as Lex Luthor in the DC comics blockbuster 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' this year, but what makes being a bad guy so fun?

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Eisenberg thinks it's all down to being able to show off traits that wouldn't normally be acceptable in social circumstances; and, indeed, being able to carry out deeds that one certainly wouldn't be permitted to do in real life. Plus, nothing can be more empowering than being given the chance to play both Superman and Batman's arch-nemesis.

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Woody Allen To Open Cannes For The Third Time With 'Cafe Society'


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The world's favourite international movie event, Cannes Film Festival, is now well on its way as it's announced that Woody Allen's latest movie 'Cafe Society' will be this year's opener, marking the third time he's ever kicked-off the show after 'Hollywood Ending' in 2002 and 'Midnight In Paris' in 2011.

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'Cafe Society' also happens to be the director's 49th film and stars Jesse Eisenberg as a Hollywood screenwriter called James in the 1930s who soon falls in love with Kristen Stewart's character Theresa. Also starring Blake Lively as Kat and Steve Carell as Aaron, little else is known about the upcoming drama except that it explores 'the vibrant cafe society that defined the spirit of the age'. As well as being the third Woody Allen opener for Cannes, 'Cafe Society' also marks the third time Eisenberg and Stewart have played a couple onscreen after 2009's 'Adventureland' and 2015's 'American Ultra'.

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Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Review

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After 2013's beefy Man of Steel, director Zack Snyder goes even bigger and darker with this sequel, cross-pollenating Clark Kent's story with flashbacks to the origins of Bruce Wayne and his Dark Knight alter-ego. The problem is that the film is so big and loud that it can't help but feel bloated, especially since so much of what's on screen feels rather vacuous. But it looks amazing and is relentlessly gripping.

After a Bat-origin prologue, the story kicks off with the climactic battle from Man of Steel as seen from the perspective of Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), watching his city being destroyed by Superman (Henry Cavill). This further fuels the rage that began when his parents were murdered. And that fire is stoked by the mischievous millionaire Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg). Meanwhile, Superman/Clark is struggling with how the world is revering him as a god, which is straining his relationship with intrepid reporter Lois (Amy Adams). As these very different vigilante heros head toward a climactic confrontation, Luthor is up to something seriously nefarious. And the ensuing chaos brings another hero into the open, Wonder Woman Diana Prince (Gal Gadot).

While the various plot threads are fascinating, and Snyder maintains a snappy pace, the overall story centres on the fact that Affleck's prickly, bitter Bruce is easily manipulated into doing terrible things, which makes him rather unlikeable. And Cavill's fundamentally good Clark isn't much easier to identify with. Both are also oddly constrained by their costumes and bulked-up physicalities, which leave them unable to move properly. This allows the side characters to steal the show: Adams adds emotion and passion, Eisenberg provides the nutty nastiness, Irons is hilariously cynical as Bruce's butler Alfred, and Fishburne is all bluster as Lois' editor. But in the end, the film belongs to the gorgeous, clear-headed Gadot, instantly making her stand-alone movie the most anticipated superhero project on the horizon.

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Jesse Eisenberg

Date of birth

5th October, 1983

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.71


Jesse Eisenberg Movies

Now You See Me 2 Movie Review

Now You See Me 2 Movie Review

While the original 2013 magical caper was a big hit, it's style-over-substance approach didn't exactly...

Cafe Society Trailer

Cafe Society Trailer

Café Society offers a glimpse in to the world of Hollywood in the 1930's. With...

Louder Than Bombs Trailer

Louder Than Bombs Trailer

The death of Isabelle Reed thrusts her family consisting of her husband Conrad Reed (Devin...

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Movie Review

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Movie Review

After 2013's beefy Man of Steel, director Zack Snyder goes even bigger and darker with...

Now You See Me 2 Trailer

Now You See Me 2 Trailer

The Four Horsemen aren't just magicians; they're illusionists with an agenda. Their initial stunt was...

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Trailer

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Trailer

Every superhero has a dark side and being 100% human, Batman is in doubt over...

Now You See Me 2 - Teaser Trailer

Now You See Me 2 - Teaser Trailer

After becoming the most famous magicians in the world with their last tricks and exposing...

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Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Official Trailer

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Official Trailer

What happens when two superheroes with vastly differing opinions come head to head? Well, not...

The End Of The Tour - Featurettes Trailer

The End Of The Tour - Featurettes Trailer

In some new featurettes, we see how film composer Danny Elfman connected with the score...

American Ultra Trailer

American Ultra Trailer

Mike's current life revolves around his girlfriend, a healthy amount of weed and his job...

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Comic Con Trailer

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Comic Con Trailer

Clark Kent is a reporter for the Daily Planet in his everyday life, but a...

The End Of The Tour Trailer

The End Of The Tour Trailer

Sometimes, the biggest life lessons are the ones learned by other people. For someone desperate...

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