It’s no secret that Zuckerberg isn’t too happy with David Fincher’s newest film, The Social Network and how it portrays Zuckerberg and his company, Facebook. He’s complained about it both to Oprah and Mashable. Now once again Zuckerberg is speaking about the film, this time to Stanford University.
You can watch the clip here but essentially what he said in regards to the film was the following.
“Where do you wanna start? I mean, I don’t know. It’s interesting what stuff they focused on getting right. Like every single fleece and shirt I had in that movie is actually a shirt or fleece that I own. You know, so there’s all this stuff that they got wrong, and a bunch of random details that they got right. The thing that I think is actually most thematically interesting that they got wrong is — the whole framing of the movie, kind of the way that it starts is, I’m with this girl who doesn’t exist in real life, who dumps me, which has happened to me in real life, a lot — and basically to frame it as if the whole reason for making Facebook and building something was because I wanted to get girls or wanted to get into some sort of social institution. And the reality for people who know me is that I’ve actually been dating the same girl since before I started Facebook, so obviously that’s not a part of it. But I think it’s such a big disconnect from the way people who make movies think about what we do in Silicon Valley — building stuff. They just can’t wrap their head around the idea that someone might build something because they like building things.”
So once again Zuckerberg is complaining about the film. I guess he has the right to be angry about how the film portrays him but does he really need to defend himself? He’s the world’s youngest billionaire. He doesn’t have to worry about anything. He’s revolutionizing the world with his company and he’s one of the smartest people around.
No matter what happens Facebook is going to be around for a very long time and Zuckerberg isn’t going anywhere. While he may have some critics it doesn’t matter, as he said in an earlier interview, “We build products that 500 million people see… If 5 million people see a movie, it doesn’t really matter that much.”