Jesse Eisenberg
American actor
Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Adam Eisenberg is an American actor. He made his screen debut with the comedy-drama television series Get Real from 1999 to 2000. After his first leading role in the film Roger Dodger (2002), he appeared in such films as "The Emperor's club" (2002),The Squid and the Whale (2005) and The Education of Charlie Banks (2007). In 2004, Eisenberg was honored with the Vail Film Festival Rising Star Award.
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Jay Cutler, Jon Hamm, Jesse Eisenberg &#8212 Wrigley guest list goes A-list
Chicago Times - 4 months
The Cubs usually boast an impressive celebrity guest list for playoff games. It just exploded. Dwyane Wade and Jay Cutler from the Bulls and Bears. Mark Prior and Kerry Wood reunited. Actors Jon Hamm and Jesse Eisenberg give Game 3 at Wrigley Field a tinge of Hollywood gala. Those are just several...
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Actors Jesse Eisenberg And Wendell Pierce On Their First Books
NPR - 7 months
Actors Jesse Eisenberg and Wendell Pierce talk about jumping from the big screen to the page with stories of comedy and post-Katrina New Orleans, respectively. Plus, Alicia Jo Rabin reads mystical poetry and plays a little music.
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Jesse Eisenberg on the Surprising Success of ‘The Spoils’ in London
NYTimes - 7 months
Mr. Eisenberg and Scott Elliott, the show’s director, discussed the play and the differences between American and British audiences.
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Jared Leto In 'Suicide Squad' Is The Worst Kind Of Movie Villain
Huffington Post - 7 months
Somewhere along the way, Hollywood decided that villainy is synonymous with camp. Evil, in its most uninspired cinematic forms, is coated in showy extravagance. While a little outsize depravity can be fun, this weekend’s “Suicide Squad” proves we have hit a plateau where bigger is almost certainly not better.  Of course, I am referring primarily to Jared Leto, he of the insufferable rat-gifting, always-in-character method acting that led to an obnoxiously calculated take on the psychopathic Joker. Leto is proud of his performance ― the self-inflation radiates off of him every time he’s onscreen, which is far less frequent than one would assume, given how extensively he has teased this role for the better part of the past year. (Good move, Warner Bros.) Leto said he prepped for the project by watching footage of violent crimes on YouTube, but his works seems more like a the result of a checklist than a study in delinquency. His mantra must have been, “Wide eyes, empty hearts, can’t ...
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Jesse Eisenberg Talks His Busy Schedule and New Film 'Cafe Society'
ABC News - 8 months
Eisenberg stars in the new film "Café Society."
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Film Clip: 'Cafe Society'
Wall Street Journal - 8 months
Watch a clip from Woody Allen's "Café Society," starring Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, and Steve Carell. Photo: Lionsgate
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Eisenberg makes 'nerve-racking' UK stage debut with 'The Spoils'
Reuters.com - 9 months
LONDON (Reuters) - Oscar-nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg brings his self-penned play "The Spoils" to London audiences, making "a nerve-racking" stage debut in Britain which he regards as a theater mecca.
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Cannes 2016: Cristian Mungiu's 'Graduation,' Laura Poitras' 'Risk' arrive
LATimes - 9 months
Cannes 2016: Cristian Mungiu's 'Graduation,' Laura Poitras' 'Risk' arrive May 19, 2016, 7:14 p.m. Amid the usual excitement and unusually heightened security, the 69th Cannes Film Festival kicked off Wednesday with the world premiere of Woody Allen's "Café Society," starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen...
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10 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week
Yahoo News - 10 months
Captain America: Civil War is the must-see movie right now. Seriously, it’s so much better than Batman v. Superman that you should treat yourself and see it in a theater rather than wait for it to hit Blu-ray and digital download. But regardless of which new film you’re planning to see this weekend, feel free to take your time and buy some popcorn because you won't need to catch the coming attractions — we've got all the best  trailers  from this past week right here! DON’T MISS:  To make the iPhone exciting again, Apple has to launch… an Android phone? Assassin’s Creed We talked about this video game-inspired movie earlier this week . Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard star in what should be an exciting story for both fans of the franchise and non-gamers alike. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfJVoF5ko1Y Café Society Put me down for Café Society , Woody Allen’s next movie made for Amazon. We’ve got a stellar cast for this Allen flick including Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Bla ...
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Review: In ‘Louder Than Bombs,’ a Father and Sons Grieving
NYTimes - 11 months
Gabriel Byrne, Jesse Eisenberg, Isabelle Huppert and Amy Ryan head the cast of Joachim Trier’s first English-language film.
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'The Revisionist' has an uninspired role in need of a rewrite
LATimes - 11 months
"The Revisionist," a play by actor-writer Jesse Eisenberg about a pompous, inconsiderate young American novelist who pays a visit to a Polish relative he barely knows, tests an audience's tolerance for implausibility from the start. Were it not for Eisenberg's movie star fame as a disaffected millennial...
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Jesse Eisenberg a.k.a. Lex Luthor puts his powers to new use with his play 'The Revisionist'
LATimes - 11 months
When 16-year-old Jesse Eisenberg received a cease-and-desist letter from Woody Allen's lawyer, he knew he had a future as a writer. The precocious teen had written a screenplay about Allen while attending a performing arts high school in New York City. People thought it was funny, so it got passed...
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Batman and Superman mock each other for a good cause
Houston Chronicle - 12 months
“What Just Happened”: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and Jesse Eisenberg have joined forces with Omaze to give away an amazing trip to the premiere of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, complete with a ride in the Batmobile. In a video to promote the fundraising campaign, Ben and Henry make fun of each other’s characters
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I Just Picked My Dream Oscar Nominations (And They Are Glorious)
Huffington Post - about 1 year
This year's awards season has been a gleeful treat for all the film junkies worldwide thanks to its ability not to self-predict itself. What a ride it has been! With Spotlight winning big at the Gotham Awards, many film major studios and producers were betting it would also take the "Best Picture" award in Golden Globes. Spoiler: It didn't. The Revenant divided and conquered with three awards among these being Leonardo's powerful victory for "Best Actor" in Drama. Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images Every year I read dozens of "Oscar Predictions" articles from film critics who do their best to play clairvoyant for a month or two. And that's okay. Granted, these articles start to look identical after a while but it always makes me smile when I spot a tiny new addition in these prediction articles. It gives me a sense of fresh air, even if they turn out to be out of scope later. What truly makes me a happy monkey though is when Oscar voters go out on a limb and hand out a nomination to so ...
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A 'super-scary' Jesse Eisenberg? Meet the new Lex Luthor (with hair) in 'Batman v Superman'
LATimes - about 1 year
"I had a Mentos. Do you want one?" Perched in a glass conference room wearing a T-shirt with the sleeves hiked up, actor Jesse Eisenberg unrolls candy mints and makes polite conversation. Meet the new face of the Machiavellian comic-book supervillain Lex Luthor. Eisenberg has just finished filming...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jesse Eisenberg
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 32
    Eisenberg lived with his sister Hallie and her boyfriend, singer-songwriter and contestant on season 10 of NBC's The Voice, Owen Danoff, in New York, until Hallie and Danoff moved to Nashville in June 2016.
    More Details Hide Details He has been playing the drums since he was 8 years old. In 2007, Eisenberg started an online wordplay website with his cousin, a social design evangelist at Facebook, called OneUpMe. They re-launched the site in 2010, instead exclusively formatted for Facebook users. Eisenberg has obsessive–compulsive disorder and is open about it. He said of his condition: "I touch the tips of my fingers in a weird way; I don't step on cracks; if I'm going onto a new surface - be it carpet to concrete, or concrete to wood, or wood to concrete, any new surface - I have to make sure all parts of my feet touch the ground equally before I touch that new thing. So I'll often hesitate before walking into a new room." He has also spoken about going to therapy to manage his anxieties - OCD, separation anxiety, social anxiety - and depression, the latter of which he struggled with a lot when he was younger, as well as how acting helped him better cope. He has said that acting serves as his coping mechanism.
    On June 2, 2016, Eisenberg's play The Spoils began a run at London's Trafalgar Studios in the West End, with Scott Elliott returning to direct.
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    Eisenberg next reprised his role as street magician J. Daniel "Danny" Atlas in Now You See Me 2, which was released on June 10, 2016, previewed June 9, to mixed reviews.
    More Details Hide Details The film was shot primarily in London and Macau. It has grossed over $267 million worldwide, and Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer announced that they had "already begun early planning for Now You See Me 3.
    In May 2016, Eisenberg stated that he would be reprising his role as Lex Luthor in the upcoming Justice League film.
    More Details Hide Details This was confirmed in an interview with ShortList magizine the following month.
    Eisenberg played the supervillain Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which was released in March 2016, to mixed reviews.
    More Details Hide Details As part of a viral marketing campaign to promote the film, a fictional write-up of the "new" LexCorp in Fortune, stylized as a magazine profile and published October 5, 2015, revealed that Lex Luthor's full name is Alexander Luthor, Jr. In the interview, Luthor is described as "a 31-year-old wunderkind who transformed an aging petrochemical and heavy machinery dinosaur into a tech darling of the Fortune 500 in what some call a superhuman feat." Eisenberg then starred in Café Society, directed by Woody Allen. Other cast members include Kristen Stewart, Jeannie Berlin, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Steve Carell, Corey Stoll, Ken Stott, and Tony Sirico. The film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 11, 2016.
    He then re-teamed with Kristen Stewart for the action-comedy film American Ultra (2015); portrayed Lex Luthor opposite Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and Gal Gadot in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which was released in March 2016; and reunited with Allen and Stewart in Café Society, which opened the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details Eisenberg has contributed pieces to The New Yorker and McSweeney's websites. He has written and starred in three plays for the New York stage: Asuncion, The Revisionist, and The Spoils. Eisenberg's first book, Bream Gives Me Hiccups: and Other Stories, a short story collection, was released in September 2015. Eisenberg was born in Queens, New York, and grew up in East Brunswick Township, New Jersey. His mother, Amy (née Fishman), who now teaches cultural sensitivity in hospitals, previously worked as a clown at children's parties and choreographer for a Catholic high school for 20 years. His father, Barry Eisenberg, drove a taxicab, then owned and worked at a hospital, and later became a college professor, teaching sociology. He has two sisters, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, a former child actress who was once famous as the "Pepsi girl" in a series of commercials, and Kerri Eisenberg, now Kerry Lea, who also worked as an actress and started The Acting Creatively Veg Kids, a children's theatre troupe who "use their passion for compassion to entertain, educate, and change the world" about vegetarianism and animal rights, of which both Jesse Eisenberg and Hallie Eisenberg played in.
    Eisenberg then starred in Woody Allen's To Rome with Love (2012) and the magician caper film Now You See Me (2013) and its 2016 sequel.
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  • 2015
    Age 31
    These pieces, as well as others, were included in Eisenberg's debut novel, Bream Gives Me Hiccups, which was released on September 8, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details Eisenberg's short stories via The New Yorker (PUB) Eisenberg's short stories via McSweeney's (PUB)
    On September 8, 2015, Eisenberg's first book, Bream Gives Me Hiccups, a collection of short humor pieces, was released.
    More Details Hide Details Eisenberg serves on the Board of Advisors for Playing On Air, a public radio show/podcast that works with contemporary playwrights to produce plays for "today's digital audience." He has written one short play for Playing On Air, called A Little Part of All of Us (2015), which he starred in with Justin Bartha. He has voiced for two other plays, The Final Interrogation of Ceaucescu's Dog (2015), written by Warren Leight, and The Blizzard (2016), written by David Ives and directed by John Rando.
    In 2015, Eisenberg portrayed Rolling Stone journalist David Lipsky in the biographical drama film The End of the Tour, appearing opposite Jason Segel, who portrayed the late author David Foster Wallace.
    More Details Hide Details Eisenberg's third play, The Spoils, premiered off-Broadway in The New Group Perishing Square Signature Center Alice Griffin Box Theatre. The play featuring Eisenberg as Ben, also starring Kunal Nayyar, Michael Zegen, Erin Darke, and Annapurna Sriram, was the winner of The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation Theatre Visions Fund Award.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2013
    Age 29
    Eisenberg dated actress Mia Wasikowska from 2013 to 2015 after they worked together in The Double.
    More Details Hide Details He has since gotten back together with Strout, and has worked with her at an Indiana domestic violence shelter, where Strout's mother, Toby Strout, serves as executive director.
  • 2012
    Age 28
    He starred in Richard Ayoade's drama, The Double (2013), which was shot in 2012, and reprised his role as Blu in Rio 2 (2014).
    More Details Hide Details He starred alongside Kristen Stewart in the action comedy American Ultra (2015), playing a rogue sleeper agent being chased by the C.I.A.
    In 2012, he starred alongside Melissa Leo in Why Stop Now, a drama about a drug addict mother (Leo) and her piano prodigy son (Eisenberg), and in the magical realist romantic comedy To Rome with Love, directed by Woody Allen.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, he filed a $3 million lawsuit against the producers of the 2010 direct-to-DVD movie Camp Hell, claiming exploitation. According to the lawsuit, Eisenberg agreed to appear in the film as a favor to his friends. He was on set for one day of filming in 2007, earned about $3,000, and logged only a few minutes of total screentime. Because of his minimal involvement in the production, he was surprised to see that his face was prominently featured on the cover of the DVD, implying that he starred in the film. His lawsuit asserts various California law causes of action, including claims for unfair business practices and publicity rights. In 2013, Eisenberg reunited with Woody Harrelson for the magician caper thriller Now You See Me, playing a world-famous close-up magician and street performer recruited into a secret group of elite magicians to pull off bank heists with magic tricks, redistributing the money from a wealthy businessman (Michael Caine) to victims of his corrupt capitalist schemes. That year he announced his plan to continue writing, for both stage and screen, as well as continuing to act.
  • 2011
    Age 27
    In October 2011, Eisenberg made his playwriting debut in Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Off-Broadway production of Asuncion, staged at Cherry Lane Theatre.
    More Details Hide Details Eisenberg also acted in the play, which was directed by Kip Fagan. The play highlights two overeducated, liberal-minded friends, played by Eisenberg and Justin Bartha, whose assumptions are challenged by their new Filipina roommate, played by Camille Mana.
    He also starred alongside Aziz Ansari, Danny McBride, and Nick Swardson in 30 Minutes or Less, a film noir heist-comedy about a pizza delivery man, played by Eisenberg, who is forced to rob a bank, which was released in August 2011.
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    In 2011, he starred in the box-office animated hit Rio, as the main character Blu, a metropolitan, domesticated male Spix's macaw who learns how to fly.
    More Details Hide Details He starred alongside Anne Hathaway, his former co-star (and onscreen sibling) from Get Real, as well as George Lopez, Tracy Morgan, will.i.am and Jamie Foxx. He featured in one song, "Real in Rio", in the movie's soundtrack, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
    On January 29, 2011, Eisenberg hosted Saturday Night Live on NBC, with musical guest Nicki Minaj.
    More Details Hide Details During his opening monologue, Eisenberg was joined by Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg.
  • 2010
    Age 26
    On November 22, 2010, Eisenberg was honored, along with Whoopi Goldberg, Joycelyn Engle, and Harvey Krueger, at the Children at Heart Celebrity Dinner Gala and Fantasy Auction, to benefit The Children of Chernobyl.
    More Details Hide Details Steven Spielberg is Chair of the event each year.
    In 2010, he starred alongside Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake in the role of Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg in the film The Social Network, for which he earned the Best Actor Award from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, and nominations for Best Actor at the BAFTA Awards, Golden Globes, and Academy Awards.
    More Details Hide Details According to the film's director, David Fincher, both he and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin knew Eisenberg was the one for the role as soon as they watched his audition tape, despite Eisenberg's own anxieties about his audition.
  • 2009
    Age 25
    A sequel to the 2009 Zombieland is reportedly in development at Sony, with a logo for Zombieland 2 having debuted at 2016 CinemaCon.
    More Details Hide Details Writers of the first Zombieland, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, are penning the script, with David Callaham on board as writer with Ruben Fleischer as director.
  • 2007
    Age 23
    In November 2007, Eisenberg was cast in the indie comic-drama Holy Rollers alongside his sister, Hallie Eisenberg, who played his fictional sister in the film.
    More Details Hide Details He played a young Hasidic Jew who becomes involved in the ecstasy smuggling trade, using his religion as a disguise to deal without suspicion. Filming took place in New York in 2008. During the late 2000s, he also had roles in the independent films Solitary Man, playing college student Daniel, and Camp Hell, a horror film directed by George Van Buskirk. Eisenberg's breakthrough starring role was in Zombieland. The horror-comedy, which saw him with Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin on a roadtrip through a post-zombie apocalypse America, was a sleeper hit.
    In 2007, he starred opposite Richard Gere and Terrence Howard in The Hunting Party, a comic thriller in which he plays an American journalist reporting from Bosnia.
    More Details Hide Details In 2009, Eisenberg played the lead role Adventureland, a comedy directed by Greg Mottola and filmed in Kennywood Park, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Filming wrapped in October 2007, and the movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009.
  • 2005
    Age 21
    In 2005, Eisenberg appeared in Cursed, a horror film directed by Wes Craven, and The Squid and the Whale, a well-reviewed independent drama starring Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2002
    Age 18
    He dated Anna Strout from 2002 to 2012 after they met on the set of The Emperor's Club, where she worked as a crew member and assistant.
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    After appearing in the made-for-television film Lightning: Fire from the Sky at 18, he starred in the independent film Roger Dodger (for which he won an award at the San Diego film festival for Most Promising New Actor), and in The Emperor's Club, both of which were released in 2002 to generally positive reviews.
    More Details Hide Details Eisenberg was sick for the majority of the nightclub scene and can be seen sweating in different shots.
  • 2001
    Age 17
    In 2001, he appeared in a UK Dr Pepper commercial as "Butt Naked Boy."
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  • 1999
    Age 15
    Eisenberg made his television debut in the series Get Real, from 1999 to 2000.
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  • 1996
    Age 12
    Eisenberg struggled to fit in at school due to his anxiety and sensitivity, and began acting in plays at an early age. When he was 7, he starred as Oliver Twist in a children's theater production of the musical Oliver!, and by the age of 12 he was an understudy in the 1996 Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke.
    More Details Hide Details At 13, he understudied the role of Young Scrooge in a musical version of A Christmas Carol starring Tony Randall. Eisenberg made his first professional role in Arje Shaw's off-Broadway play, The Gathering, at the age of 16. He stated, "When playing a role, I would feel more comfortable, as you're given a prescribed way of behaving." Eisenberg started writing screenplays at sixteen, some of which were optioned by major studios, but claimed that he was dissatisfied with the lack of control he had over his creations once they were sold. Pre-fame, Eisenberg got into trouble with Woody Allen's lawyers. As a teenager he penned a play about how Woody Allen came to change his name and managed to get the script to Allen's "people". Instead of a seal of approval, Eisenberg received two "cease and desist" letters. Eisenberg went on to star in Woody Allen's 2012 film To Rome with Love (2012), as well as 2016's Café Society, which opened the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1983
    Born
    Born on October 5, 1983.
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