15 Best Movie Villains Of The Decade

12. Mark Zuckerberg - The Social Network (2010)

The Social Network

The story of Mark Zuckerberg - and specifically the version introduced in David Fincher's still wonderful 2010 biopic - is a rage-inducing ditty centred on the improbable rise of a socially stunted, arrogant borderline sociopath, whose "greatness" is borne out of petulance and rejection.

The Social Network presented Zuckerberg as the protagonist, but he is far from a hero. This film is a horror, built on similar principles to Frankenstein's anxiety on over-reaching but where the good doctor doesn't learn a single thing and who instead just shapes his own grotesque morality around his success. Which is precisely what makes Jesse Eisenberg's cold, calculating Zuckerberg so impactful as a monster - he nevr believes he is one and manages, in his own mind, to justify it all by the simple, insidious idea that it works, so it's fine.

In light of everything that's happened since The Social Network has come out around Facebook, it's a real shame there's not been a sequel yet.

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