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20 Things You Didn't Know About The Social Network

The behind-the-scenes' stories more obscure than Facebook's terms and conditions.

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Prior to The Social Network's release, many people couldn't understand why acclaimed director David Fincher and iconic screenwriter Aaron Sorkin were making a movie about Facebook.

How could Fincher, famous for psychological thrillers such as Fight Club and Se7en, make a compelling story out of the origins of a website best known for 'likes' and 'pokes'?

Yet he did. Thanks to slick direction, Sorkin's masterful dialogue, terrific performances and a haunting soundtrack, The Social Network was a rousing success, nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor (for Jesse Eisenberg) and it won three: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score and Best Film Editing.

While the film has received criticism from deviating from the real events, ten years on from its release, the film is considered one of the best of the last decade, making stars out of Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Rooney Mara and Armie Hammer and inspiring numerous other biopics of tech billionaires.

The film has aged really well in its first decade of existence. Here's 20 things you didn't know about The Social Network...

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