On Being Cast in 'The Social Network'

I wish I could take the credit for it. But it wasn't like that, though I agree that The Social Network was a breakthrough. I have a running joke with friends that I should have a business card that says: 'David Fincher put me in a movie.' It was thrilling being nominated for awards, because I felt the sense of doubt in people when I was cast. And it's true that I auditioned numerous times. But I felt I could do something with it, something subtle. The thing is that my idols have always been the types of guys who could do anything: Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Sinatra, Dean Martin; and when you look up to people like that, you don't accept that you need to be compartmentalised. 

Date: 
2011
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