If you’re one of those people that, after watching The Social Network, took to the Internet to explore every detail of the real story to see how it jibed with the movie, last night’s “60 Minutes” interview with Mark Zuckerberg might be enlightening. It’s at least very interesting, not exactly for what Zuckerberg said (most of it is common knowledge, if you do any research at all), but for how well they were depicted in the movie. After seeing the real-life Winkelvi in action in this interview, you’ve got to hand it to Fincher for casting Armie Hammer, and to Hammer for doing such a brilliant job of capturing the twins. In both cases — the Winkelvoss twins and Mark Zuckerberg — Eisenberg and Hammer manage to be only slightly less dorky, more cinematic versions of both.
Even while Zuckerberg discredits certain specific parts of the film, the interview nevertheless suggests even more that Fincher/Sorkin managed to nail the essence of the truth. Plus, Zuckerberg gets in a couple more delightful back-handed digs in at the Winkelvosses.
Here’s part two of the interview. Skip ahead to around the 2:30 mark, if you want to see the Winkelvoss Twins. Or, you can watch the entire thing on the “60 Minutes” website.