Sean Parker calls The Social Network “a complete work of fiction”

David Fincher’s 2010 comedy-drama The Social Network about the founding of the social networking site Facebook and the resulting lawsuits was a huge success last year with its opening weekend firing it straight to number 1 and grossing %22.4 million in 2,771 movie theatres.

The film directed by David Fincher best known for his movies including Seven (1995), Fight Club (1999), Panic Room (2002) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) won him a golden globe for best Director of The Social Network and also launched the careers of the cast that included Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake.

Sean Parker (creator of Napster and Facebook co-founder)portrayed by Justin Timberlake in the movie wants everyone to know that while he loves the movie (high 5 on that one) he says it’s a complete work of fiction, although he thought it was beautifully shot and had great respect for director David Fincher.

Sean Parker and Paulo Coelho‘s two man panel at DLD raised a number of interesting points about the future of content but it was Coelho’s question to Parker on his thoughts on the The Social Network, that grabbed everyone’s attention.

Parker elaborates, “The part of the movie that frustrated me most was when the character played by Justin Timberlake who just happens to have my name – writes a cheque to Eduardo who I remain in contact with and consider a friend, and throws it at his face and has him thrown out of the building. That’s just rude. I mean who would do that?”

During the end of the movie his character, played by actor Justin Timberlake, is at a party where drugs are being taken and various beautiful models are wondering around.

“I kind’ve wish my life were that cool,” said Parker.


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