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Jesse Eisenberg explains why he doesn't appear in many movies any more

Joe Harker

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Jesse Eisenberg explains why he doesn't appear in many movies any more

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Depending on your viewing habits, you'll probably recognise Jessie Eisenberg as the guy who played Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, or Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder's DC movies.

Certain connoisseurs of cinema will remember him more from his Zombieland days, but you don't see him in cinemas all that often anymore.

It's been a couple of years since the release of his last movies, those being the Snyder cut of Justice League and the lesser known movie Wild Indian.

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His filmography in recent years is scattered, with some more well known fare such as Justice League and Zombieland, but much of it is lesser-known indie movies which didn't pack out cinemas.

If he really wanted to Eisenberg could probably score a lot more work in bigger pictures, but he seems pretty content with what he's doing right now.

Jesse Eisenberg made his name with movies like Zombieland and The Social Network. Credit: AJ Pics / Alamy Stock Photo
Jesse Eisenberg made his name with movies like Zombieland and The Social Network. Credit: AJ Pics / Alamy Stock Photo

Speaking to Esquire, the actor revealed that he doesn't really watch his own movies so he's more concerned with the experience he gets to have playing the part rather than how it all turns out in the end.

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When asked why he seems to take a more chances on projects helmed by relative unknowns, Eisenberg explained that he wants to take jobs that excite him and play characters whose lives he'd like to inhabit.

He said: "I've worked with people who have made a lot of movies too, and they're not always amazing.

"I don't watch the movies I'm in, so I really just focus on the experiences I'm going to have and what character I'm going to play and live with and feel like.

"So I guess I'm less concerned with the final product and more concerned with just doing what's exciting at the moment."

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On top of that, he's been in plenty of high-profile projects to the point that he probably doesn't really need to work now unless a particular project really catches his eye.

The actor admitted he doesn't really watch his movies, so he picks films he'd like to act in. Credit: lev radin / Alamy Stock Photo
The actor admitted he doesn't really watch his movies, so he picks films he'd like to act in. Credit: lev radin / Alamy Stock Photo

Eisenberg does have his eye on potential future projects and was asked about the possibility of playing someone like FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried, who is currently facing a lot of criminal charges after the collapse of his digital coin exchange.

The actor explained that those sorts of projects could be done 'really well' when penned by someone like The Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin, but also ran the risk of becoming 'really schlocky' if not handled properly.

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He also revealed that he had a close brush with cryptocurrency when he was on set, as a woman kept telling him to invest in crypto and he would have done had he not found the site so frustrating to navigate that he 'just gave up'.

Given how the platform collapsed, it's probably for the best that happened.

Topics: Celebrity, Film and TV

Joe Harker
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