Most moviegoers mainly know Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg, the self-centered and manipulative genius at the heart of David Fincher's 'The Social Network.' Eisenberg's Oscar-nominated performance in Fincher's Facebook flick hasn't exactly made him a household name (Some people have actually mistaken him for the real Mark Zuckerberg), but it's certainly made the public finally take notice of his talent.

'The Social Network' is easily Eisenberg's most financially successful movie to date, and it's also one of his most critically acclaimed films, but it's certainly not the first great film he's starred in and made better with his unique brand of awkward self-awareness and manboy matter-of-factness; there's 'Zombieland,' the incredibly fun horror-comedy, and 'The Squid and the Whale,' director Noah Baumbach's funny and emotional indie family drama, to name a few. And somewhere in between the broad appeal of 'Zombieland' and the art house aura of 'Whale' is 'Adventureland,' writer-director Greg Mottola's 2009 semi-autobiographical coming-of-age comedy.
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