Jesse Eisenberg, known for his roles in movies like "The Social Network" and the upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", is celebrating his 32nd birthday on Monday, 5 October.
Although the movie will release several months from now, there is already a buzz among fans as well as critics regarding his role as Lex Luthor in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice". From the trailers, it seems the role of Lex will surely establish Eisenberg as one of the iconic figures in the geeky movies' fandom.
Eisenberg first appeared on the television when he was 16, in Fox's "Get Real". He got his first leading role in 2002 comedy movie "Roger Dodger".
There have been speculations regarding whether his version of notorious villain Lex Luthor will be any different or not than the previous ones. Given the certain traits and nature of the actor, it can be said that he is going to be the best Lex Luthor ever.
According to an article on Entertain This, Eisenberg is going to be the best Lex ever because he is pretty much a real-life villain.
in an interview, he compared Comic-Con to genocide while continuing his distinct behaviour of jabbing at the interviewer constantly that is bound to get on the nerves.
Besides, his cold-stone stare matches with his cold-stone satire. He has the ability to turn any topic into a sad and depressing subject without ruining the mood. Surely, he has certain villainous traits in real life too.
As the actor turns 32, here are his best five works that catapulted him to stardom:
1. "The Squid and the Whale"
Directed by Noah Baumbach, Eisenberg played Walt Berkman in this 2005 movie. Caught between his parents (Jeff Daniels and Laura Linney) who are writers and constantly fight with each other, Berkman created his own fantasy world of happiness as he desperately looked for good times.
Eisenberg displayed a series of emotions in the movie as his character was caught up in resentment for his mother while he tried his best to be like his father. It was one of his best roles for sure.
Eisenberg played the character of "Columbus" in "Zombieland", which is one of the original films centered around zombies. In the movie, Columbus is a virgin and also one of the last remaining survivors on earth determined to find his love.
This 2009 movie directed by Ruben Fleisher is full of hilarious surprises and actions; in one of the scenes, there was even a zombie clown.
Besides Eisenberg, other prominent actors in the movie are Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin.
3. "Roger Dodger"
Eisenberg played the character of Nick in this movie who has been searching for sex without going through all the pains and bearings of falling in love first.
Directed by Dylan Kidd, this 2002 movie is a glimpse at Eisenberg's versatile acting and how he used to look before doing movies like "The Social Network".
In this 2009 flick, Eisenberg played James Brennan, a guy who is about to finish college and is transitioning into adulthood. Once again, he played the character of a virgin.
Directed by Greg Mottola, the movie featured a comedic cast of Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Reynolds and "Twilight" actress Kristen Stewart.
Though not one of the popular hits, the movie found a decent audience among college-goers who related to the movie's perfect depiction of the nerves and emotions one experiences leaving college.
5. "The Education of Charlie Banks"
This movie, which is centred around the character of Charlie Banks (Jessie Eisenberg), is arguably one of the most underrated films of all time.
Released in 2007, the movie was directed by Fred Durst. Eisenberg's character in this movie is significantly different than the others he played often.