Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cast of "The Social Network" to Be Honored at Hollywood Film Festival

Press release:
"The Social Network" Cast to be Honored at the Hollywood Awards Gala

Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Josh Pence, Brenda Song, Rashida Jones, Douglas Urbanski and Rooney Mara to receive the "Hollywood Ensemble Acting Award"at the Hollywood Awards Gala

Hollywood, CA, October 18, 2010. The 14th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz, are pleased to announce that the Cast of David Fincher's "The Social Network," Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Josh Pence, Brenda Song, Rashida Jones, Douglas Urbanski and Rooney Mara, will be recognized at the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony with the "Hollywood Ensemble Acting Award."

The announcement was made today by Carlos de Abreu, Founder of the Hollywood Awards Gala.

Previously announced honorees for this year's Hollywood Awards Gala include: Sean Penn for the "Humanitarian Award"; Sylvester Stallone for the "Career Achievement Award"; Annette Bening for the "Actress Award"; Robert Duvall for the "Actor Award"; Helena Bonham Carter for the "Supporting Actress Award"; Sam Rockwell for the "Supporting Actor Award"; Zach Galifianakis for the "Comedy Actor Award"; Andrew Garfield for the "Breakthrough Actor Award"; Mia Wasikowska for the "Breakthrough Actress Award"; Jennifer Lawrence for the "New Hollywood Award"; Morgan Freeman and Lorie McCreary for the "Innovator Award"; Danny Boyle and Chris Colson for the "Producer Award"; Tom Hooper for the "Director Award"; Aaron Sorkin for the "Screenwriter Award"; Disney/Pixar's "Toy Story 3" and director Lee Unkrich for the "Animation Award"; Hans Zimmer for "Film Composer Award"; Wally Pfister for "Cinematographer Award"; Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall for the "Editor Award"; Paramount Pictures' "Iron Man 2" and visual effects supervisors Ben Snow and Janek Sirrs for the "Visual Effects Award"; and Robert Stromberg for "Production Designer Award."

Trained in theater and film, JESSE EISENBERG (Mark Zuckerberg) made his feature film debut in the 2002 independent film "Rodger Dodger," in which he starred opposite Campbell Scott and for which he was nominated for a Gotham Award. For his performance in "The Squid and the Whale" opposite Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels, Eisenberg received nominations for an Independent Spirit Award and a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor.

In 2009, he starred in "Adventureland" for director Greg Mottola and in "Zombieland" for director Ruben Fleischer. For these films, he was nominated for a BAFTA Award. Eisenberg has just reteamed with director Ruben Fleischer this summer to shoot the film "30 Minutes or Less," opposite Danny McBride. Eisenberg is also the lead voice of the 20th Century Fox animated film Rio, which will open next year.

Andrew Garfield (Eduardo Saverin) is a BAFTA-winning actor. He can currently be seen starring opposite Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan in Mark Romanek's "Never Let Me Go."

Other screen projects include Terry Gilliam's "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus"; Spike Jonze's robot love story "I'm Here"; Robert Redford's "Lions for Lambs"; Revolution Films' "Red Riding Trilogy" directed by Julian Jarrold; and John Crowley's "Boy A," for which he earned the Best Actor BAFTA in 2008.

Garfield's career began in the theater and in 2006 his performances in "Beautiful Thing," " The Overwhelming and Burn," "Chatroom," and "Citizenship" won him the award for Outstanding Newcomer at the Evening Standard Awards, and the Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer at the Critics Circle Awards. Other notable theatre credits include "Romeo and Juliet" and "Kes," for which he received the Most Promising Newcomer Award at the Manchester Evening News Awards 2004.

Garfield will next star as Peter Parker in the forthcoming "Spider-Man" film, to be directed by Marc Webb.

In addition to Justin Timberlake's (Sean Parker) multi-platinum album FutureSex/LoveSounds, which produced four consecutive #1 singles, and his critically acclaimed 2007 FutureSex/LoveShow tour, along with multiple Grammy Awards, he has recently garnered acclaim as an actor for a variety of work in both comedy and drama. Timberlake starred in Universal's crime drama "Alpha Dog," co-starring Emile Hirsch, Bruce Willis and Sharon Stone. He also starred alongside Christina Ricci and Samuel L. Jackson in "Black Snake Moan," for director Craig Brewer. In the summer of 2007, he voiced a lead role in DreamWorks' "Shrek the Third." Timberlake also joined Dwayne Johnson, Seann William Scott, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Mandy Moore in "Southland Tales."

He most recently appeared in the independent film "The Open Road" with Jeff Bridges, Mary Steenburgen, Harry Dean Stanton, and Kate Mara, and will be heard in the upcoming animated feature film, "Yogi Bear." Timberlake will also star in the Screen Gems film "Friends With Benefits" and the Columbia Pictures comedy "Bad Teacher," both due in 2011.

Armie Hammer plays the role of Cameron Winklevoss in Columbia Pictures "The Social Network." He also starred in "Flicka" starring Tim McGraw and Maria Bello, Rigoberto Castaneda's "Blackout, " and Ryan Shiraki's "Spring Breakdown" also starring Amy Poehler. In addition, Hammer has starred as a recurring character on CW's Gossip Girl and ABC's Reaper.

Max Minghella plays the role of Divya Narendra in "The Social Network." He is currently filming Chris Gorak's "The Darkest Hour," which also stars Emile Hirsch and Beeban Kidron' "Hippie Hippie Shake" co-starring Cillian Murphy and Sienna Miller. His past credits include Alejandro Amenabar's "Agora" co-starring Rachel Weisz; Robert B. Weide's "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People" also starring Megan Fox; Will Geiger's "Elvis and Anabelle" co-starring Blake Lively; Terry Zwigoff's "Art School Confidential"; Stephen Gaghan's "Syriana" co-starring George Clooney and Matt Damon; and Scott McGehee's "Bee Season" also starring Richard Gere and Kate Bosworth.

Josh Pence stars as Tyler Winklevoss in David Fincher's "The Social Network." He is currently in production on Giovanni Zelko's "The Algerian." Pence's previous credits include Ian McCrudden's "The Things We Carry"; Neema Barnette's "Super Sweet 16: The Movie"; and Kevin Porter's short film "Wish."

Brenda Song stars as Christy in "The Social Network." She is currently working on Richard Bowen's Little Sister and Chris Stokes' Boogie Town. Her past credits include Roger Kumble?s College Road Trip; John Schultz's Like Mike co-starring Lil Bow Wow; Andy Cadiff's Leave It To Beaver; and John Murlowski's Santa with Muscles starring Hulk Hogan. Song also has done extensive work in television including her role as London Tipton on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and The Suite Life on Deck.

Rashida Jones stars as Marylin Delpy in "The Social Network." She is currently working on David Frankel's "The Big Year" co-starring Jim Parsons and Owen Wilson, and Jesse Peretz's "My Idiot Brother" co-starring Zooey Deschanel and Paul Rudd. Her past credits include Kevin Smith's "Cop Out" starring Bruce Willis; John Hamburg's "I Love You, Man," co-starring Paul Rudd; John Krasinski's "Brief Interviews" with "Hideous Men"; Tracey Hecht's "Life in Flight"; Nick Hurran's "Little Black Book" co-starring Brittany Murphy and Holly Hunter; and Jennifer Derwingson's "Roadside Assistance."

Douglas Urbanski stars as Larry Summers in "The Social Network."

Rooney Mara stars as Erica Albright in "The Social Network." Mara landed her first lead role in the film "Tanner Hall, "starring Amy Sedaris and Tom Everett Scott. She appeared in the comedy "Youth in Revolt, " starring Michael Cera and directed by Miguel Arteta. Mara also appeared in the 2009 independent film "Dare as Courtney." She also filmed "The Winning Season," starring Emma Roberts and Sam Rockwell. Mara starred in "A Nightmare on Elm Street," a 2010 remake of the 1984 horror film of the same name. In October 2009, Mara shot the independent feature "Kaboom, " written and directed by Gregg Araki. In August 2010, she won the role of Lisbeth Salander over several other actresses in the upcoming Sony Pictures film adaptation of Stieg Larsson's "Millennium Trilogy."

The festival and awards will mark their return on October 20 for a week long series of screenings, competitions and awards. The Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on October 25, 2010.

The festival and awards presenter is Starz Entertainment, LLC, a premium movie service provider operating in the United States. It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz® and Encore® brands with approximately 15.8 million and 28.2 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies per month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Starz On Demand and VongoSM. Starz Entertainment (www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation that is attributed to Liberty Capital Group.

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