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Jesse Eisenberg attended the Italian premiere and press conference for his hit film The Social Network on Monday during the 5th International Rome Film Festival at Auditorium Pacro Delle Musica. The actor, who plays Mark Zuckerberg in the film, caused quite a stir when he told reporters that he never uses the social networking site.

“I never use Facebook,” Jesse told The Associated Press in Rome. “I used it for about two weeks while we were rehearsing for this movie to understand what my character had built.”

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But the actor’s avoidance of Facebook doesn’t mean that he feels any disdain towards the website or it’s creator. In fact, it’s just the opposite.

“I like technology but it just doesn’t seem to feel the same way about me,” Jesse said.

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The young star continued, “I have a great admiration for what he [Mark Zuckerberg] did and how he was able to manipulate that social environment.”

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