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  • Eduardo's scene at the Facebook offices - from smashing the computer to almost punching Sean, who flinches in cowardice even when not actually hit. Eduardo is a complete Badass.
    Eduardo: I like standing next to you, Sean. It makes me look so tough.
  • Mark's entire "You have part of my attention, you have the minimal amount" rant. Awesome enough to be a little scary. Even the other actors acknowledge on the DVD Commentary that it's pretty chilling.
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  • Rashida Jones' character ripping apart Zuckerberg's facade with one sentence:
    Marilyn: You're not an asshole, Mark. You're just trying so hard to be.
  • The scenes where Zuckerberg gets the Eureka moment for ideas that would eventually become cornerstones of Facebook's success are really cool, especially the one where he chances upon the idea to add a relationship status to the profiles, when Dustin is asking him to help him ask a girl if she is single.
  • While Daddy Winklevoss has only a handful of lines, his one big one is pretty indicative that, regardless of how you feel about his sons, he's a pretty awesome dad.
    "No, don't apologize to me after losing a race like that. Don't ever apologize to ANYONE after losing a race like THAT."
  • The scene in which Mark creates Facemash, and eventually crashes the entire Harvard network through sheer volume of traffic. The scene itself should also be considered a crowning moment for the filmmakers (and Trent Reznor) for making a scene featuring nothing but people looking at computer screens into one of the most tense, exciting and well-crafted scenes in any film.
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  • The entire verbal beatdown of the Winklevoss twins by Larry Summers.
  • The film's first official trailer. In order to understand how awesome this trailer was, the scene must be set: for about a year, the most that anyone knew about this movie is that it's a movie about the creation of Facebook. The majority had little faith in the idea, with many questioning how an interesting movie could be pulled from such a story, and many more outright voicing expectations for it to not just fail, but crash and burn. The teaser released during this time did almost nothing to help the matters, but then the trailer came out, using a chilling acapella cover of Radiohead's "Creep" as a backdrop for rhythmic, fast-paced editing synchronized with the music to an absolutely flooring effect. Safe to say, now that the film's true vision had gone public, the masses' opinion on The Social Network did a complete 180 damn near overnight. Many of the same that had originally established themselves as detractors found themselves giving the trailer high praise. The trailer would go on to win awards, its "base the editing around a haunting cover of a pop song" format would influence dozens more trailers in following years, and it would go down as one of the greatest movie trailers of all time.
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  • For an acting moment of awesome, Armie Hammer plays the small differences in Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss sublimely well, to the point that many viewers didn't realize it was one person playing both of them.

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