Ben Mezrich is the author of several works of fiction and non-fiction, two of which have been adapted into successful Hollywood productions. In 2008, Mezrich’s non-fiction book Bringing Down the House was adapted into the heist drama film 21. The film was a financial success both in the United States and abroad, taking in nearly $160 million at the box office.
Two years later, the author’s book The Accidental Billionaires was adapted into the film The Social Network by David Fincher. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and generated more than $224 million in worldwide box office returns. The movie was a critical success as well, winning three Golden Globes and three Oscars, including Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin’s take on Mezrich’s book.