MUNICH, Germany (Reuters Life!) - Former Facebook president Sean Parker enjoyed the movie “The Social Network” in which he is played by Justin Timberlake, but called the plot “complete fiction.”
The film portrays Parker as a hard-partying, Machiavellian character who impresses a young Mark Zuckerberg by dating a Victoria’s Secret model, and is eventually arrested for cocaine possession at a party to celebrate Facebook’s millionth member.
“It’s a complete work of fiction,” Parker told author Paulo Coelho at the DLD media conference in Munich, when asked how he had enjoyed the movie. “I kind of wish my life were that cool.”
“There are no Victoria’s Secret models in Silicon Valley,” he added.
Parker co-founded peer-to-peer music-sharing service Napster — which was eventually closed down by court order — online address book Plaxo, and Facebook activism platform Causes.
He is now a managing partner of San Francisco venture-capital firm The Founders Fund.
The Social Network won three Golden Globe awards last week — for best drama, best director David Fincher and best screenplay, by Aaron Sorkin — and is tipped to sweep the board at the Oscars.
Reporting by Georgina Prodhan, editing by Paul Casciato