All hail the nerds: Best nerd couples in film [SLIDESHOW]

Laura Donovan Contributor
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He portrayed a mean nerd in “The Social Network,” which many predict will receive several Oscars, but Jesse Eisenberg’s endearing nerd roles in “Adventureland” and “Zomblieland” provide a sense of hope for the warm-hearted awkward individuals of the world.

Whether or not he takes home the Best Actor Oscar on Feb. 27, Jesse Eisenberg is a true Cinderella story for the nerd population. If he can find love (even if only in movies), so can they.

With that, we pay a tribute to Eisenberg and other inspiring nerd couples that prove socially uncomfortable people have just as much a shot at romance as their counterparts. You don’t need to emulate Jessica Alba or George Clooney to be on cloud nine with someone special.