Jesse Adam Eisenberg (born October 5, 1983) is a American actor, author, playwright and humorist. He portrayed Lex Luthor in the films Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the upcoming Justice League.[1]


  • Eisenberg was originally considered for the character of Jimmy Olsen, however in deciding that they would not be using Jimmy at all in future films, Eisenberg was recast.[2]


  1. Jesse Eisenberg confirms Lex Luthor will be in ‘Justice League’ (video) - Batman-News
  2. Batman v Superman: Jimmy Olsen makes a secret appearance - Entertainment Weekly

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