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Although Jessie Eisenberg is down to play a nefarious billionaire in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it seems that in real life he's much more generous with his fortune.

The Zombieland and American Ultra star recent embarked on a "Mission Tour" of Middle Way House, a non-profit shelter in Bloomington, Indiana for victims of domestic and sexual violence. When speaking about Eisenberg, executive director of Middle Way, Toby Strout, had this to say:

"He was sitting there so thoughtfully through the whole thing, and at he end he said, 'Ok, I'm going to do this thing.'"

The "thing" Eisenberg had in mind was a donation-matching fundraising campaign for the charity, in which he agreed to match up to $100,000 in contributions made to The Middle Way House.

The Middle Way House
The Middle Way House

However, this isn't the first time Eisenberg and Strout have met, since more than a decade ago Eisenberg dated his daughter, Anna. The couple reportedly dated for a few years before going their separate ways and maintaining a friendship,. With this in mind, Strout wasn't surprised about Eisenberg's generosity. He added:

"He's a really fine young man. He's very curious and very interested in the world and injustice. He very much wants to play a part in alleviating distress and making life better for people."

From November, the funds generated by The Middle Way House will mostly go towards financing the development of "New Wings" -- one of the charity's facilities. If you want to find out more about their work, or maybe send some money their way, make sure to check out their website.

Source: ComicBookMovie


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