blackjack-cards.jpgI’d like to hear it from the man himself, but according to DesignNews Jon Hirschtick, the nicest guy and founder of SolidWorks, was one of the original MIT blackjack team members depicted in the upcoming film, 21.

The movie, based on the book of the real events, stars Kevin Spacey who leads a group of MIT students to huge winnings in Vegas.

The part I doubt they embellish is when one of the guys uses about $1 million of that coin to help startup your favorite CAD company, SolidWorks. Pretty cool if true, and the side of the story you always wish you could hear more about. Game of Blackjack Jon?

Here’s the trailer for the movie, it comes to a theater near you March 28th.

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