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10 Equally Random Suggestions For the Role of Steve Jobs in 'Jobs'

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If anything, Ashton Kutcher was certainly an outside-the-box choice to play Steve Jobs in "Jobs," the late Apple founder's biopic debuting this month for which no one asked.

But could the well-meaning producers of the film have ventured even more outside the box with the starring role? If the intention of casting Kutcher was to create a preliminary buzz around the film that may not have been there otherwise (and, really, what else could it have been for?), could the choice have been better? Get More »

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Move Over 'Jobs,' Here's the Trailer for 'Gates'

"Jobs," that biopic on the rise and fall and rise again of Apple through the lens of its co-creator Steve Jobs, looks more and more contrived dramatic with every preview. Ashton Kutcher clearly had to stretch whatever acting bone he had leftover from all that romcom-ing and punking to deliver those inspirational little notes about being an innovator and risking it all for the sake of progress and whatnot.

But Steve Jobs wasn't the only big man on the Silicon Valley campus back in the day, oh no. Let's not forget that Bill "Moneybags" Gates also made gazillions of smackers with his Microsoft computer company — the Coke to Jobs' Pepsi, essentially.

So, being that he is the other-slash-leading titan of the modern-day 'puter biz, he totally deserves a splashy tribute movie too, right? Wrong. So, so wrong.  Get More »

Filed Under: Check This | Source: Gizmodo

'Jobs' Trailer Presents the Dramatic Seeding of Apple

There's a pretty decent chance that you're reading this very article from an iPhone or an iPad or some other gadget or gizmo whose origin can be directly linked to the seeds Steve Jobs and his Apple co-founders Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne planted over in Silicon Valley so many years ago. It's quite fitting if you are, really.

Today, the rather gutting first trailer for "Jobs" debuted at Yahoo! Movies, and in addition to confirming what we already knew about the uncanny resemblance between Ashton Kutcher and the late entrepreneur, the trailer packs quite a punch about what we can expect to learn of Jobs' journey to the top of the world. Get More »

Meet Steve Jobs in Funny or Die's 'iSteve'

Who needs Ashton Kutcher when you've got Justin Long?

Kutcher's Steve Jobs biopic, "Jobs," was supposed to open this Friday but got pulled from the calendar. And that Jobs biopic that Aaron Sorkin is supposed to write will happen ... some day. Which means that the first official (well, official-ish) Jobs flick out the gate is "iSteve," produced by Funny or Die.

Justin Long, who's long (ha! Funny or Die, after all!) been a slinger of Apple products in his "Hi, I'm a PC / And I'm a Mac" commercials, plays the Apple co-founder and CEO, with Jorge Garcia playing the part of Steve Wozniak and — in a bit of pitch-perfect casting — James Urbaniak as Microsoft guru Bill Gates.

Watch the trailer above, and watch the entire 78-minute movie at Funny or Die. And just think ... all of it actually happened.

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Ashton Kutcher and Steve Jobs Really Do Look Alike

When Ashton Kutcher was originally cast as Apple founder Steve Jobs, movie fans and nerds alike were dubious, to say the very least. Generally, the feeling was that Kutcher was only cast because he vaguely resembled Jobs, and not necessarily because he was the right actor for the gig.

But what if we were to tell you, movie fans and nerds, that he actually looks a LOT like Jobs? Still not having it? Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: TotalFilm

Ashton Kutcher Was Hospitalized For Eating Like Steve Jobs

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Add Ashton Kutcher to the list of actors whose Method approach to playing a role resulted in some serious health issues, as Yahoo! Movies reports that the "Punk'd" mastermind was rushed to the hospital a couple of days before commencing with principal photography on "jOBS." Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Yahoo! Movies

Sorkin Speaks: Steve Jobs Biopic Will Only Have Three Key Scenes

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Aaron Sorkin, the genius behind "The Social Network" and "The West Wing," is breaking his silence about Sony's upcoming Steve Jobs biopic.

Speaking at "Newsweek" and The Daily Beast's Hero Summit yesterday, the scribe du jour revealed a few key details about the flick, which is (loosely?) based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography of the late tech guru. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Daily Beast

Aaron Sorkin Will Write Cool Dialogue For 'Steve Jobs'

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Aaron Sorkin has himself a new "Jobs."

Sorkin will bring his inimitable and much-celebrated rat-a-tat writing style to the life story of "Steve Jobs," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The "Social Network" scribe will be adapting the best-selling biography of the Apple co-founder by Walter Isaacson.

Sorkin has long been the first choice for penning the screenplay of "Steve Jobs," for both producer Scott Rudin and, well, pretty much everyone else on the planet. The "West Wing" creator has been slow to commit to the project, but now that his new HBO show, "The Newsroom," is just about wrapped up and ready to premiere next month, he's ready to sit down and tell the tale of one of the most brilliant American entrepreneurs of the 20th century. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Ashton Kutcher to Play Steve Jobs ... and It's Not an April Fool's Joke

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Checking the news on April Fool's Day can be a real challenge, as even the most reputable and respectable websites will sometimes still post one or two joke columns; no doubt your Facebook and Twitter accounts were blowing up yesterday with stories that were just too good to be true.

Sometimes, though, even on April Fool's Day there are stories that are just too ridiculous to be fake and here's a prime example for you: According to Variety, Ashton Kutcher has signed on to play Steve Jobs in the new indie biopic "Jobs." Hard to believe, but you are not being punk'd. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Variety

In Memoriam 2011: Movie Folks We'll Miss

Every year, Hollywood loses some of its biggest talent -- on screen and off -- to sickness and tragedy. This year moviedom bid farewell to Golden Age legends (Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Russell), acclaimed character actors (Pete Postlethwaite, Michael Gough) and filmmakers young (Tim Hetherington) and old (Ken Russell).

We're taking a moment to pay tribute to 20 of the many actors, directors, producers and writers who died in 2011, but whose contributions to film will never be forgotten.

Filed Under: Features
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