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George Clooney and Noah Wyle Vying to Play Steve Jobs on Film?

Last month, we noted that Sony Pictures was reportedly courting Aaron Sorkin to write the screenplay for a film adaption of Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Steve Jobs. At the time, former ER star Noah Wyle, who played Jobs in the 1999 made-for-TV movie Pirates of Silicon Valley, reported that he would love to reprise the role in a new film.


Clooney and Wyle guest starring on Friends in 1995 (Source: Comedy Central)

According to British magazine NOW, Wyle is indeed in the running to play Jobs in the forthcoming film, with his former ER co-star George Clooney reportedly also in the mix.
George Clooney, 50, is battling it out with his former ER co-star Noah Wyle, 40, to play Apple founder Steve Jobs in a new movie.

The biopic, which is expected to start filming next year, will chart the life of the tecchie guru, who died last month from cancer at the age of 56.
Isaacson's biography of Jobs has been one of the biggest-selling books of the year despite having debuted just last month. Amazon projected just after the book's release that it could become the company's #1 seller for 2011, and the title currently stands at #2.

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32 months ago
George Clooney? No way!
Rating: 28 Positives
32 months ago
Just Clooney's voice alone should put him out of the running.
Rating: 28 Positives
32 months ago
Meh. They should hire an unknown actor to play Jobs.
Rating: 23 Positives
32 months ago
Maybe it's because I've already seen Wyle play the part and maybe its because he looks so much like Jobs, but my gut likes Wyle more playing the role.

I will say, though, that Clooney wouldn't have to act much to get Jobs' character down.
Rating: 18 Positives
32 months ago
I think this is going too far. I mean, I like Jobs. I respected him for what he did at Apple. But I don't like this God status that he gets in the press, since he is died. What they are saying about him changing the world, c'mon. Movies, books, stories. There are more important people then Jobs. Leave the guy alone. I don't think he would liked this anyway.
Rating: 15 Positives
32 months ago
Please not George.
Rating: 15 Positives
32 months ago
George Clooney doesn't vie for any role.
Rating: 11 Positives
32 months ago

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Last month, we noted (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/10/25/sony-courting-aaron-sorkin-to-write-screenplay-for-steve-jobs-movie/) that Sony Pictures was reportedly courting Aaron Sorkin to write the screenplay for a film adaption of Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Steve Jobs. At the time, former ER star Noah Wyle, who played Jobs in the 1999 made-for-TV movie Pirates of Silicon Valley, reported that he would love to reprise the role in a new film.

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Clooney and Wyle guest starring on Friends in 1995 (Source: Comedy Central (http://www.comedycentral.co.uk/shows/featured/friends/photos/friends-guest-star-george-clooney-noah-wyle/))
According to British magazine NOW (http://www.nowmagazine.co.uk/celebrity-news/532274/george-clooney-fights-noah-wyle-for-steve-jobs-movie-role/1), Wyle is indeed in the running to play Jobs in the forthcoming film, with his former ER co-star George Clooney reportedly also in the mix.Isaacson's biography of Jobs has been one of the biggest-selling books of the year despite having debuted just last month. Amazon projected (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/10/24/steve-jobs-poised-to-become-amazons-top-selling-book-for-2011/) just after the book's release that it could become the company's #1 seller for 2011, and the title currently stands at #2 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/2011/books/).

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Russian actor Peter Mamonov should play Jobs in the last years of Jobs life.
He really looks like Steve Jobs.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlxAE4oU7lk&feature=related
Rating: 9 Positives
32 months ago

Eh... he's too tubby. And his eyes are too beagle-puppyish to show the fierce determination that Job's did.


Too tubby? ;)

Depends which Steve Jobs he'll be acting the part of…



Meh. They should hire an unknown actor to play Jobs.

Absolutely agree with this.
Rating: 8 Positives
32 months ago
Eh... he's too tubby. And his eyes are too beagle-puppyish to show the fierce determination that Job's did.
Rating: 7 Positives

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