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Ashton Kutcher to Play Steve Jobs in Upcoming Indie Film "Jobs"

Variety reports that actor Ashton Kutcher will be playing Steve Jobs in an upcoming independent movie called Jobs.
The film will chronicle Steve Jobs from wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple, where he became one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of our time.
The movie is set to start production in May while Kutcher's CBS sitcom Two and Half Men is in between seasons.

Ashton Kutcher was first known for his role as Michael Kelso in the sitcom That '70s Show but has since seen success in movies and other TV series. Kutcher has also been recently involved in Silicon Valley startups and technology investing.

Despite the timing of the news on April Fools, the author notes that they discussed holding the story until Monday, but were worried about losing the scoop. The story is presently on the front page of Variety's website.


The Hollywood Reporter also reports on the news and provides the comparison shot above between Kutcher and Steve Jobs from 1977. It should be noted that this is a separate project from the Sony project that had acquired the rights to the Walter Isaacson authorized biography.

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32 months ago
Please no! It must go to Noah Wyle

Rating: 59 Votes
32 months ago
Har har har, april foooools
Rating: 34 Votes
32 months ago

Of course everyone has their own opinion of Ashton Kutcher.


In before the suggestion of the title, "Dude, Where's my iPhone?"
Rating: 23 Votes
32 months ago
Bad choice. Kutcher may look like Jobs from a certain perspective, but his acting absolutely tanked a top rated '2 and a Half Men' show. He's also typically type casted as a goofy, comedic type in just about everything he has done. They should have gone after Noah Wyle again, who played Jobs in the Pirates of Silicone Valley in 1999. He looks like Jobs to an extent, and did a great job with Steve's mannerisms in that particular movie.
Rating: 17 Votes
32 months ago
no, i mean, just no... unless it's a b-rated fictional account where bill gates, played by demi moore, gets to slowly ruin his life
Rating: 12 Votes
32 months ago
Later this week, in a surprise announcement, Variety will report that none other than teen heartthrob Justin Bieber will play the role of Bill Gates.
Rating: 9 Votes
32 months ago
Uncanny.

To Ashton: if you wanna know what you'll look like in 20 years look at Steve Jobs' most recent pics
Rating: 9 Votes
32 months ago

Bad choice. Kutcher may look like Jobs from a certain perspective, but his acting absolutely tanked a top rated '2 and a Half Men' show. He's also typically type casted as a goofy, comedic type in just about everything he has done. They should have gone after Noah Wyle again, who played Jobs in the Pirates of Silicone Valley in 1999. He looks like Jobs to an extent, and did a great job with Steve's mannerisms in that particular movie.


I thought he was good in the Butterfly Effect and Valentine's Day. It's a little unfair to say that 2.5 men tanked because of his acting - it tanked because the lead character and sole purpose of the show was 'let go'. That's like firing Hugh Laurie from House, Michael Hall from Dexter or Emily Deschanel from Bones and replacing them with a random actor!

I agree though that Kutcher's mannerisms are completely off although I've seen him have the same intensity in his eyes as Jobs had a lot of the time and I'd at least be interested to see him rise to the challenge. Sure a lot of us would love Noah Wyle to do it but most outfits producing a Steve Jobs film would likely want to distance themselves from Pirates of Silicone Valley so that they look like they're doing something 'new'.
Rating: 9 Votes
32 months ago

Please let this be a joke, just so there will be at least one good April Fool's Day prank.


Agree^^^

Ashton Kutcher!!!????:eek:
Rating: 7 Votes
32 months ago

Um, who are you, exactly? You worked on Pirates of Silicon Valley? Are you one of the original Apple employees, hired as a consultant? Or, are you in the film business, and just happened to work on that particular movie?

Either way, VERY COOL that you're on here chatting with us Mac fanboys!


I was on Pirates as "Art Department Leadman" and was the primary consultant on Apple stuff from Apple 2 through Mac days as I had sold them at my Dad's store. I attended the Vintage Computer event in San Jose that year and bought up most of the machines used in the film. Twice I spent some time with Noah to work on wording. He was especially concerned with sounding knowledgeable at the West Coast Computer Fair scene, where he was likely to use "off the cuff" remarks as the scene was to have them get mobbed by excited future Apple fans.

I had attended similar events as part of my work at "The Software Exchange" in early 80's.

I was the Art Director for the original Promo for "Punk'd". Ashton and his buddies were awful.
Rating: 6 Votes

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