Steve Jobs Biopic Filming Begins at Jobs' Childhood Home in Los Altos

The upcoming Steve Jobs biopic penned by Aaron Sorkin has entered production, with film crews setting up at Steve Jobs' childhood home in Los Altos ahead of filming that's set to take place on Friday afternoon.

CNET's Shara Tibken was on scene at the house Friday morning, watching as the film's production team finished transforming the garage into what it might have looked like back in 1976, when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak were working on the original Apple I computers.

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The garage of Steve Jobs' childhood home, via CNET's James Martin

The biopic, which is based on Walter Isaacson's best selling Steve Jobs biography, is said to cover three of Jobs' most important product launches -- the Macintosh computer in 1984, the NeXT computer in 1988, and the release of the iPod in 2001. Filming is starting at Jobs' childhood home, but later, film crews are expected to move on to areas in San Jose and Berkeley.

Directed by Danny Boyle, famous for Slumdog Millionaire, the biopic will star Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs and Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak. Fassbender has had high-profile roles in movie like 12 Years a Slave and Inglourious Basterds, but he is perhaps most well-known in recent years for his role as Magneto in X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past. Rogen recently starred in The Interview and is also known for Neighbors, Pineapple Express, Knocked Up, and This is the End. Though mostly known for his comedic roles, Rogen has also had roles in more serious movies like 50/50 and Take This Waltz.

Kate Winslet, known for Titanic and Divergent, will take on a leading female role, and Jeff Daniels of The Newsroom will play former Apple CEO John Sculley. Steve Jobs' former girlfriend Chrisann Brennan will be played by Katherine Waterston, and Michael Stuhlbarg will play early Apple employee Andy Hertzfeld.


A full gallery of photos of early production on the Steve Jobs biopic in Los Altos can be found over at CNET.


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20 months ago

Word behind the scenes is that the script is fantastic. Talent behind the project is very strong, too. Looking forward to the first great Steve Jobs flick!


It's already out...Pirates of Silicon Valley :cool:
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20 months ago
Word behind the scenes is that the script is fantastic. Talent behind the project is very strong, too. Looking forward to the first great Steve Jobs flick!
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20 months ago

It's already out...Pirates of Silicon Valley :cool:


Was good. Far from great. I believe this film could be on a different level-- Academy material.

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Quietly entered production. With all the fits and starts the film company would rather forget.


The studio that's working on it now, Universal, never faced any issues. It was all Sony's problems until they passed it over.

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Can't wait to read your review of the movie, Tim.


Nope, just a big film buff (and filmmaker)!
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20 months ago
If that were my house I'd be calling a roofer.
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20 months ago
Wow a Jobs movie! I wish more people would produce something like this, sounds so unique and incredible!

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20 months ago
Threads about this movie never fail to attract the crybabies.
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20 months ago
I'm looking forward to watching this film. Everything I see going into it leads me to believe it will be excellent.
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20 months ago

Heh. You obviously haven't seen Frank.

He does X Men for money, and picks other parts for pleasure/art. The success or failure of a Jobs movie will have minimal impact on his career.


A) Frank was really good. I loved it and it also happened to get rave reviews from critics.

B) If this film lives up to the hype it could nominate or even win him an Oscar which would be tremendously good for his career.
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20 months ago

I am the only one here that has never seen folding garage doors?



I haven't seen garage doors like that in person, must be a pre-1980s style of garage doors.

Also, remember from when I visited the house last year, it has modern sectional overhead doors.

I have a picture of it somewhere from my visit but need to dig it up. So here's a shot from Wikipedia minus the "Private Property" signs:

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20 months ago

Yeah but this isn't the first time they're filming a movie at the house. The last Jobs movie was also filmed on site. You would think they'd be annoyed with 2 movies being filmed on their property over the span of 3 years, but I guess they're being compensated pretty well.


Of course they're paid a location fee. This isn't an underground student film stealing shots. And 2 movies in 3 years is nothing. There are a few iconic houses in LA that are shot on location for shows, movies, or commercials many times a year. The income far outweighs the inconvenience or the owner wouldn't rent the access.
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