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First Photos of Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs Surface

The Steve Jobs biopic based on Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography began filming in January, and the first images of Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen as Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak have surfaced (via The Daily Mail). The two actors were filming scenes at the Flint Center in Cupertino last week, and will also be filming at Steve Jobs' original childhood home.

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In the images, Fassbender wears a dress shirt, jacket, and bowtie, while Seth Rogen is dressed somewhat more casually in a tie and sweater with a full beard. Fassbender has the long ear-length hair style that Steve Jobs had in the 1980s.

Michael Fassbender, who has most recently starred as Magneto in the newest X-Men movies, was somewhat of a controversial choice in the leading role due to his limited resemblance to Steve Jobs and the fact that he's not a household name like Christian Bale or Leonardo DiCaprio, both of whom were previously attached to the film before turning down the role of Jobs.

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In leaked emails from Sony, Aaron Sorkin and other executives were initially against Fassbender because "the world isn't going to care," but director Danny Boyle was fully behind Fassbender and Sorkin came to accept him, saying "He's a great actor whose time has come."

Filming on the biopic will reportedly take place at a limited number of locations including the garage of Steve Jobs' childhood home, two auditoriums, and a restaurant. The movie will consist of three continuous scenes covering three product launches: the debut of the original Macintosh, the unveiling of the NeXT computer, and the introduction of the iMac.

Along with Fassbender and Rogen as Jobs and Wozniak, the film also stars Kate Winslet as early employee Joanna Hoffman, Katherine Waterson as Steve Jobs' girlfriend Chrisann Brennan, Perla Haney-Jardine as Jobs' daughter Lisa, and Jeff Daniels as former Apple CEO John Sculley.


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18 months ago
Nope.

I don't buy it. Not one bit. Rogen looks a better Woz than Fassbender does Jobs, and I ****ing LOVE Fassbender.

Say what you will about Kutcher's Jobs movie, but that guy at least looked halfway like Steve.
Rating: 35 Votes
18 months ago
Why on earth does an actor have to LOOK like their biographical counterpart?
Good acting extends further than the surface.
Rating: 24 Votes
18 months ago

Nope.

I don't buy it. Not one bit. Rogen looks a better Woz than Fassbender does Jobs, and I ****ing LOVE Fassbender.

Say what you will about Kutcher's Jobs movie, but that guy at least looked halfway like Steve.


Kutcher was bloody identical to Mr Jobs!

Rating: 14 Votes
18 months ago
This film will almost certainly suck.

BUT I really, really want to be proved wrong. I hope it's some dizzying metaphysical headtrip of tech or something.
Rating: 12 Votes
18 months ago
Lol at Rogen :D
Rating: 11 Votes
18 months ago
Three images leaked, and so far Macrumors society has determined:

A. Movie sucks
B. Casting is completely wrong
C. No one cares about this movie

Amazing how the internet is better at casting/directing Hollywood movies than those in the position to do so. Goooooooooo team!
Rating: 11 Votes
18 months ago

This is hilarious.. Fassbender looks nothing like Jobs at ALL.


You know what? Tom Hardy didn't look like Bane. Robert DeNiro didn't look like Jake Lamotta. Marlon Brando didn't look like Vito Corleone. Christian Bale didn't look like Trevor Reznik. It's called acting. I'd rather have someone bring life to the character than cast a lame person who's a vague look-alike.

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It's laughable how wrong Fassbender looks for the Jobs role. The dude looks more like a young Danny Boyle! is that why he was cast? Can we at least darken his hair a bit? Where was Josh Brolin? This casting is painful, no wonder why SONY dropped it.


Yeah Sony clearly focuses on truly great movies like The Interview. :rolleyes:
Rating: 10 Votes
18 months ago
Truthfully, I think most people simply won't/don't care about the movie.

(Would be glad to be wrong.)
Rating: 10 Votes
18 months ago
Fasbender is too laid back to pull of Jobs. He hasn't got that intensity that seems about to explode at any moment.
Rating: 9 Votes
18 months ago

Fasbender is too laid back to pull of Jobs. He hasn't got that intensity that seems about to explode at any moment.


I disagree completely. Have you seen X-Men First class or 12 Years a Slave? He shows that intensity in both of those films. He's a phenomenal actor and I have high hopes for this.
Rating: 7 Votes

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