Ashton Kutcher on Why He Chose to Play Steve Jobs

Jobs, the first studio film based on the life of Steve Jobs will be released nationwide on August 16th following an introduction at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

Ahead of its debut, actor Ashton Kutcher has taken to the Q&A site Quora to explain why he chose to take on the role of Steve Jobs.



In addition to the Quora post, the production company behind Jobs has been using other social media sites to promote the film. Over the weekend, the company posted a 15-second version of the trailer on the video version of Instagram.

"Jobs", which stars Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs and Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak, is one of several Jobs-related films in the works or already released. Back in April, rumor site Funny or Die released a rather poorly received "iSteve" comedy film starring Justin Long, who had played the "Mac" character in Apple's long-running "Mac vs. PC" ad campaign.

A third film is being written by Aaron Sorkin and is the official adaptation of Jobs' authorized biography by Walter Isaacson. The film, which is still in the early stages of development, is planned to encompass three 30-minute scenes showing Jobs backstage just prior to the launches of the original Mac, NeXT, and the iPod.

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Top Rated Comments

Jamesesesesess Avatar
144 months ago
I'm excited to see how Ashton works out. It looks good, judging from the trailer.

The fanboys wouldn't be satisfied with the acting even if Steve rose from the dead to play the role :rolleyes:
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cmichaelb Avatar
144 months ago
Not to mention the job pays well

It's a small budget indie film, I doubt he made all that much for the role compared to his other previous acting gigs.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
street.cory Avatar
144 months ago
Can't wait to watch it, secretly love it, then get on MacRumors and bitch about it.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mr.steevo Avatar
144 months ago
Ashton Kutcher on Why He Chose to Play Steve Jobs

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5. The money.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Risco Avatar
144 months ago
You know what? i can just about stand Kutcher playing Jobs. My biggest issue is with the complete useless turd they chose for Steve Wozniak. In fact the choice is so bad, feel insulted for him.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
japanime Avatar
144 months ago
I think Kutcher is a better actor than many people want to admit. He was very funny and believable in "That 70s Show," for instance, and he's managed to keep "Three and Half Men" alive when everyone felt the departure of Charlie Sheen would doom the show.

OK, he's no Marlon Brando. But acting is a very difficult craft, and he does it admirably.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)