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Christian Bale Hired for Steve Jobs Role in Sorkin Biopic Without Auditioning

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has confirmed in a Bloomberg interview that actor Christian Bale will indeed star as Steve Jobs in Sorkin's upcoming biopic based on Walter Isaacson's 2011 biography of the Apple co-founder. Bale, who was said last week to be in talks for the role, met with Sorkin but did not have to audition for the part.

“We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale,” Sorkin told Bloomberg Television’s Emily Chang on a coming edition of “Studio 1.0.” “He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting.”
Shooting for the film will begin in the coming months in what will be a challenging role for the established actor. Bale reportedly will appear in every frame of the movie with speaking parts that exceed three movies combined. The movie will focus on three 30-minute scenes that detail three different product launches.

The movie will be released by Sony, with Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle of Slumdog Millionaire fame associated with the project.



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59 months ago
Batman doesn't need to audition. He's Batman.

D.
Rating: 39 Votes
59 months ago

Any chance he could bring that muffled "I'm Batman" voice?..

"I'm Steve Jobs"



"Sir, the demo models are ready"

SJ: "WHERE ARE THEY???"
Rating: 30 Votes
59 months ago
He's a better actor than Ashton Kutcher that's for sure.
Rating: 17 Votes
59 months ago
I guess this will be the only Sony movie without Sony product placement everywhere.

I'm looking forward to the movie.
Rating: 15 Votes
59 months ago
Just the perfect balance of genius and fury.
Rating: 13 Votes
59 months ago
I'm looking to the 30 minute segment in which Woz breaks his back and throws him in a pit
Rating: 11 Votes
59 months ago
Any chance he could bring that muffled "I'm Batman" voice?..

"I'm Steve Jobs"
Rating: 10 Votes
59 months ago

This will ruin Bale's career. He's above this crap.


Yes like Capote ruined Hoffmans career.
Rating: 10 Votes
59 months ago
And we'll never know if Bale is just ripping the set staff a new anus because he's a jerk or if he's just doing a bit of method acting.
Rating: 9 Votes
59 months ago

This will ruin Bale's career. He's above this crap.


hes a british white guy playing moses, if he can survive playing moses he can survive playing steve jobs :D
Rating: 9 Votes

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