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Ashton Kutcher to portray Steve Jobs in upcoming indie film

By Shawn Knight · 29 replies
Apr 2, 2012
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  1. Ashton Kutcher will portray Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in an upcoming film titled “Jobs.” The movie will begin filming in May during a break from Kutcher’s role in “Two and…

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  2. A movie... really? Sad thing is apple fanboys are going to lap it up like crazy, wouldn't be surprised if tickets cost more because Apple stick their logo on them.
  3. The Pirates of Silicon Valley is still the best movie.
  4. Are you serious?
    Well I just lost my breakfast
  5. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 996   +93

    Couldn't they at least try to find an actor than can act?
  6. Jos

    Jos TS Evangelist Posts: 3,073   +97

    I was hoping this was an April Fools' joke when the news surfaced last night
  7. I don't think it looks like Steven Jobs.
  8. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,376   +53

    Not a fan of Kutcher...although he was pretty good in The Butterfly Effect.
  9. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,751   +1,974

    You mean they both look like douchebags?
  10. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,057   +1,491

    More proof that Hollywood has run out of ideas. I also thought this was an April Fool's joke when I saw it. :p
  11. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 843   +377

    Is it wrong just how much this made me laugh?
  12. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 3,150   +1,411

    I don't know... historical movies based on facts are regular topics. What I wonder is if they'll be honest. Since he's dead I expect them to paint him as a hero and a wonderful person. WIRED magazine had a large section devoted to him after he passed and made him sound like a guy who'd be a perfect father and gentleman. Pretty different from all the stories over the last 15-20 years.

    Your proof that they're running out of ideas can be found in the talk about remaking the Tom Clancy movies starring Jack Ryan. Hunt for Red October and the like....
  13. Who is john galt ? Was steve jobs !!
  14. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 605   +67

    I'd much rather they make a "Pirates of Silicon Valley 2".
  15. I contemplated which of the two I could care less about and determined I don't give a rats patooty about either of them equally.
  16. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,546   +430

    Agreed. Wasn't it a TBS movie? Surprised it didn't make the big screen.

    He was good in Butterfly Effect. I'm sure he can act, he just gets mostly stupid roles. Just like Jim Carrey can act too once you get him away from his stupid antics; see Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind.
  17. DanUK

    DanUK TS Booster Posts: 220   +12

    I can deffo see the resemblance haha
  18. What a horrible horrible prospect.
  19. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 460   +59

    To Apple worshippers, this movie is like the story of Jesus.
  20. Not surprised, this reflects the average Apple product user perfectly.
  21. daweimon

    daweimon TS Rookie

    What's up with all the Apple hate on this website? There's far more "Apple-hater" fanboyism than there are Apple fanboys. You can't deny Steve Jobs was an amazing man. Grow up.
  22. Chris Hedges is an amazing man, Noam Chomsky is an amazing man, Herman Melville was an amazing man

    Steve Jobs was a self-interested manipulator with the moral backbone of a cockroach

    so yeah, maybe we can call him an amazing man: it's amazing that anyone's sorry he died
  23. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,840   +1,267

    Hardly surprising, this is a TECH site, not Jezebel or Hipsterrunoff
    ...and like ex-Mr Moore, a triumph of style over substance. I doubt you'd be able to find a bigger self promoter to play a self-promoter. +1 to the casting agency.
  24. I have a block of cheese - can they make a film about that instead ?

    The cheese does have historical significance unlike Watermelon or Apple or whatever.

  25. Hollywood was going to make a Pirates of Silicon Valley 2... but Jonny Depp said no.

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