Jobs' widow made sure Dicaprio and Bale didn't portray her husband on the silver screen
posted by Alan F. / Oct 08, 2015, 9:11 AM
Someone referred to as a "key player" in the movie, told the The Hollywood Reporter that Steve Jobs' widow did not want the picture to be made. This source claims that "Laurene Jobs called Leo DiCaprio and said, 'Don't do it.' Laurene Jobs called Christian Bale and said, 'Don't [do it].' " Representatives for both actors could not confirm this, but a Sony executive did admit that Laurene Jobs did not want the biopic to be made. This same executive says that it is his understanding that Jobs' widow did call one or two actors.
While Laurene Jobs, who married Steve back in 1991, is not portrayed in the film, she was apparently worried about how the movie would show her late husband's flaws. Since his death, there have been numerous projects that have focused on the negative side to his personality, showing him to be rude and demanding to employees. To combat that image, Apple recently released a tape of Jobs speaking to Apple employees on the eve of the original Apple iPhone unveiling.
Eventually, Michael Fassbender was given the role, and Universal ended up making the film after Sony dropped out. Those who have seen previews of "Steve Jobs" have given it high praise and some are picking the film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Others believe that Fassbender will earn at least a nomination for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jobs.
The film opens in New York and L.A. tomorrow, with nationwide distribution beginning on October 23rd.
source: TheHollywoodReporter via NYPost
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posted on Oct 08, 2015, 9:13 AM 0
cant wait the see it flop like all the rest before and still showing. you could ask some random apple user female in any major city who steve jobs was and what did he invent and they would not know, thats right i said invent hahahahhaa i know he didnt invent anything.
posted on Oct 08, 2015, 6:11 PM 0
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Steve Jobs did not deserve a movie.
posted on Oct 08, 2015, 9:34 AM 16
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Only if Kim Jong ill deserves..
posted on Oct 08, 2015, 9:44 AM 0
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When's the JK Shin movie coming out? Wait that's right Samsung is second teir, it just ripps off apple. Android it self was a blackberry ripp off until apple unveiled the iPhone. Must really hurt the fandroids here when apple takes in all the quality apps and profits with the highest adaptation rate of new updates. I use an android and an iPhone but the fandroids are Androids worst part.
posted on Oct 08, 2015, 10:02 AM 0
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None of it hurts me, because I know that the Note 5 I'm typing this on is far and away the best smartphone on the planet.
posted on Oct 08, 2015, 11:15 AM 0
i would say the carriers are androids worst part since they stop the updates. i like how samsung is making a care site for updates to bypass carriers. i love the samsung youtube video about the company when it started until now its truly an amazing company when you see how far they came and speed and how big they really are.
posted on Oct 08, 2015, 6:14 PM 0
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Where's the Wozniak biopic? Danger was the most innovative cell company of all time.
posted on Oct 08, 2015, 10:02 AM 1
wozniak is the only guy worth making the movie about he did the coding and figured everything out. not steve he just shouted at people and told them he wants that and that. we all did that when we turned 5 they we grow up and became smarter self aware
posted on Oct 08, 2015, 6:19 PM 0
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I don't blame her. It is her husband and she loved him even with his flaws. It can't be easy to see them blown up on the big screen. Obviously, the public wants both sides of the story due to his deity like presence in the tech space, but I completely understand her feelings on it, if this is true.
posted on Oct 08, 2015, 10:27 AM 1
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