Kutcher and Gad discuss playing Jobs and Wozniak at Macworld

Kutcher and Gad discuss playing Jobs and Wozniak at Macworld
At Macworld on Thursday, Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad hosted a session called "Playing Steve and Woz". The two actors are the stars in the upcoming biopic Jobs, which received mixed reviews from the critics when screened last week at the Sundance Film Festival.  Recently, a clip from the film was leaked showing Gad's Wozniak as a clueless nerd who built a computer as a hobby and Kutcher's Jobs as the visionary who had a plan to put a computer in every home. The real Steve Wozniak said that the personalities in the scene did not accurately portray real life where he was the visionary who had an idea about how valuable the desktop computer would be.

Kutcher, allegedly the highest paid actor on television earning $24 million a year for his role on Two and a Half Men, said that playing Jobs had changed his life and changed him as a person. The late Apple executive is one of the actor's heroes and Kutcher himself has become a venture capitalist, seeding some start up companies. The actor says that portraying the college dropout who became the only man ever to be the CEO of two Fortune 500 companies (Apple and Pixar), taught him focus and to avoid the projects that seem tempting but won't help you achieve your long term goal. Kutcher also mentioned Jobs' compassion for the consumer and his belief that the impossible can be done.

One frightening moment for Kutcher came when he tried to follow the fruitarian diet that Jobs had tried. For a month, the star consumed nothing but fruit and carrot juice and developed pancreatitis so severe that he was doubled over in pain. Jobs died in 2011 from complications related to pancreatic cancer.

Jobs opens April 19th at a theater near you.

source: Forbes

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10 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

Can I take your autograph? :)

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Wozniak!!! Saying the name gives me the heebie-jeebies!!lol...

3. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

"Jobs compassion for the customer..." Oh, please...

8. opensourceftw

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 01, 2013

Yup. When I think 'consumer compassion', the first name to pop up is steve "you're holding your phone wrong, retard, iphone works exactly as it should" jobs.

4. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Dumb$#!{ After knowing that Jobs died of pancreatic cancer this guy wants to go on the fruit diet again and get the same symptoms. Why, dear God, why??

5. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

To prepare for the role, Kutcher spent a month at the Paris Hilton School of Selfish, Spoiled Divas. He also spent time with a speech coach training on how to speak down to everyone, and yell at and belittle employees. Finally, to really get into character, he sued Noah Wyle for copying his role as Jobs in the 1999 made for TV movie "Pirates of Silicon Valley," asking the Court to ban all current Wyle movies, and applied for a patent on "A method of portraying a narcissistic CEO or other executive in a movie, TV show, play or your imagination. "

9. opensourceftw

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 01, 2013

He also wore the same thing every day and showered bi weekly. Such a disgusting, despicable man.

6. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

The more and more I hear about this movie the more I'd rather rather just revisit Pirates of Silicon Valley... or wait for the Aaron Sorkin movie to come out on tv. (Definitely not paying to see either at a theater.) The more Kutcher opens his mouth, the more it's apparent this is just a Steve Jobs Fellati-O-Rama fest.

7. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

I'm sure tens of people will flock to the theater when the movie opens.

10. opensourceftw

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 01, 2013

Millions of iDrones will try, but apple maps led them into a sex dungeon instead of the theatre.

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