Pair of ER alumni battle it out for the chance to play Steve Jobs in movie biopic

Pair of ER alumni battle it out for the chance to play Steve Jobs in movie biopic
You might remember that almost immediately after the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, speculation arose that Sony would be filming a biography about the iconic businessman. Already, some of Hollywood's top writers and actors are trying to get the job of working on the film. Adam Sorkin, the man who penned "The Social Network" is said to be in talks with Sony about writing the Steve Jobs biography. And when it comes to actually portraying Jobs, ER castmates George Clooney and Noah Wyle are both said to be battling over the role. The movie is scheduled to film next year.

Wyle might have the advantage over Clooney because he already had a chance to be Apple's now departed leader in the T.V. movie "Pirates of Silicon Valley". On the other hand, Clooney is more of a box office magnet than Wyle is. And in terms of age, Clooney is closer to the 56 that Jobs was when he passed away last month.

Would you rather see Clooney or Wyle in the starring role, portraying Steve Jobs? Is there anyone else you would like to see  be the movie version of Apple's co-founder?

source: TheSun



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12 Comments

1. TerryCrowley

Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

A young Steve Jobs looks a lot like Demitri Martin.

11. Marco151polo

Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 28, 2010

True, but I saw Demitri Martin try and act in the movie Contagion and every second he was on the screen I kept waiting for him to crack a quick joke. It just didn't work and took away from the suspense the movie was trying to create. So hopefully Steve Jobs was a very witty person

2. Jerry209

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

True Noah Wyle looks more like Jobs

3. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Yeap.

9. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

It would be best if a no name actor would do it. That way we could view the actor as Steve Jobs and not George Clooney playing Steve Jobs.

4. keabie18

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

Keeping with the ER theme, Anthony Edwards looks a lot like Steve Jobs in his later years.

5. waiter2008

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

Actually, that's Aaron Sorkin who wrote The Social Network, not Adam.

6. Kmack

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

I thought Ashton Kutcher when i first saw young steve J lol

7. hakim002

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

Cant wait to see the drama, whats the tittle gonna be "i-Steve Job" lol,..

8. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I could see Jason Schwartzman in the role too. Not so sure about him being older SJ, but it's possible.

10. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

mr. clooney please

12. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

I would rather see Taco50 as steve jobs on this film.... He will be awesome on this film being a full pledge apple user and fan at the same time...

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