Rumor: Leonardo DiCaprio will play Steve Jobs in Sony's big-budget Jobs biopic
posted by Alan F. / Apr 21, 2014, 9:12 PM
The second biopic about Steve Jobs, a big-budget film from Sony, has been running into trouble. This project, based on Walter Isaacson's best selling biography about Jobs, has just lost its first choice as director, David Fincher. The latter was seeking $10 million upfront, and wanted to control the marketing. There was also speculation that Fincher had said that he would commit to the project only if Christian Bale would agree to play Steve Jobs.
But some interesting news came out of Hollywood on Monday. The latest buzz is that director Danny Boyle will reunite with (drum roll please)...Leonardo DiCaprio. The former teen idol would play Jobs. Boyle and DiCaprio worked together in 2000's The Beach. The second Jobs feature film is still being penned by screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, who wrote The Social Network, which earned him an Academy Award (although there were no selfies the year he won it).
So what do you think? Leonardo DiCaprio has taken some risky roles over the last few years, but could he pull off a gig as Steve Jobs?
source: TheHollywoodReporter via AppleInsider
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Hopefully they can get Leo his oscar. He's deserved it for years. I was gonna say give it to him last year, but Im sorry, Matthew Mcconohey just blew people away with Dallas Buyers Club. I would have preferred Bale for Jobs personally, would be nice to see him going on a yelling fit as Jobs :)
posted on Apr 21, 2014, 9:21 PM 4
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He's one of my favorite actors of all time. He deserves an Oscar more than anyone.
posted on Apr 21, 2014, 9:39 PM 4
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I totally agree that Leo deserves his Oscar soon! He takes his acting performance very seriously on every role he takes. It's unfortunate he hasn't won an Oscar. On a role as Steve Jobs, I thought Kutcher's portrayal was a bullseye. His image and movement were reminiscent that of the late Steve Jobs. His acting was sufficient. For Leo to take on as Steve Jobs will be an outstanding performance, although I don't picture him with similar demeanor as Jobs unlike Kutcher's portrayal.
posted on Apr 21, 2014, 11:41 PM 0
I don't see Leo as a Steve Jobs character. I forgot who said this but it goes something like ..there are actors who can pull off any role and make you feel like they are that person they are acting as, and there are actors who create such a personality about themselves that can only be seen as their own face in acting.. Forgot how it went but yea.
posted on Apr 21, 2014, 9:30 PM 7
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Bale or even tom hanks(suits perfectly with jobs in his later years) will be fit for this role...
posted on Apr 22, 2014, 12:04 AM 0
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Wait we need another SJ movie? WTF?
posted on Apr 21, 2014, 9:53 PM 6
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The first one with Kutcher was a cheap cash-in because this one when rumoured generated a lot of hype. You can ignore that one because it sucks.
posted on Apr 21, 2014, 11:47 PM 1
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dicaprio - awesome actor, danny boyle awesome director. Steve jobs - you know the story, we have already seen one version to screen, no need for another at all. pointless and boring when its already done and said.
posted on Apr 22, 2014, 7:48 AM 0
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I think Christian Bale would looked better vs Leonardo. Leonardo is a great actor, one of my favs....but if anyone ever seen The Machinist....I just cant see Leo as Jobs. Maybe because Bale got so skinny for The Machinist... I know Leonardo probably can too but still....
posted on Apr 22, 2014, 8:07 AM 0
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But I was going to get him to play me in my biopic about a talented sophisticated man who posts popular and insightful comments online while dating supermodels and fighting crime. Of course we’d use CG to make him better looking but he is such a good actor I think he could pull it off.
posted on Apr 22, 2014, 8:21 AM 1
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