Rumor: Leonardo DiCaprio will play Steve Jobs in Sony's big-budget Jobs biopic

Rumor: Leonardo DiCaprio will play Steve Jobs in Sony's big-budget Jobs biopic
While the movie Jobs didn't exactly have audiences busting down theater doors to get in, Ashton Kutcher did a good job as Steve Jobs. Not only did the "Two and a Half Men" star bear more than a passing resemblance to the late Apple co-founder in the film, he also walked and moved like the fallen tech icon. In real-life, Kutcher happens to be well versed in technology, and is an astute investor in the sector.

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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30 Comments

1. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

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 :)

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

He's one of my favorite actors of all time. He deserves an Oscar more than anyone.

9. Sauce unregistered

Top 3? Mine are Clint Eastwood (especially in Gran Torino) Morgan Freeman Olivia Wilde (gotta have some hotness in there)

12. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Classic..

21. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

I'm pretty burnt out on Freeman, they are using the hell out of this guy on and in everything.

27. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Jackie chan as jobs... for sure he will bring some humor in ;)

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Smurf is that you in the profile pic?

10. tettech

Posts: 69; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

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.

23. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Leonardo as jobs?? Why not danzel washington or morgan freeman? :p

2. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Yup Leonardo and sony will bring this up phenomenal!!! If only sony handle the first one it would be great.

3. Sauce unregistered

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.

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Well said...

6. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Agreed, +1. He did a good job as Howard Hughes but I can't picture him as Steve Jobs.

14. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Bale or even tom hanks(suit perfectly with in his later years) will be fit for this role...

15. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Bale or even tom hanks(suits perfectly with jobs in his later years) will be fit for this role...

22. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

lol Hanks, he did a good job as Mr. Disney.

7. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Wait we need another SJ movie? WTF?

11. mixedfish

Posts: 1545; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

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.

29. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

this one will even suck more

8. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

I can see Bale as Jobs... But DiCaprio? Not so much. But who knows? Kutcher's portrayal was pretty impressive.

13. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The Wolf of Silicon Valley? Maybe.

16. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

That's a good name.

17. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Leonardo NoOscaro? WTF

18. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

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.

19. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

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....

26. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

The Machinist is a nice movie

20. linaresx

Posts: 101; Member since: Jun 13, 2013

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.

24. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Let JET LI be JK SHIN lol

25. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

and one karate scene between jobs(leonardo) and jk shin(jet li) :p

30. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

And jet li rips jobs head off and mails all sammy executives to take advantage of it.

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