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Michael Fassbender is Steve Jobs in this first theatrical trailer

07.01.2015

Last month saw the release of Danny Boyle's STEVE JOBS teaser trailer, which did exactly that. The Aaron Sorkin (THE SOCIAL NETWORK) scripted film is said to be set during the backstage of three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac. This more thorough theatrical trailer suprisingly doesn't feel that self-contained, and after a minute, you'll most likely forget you're even watching Michael Fassbender.

While I don't have any particular fascination for Steve Jobs, the trifecta of Boyle/Sorkin/Fassbender is enough to pull anyone into the story they have to tell. Furthermore, and judging from THE SOCIAL NETWORK, Sorkin isn't afraid to stray from the "source material" to tell a better story. That's exactly how it should be, as opposed to the ho hum biopics we end up getting most of the time (Kutcher's JOBS flick comes to mind). It would have been great to see Sorkin and David Fincher team up again for this flick, but Danny Boyle's not missing a beat!

STEVE JOBS will open in theaters on October 9, 2015.

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9:00AM on 07/07/2015
That trailer makes the story look pretty exciting. I read the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson a few years ago. It was an interesting enough read if for no other reason than I rely on Apple for a third of my media (phone and computer). But turning that biography into a movie seemed like a large feat. Other than being an oddball, there was no crux to Steve Jobs' life to give a biopic a plot structure. But from this trailer it seems like Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle managed to do it.
That trailer makes the story look pretty exciting. I read the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson a few years ago. It was an interesting enough read if for no other reason than I rely on Apple for a third of my media (phone and computer). But turning that biography into a movie seemed like a large feat. Other than being an oddball, there was no crux to Steve Jobs' life to give a biopic a plot structure. But from this trailer it seems like Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle managed to do it. And Fassbender seems to have tapped into something to give a great portrayal of Steve Jobs.
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12:16AM on 07/04/2015

The wife said Michael Fassbender is too pretty to play Steve Jobs

but, after a couple of seconds, I forgot that I was watching Fassbender in the role. That's the mark of a great actor, right there. Looking forward to this one.
but, after a couple of seconds, I forgot that I was watching Fassbender in the role. That's the mark of a great actor, right there. Looking forward to this one.
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8:37AM on 07/02/2015
Adding to @miguel_montes comments there.

Glad they went this direction for Steve Jobs, as every other geek see's him as a God and not the arrogant jerk that he was.
Adding to @miguel_montes comments there.

Glad they went this direction for Steve Jobs, as every other geek see's him as a God and not the arrogant jerk that he was.
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11:40PM on 07/01/2015

I hate to be this guy...

...but I'm having a really hard time seeing through Fassbender here. I don't think I've ever seen him do an american accent, and my brain can't compute. I see the actor, not Steve Jobs.

I've been wanting this movie for a while now, but it feels very odd to me. When I saw Kutcher as Jobs, I was hook, line, and sinker. He looked and acted the part so well. I wish they gave him this part...
...but I'm having a really hard time seeing through Fassbender here. I don't think I've ever seen him do an american accent, and my brain can't compute. I see the actor, not Steve Jobs.

I've been wanting this movie for a while now, but it feels very odd to me. When I saw Kutcher as Jobs, I was hook, line, and sinker. He looked and acted the part so well. I wish they gave him this part...
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9:31PM on 07/01/2015
Oh man, poor Ashton Kutcher.
He must be a little bit jealous.
Oh man, poor Ashton Kutcher.
He must be a little bit jealous.
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7:12PM on 07/01/2015
Despite the talent involved, there is something about biopics that bother me. Don't get me wrong, Sorkin's writing is quite good and it's palatable for drama and films, but most biopics either cover their subject in a gloss to make them seem more favorable, or they over-exaggerate certain aspects of their character/life events. Sorkin strikes me as being guilty of the latter, and while that makes for a good movie, it's hard for me to really invest in/take the material in a biopic seriously when
Despite the talent involved, there is something about biopics that bother me. Don't get me wrong, Sorkin's writing is quite good and it's palatable for drama and films, but most biopics either cover their subject in a gloss to make them seem more favorable, or they over-exaggerate certain aspects of their character/life events. Sorkin strikes me as being guilty of the latter, and while that makes for a good movie, it's hard for me to really invest in/take the material in a biopic seriously when I know everything is being manipulated to fit the terms of movie storytelling. I guess biopics really aren't my thing because for me, no matter how much to you strive to stay true to real events or characters, life just doesn't fit into a box. I have an easier time with movies that focus on events and how things progressed from point A to point B when the material is based on non-fiction. It's easier for me to see an event realistically depicted, like when the titanic hits an ice berg and the ship is depicted to sink in a certain way that most likely is close to what actually happened. Seeing a biopic and agreeing on whether or not it was an accurate depiction of a person, that's much harder.
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4:51PM on 07/01/2015
Anyone read Jobs by Walter Isaacson?He could make Bill`Reilly shake in his boots.But as we know he was a great "Ideas guy." Great book,big book like 700 pages but the parts on macintosh was great.So can`t wait too see this.
Anyone read Jobs by Walter Isaacson?He could make Bill`Reilly shake in his boots.But as we know he was a great "Ideas guy." Great book,big book like 700 pages but the parts on macintosh was great.So can`t wait too see this.
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3:16PM on 07/01/2015
This looks fantastic. Even though it's unnecessary to have two films about him so close together, this one actually looks like the time and effort. Unlike the Kutcher version.
This looks fantastic. Even though it's unnecessary to have two films about him so close together, this one actually looks like the time and effort. Unlike the Kutcher version.
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2:20PM on 07/01/2015
It's nice to see they're portraying him as the asshole he was.
It's nice to see they're portraying him as the asshole he was.
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1:16PM on 07/01/2015

Read the script, and it's great

At this point, Sorkin is like the Coen Brothers: you're going to get exactly what you think you're going to get, and that's either your thing or it's not.

As for me, I happen to love Sorkin, so I'm on board. I read the script, and it's great. It's kind of like "The Social Network," in the sense of it's not really about Apple/Facebook. This will help, as obviously, Fassbender looks NOTHING like Jobs. However, Anthony Hopkins didn't really look like Nixon, but I still thought that was a great
At this point, Sorkin is like the Coen Brothers: you're going to get exactly what you think you're going to get, and that's either your thing or it's not.

As for me, I happen to love Sorkin, so I'm on board. I read the script, and it's great. It's kind of like "The Social Network," in the sense of it's not really about Apple/Facebook. This will help, as obviously, Fassbender looks NOTHING like Jobs. However, Anthony Hopkins didn't really look like Nixon, but I still thought that was a great movie (and great performance).
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1:10PM on 07/01/2015

This looks fantastic!

I'm a sucker for movies like this and I think this looks really great. Hopefully I'm right about that.
I'm a sucker for movies like this and I think this looks really great. Hopefully I'm right about that.
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12:15PM on 07/01/2015

Thank goodness it's Danny Boyle

I, for one, am glad it's Boyle and not Fincher. Boyle's endlessly creative visual approach is suited perfectly for this particular story.
I, for one, am glad it's Boyle and not Fincher. Boyle's endlessly creative visual approach is suited perfectly for this particular story.
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11:55AM on 07/01/2015

I am sorry but Fassbender is miscast...

I love him, I love Danny Boyle and the rest of the cast, the story lokks good, but it's very hard for me to buy Fassbender is playimg Steve Jobs...
Ashton Kutcher should have played in that movie
I love him, I love Danny Boyle and the rest of the cast, the story lokks good, but it's very hard for me to buy Fassbender is playimg Steve Jobs...
Ashton Kutcher should have played in that movie
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2:17PM on 07/01/2015
Sorry man, but if this is serious and you actually think Ashton Kutcher should ever be cast in anything over Michael Fassbender, then you probably didn't get enough oxygen as a fetus.

If they were filming a movie about the life of Ashton Kutcher, I'd still cast Fassbender over Kutcher.
Sorry man, but if this is serious and you actually think Ashton Kutcher should ever be cast in anything over Michael Fassbender, then you probably didn't get enough oxygen as a fetus.

If they were filming a movie about the life of Ashton Kutcher, I'd still cast Fassbender over Kutcher.
5:29PM on 07/01/2015
sorry man, but you do not read well, I never said Kutcher should be cast in anything over Fassbender, I said I cannot buy Fassbender as Steve Jobs, he just do not look like him, not even close... why not cast grat actors like Denzel Washington or Forrest Whitaker if the resemblance does not matter...
sorry man, but you do not read well, I never said Kutcher should be cast in anything over Fassbender, I said I cannot buy Fassbender as Steve Jobs, he just do not look like him, not even close... why not cast grat actors like Denzel Washington or Forrest Whitaker if the resemblance does not matter...
7:09PM on 07/01/2015
"Ashton Kutcher should have played in that movie"

Your words. Looks like my reading comprehension is spot on. And I'd say Fassbender is reasonably close enough in appearance to pull off Steve Jobs. My point was that Ashton Kutcher, whether he looks more like Jobs or not (which is at the very least, debatable) will always be an inferior choice to Fassbender. Like, even if Kutcher had the technology from Mission Impossible or Face-Off at his disposal.
"Ashton Kutcher should have played in that movie"

Your words. Looks like my reading comprehension is spot on. And I'd say Fassbender is reasonably close enough in appearance to pull off Steve Jobs. My point was that Ashton Kutcher, whether he looks more like Jobs or not (which is at the very least, debatable) will always be an inferior choice to Fassbender. Like, even if Kutcher had the technology from Mission Impossible or Face-Off at his disposal.
11:42PM on 07/01/2015
I completely agree. It's like a body snatcher scenario. Everyone's telling me it's ok, but I instantly feel something's just not right.

Kutcher may not be on the acting level as Fassbender, but he's abetter casting choice to the real person. Jobs was in the lime light so often that people know who he was/what he looked like. It's not like Social Network where we knew the name, but didn't really know the person (Zuckerberg)

Fassbender is one of my favorite actors, and I was thrilled
I completely agree. It's like a body snatcher scenario. Everyone's telling me it's ok, but I instantly feel something's just not right.

Kutcher may not be on the acting level as Fassbender, but he's abetter casting choice to the real person. Jobs was in the lime light so often that people know who he was/what he looked like. It's not like Social Network where we knew the name, but didn't really know the person (Zuckerberg)

Fassbender is one of my favorite actors, and I was thrilled when I heard he took over the role when Bale dropped out. Now that I see it though, well, it's like when Homer unveiled the Homer-mobile. So much build, then....um..?
11:51AM on 07/01/2015
I have zero interest in Steve Jobs, but how the hell do you argue with Boyle/Sorkin and that cast all working together. I can't friggin' wait to see what that is like.
I have zero interest in Steve Jobs, but how the hell do you argue with Boyle/Sorkin and that cast all working together. I can't friggin' wait to see what that is like.
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