included watching more than 100 hours of footage of the Apple innovator.
Notably missing from the film are details about Jobs’ personal life —his court settlement with the mother of his first child features only in the backdrop of the 1980s, a time when he struggled to gain support from the Apple board for his visions.
Stern told the audience that he deliberately stayed away from the CEO’s personal life, saying the film was “not about getting mired in some of the soap opera” of Jobs’ life.
Kutcher, 34, told Reuters on the red carpet before the screening that he was honoured to play Jobs but also terrified because of the former Apple chairman’s iconic status.
“To be playing a guy who so freshly is in people’s minds, where everywhere you go you can run into people who met him or knew him or had seen a video of him... that’s terrifying because everyone is an appropriate critic,” said Kutcher.
Hours before the screening, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said the movie appeared to misrepresent aspects of both his own and Jobs’ personalities and their early vision for the company.
Wozniak was commenting after seeing a brief clip of an early scene that was released online. “Totally wrong... The ideas of computers affecting society did not come from Jobs,” Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with Jobs and Ronald Wayne in a California garage in 1976, told technology blog Gizmodo.com.
“The lofty talk came much further down the line,” Wozniak said in a series of emails.
Book of Mormon star Gad, who plays Wozniak, told Reuters on the red carpet that the film-makers had tried to reach out to him to get his input on jOBS, but that Wozniak was ‘participating in another project about Steve Jobs’. Wozniak is tied to a movie based on Walter Isaacson’s official biography Steve Jobs, being developed by screen writer Aaron Sorkin of The West Wing and The Social Network fame. No release date or casting has been announced.
Kutcher said he hoped Wozniak would look more kindly on the movie when he had seen the whole two hours. “I hope that when he