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First Steve Jobs movie gets red carpet premiere

Feb 08 2013, 11:43 IST
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UNHAPPY: Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak UNHAPPY: Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak
SummaryApple co-founder, Steve Wozniak is not happy with the film; says it appears to misrepresent both his own and Steve Jobs personalities.

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.

Wrong personalities

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 sees the film, he feels that he was portrayed accurately, that the film accurately represents who he was and how he was, and more importantly, inspires people to go and build things,” he said.

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