The Steve Jobs biopic has had its ups and downs. Written by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network), it seemed like this one would be a shoo-in for a fast track to production. Last year, David Fincher left the project due to contract disputes, and Oscar winner Danny Boyle was set to take his place. But still, trouble came when Christian Bale dropped out of the title role unexpectedly, thinking he was unfit for the part. Finally, with the casting of Michael Fassbender, the Steve Jobs project had its cast set in stone and was ready to go to production.
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But that isn’t the only photo the Daily Mail was able to snap. A few more photos show Fassbender alongside actor Seth Rogen (The Interview), who plays Steve Jobs’s longtime partner, Steve Wozniak.
So how has response been to these photos of the late Jobs? Well, a bit mixed. The Daily Mail was keen on both Rogen and Fassbender.
“And he was joined for filming by Rogen, who looked to be completely embodying Jobs’ famous colleague Wozniak, sporting a full beard and typical 1980s garb… Meanwhile, 37-year-old Fassbender looked just like Steve Jobs in a sharp oversized suit and bow tie, his usually-bearded face cleanly shaved for the role with his hair grown out and slicked back.”
The folks over at Venture Beat share a different opinion on the subject, with their article unambiguously titled, “The star of the new Steve Jobs flick, Michael Fassbender, looks nothing like Jobs.”
Of course, at the end of the day, the look is just one small part of the equation. The actual talent of the actor, along with the strength of the script and direction, all have an equally important role to play in crafting an effective biopic. Ashton Kutcher had everything going for him in the looks department for 2013’s Jobs biopic, and it wasn’t enough to hit with either audiences or critics.
So what are your thoughts on Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs? Are you okay with the fact that he doesn’t look as much the part as Kutcher, or do you feel that the look is paramount when it comes to a film like this? Let us know your thoughts below!