Quick, what do you think of when you think Steve Jobs? Maybe the first words that come to your mind are visionary, genius, or entrepreneur. Just like everyone, though, Steve Jobs had more facets to him than just the face he showed to the public. Michael Fassbender, who will portray Jobs in an upcoming movie, will show us another side to the Jobs we thought we knew. E! Online got an early first look at the movie, which is entitled Steve Jobs and premieres Oct. 9.
“… What follows [an argument between Jobs and co-founder Steve Wozniak] is Jobs yelling, throwing things and getting fired from Apple. There’s also his private life—he has [sic] daughter he refuses to acknowledge is his.”
The image Fassbender presents is pretty different from the calm, hippie Jobs we’ve all become familiar with. Speaking of things we might not expect from the Apple founder, he was adamantly against the overuse of tablets and smartphones, as Inquisitr mentioned. Perhaps we don’t know everything there is to know about Jobs just yet.
The Verge reported that the film will be directed by Danny Boyle, who won an Academy Award for Slumdog Millionaire, and will feature a host of other stars, like Kate Winslet and Seth Rogen. There have been mixed reactions about the film trailer on Twitter already, with some calling Steve Jobs a visionary whose life’s work was his “movie,” so to speak, and others claiming they outright hate the new portrayal.
Not exactly a perfect match, as many people pointed out about Fassbender playing Steve Jobs. Subtitled “The Man In The Machine”, the movie will take viewers behind the creation of some of Jobs’ more important products, starting with the iMac computer. Interestingly enough, the iPhone and iPod are not covered during the film, even though most people primarily associate Steve Jobs with these products.
Plenty of people have already pointed out the fact that Michael Fassbender basically looks nothing like Steve Jobs. The reason Fassbender was chosen to play Jobs is fairly unclear at this point. There has also been contempt towards the film and its creators for showing the darker, more dramatic side of Steve Jobs, rather than the friendly Apple CEO we all respected as a true artist and visionary. You’ll be able to judge for yourself starting October 9, 2015, when the film opens in U.S. theaters.