Steve Wozniak, Apple’s co-founder is letting the world know what he thinks of Ashton Kutcher’s portrayal of Steve Jobs in Jobs. It’s not good.
Wozniak says that Kutcher’s performance fell “a bit flat”.
His comments had started somewhat of a back and forth between the two. Kutcher suggested that Wozniak is giving him bad reviews because he’s getting paid to promote the other version of the Apple founder’s life.
Wozniak says he would be consulted for either of the films and that, while he found that Kutcher got all of Jobs’ mannerisms down, he didn’t get his mind.
“Ashton played Steve Jobs’ mannerisms so well, but he didn’t bring out the thinking that makes us love Steve and the ideas that drove Apple forward,” Wozniak said.
Kutcher seems resentful saying that Wozniak didn’t make himself available for consultation on the movie.
Some have criticized producers for casting Ashton Kutcher to play the role of Steve Jobs, one of the most influential minds in history.
“To some extent, it’s gotten a bad rap just in light of the fact that it had the audacity to cast Ashton Kutcher as one of the most significant figures of the last century,” Scott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter said.
“Ashton made some disingenuous and wrong statements about me recently, and that I didn’t like the movie because I’m paid to consult on another one,” the Apple co-founder wrote. “These are examples of Ashton still being in character. Either film would have paid me to consult, but the Jobs one already had a script written.
The Apple co-founder adds he was turned off by the Jobs script but still hoped for a great movie.
Wozniak also says that he felt bad for the people that were incorrectly portrayed by the film.
Ashton Kutcher lost 18 pounds for the role and even went on the same vegetarian diet Jobs used to follow to get in character to play him in Jobs.