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post #41 of 138
I like both Clooney and Wyle as decent actors, but I don't think either of them look, or sound, enough like Jobs to be convincing.

Christian Bale would be my choice. No one else would give more to the performance than Bale. His acting ability, especially his extreme dedication to his method, would not only enable him to portray Steve in his many iterations, but also compliment Steve's insistence on accepting nothing less than the very best.

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post #42 of 138
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get Edward Norton!

+1

Picture Noah Wyle portraying an angry Steve Jobs... now picture Edward Norton.

... and, imo, Norton has more acting acting chops all around than Wyle.

Johhny Depp would have been better than Clooney.

Whew... I'm glad they didn't mention Robert Pattinson!
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post #43 of 138
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Originally Posted by FriedLobster View Post

Christian Bale would be awesome.

He looks just like steve jobs!!!

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Originally Posted by jd_in_sb View Post

Young Steve Jobs: Ashton Kutcher

Old Steve Jobs: Daniel Day-Lewis

Both-for-the-price-of-one: Christian Bale

Yes and yes. Specially DDL. Never crossed my mind but he is ideal.
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Good choice. He's got acting chops but what about the young SJ.
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post #47 of 138
George Clooney? That's terrible casting. Terrible, terrible casting.

Noah Wyle is the guy. I don't even understand why this is a question. Did these people not watch Pirates of Silicon Valley? Wyle's performance was outstanding.

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post #48 of 138
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Clooney is an asshole.

Jobs was a well documented asshole. Does that make Clooney a fitting choice?
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Clooney is an asshole.

What are you talking about?
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post #50 of 138
Wyle has already proved he can play Jobs, I say give "the job" to him.

I can see why someone might mention Crazy Tom Cruise, but I don't think he'd be the right choice.
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post #51 of 138
Hugh Jackman.
Brad Pitt.
Casey Affleck.
Adam Sandler.
Andy Samberg.
Rod R. Blagojevich.
John Gruber.
Tom Hanks.
Leo Laporte as Woz.
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Good choice. He's got acting chops but what about the young SJ.

Give Tucci a gallon of Rogaine to pull off the young SJ?

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post #53 of 138
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Hugh Jackman.
Brad Pitt.
Casey Affleck.
Adam Sandler.
Andy Samberg.
Rod R. Blagojevich.
John Gruber.
Tom Hanks.
Leo Laporte as Woz.

You left out Will Smith and Eddy Murphy
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post #54 of 138
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Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post

Also, Christian Bale is not a great actor.

Neither was Steve Jobs. You just have to play a convincing asshole.

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that "I'm Batman" voice he does is hilariously funny (cause it's so incredibly bad) more than it is scary or intense.

Well at least he wasn't the "gay Batman" with the fake nipple suit.

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Jobs was a well documented asshole. Does that make Clooney a fitting choice?

No. Nothing makes Clooney a fitting choice.

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post #56 of 138
I wonder what makes Noah Wylie think he has much sway these days.

More interestingly, who will play Woz? We need a smaller version of the actor who played Rubeus Hagrid. What's his name? Robbie Coltraine? Maybe they will shrink his height with special effects the same way he was stretched in the Harry Potter films.
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Originally Posted by MacVicta View Post

Christian Bale was my choice. And Bale can nail down every stage of Jobs' life all by himself.

Damn straight he can. He can do Steve's infamous unblinking stare too.

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I wonder what makes Noah Wylie think he has much sway these days.

More interestingly, who will play Woz?
We need a smaller version of the actor who played Rubeus Hagrid. What's his name? Robbie Coltraine? Maybe they will shrink his height with special effects the same way he was stretched in the Harry Potter films.

Jason Alexander.
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post #59 of 138
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More interestingly, who will play Woz? We need a smaller version of the actor who played Rubeus Hagrid. What's his name? Robbie Coltraine? Maybe they will shrink his height with special effects the same way he was stretched in the Harry Potter films.

The part of Woz will be played by Woz.
Young Woz will be played by CG head Woz on body-double Woz, and voiced by Woz (like they did with Jeff Bridges in that Tron sequel).

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post #60 of 138
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The part of Woz will be played by Woz.
Young Woz will be played by CG head Woz on double-body Woz, and voiced by Woz (like they did with Jeff Bridges in that Tron sequel).

There... fixed that for you.
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post #61 of 138
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Jason Alexander.

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Trim the eyebrows, add some stubble and we're done.

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post #63 of 138
If Schmidt enters the picture anywhere then they can give that role to Philip Seymour Hoffman.
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post #64 of 138
Both Wiley and Clooney are decent actors, but Wiley lacks the good looks and charisma of Jobs, while Clooney lacks the similarity in appearance and voice. Bale has a bit of charisma, similar facial appearance, and he has a bit of the lisp that Jobs had, but he's not wirey in physique. IMHO Bale would fill the role better than Wiley or Clooney.
Keep looking!
post #65 of 138
Forget live action. Pixar should animate the bio-pic.
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If Schmidt enters the picture anywhere then they can give that role to Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Schmidt's a small part of the story. The part could be played by a photo of Schmidt with a voiceover actor, kind of like what they did with Saddam Hussein in South Park.

More important roles would be to cast people like Ive, Hertzfeld, Laurene, Larry Ellison, and Jeffrey Katzenberg.

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post #67 of 138
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If they run out of ideas just get Paul Giamatti and be done with it

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I dunno, Giamatti should actually play the Woz.

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post #68 of 138
Christian Bale (think American Psycho) as the arrogant, mercurial and eccentric Steve Jobs.


Christian Bale (think the Machinist) as the thin Steve Jobs.



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post #69 of 138
But the big question is ... who will play Bill Gates? Every story needs a antagonist!
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But the big question is ... who will play Bill Gates? Every story needs a antagonist!

Gates won't be the antagonist. Been there, done that.

We're looking for a Schmidt candidate. And a Samsung CEO.

And obviously Ballmer. They'll just get the guy who did Ballmer in PoSV.

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post #71 of 138
Noah has that energetic stare, and actually looks a lot more like Jobs in his younger years. And Noah's younger look would allow him to believably cover a wider period of Steve Jobs's life.
Hey Clooney, you can be Woz )
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But the big question is ... who will play Bill Gates? Every story needs a antagonist!

James Spader?

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post #73 of 138
Larry Ellison = Robert Downey Jr.

Woz = Paul Giamatti

Bill Gates = Eddie Murphy (rofl)

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post #74 of 138
Personally I like George Clooney, but as was said before, when he's up on screen, that's who you see. Not so much the character he is supposed to be playing.

Wyle did great in Pirates, but it was a TV movie and he's a TV actor. I suspect he wants the role because he hasn't done much lately and because it's on the big screen, he'll think he can make the jump. Besides, he's been Steve before. I'd like to see another actor offer another take on Steve.

Bale's name has been tossed around here too. Bale was superb in The Fighter. Bring that intensity and loss of self into the Steve Jobs role and you might have a winner.

I had to laugh when somebody said Tom Cruise. The guy's a loser, period. Stick a fork in him, he's done.

Day-Lewis could've pulled it off 10 years ago, but he's old now, as is Clooney.

To those that show pictures side-by-side of the actor and the subject, you do know that an actor doesn't get a part on looks alone, although I think Giamatti would great as Woz.
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James Spader?

holy crap. James Spader would be an awesome Bill Gates.

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post #76 of 138
Noah already did the role once, and did it extreamly well I feel. Cloony looks and sounds nothing like Steve. I can't see that happening, and if it does I won't see the movie...
post #77 of 138
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Gates won't be the antagonist. Been there, done that.

We're looking for a Schmidt candidate. And a Samsung CEO.

And obviously Ballmer. They'll just get the guy who did Ballmer in PoSV.

A good antagonist needs to be someone who is there throughout the story. Schmidt wouldn't be in the 1st half hour nor the last half hour ... obviously depending on where the story starts. Microsoft (bill) has been a constant throughout the life of Apple and the story would be as much a story about the company as the man.

I can see having Schmidt and others as obsticles but for the movie to work they will need a central antagonist, even if it's a phantom, lucking around and popping up from time to time.

Either way, it's either going to be a great movie or a complete pile of ****. I'm betting on great, to many people interested in this story to let a hack job happen.
post #78 of 138
It has to be Christian Bale as SJ.

If he could summon up some of 'the rant' passion it would be perfect for the younger Jobs.

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post #79 of 138
Perhaps they can get Ron Johnson to play the part of Phil Schiller
post #80 of 138
To hell with it, let's make it an MTV production and have the following cast:

Ben Aflik - SW
Steven Segal - SJ
Keano Reeves - Bill Gates
Jean-Claude Van Dam - Schmitt
Ben Stiller - J Ives
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