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Images have appeared of actor Ashton Kutcher wearing Steve Jobs' iconic black turtleneck, jeans and sneakers outfit on his way to the set of the independent film about the late Apple co-founder.

Gossip site TMZ.com published photos of Kutcher "in full character" on Saturday. His outfit was a near match to the one Jobs was famous for wearing.

Jobs so liked the black turtleneck that he reportedly owned hundreds of them. Mona Simpson, Jobs' sister, remarked at his memorial service last October that he had probably owned enough copies of the shirt for everyone in attendance.

Last month, reports surfaced that Kutcher had been cast as Jobs for the indie biopic, which is tentatively titled "Jobs: Get Inspired" and will span 1971 to 2000. The "Two and a Half Men" star had previously been noted as resembling Jobs. The film's producer, David Hulme, has said that Kutcher believes the part was "meant for him" and has set out to "prove to the world that this is the right part for him."



Hulme indicated in April that he is aiming to release the film in the fourth quarter of 2012. Rumors have suggested that broadway star Josh Gad has been tapped to play Jobs' partner Steve Wozniak. Director Joshua Michael Stern is said to believe the project is "award-worthy."
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uncanny resemblance. for a minute there i thought it was ashton kutcher....oh...wait.

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Damn! Now we will have to back and paste a bad brown beard on all the old Jobs photos.

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I wonder if he'll bulk up, or wear padding, for Steve's more portly period in the late 90s, early 2000s.

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Didn't Jobs wear New Balance sneakers?

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"...His outfit was a near match to the one Jobs was famous for wearing."

how difficult is it to make it a "full" match? I don't think he ever wore Asics/Tiger sneakers.
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Not New Balance shoes. And are those even 501s?

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"Photos of Ashton Kutcher in character as Steve Jobs surface"

 

i've been quivering with schoolgirl anticipation at the thought of kutcher as steve jobs surface.

 

the marketing department already has some of the promos done:  "ashton kutcher *is* steve jobs surface".

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Those are Asics.

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I guess I need to start visiting TMZ.com to find out when Ashton will finally announce the release of  the new MacBook Pros, iMacs and Mac Pro's.    

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Not a big expectation for quality from me for this production. Looks like they're going fast 'n' cheap... like a made for TV movie.

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Most of these biopics are crap anyway even if a lot of money is invested in them, and this guy can't act shit.

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Didn't Jobs wear New Balance sneakers?

Yeah, and a different brand and/or style jeans too.  If they want to get it right, they have to use the same style and brand shoes and pants.  Jeeezzz.  

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But I thought Steve didn't dress like that when he was about that age!?
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Not New Balance shoes. And are those even 501s?

I thought Steve wore 550's.  I could be wrong.  But at least the style of the pants is off. Plus, the make/model watch he wore.

 

Wardrode?!

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I thought Steve wore 550's.  I could be wrong.  But at least the style of the pants is off. Plus, the make/model watch he wore.

 

Wardrode?!

Yeah, they also have to get Smartwater too!

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Did they say Two and a Half Men 'star'? Must have been a typo. Should have been Two and a Half Men destructor. That show stinks to high heaven now because of Kutcher. He can't even grow a half way decent looking beard. What a mistake.

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Also... a minor detail, Steve's beard style does not match Kutchner's. At least not when he started using turtle necks. That photo makes you believe that a young Jobs (70's) wore turtle necks.

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Will Demi Moore play the Lisa?

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Not New Balance shoes. And are those even 501s?

It's possible the companies wouldn't give permission for their products to be used. Or the producers were looking for free items as a way to cut costs and those companies would play along but whoever did. It's tricky when you are dealing with products. Placement is the worst part of my job so I live to pass it off on someone else when I can. Often we just use the fake brands created for such things.

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Not a big expectation for quality from me for this production. Looks like they're going fast 'n' cheap... like a made for TV movie.

Very much

And when a basically nobody producer says it will be award worthy you can bet it won't be. Unless you are talking about the Razzies or Digitimes top ten list

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Director Joshua Michael Stern is said to believe the project is "award-worthy."

 

Talk like that and it's an instant fail, IMO.

 

How can anyone say that BEFORE the first frame is even shot?

 

On the other hand a lot of movies are award-worthy in concept, and even in script, but the execution usually eliminates the possibility of being a contender.

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Director Joshua Michael Stern is said to believe the project is "award-worthy."

 

This part is funny.  In the first place, who cares what the director of the project thinks of his chances to get an award?  It would only be relevant if some third party who had nothing to do with it but a lot of cred thought so.  Secondly, while we are talking about "cred," this guy has none.  Check out his IMDB.  All garbage.  

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I have to say, I think it's a bit sad that so many people here seem to know the exact brand of jeans and sneakers.  

I love Apple and think Steve Jobs is great, but geez, get a life!

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Did they say Two and a Half Men 'star'? Must have been a typo. Should have been Two and a Half Men destructor. That show stinks to high heaven now because of Kutcher. He can't even grow a half way decent looking beard. What a mistake.

i disagree... Chuck Lorre is the genius behind the show (IMO) and is why Aston Kutcher is any good in the show... Aston acts just he he as acted in other projects..
i will agree with you in-so-far-as "two and a half men" with Aston is the TV series of "Dude, where's my car"...
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So, i was watching " the b**** in apartment 23" and James Van Der Beek IMO would have been an interesting Steve Jobs, for the 2000 to 2012 period than Aston Kutcher because I don't thnk aston has the intensity required for the role. (but then it is about the period before that)
On the other hand with the film being about the period of 1971-2000 (the more interesting part of the book) , and James being "New York" and Aston being "LA" , Aston should be able to capture the "easy-going, intense, skateboarding Dude" was the high school, college, beginning Apple days part of the Late Steve Jobs Life...
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"In character"? Really? Steve Jobs didn't drink things! What a gross misportrayal! 

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Also... a minor detail, Steve's beard style does not match Kutchner's. At least not when he started using turtle necks. That photo makes you believe that a young Jobs (70's) wore turtle necks.

 

He did. Steve-Jobs.jpg.

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But I thought Steve didn't dress like that when he was about that age!?

 

More than once. images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT6doK7CFMk7D84ipDRlRiPl0eJXNFyvkKzQ5Njrd3U8Ya70MdLVQ

 

Interesting. If we are to believe what is evidenced on the tube, a lot of people wouldn't know what Steve looks like today, never mind 30 years ago. ( 2 minute 10 second mark)

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I have to say, I think it's a bit sad that so many people here seem to know the exact brand of jeans and sneakers.  

I love Apple and think Steve Jobs is great, but geez, get a life!

For a major portion of his life the guy wore one outfit. It's not like people kept a log of his wardrobe. It is an oddity not usually seen, so it got attention. Hardly using up any significant amount of anyone's life to know the elements of a man's wardrobe when he always wears the same thing.

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The beard is a bit off as well as the body shape but y'know, Noah Wyle didn't look that much like Steve Jobs either:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIClAanU7Os

The believability will come from the movie presentation. If a script, makeup and a set can make Johnny Depp look like a pirate, it can do the same for Kutcher. Other photos look closer than the TMZ ones:

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It's possible the companies wouldn't give permission for their products to be used.

 

Whoa, whoa, whoa, back up, time out, I can wear whatever the crap I want to wear in a movie. PARTICULARLY when the clothing's brand isn't front and center. You're telling me every single movie has to get permission from every single brand of clothing worn by every single actor, even when you can't tell what brand it is?

 

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Or the producers were looking for free items as a way to cut costs…

 

That would certainly show their dedication to the accuracy of the movie, wouldn't it? lol.gif

 

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I have to say, I think it's a bit sad that so many people here seem to know the exact brand of jeans and sneakers.  

I love Apple and think Steve Jobs is great, but geez, get a life!

 

His uniform was an Apple brand; it's common knowledge. You're on a forum about these products. I don't think you're in any position to tell people that. lol.gif

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If there are any better suggestions for someone to portray Jobs, I'd be interested in hearing them. I have no particular opinion about Kutcher. Great biographical portrayals have always relied on more than physical resemblance. I look to people like Meryl Streep, Judy Dench and Helen Mirren as masters in capturing expressions, demeanor and mannerisms.

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If there are any better suggestions for someone to portray Jobs, I'd be interested in hearing them.

 

Noah Wyle.

 

Unless he's already doing it for the big Sony production, but still, he should be Jobs regardless of where it is.

 

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If a script, makeup and a set can make Johnny Depp look like a pirate, it can do the same for Kutcher.
 

I see what you did there.

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The believability will come from the movie presentation. If a script, makeup and a set can make Johnny Depp look like a pirate, it can do the same for Kutcher.

 

I think the big problem with Kutchner is that he is very well known, and everyone who knows of him, knows he's a bit of a dummy.  Steve Jobs was a card carrying genius.  The fact that Kutchner physically resembles Steve Jobs actually works against him and against the interests of the movie in that way.  

 

It will be next to impossible to watch this well-known capering dumbass play the part of a cool genius without breaking the illusion. 

 

When they start filming the "real" Steve Jobs movie (the one based on the book), they would be better off going for an unknown and not worrying too much about physical resemblance IMO.  He wouldn't be good for this part, but the example of Anthony Hopkins as Richard Nixon comes to mind.  He looked very little like Nixon at all, but it's probably the best movie about Nixon you are likely to see and the closest to a real representation of what the man was actually like.  You buy into him as Nixon after the first 15 minutes or so despite the lack of resemblance. 


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... a lot of people wouldn't know what Steve looks like today, never mind 30 years ago. ( 2 minute 10 second mark)

Double fail.  

 

Your link requires Flash and American Citizenship.  :/

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... His uniform was an Apple brand; it's common knowledge. You're on a forum about these products. I don't think you're in any position to tell people that. 

 

I'm in a great position to say that.  My feet are up on the coffee table and I'm quite comfortable.  :)

 

Also your reply is a collection of mixed metaphors that don't make much sense, and .... please, please, stop using that blinking smiley.  

I think I'm about to have another epileptic fit.  

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Also your reply is a collection of mixed metaphors that don't make much sense


Not really… 

 

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, and .... please, please, stop using that blinking smiley. I think I'm about to have another epileptic fit.  

 

Empty your cache. It would only blink if a frame of the gif didn't load. It's fine for me.

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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil 

His uniform was an Apple brand; it's common knowledge. You're on a forum about these products. I don't think you're in any position to tell people that. 

Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post

'Also your reply is a collection of mixed metaphors that don't make much sense"

 

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Not really… 

 

 

Oh come on ... don't get mad. :)  

 

I could have wrote a long long post picking it all apart (now that would be mean), but I had to point out that it made no sense or I couldn't live with myself. 

 

Apologies for the smiley comment.  The new forums don't work very well on secure browsers.  You can't use the smileys at all (which is why i've gone back to old-school smileys), so it's likely that I see other peoples smileys differently as well for the same reasons.  I think they might be some kind of java crap or whatever, but all I really know is they don't work and I probably should have realised the issue was related before I complained.  

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"In character"? Really? Steve Jobs didn't drink things! What a gross misportrayal! 

Absolutely spot on. Few people know that Steve was a closet epiphyte who would sit out in the back yard in the wee hours, in hopes of a dewy morning.

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post #40 of 63

Perfect resemblance. Perfect character to play Jobs.

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