Leonardo DiCaprio may take lead role in Steve Jobs biopic with Danny Boyle at the helm

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  • Reply 21 of 40
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    Originally Posted by Lord Amhran View Post





    Day-Lewis or Bale I'd rather see in all honesty.

    I would rather see Day-Lewis over Bale. I think it will be hard for people to immerse themselves into the film if they see Bale, instead of saying oh that's Jobs, they'll say look it's Batman.

  • Reply 22 of 40
    ingelaingela Posts: 217member

    Bale and Lewis are too old for the time covered in the film. Boyle and DiCaprio are a great choice. It's certainly more accessible than Fincher and Bale. This one unlike the Fincher scenario, actually sounds like it can make it's money back and even make a tidy profit.

    Or more to the point, people will actually see this movie.
  • Reply 23 of 40
    isteelersisteelers Posts: 738member
    Only if Scorsese is directing.
  • Reply 24 of 40
    vaporlandvaporland Posts: 358member
    They already made the definitive Jobs / Apple film - Pirates Of Silicon Valley.

    Anthony Michael Hall was brilliant as Gates.

    Noah Wyle was good as Jobs. Jobs even had Wyle imitate him at Macworld.

    Plus, the whole thing was very non-serious and tongue-in-cheek. Not turgid and ponderous like this movie will be.
  • Reply 25 of 40
    davdav Posts: 92member

    Edward Norton!  I think he can capture the geeky and furious side of Jobs.

  • Reply 26 of 40

    Does there really need to be another Steve Jobs movie? This is what the 3rd or 4th one in the past few years?

  • Reply 27 of 40
    ryannejryannej Posts: 15member
    No, just no. It's getting embarrassing now with the movies. I liked Pirates once I saw the humorous angle, the Funny or Die movie was weird, the only saving grace about the Kutcher film was how much he looked like Steve.. Now we get another go round of "let's see if they **** up or get it right." I'd love to see a really good movie about him, but so far I doubt it will happen and I am not holding my breath.
  • Reply 28 of 40
    I have plenty of memories of the real Steve Jobs; there's an abundance of footage readily available. As such, I don't want to sully the real man with a caricature, no matter how good.
  • Reply 29 of 40
    pazuzupazuzu Posts: 1,728member
    frankie wrote: »
    Daniel would be amazing as always.

    Too old.
    No more Brits playing American icons.
  • Reply 30 of 40
    I liked the social network, but it took itself a little too seriously. Hopefully this one can have artistic integrity while having a little fun, too. Dicaprio could work, bale could work, but only if they did something completely new. A few of dicaprios characters have come across similar recently - so he'd have to really try something new here. I really like him in many movies though. Bale is good at doing unique characters - but I don't know if he could nail this role like it needs. I almost think bale would be too artsy with it. Lewis was kinda funny in Lincoln, and Steve jobs had a funny side, so he could work. I can picture him doing it.
  • Reply 31 of 40
    see flatsee flat Posts: 145member

    Stop looking for look a likes. A good actor is a good actor. Hollywood make up artists can do what so many people seem to be hung up on.

  • Reply 32 of 40
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    see flat wrote: »
    Stop looking for look a likes. A good actor is a good actor. Hollywood make up artists can do what so many people seem to be hung up on.

    So you'd be fine with Meryl Streep playing Steve Jobs and Cate Blanchet as Steve Wozniak? Maybe Judi Dench as Bill Gates and Quvenzhané Wallis (image link) as Steve Ballmer?
  • Reply 33 of 40
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post

    So youd be fine with Meryl Streep playing Steve Jobs

     

    She was great as General Grievous in Star Wars: Episode III.

     

    …Cate Blanchet as Steve Wozniak?


     

    “In place of blinkenlights you would have a SCREEN! NOT DARK BUT MONOCHROME AND GREEN AS THE PLAINS! EXPANDABLE AS LEGOS! FASTER THAN THE ALTAIR! ALL SHALL BITMAP AND DESPAIR!”

  • Reply 34 of 40
    magic_almagic_al Posts: 325member
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    Considering Bale's thin, wheezing fake-wrestler Batman voice, I think he's better off not trying to "do voices".  I've always thought that Liev Schreiber should just dub all of Bale's roles, cause at least he's got some fuzz on the potatoes when he hits the lower registers. 


    The Batman "voice" is just Bruce Wayne whispering/rasping to avoid being recognized and was first done by Michael Keaton. It got over-enhanced in post in The Dark Knight and that's when some people started making fun of it. The choice to always do the voice when he's wearing the mask, whether he's talking to people who know who he is or not, is either cool or cheesy depending on your taste. (Supposedly the explanation is that mask has a voice modifier that does it automatically so Bruce doesn't mess up his throat.)

  • Reply 35 of 40
    redefilerredefiler Posts: 323member
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    Originally Posted by Magic_Al View Post

     

    The Batman "voice" is just Bruce Wayne whispering/rasping to avoid being recognized and was first done by Michael Keaton. It got over-enhanced in post in The Dark Knight and that's when some people started making fun of it. The choice to always do the voice when he's wearing the mask, whether he's talking to people who know who he is or not, is either cool or cheesy depending on your taste. (Supposedly the explanation is that mask has a voice modifier that does it automatically so Bruce doesn't mess up his throat.)


     

    Its clearly understood why he's doing the voice, its the how he's doing the voice that's very sub standard.  The excuse given was "enhanced in post" but that's press damage control.  Did they pitch shift him?  No.   Did they use some harmonic or modulation effects on his voice?  No.  Did they excessively compress or EQ him?  No.  Did they do anything special to Bale's Batman voice versus all the other actors?  No.  That's just Bale trying to sound low and manly, but ending up sounding weak and wheezy because he's got no power in that lower end (bottom) of his vocal register.  

  • Reply 36 of 40
    redefilerredefiler Posts: 323member
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    She was great as General Grievous in Star Wars: Episode III.


     

     <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /> Bravo, sir!

  • Reply 37 of 40
    redefilerredefiler Posts: 323member
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    Originally Posted by iMember View Post

     

    Hugh Jackman had been a better choice!, still DiCaprio is better than Bale

     

    Steve Jobs was a funny person while Day Lewis or Bale are not funny at all they only do dramas


     

    Obviously you've never seen My Left Foot.  

    It's hysterical, he's in a wheel barrel being crazy for like the whole movie.  

    Rambling like he's blazed out of his mind, painting with his foot... good times.

  • Reply 38 of 40
    redefilerredefiler Posts: 323member
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    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post





    So you'd be fine with Meryl Streep playing Steve Jobs and Cate Blanchet as Steve Wozniak? Maybe Judi Dench as Bill Gates and Quvenzhané Wallis (image link) as Steve Ballmer?

     

    Just reverse Victorian Theater.  Don't be uptight.

  • Reply 39 of 40
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    redefiler wrote: »
    Just reverse Victorian Theater.  Don't be uptight.

    It's not about being uptight it's about trying to recapture the person which in a medium of moving pictures needs to make it clear who the actor is. Gabourey Sidibe could have take over Kristen Bell role in Frozen because it's an animated cartoon because it's just a voice but I don't think Gabourey Sidibe as good as actor as she is could reasonably play Christian Bale or Robert Downey Jr.'s role in The Dark Knight and Iron Man movies.
  • Reply 40 of 40
    redefilerredefiler Posts: 323member
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    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post





    It's not about being uptight it's about trying to recapture the person which in a medium of moving pictures needs to make it clear who the actor is. Gabourey Sidibe could have take over Kristen Bell role in Frozen because it's an animated cartoon because it's just a voice but I don't think Gabourey Sidibe as good as actor as she is could reasonably play Christian Bale or Robert Downey Jr.'s role in The Dark Knight and Iron Man movies.

    Medium of moving pictures?  Like a movie?  Or 'film' if you're going to insist on making a show of it. 

    So uptight.  :smokey: 

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