The Hero Cupertino Deserves: Christian Bale Is David Fincher’s Choice To Play Steve Jobs


Few CEOs can hold a candle to the wrath and fury of Steve Jobs, but when it comes to epic rants, Christian Bale can certainly hold his own against el Jobso, which might make him the perfect person to play Steve in the Aaron Sorkin written film from Sony.

Director David Finch is keen on getting the Dark Knight into Steve’s black turtleneck, according to a report from The Wrap, which says the director has pegged Bale as his top choice to play Steve Jobs.


David Fincher hasn’t even officially signed on to direct the movie, though rumors surfaced last month that he’s in talks to direct the biopic.

Sony’s Amy Pascal reportedly met with Fincher recently to discuss bringing him onboard to direct, but the acclaimed director told Pascal he will only take the reins of the project if Bale joins too.

Pascal and Fincher have a tense relationship after working on Girl With The Dragon Tattoo but her relationship with Christian Bale is pretty good after working on American Hustle together, so she might be able to convince the actor to fill Steve’s New Balances. Jobs knows he’d give a better performance than Kutcher.

  • Daniel Osório

    I would choose Noah Wyle again

  • digitaldumdum

    “The Hero Cupertino Deserves: Christian Bale Is David Fincher’s Choice To Play Jobs”

    The Hero Cupertino Deserves?? Yeah, that’s what we need, a British actor to star as one of the most influential Americans of the last part of the previous century, and the first part of this one.

    Really, there’s no actor in this *entire* country to select for such a role, even a lesser known actor? Anthony Hopkins wasn’t bad at playing Nixon, but again, Oliver Stone couldn’t find ONE actor in this entire country to play an American president?

    What a dumb casting decision, and what a dumb, biased headline.

    • takeoffthetinfoilhat

      Are you being serious?? I guess your name is more revealing that you thought…

      • digitaldumdum

        I’m assuming you’re the younger one in the photo, which explains why you don’t get the meaning of my screen name. In any case, I am being serious, my name has nothing to do with what you’re probably implying as “dumb”… and I’m not wearing a tin foil hat.

        It’s a shame you can’t imagine anyone but your Batman hero playing the part of Steve Jobs. The fact is, there are thousands of fine, qualified actors right here in America who want and need the work, without directors and producers following the predictable practice of seeking Brits, Aussies and New Zealanders to play Americans. I’m not being jingoistic. I’m simply suggesting—considering the easy and “safe” way is to employ known celebrities—it would be better to choose from our vast pool of American talent rather those in another country. If you don’t get that, there’s nothing else I can add.

      • kawth

        Are you seriuos?
        Steve (Abdulfattah) Jobs is an adopted Syrian. Yes. He is an Arab. Read some books. So why don’t you ask for a Syrian actor to play Steve Jobs? Idiot.

  • Super Nerd Podcast

    Team Bale for Jobs!!!!

    Ooooo….My……Word……I was literally just thinking that Bale would be the perfect actor to play Steve Jobs no more than two days ago. Bale is such a good actor and takes his profession just as serious as Jobs took his. You need that intensity to play one of the most influential people in the last number of decades! Team Bale for Jobs all the way!

  • Gregory

    Nope. Wrong. Ashton Kutcher was perfect, and I agree with digitaldumdum, an American should play Steve. I honestly don’t think Christian Bale could pull it off. He doesn’t have the right hippie-vibe like Ashton did.

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