Michael Fassbender: I don’t need to look like Steve Jobs

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Will Michael Fassbender's Steve Jobs be the exception?
Fassbender doesn't think looking like Steve Jobs is particularly important.
Photo: Universal Pictures

One of the biggest criticisms of the upcoming Steve Jobs movie is that actor Michael Fassbender looks nothing like Jobs. In a new interview, Fassbender acknowledges the lack of resemblance, but says that making himself into a Steve lookalike was never part of the goal.

“We decided that I didn’t look anything like [Jobs], and that we weren’t going to try to make me look anything like him,” Fassbender says. “We just wanted to try to encapsulate the spirit and make our own thing of it.”

Steve Jobs movie isn’t really about Steve Jobs at all, says Kate Winslet

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Winslet says the Mac's legendary marketing guru was one of the few people who didn't need anything from Steve Jobs.
Photo: Kate Winslet/Joanna Hoffman

The Steve Jobs movie isn’t really about Steve Jobs at all, claims actress Kate Winslet, who plays Joanna Hoffman, the legendary Macintosh marketing chief, in the upcoming film.

In a new interview, Winslet opens up about the movie, and says that it is more about one man’s ability to change the world — for better or worse.

New Steve Jobs trailer hits us with more Sorkin-ized Jobs-isms

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Michael Fassbender gets intense in new TV spot.
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With Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs movie just two months from its U.S. release, Universal has just dropped a new TV spot on us.

Aside from reconfirming that actor Michael Fassbender looks nothing like Steve Jobs, the new teaser provides glimpses of a few scenes we haven’t see before, along with a couple more Aaron Sorkin-ized Jobs-isms.

Steve Jobs movie will close BFI London Film Festival

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Kate Winslet, middle, praised the portrayal of Steve Jobs by Michael Fassbender (right).
Kate Winslet, middle, has praised the portrayal of Steve Jobs by Michael Fassbender (right).
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European Apple fans wanting to have a sneak preview of Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic will get the chance if they attend the closing night of the BFI London Film Festival on October 18.

While we’ve expressed our concerns about the fact Michael Fassbender seemingly looks nothing like Apple’s late co-founder, the movie is still a tantalizing prospect — not least because of the combined talents of Newsroom and West Wing writer Aaron Sorkin and Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle.