Controversial Steve Jobs movie gets love from Apple PR vet

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Michael Fassbender received a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of Jobs.
Michael Fassbender received a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of Jobs.
Photo: François Duhamel/©2015 Universal Studios

The new Steve Jobs movie gets just about everything wrong, says the PR veteran who worked with the Apple CEO during the first Macintosh’s launch. From the situations to the dialogue, almost nothing’s accurate.

“How many things are not true in the movie?” laughed Silicon Valley PR vet Andrea “Andy” Cunningham during a phone interview with Cult of Mac. “Several hundred!”

But Cunningham said she loves the new Steve Jobs biopic anyway, because it captures the truth — a truthier truth.

Watch Woz warn Jobs he’s going to get killed in new Steve Jobs clip

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Steve Jobs (played by Michael Fassbender) and Steve Wozniak (Seth Rogen) before a NeXT keynote in a scene from Steve Jobs.
Steve Jobs (played by Michael Fassbender) and Steve Wozniak (Seth Rogen) before a NeXT keynote in a scene from Steve Jobs.
Photo: Universal Pictures

Steve Wozniak lashes out at his Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, asking the Apple CEO what he actually does, in a just-released scene from the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic.

While the pair remained close friends until Jobs’ death in 2011, the scene shows the two meeting before the unveiling of the NeXT Computer. After confronting Jobs about his roll in creating computers, Woz warns Steve that he’s about to get killed for releasing the NeXT, which was marketed toward schools and students — but came with an ungodly $6,500 price tag.

Watch the heated exchange below:

Steve Jobs stars talk up movie’s brilliant innovation

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Kate Winslet, middle, praises the portrayal of Steve Jobs by Michael Fassbender (right).
Kate Winslet, middle, praises the portrayal of Steve Jobs by Michael Fassbender (right).
Photo: Universal Pictures

Michael Fassbender doesn’t look anything like Steve Jobs in the upcoming movie about the Apple CEO’s life, but according to his co-star Jeff Daniels, that doesn’t matter because it’s the most truthful telling of Steve Jobs yet.

“Michael’s really making sure that he tells the truth with STeve Jobs. That he really tries to get to the core of why STeve did this and why he did that,” say Daniels in a new behind-the-scenes video. “It’s certainly not an impression, nor is it intended to be, but the truth is there.”

Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet, Danny Boyle, and Fassbender all sat down to talk about the movie that will be released next month, providing insight on what it was like to enter the world of the iconic tech figure.

Check it out:

Michael Fassbender could be the best Steve Jobs actor yet

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Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs.
Reviewers are already throwing around Oscar talk.
Photo: Universal Pictures

After a rocky pre-production period which saw it switch directors, lose actor after actor, and even be ditched by its original studio, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and director Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic finally made its debut at Colorado’s Telluride Film Festival this weekend — and, boy, does it sound like it was worth the wait!

Reviews so far are all good-to-excellent, but the real surprise is the unanimous support for Michael Fassbender as Jobs. We’d noted before how little Fassbender physically resembles Steve although, as has been proven time and again, that doesn’t stop good actors from inhabiting a role — which is exactly what it sounds like Fassbender has done.

Here’s what people are saying about the movie:

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

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Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs.
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.”

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

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Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs.
Michael Fassbender gets intense in new TV spot.
Photo: Universal Pictures

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, praises the portrayal of Steve Jobs by Michael Fassbender (right).
Kate Winslet, middle, has praised the portrayal of Steve Jobs by Michael Fassbender (right).
Photo: Universal Pictures

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.