“Months before Jobs’ theatrical release, Steve Wozniak — the (other) popular Apple co-founder and computer visionary — began publicly venting his concerns about the indie biopic and worrying that it would gloss over the true story of the company’s early days and Steve Jobs’ fumbles as a leader,” Erin Carlson reports for The Hollywood Reporter.

“In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Ashton Kutcher — who portrays Jobs in the Open Road-distributed drama — offered a passionate response, linking Wozniak’s bad buzz to his participation in the research for Sony and Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming adaptation of Walter Isaacson’s 2011 biography of the icon,” Carlson reports. “‘A couple things you have to understand. One, Steve Wozniak is being paid by another movie studio to help support their Steve Jobs film, so he’s gonna have an opinion that is connected to that, somewhat,’ said Kutcher. ‘Two, the biggest criticism that I’ve ultimately heard is that he wanted it to be represented — his contribution to Apple — fairly. And, in all fairness, the movie’s called Jobs. And it’s about Steve Jobs and the legacy of Steve Jobs, and so I think it focuses more … on what his contribution to Apple was.’”

 

 
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