Ashton Kutcher: Playing Steve Jobs was ‘terrifying’ (with video)

“Speaking at the premiere of the Steve Jobs biopic jOBS at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, Ashton Kutcher said playing the Apple co-founder on screen was ‘terrifying,'” The Telegraph reports.

“The 34-year-old actor helped unveil the premiere of the biopic jOBS on Friday at the closing film of the Sundance Film Festival in Utah,” The Telegraph reports. “Kutcher plays the Apple Inc. founder Steve Jobs from the company’s humble origins in the 1970s until the launch of the first iPod in 2001. A digital entrepreneur himself, Kutcher said he considers Jobs a personal hero — and knows he’s opened himself up to criticism.”

The Telegraph reports, “‘It’s really scary when everyone has a right to be like a legitimate critic. Because he was very public. There are people here who probably know him way better than I do, who shook his hand, knew him, hung out with him. So that’s terrifying. Especially when you’re playing somebody that people really admired,’ Kutcher said.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Hiring Ashton Kutcher to play Steve Jobs is like hiring Dixon’s John Browett to run Apple Retail.

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  1. wish they gave the roles to some serious acting talent, those 2 actors are just not right for the roles, they are underplayed, pretentious, contrived and just from the clip, the script sucks

    just my 2 cents, good morning all

  2. Ashton is a good actor and at least potentially very good, as evidenced in some of his work. The cast, script, direction, etc all factors in too. He is not significantly worse or better than most actors. It may be fashionable among some to “hate” and demand that their hero or object of obsession only be portrayed a certain way by certain actors they favor or consider “better” etc. That’s normal. It is similar to any other “hero” such as Christians debating who should play the biblical character, Jesus, what every minute detail of a story should be etc as if the movie was being made for them and their kind and not the general public. Fortunately for all for us there are sometimes several interpretations, remakes etc from which to choose from.

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