‘Steve Jobs’ movie trailer fuels debate over Michael Fassbender

“The newly released trailer for the much-anticipated ‘Steve Jobs’ movie has created a stir, fueling a debate around actor Michael Fassbender’s portrayal of the legendary Apple Inc. co-founder,” Therese Poletti reports for MarketWatch.

“Comparisons with ‘The Social Network,’ which was nominated for Best Picture in 2011, are inevitable,” Poletti reports. “The script for ‘Steve Jobs’ was written by Aaron Sorkin, who won an academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for ‘The Social Network,’ about the early days of Facebook Inc.”

Poletti reports, “But the biggest debate seems to be over whether or not Fassbender is believable as Jobs.”

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MacDailyNews Take: What do you think? Are you buying Fassbender as Jobs?


  1. While I’m a fan of Fassbender (great actor!), our generation has a big problem:

    We’ve all seen the real Steve Jobs.

    The guy who got closer was Noah Wyle. And I see no reason not to cast him again (other than movie executives stupidity).

    In the other hand, I remember “The Aviator”, about Howard Hughes. I don’t know how Howard Hughes performed himself. I don’t know how much alike Leonardo Di Caprio was compared to Howard Hughes. Because HH happened before my time, and, other than pictures and biographies, I’ve seen nothing of the guy.

    Steve Jobs, I personally followed him, admired him, he was one of my childhood heroes, I saw every video, every presentation, every success and every screwup he made. I remember when he was out of Apple. I remember his comeback. His death is still fresh to me.

    And I think it’s the same for a lot of people. Perhaps a movie, I don’t know, 50 or 60 years from now would make sense and would give an actor an Oscar, even if he doesn’t even resemble Steve Jobs. The acting could be superb, and the gravity of the movie could be outstanding.

    The way the Aviator was. An awesome movie. But I don’t know how close it was to real life. Great acting, but without a way for me to know how close it was to the real character.

    And that’s why, despite of how good or bad the movie or the acting could be, people like me who somehow knew the real Steve Jobs, the real deal, will never be satisfied with whatever Hollywood shows right now.

    My 2 cents. I might be wrong.

    1. You’re not wrong. The only way people who knew him can be satisfied with the movie is if, somehow, some way, it strikes a chord within us that hadn’t sounded out completely whilst he lived. That can happen in life. We just don’t see it coming.

  2. Its extremely linberal and subversive Sorkin, the truth never stopped him before. Hollywood loves him. The Media loves him. And Fassbender so far has shown to be a good actor: I think they’re going for persona, or their take on it. It’s Sorkin’s style.


  3. I like Fassbender. He doesn’t have to look like Steve Jobs to play the role.

    Personally, if I could pick any actor, I’d choose Tom Cruise for the role.

    1. I’m with you. And as for Tom Cruise, many of his announced roles were greeted with derision by armchair geniuses, after which the actor silenced them with his craft.

  4. If ever there were a confusing trailer, this is it. It may require the full movie experience for the Jobs character buy-in to occur. But watching the trailer, I was confused as to who was who. Doesn’t look like, act like or sound like Jobs. A quacking duck has more in common. I hope and expect it to be a brilliant movie, the concern is if the trailer doesn’t hit the ground running, will the movie remain just as confusing?

  5. As has been already expressed, the problem with THIS particular Steve Jobs movie, at least judging from this trailer, is that THE SCRIPT SUCKS BAD. It’s mythology based bullshit that does NO credit to anything Apple. It’s just more HollyWeird $BUCK$-seeking crap. I’m betting that this guestimation of the film holds true once we get to see the whole thing.

    I have an open trash can at the ready.

    It’s shameful how our current culture holds drama mythology to be more important and meaningful than REALITY. Of course my country is driving itself into hell.

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