Steve Jobs Film: Five actors to play a young Jobs

Ashton Kutcher to play Steve Jobs? The Two and a Half Men star is rumoured to play the iPod, iPad and Mac creator in a upcoming film. Is he the best man for the job though?

Rhianna-dating, Charlie Sheen-replacing Ashton Kutcher is punking no one with reports that he is being lined up to play Steve Jobs in an upcoming independent film about the tech visionary in his earlier years. If the film's producers have second thoughts about casting Kutcher, we've drawn up a list of five actors that we think would be fitting alternatives to take the Steve Jobs role.

 

James Franco

James Franco’s rise to prominence has been as swift as any Hollywood actor in the last few decades. After his big break in short-but-sweet teen comedy-drama series Freaks and Geeks, Franco has proven himself as one of Hollywood’s elite with his portrayal of James Dean in the similarly-titled 2001 biopic, as well as his role in the box office-smashing Spiderman trilogy. As a youngster he was a talented mathematician, and having grown up just a few miles from Apple’s Cupertino home, he could be the perfect choice to get inside the character of a young, brash Steve Jobs.

 

Christian Bale

The Welsh actor has already demonstrated that he is prepared to go to extreme measures to get into character after slimming down for his role in the Machinist, while he already has the ability to pull off the young Jobs-esque bearded look. Let's not forget either the f-bomb laden rant from the set of Terminator: Salvation which suggests Bale should be able to perfect that well documented fiery Jobs temper no problem.

 

Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis is regarded as one of the best method actors in the business today, a quality that cannot be understated when trying to get inside the head of one of technology's most divisive characters. His preparation for roles is second to none, and has included learning to live off the land for Last of the Mohicans, training with Barry McGuigan for his part in The Boxer, and regularly staying in character both on and off set for the whole duration of the film shoot. It may well be this kind of dedication to a role that is needed to unlock the complicated personality of Steve Jobs.

 

Jesse Eisenberg

He has already played one high profile tech genius earning himself a Best Lead Actor Oscar nomination in the process, so who is to say that the Adventureland actor who has already delivered performances of great maturity would not be up for the role of Jobs? Just think, when they have to make the movie about Zuckerberg and Jobs later, the producers can do a CGI job, doubling his chances of bagging an Oscar.

 

Liam Neeson

Neeson’s charismatic aura and inner confidence is very reminiscent of Steve Jobs. We also understand he has a very particular set of skills; skills that he has acquired over a very long career. And we’re sure that if we didn’t include him in this list, he would find us and… we’ve seen Taken, we don’t need that. Also, we’re not sure if Jobs ever had to wrestle wolves outside of the boardroom. But if he did, there’s surely no better man to portray him than wolf basher of Ballymena.

 

 

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