Ashton Kutcher Speaks Further on His Transformation Into Steve Jobs, Speculates on Loyalty

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    MacRumors attended a promotional screening of "JOBS" in San Francisco last night, where Ashton Kutcher and director Joshua Michael Stern held a question and answer session that covered a variety of topics on the production of the movie. Kutcher, for the most part, expanded on the ways that he slipped into the role of Jobs, and pontificated on what loyalty might have meant to the former CEO.

    While Kutcher has made a number of appearances to promote the movie, speaking multiple times about his preparation for the role of Steve Jobs, he shared a few new details last night.

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    Kutcher explained the physical demands of the role, which included the mastering of the Steve Jobs walk over the course of the three months that he prepared for the part. Kutcher attributed Jobs' walk to his penchant for bare feet, which contributed to his odd lope. He suggested Jobs probably stubbed his toes fairly often, causing the unique gait where he picked up his feet while walking.

    Kutcher also noted that he went as far as studying the same books and artists that Jobs once did in order to get into the right mind frame and learn his aesthetic taste. Throughout the interview, it was clear that Kutcher had a great respect for Jobs, and he mentioned that he deeply regretted forgoing a chance to meet Jobs just months before he passed away. "I loved a man I never knew," he said.

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    When an audience member asked Kutcher how he thought that Jobs would define loyalty, Kutcher initially declined to answer, but went on to discuss Jobs' relationship with some of the earliest Apple employees, including Daniel Kottke, who was not awarded Apple stock.
    Director Joshua Michael Stern also shared his thoughts on the question, explaining that someone had told him that Jobs was not a sentimental person. According to Stern, sentimentality draws from the past and Jobs didn't live in the past-he was always looking towards the future.
    The JOBS movie, starring Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad, is set to hit theaters next month on August 16.

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    "Well, I warned him."

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    Cant wait
     
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    Steve was and is the man.
     
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    Ashton Kutcher never "transformed" into Steve Jobs...
     
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    Somehow I'm kinda expecting him to say 'BURNNNNNN!!!" at the end of the movie.
     
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    Another one?

    What's with all the Ashton Kutcher articles lately. Is Arn on vacation or something?
     
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    It doesn't take much to get these people excited.

    I'm interested to see how this movie does at the box office with Aston Kutcher playing jobs, all of the promotion, speaking engagements, etc. Although, in typical MR fashion people will say that number's meaningless, and it's really the digital downloads or DVD sales that state the clear picture (shipped vs. sold). :rolleyes:
     
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    Me too. It's not like there are movies about tech figures coming out often. I'm just going to try and forget it's actually Ashton Kutcher on the screen.
     
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    And this is how Twitter came to be:D
     
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    IMHO This guy was ok not one of my favorites but when I saw this puppy dog playing a role of Steve Jobs, I was like wtf...... I have no words.

    I won't be watching this movie in the theater for sure!
     
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    Please let this movie come out already so we can be one step closer to the cessation of these awful articles.
     
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    I just wish they hadn't cast Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak.
     
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    And one step closer to the good Aaron Sorkin movie.
     
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    Color me a pessimist on this - but it seems that there's a lot of article like this one where Ashton is trying to "prove" his casting and performance in the film. It comes off as defensive (maybe it's just how the press is interviewing him).

    I say - let the work speak for itself.
     
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    I can't help but chuckle, he looks like a female model posing in that pic.

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    Good question, to be honest I've seen less and less of Arn over the years.
     
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    What I have seen so far is one step up from an SNL sketch.
     
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    WHAT THE HECK is up with all these Ashton Kutcher stories?

    1-Ashton plays Steve Jobs (ok, thats cool)
    2-Ashton talks about playing Steve Jobs (meh)
    3-Ashton talks MORE about playing Jobs :)rolleyes:?)
    4-Ashton talks MORE about playing Jobs (wtf?)
    5-Ashton talks MORE about playing Jobs :)mad:?)
    6-Ashton talks MORE about playing Jobs :)mad:?)
    7-Ashton talks MORE about playing Jobs :)eek::mad:?)
    8-Ashton talks MORE about playing Jobs :)mad::mad::mad:?)
    9-Ashton talks MORE about playing Jobs :)mad::eek::mad::eek::mad:?)

    How much more is this going to go on for? How much more can Ashton talk about playing Steve Jobs? Can MacRumors give this topic a rest already?!
     
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    We still don't care about this movie.
    Please stop writing about it MR.
     
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    You can. Edit your post and then go into Advanced mode. The title is then in an editable field.
     
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    Thank You! I didn't know that.
     
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    His interpretations of my old boss are as bad as Isaacson's lack of substance in his authorized biography of Steve where he skipped NeXT and PIXAR where the real transformation of Steve Jobs that came back to Apple happened.

    That autobiography was dull, lacked a ton of real substance and inside information and thankfully I was around to live it to know it was shallow and short-sighted.
     
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    "Kutcher explained the physical demands of the role, which included the mastering of the Steve Jobs walk over the course of the three months that he prepared for the part. Kutcher attributed Jobs' walk to his penchant for bare feet, which contributed to his odd lope. He suggested Jobs probably stubbed his toes fairly often, causing the unique gait where he picked up his feet while walking."

    Really? Has AK never gone barefoot before taking this role? So people in third world countries walk like SJ? Don't most people pick up their feet when they walk? I'll attribute how this movie will be to Jobs' penchant for avoiding bathing.
     
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    Having watched the preview... Unfortunatly i get the feel that the characters are too unreal and romantsized....
    Steve was no soft hearted angel ... He was a complex , driven and irrational and selfish more often than not.
     

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