Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad Talk 'Jobs' at Macworld

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad kicked off the Macworld/iWorld conference in San Francisco this morning, talking about their new feature film 'Jobs' that premiered at Sundance. Kutcher plays the iconic Jobs, while Gad takes on the role of Steve Wozniak.

    The Next Web wrote up much of the conversation, including this part about how Steve Jobs affected Kutcher:
    And this, addressing criticisms aimed at the movie, including from Steve Wozniak himself:
    'Jobs' premieres nationwide on April 19th.

    Article Link: Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad Talk 'Jobs' at Macworld
  2. Mullerman macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2008
  3. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    I agree about going along for the ride. However - it could be argued that the writers did have potential access to one of the parties involved in the scenarios where "no one else was there" to do some research.
  4. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2011
    Kutcher is a legendary actor. I believe he has delved so deep into the role that Apple should actually hire him to revamp their aging product line. He may be a better Steve Jobs than Jobs himself was.
  5. dasmb macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2007
    "You know, we're going to make some mistakes along the way. But that's good -- at least decisions are being made along the way! When we make a mistake, we'll correct it."

    Steve Jobs, 1997

    Think about that while whining about inaccuracy, even obvious inaccuracy. Focus on -- is it a good film? Does it tell an interesting story in an interesting way? Did Kelso do a good Jobs? Looks pretty good to me so far, but what do I know.
  6. needfx macrumors 68040


    Aug 10, 2010
    macrumors apparently
    Visitor - Hi Ashton. Josh.
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    Visitor - What?

    Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad Talk 'Jobs'
  7. ELMI0001 macrumors 6502


    Jan 5, 2009
    Olympic Hills GC
    I wish the movie well.

    Those that have read the official biography, watched One More Thing, and Pirates of Silicon Valley probably can point out the inaccuracies but maybe this movie is about bring more people into the Apple story than catering to people that have been following the store since 1984, or before.

    Give it a chance. Bring your wife/husband/significant other that doesn't realize the impact the company has had on you. Maybe it will help them understand your passion for the company.
  8. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
  9. Allenbf macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2012
    Elsewhere, USA
    I'm looking forward to seeing it. I hope they worked my suggestion into a scene: I wanted to see Kutcher/Jobs/Kelso sitting in 'the circle' sharing some grass with Woz, Bill Gates, and maybe Ballmer.

    Ballmer could really use some.

  10. uknowimright macrumors 6502a


    Dec 30, 2011
  11. Daremo macrumors 68020


    Jul 3, 2007
    Or MAYBE, they could have sat down with Woz, listened to HIS story, and actually created an accurate movie...
  12. Trius macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2008
    THIS... Woz is still here.. Why are they talking like we could never know what really happened because we weren't there... Woz was there.
  13. Rocco83 macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2011
    You could take the egomaniacal Jobs version of the story and spin it into a movie adding what you want along the way since he isn't here to correct the mistakes.


    You could take the egomaniacal Woz version of the story and NOT spin it into a movie adding what you want along the way since he IS here to correct the mistakes.

    Either way it is a loss for true fans of the story and how they came along. Being that half the fans of Apple are hipsters who will only like the movie ironically it was just easier for them to change what they want and pander to what the broad public wants to think is the way it happened.
  14. TimUSCA macrumors 6502a


    Mar 17, 2006
    Aiken, SC
    I believe they tried that, and he wasn't interested. Instead, he chose to sit down with Sony about the movie coming out later this year.
  15. dazed macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    Does anyone know how the other film is going? Is there a script yet? Casting rumours?

    This one just seems like a movie of the week. Maybe something that would be on lifetime. Maybe I'd watch it late at night on netflix if I'm really bored.
  16. iMikeT macrumors 68020

    Jul 8, 2006
    Who cares, why is this even on the front page?
  17. JoeG4 macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2002
    Bay Area, Ca.
    When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade! Make life take the lemons back!
  18. Rot'nApple macrumors 65816


    Dec 27, 2006
    I DID build that!
    He's doing the Jobs Americans won't do! :rolleyes:
  19. Sy7ygy macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2012
    ..Because without the man that this film focuses on this website wouldn't even exist.
  20. PantherCreek, Jan 31, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2013

    PantherCreek macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2011
    Dallas/Ft. Worth
    I think he was talking about this:
  21. ThirteenXIII macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2008
    ...and in the end its just a movie. The same way all the other "Jobs" and "Apple" movies that are out there, this just happens to have a big name attached to it.

    And honestly Kutcher is right, its entertainment and im sure there were a tremendous amount of boring things during the duration of the early years at they compounded them into nice events.
    I dont know why Woz is getting up in arms about it, if he wants to make a movie about Apple and all that, I'm sure he has more than enough power, money, connections, and resources to make it happen.

    should be entertaining. and MAYBE someone at apple will watch it and think well hell we're not doing much innovation anymore, maybe we should connect to our roots and wakeup...
  22. MacDav macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2004
    Or maybe not. :)


    Saw the trailer. It's a TV movie of the week kind of thing. So if you like movies made for TV you're in for a treat. If not...Read the book. ;)
  23. robanga macrumors 68000


    Aug 25, 2007
    Sometimes real life is not that entertaining.

    I refer you to "reality television" as an example.
  24. davie18 macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2010
    Exactly this.

    For example after watching the Social Network, I think it probably wasn't a very accurate representation of events. To start with, Mark Zuckerberg certainly doesn't seem as social and sharp on the tongue in real life as he does in the movie. However, it was a movie that I enjoyed watching so I didn't really care.

    I just hope I think the same about this movie after watching it.
  25. Rocko1 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2011
    "Steve believed it was possible to do something impossible,"

    This is incorrect. Steve believed it was possible to do something perceived as impossible.

    If it was impossible, no one could do it, no matter how driven.

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