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Steve Jobs (2015)

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Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.

Director:

Danny Boyle

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (screenplay), Walter Isaacson (book)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 28 wins & 109 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Fassbender ... Steve Jobs
Kate Winslet ... Joanna Hoffman
Seth Rogen ... Steve Wozniak
Jeff Daniels ... John Sculley
Michael Stuhlbarg ... Andy Hertzfeld
Katherine Waterston ... Chrisann Brennan
Perla Haney-Jardine ... Lisa Brennan (19)
Ripley Sobo ... Lisa Brennan (9)
Makenzie Moss ... Lisa Brennan (5)
Sarah Snook ... Andrea Cunningham
John Ortiz ... Joel Pforzheimer
Adam Shapiro ... Avie Tevanian
John Steen ... Mike Markkula
Stan Roth ... George Coates
Mihran Slougian ... Jandali (as Mihran Shlougian)
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Storyline

His passion and ingenuity have been the driving force behind the digital age. However his drive to revolutionize technology was sacrificial. Ultimately it affected his family life and possibly his health. In this revealing film we explore the trials and triumphs of a modern day genius, the late CEO of Apple inc. Steven Paul Jobs. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Can a great man be a good man?

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language. | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jobs See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$521,522, 11 October 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,750,583, 6 December 2015
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Dakota Fanning met with Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin about possibly playing Lisa in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Steve Jobs stretches forward with delight upon hearing of the iMac sales projections, the cameraman and camera are (twice) briefly visible in the lenses of his glasses. See more »

Quotes

Steve Wozniak: I was angry. You were saying things about the Apple II, and the way you were treating the team...
Steve Jobs: Woz, you get a free pass for life. I gotta get back on stage; we got like, two minutes of rehearsal time left.
Steve Wozniak: Do you understand how condescending that just was? Maybe you don't...
Steve Jobs: I don't wanna see you get dragged off...
Steve Wozniak: I get a free pass for life from you? You give out the passes? You give them to me?
Steve Jobs: You're gonna have a stroke, little buddy.
Steve Wozniak: What did you do? What did you do? Why has Lisa not ...
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Crazy Credits

The film's title is never shown in the opening or closing credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 26 February 2016 (2016) See more »

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an abstract portrait of the man..
8 July 2017 | by calvinnmeSee all my reviews

... in that you can argue about almost every stroke in the painting, yet when you stand back a few feet from the work, you realize that this is a more accurate portrayal of Steve Jobs than any photograph could be.

For example, Michael Fassbender looks nothing like Steve Jobs did at any point in his adult life, sounds nothing like Steve Jobs did. Yet, by the end of the film you feel that you are looking right at the man. Why? Because every incident portrayed sounds EXACTLY like something Steve Jobs would have done or said even if the entire incident never happened.

Kate Winsett gave an Oscar worthy performance as Joanna Hoffman, Jobs' marketing expertise and confidante, if he had any confidante at all. She acts as his conscience, his anchor, yet she actually wasn't there for a third of the film. Hoffmann retired before Jobs went back to Apple. As for Seth Rogan as Steve Wosniak, what can I say. He blew me away as he stood toe to toe with Fassbender in a show down that took my breath away with its intensity, and he stole the entire scene from Fassbender, proving he is much more than just the comic relief of Judd Apatow films.

Jeff Daniels as the conventional CEO John Sculley, recruited by Jobs to deal with a most unconventional visionary in a pioneering industry, absolutely nails the part. The scene towards the middle of the film where Sculley and Jobs have it out is a work of art in itself of dialogue, editing, and acting, and the time shifting between the present and various pasts of their relationship is expertly done.

As for the plot? It takes place entirely at three product launches - the Mac in 1984, the NeXT computer in 1988, and the iMac in 1998, and the central theme is Jobs' relationship with his daughter Lisa, the paternity of whom he did not come to terms with for years. Of course, if Jobs had even one product launch like the ones in the film with everybody he's ever known approaching and reproaching him, Jobs would have had security like the secret service at every launch afterwards.

So don't approach this like a documentary, instead approach it like the art it was meant to be and I think you'll enjoy it greatly. And regardless of what others say, I think it gives the most humane portrayal of Jobs I've seen on film. Strongly recommended.


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