Danny Boyle is set to direct a biopic of the life of Apple creator Steve Jobs and it looks like Christian Bale has lined up to play the lead. The last time Steve Jobs was portrayed on the big screen, it was by Ashton Kutcher.
Did you like Kutcher’s portrayal of Steve Jobs? Do you think Christian Bale will pull off the role?
I get wanting to make a movie about the life and successes of Steve Jobs but seriously, Ashton Kutcher wasn't the right man for the role. He doesn't have enough of a commanding air. Christian Bale isn't the right man for the role either. He has too much of a commanding air and not enough softness. Both are great actors, but I believe they will both be doing the man they are portraying a disservice.
I watched the Ashton Kutcher version and I quite enjoyed it. He wasn't spot on but he had enough breadth in his character to pull off his younger years which are pivotal in any story, I'm not sure Christian Bale could do the younger years any justice now, as he looks older. He'd no doubt be better for the senior years, that Ashton struggled with screen prescence, but is another movie necessary. The first one did just fine, and it told a good story. It's not a tale that needs telling over and over again. He had a well documented life so there's not really any surprises.