Being Apple’s co-founder, one would think that Steve Wozniak would be more excited and positive about the upcoming biopic focusing on Steve Jobs, whose legacy led to the birth of Apple, the revolutionary brand responsible for churning out today’s line of iDevices.
However, reports from ABC News take note of Wozniak’s sentiments regarding the film, who indicates that Jobs himself would have been “offended and embarrassed” by Ashton Kutcher’s portrayal of Steve Jobs.
“As far as the personalities that were in that scene [referring to a clip featured in a Good Morning America Interview] this was just ridiculous. Like Steve Jobs as some sort of ‘oh my gosh, I’m the father of society, I’ve got the ideas that are gonna drive the–‘ No, he didn’t act like that at all,” Wozniak shares.
Set for release this April, the biopic, entitled jOBS, stands to be one of this year’s highly anticipated films, following after the tragic death of Steve Jobs in 2011. While Wozniak did admit that he only saw one scene of the film, his initial reactions have somewhat made many question just how “different” the biopic’s portrayal of the birth of Apple would be.
Given Jobs’ standing, not just as Apple’s CEO, but as a figurehead in the realm of technology, the notion that some glamorization in the film can only be expected. The question now, with Wozniak’s initial reaction, is just how much of it is fact and how much of it is fiction.
Wozniak admits that he had never worn a tie, nor had sported the look of a professional. In the scene he is referring to, his character portrayal made him look like a professional.
What say you? Think the upcoming jOBS is treading on the right course?