Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney, has said that he believes the House of Mouse would have merged with Apple had founder Steve Jobs not passed away.
Michael Fassbender may be one of the most widely admired actors in the business right now, but evidently this doesn’t stop the man himself from being his own worst critic. According to Vulture, Fassbender visibly cringed in front of the audience after a clip was shown from this year’s ‘Apocalypse,’ in which he made his third appearance as the complex mutant villain Magneto. Fassbender admitted, “I don’t actually like that performance there, to be honest.
He was a billionaire entrepreneurial genius who created Apple and helped turn it into one of the biggest brands in the world. You might well be reading this story on a device he helped design. But as two new films aim to show – the biopic ‘Steve Jobs’ starring Michael Fassbender and Alex Gibney’s documentary ‘Steve Jobs: The Man in The Machine’ – Steve Jobs, who died in 2011, wasn’t quite the benevolent humanitarian he was sometimes perceived to be. He didn’t mind screwing over his friends One of the best stories that Gibney talks about in his film is from when Jobs was just a lowly, but ambitious employee at Atari in the mid-1970s. Luckily, he was friends with Steve Wozniak, a brilliant computer engineer who used to go over to Jobs’ house after a day shift at Hewlett Packard. The exec replied that he had given Jobs a $5000 bonus.
Kate Winslet isn’t up for discussing matters of equal pay for male and female actors, it seems. A host of actresses from Jennifer Lawrence to Meryl Streep have discussed pay inequality in Hollywood in recent months.
The new biopic Steve Jobs doesn’t necessarily paint a flattering portrait of the late tech visionary. As played by Michael Fassbender, Jobs is often portrayed as cold and calculating, a businessman so determined to succeed that his colleagues, friends, and family members suffer as a result. Still, the director and cast of the film have nothing but the utmost respect for the former Apple and Pixar CEO, who passed away in 2011. “He’s like Henry Ford, but multiplied by a thousand,” said Fassbender, referencing the Ford Motor Company auto innovator (watch above).
The Winslet turned the air blue during the press conference for current movie ‘Steve Jobs’ yesterday, as the film’s premiere marked the end of the London Film Festival. “Steve Jobs did not, as far as I know, have confrontations with the same six people 40 minutes before every product launch,” he said, during the press conference.
Family and colleagues of Steve Jobs repeatedly tried to block the recent biopic movie of the Apple co-founder from being made, according to a new report. Laurene Powell Jobs is said to have lobbied the film’s producers - Sony, who developed the script, and later Universal, who made the movie - on a number of occasions, and refused to work with Aaron Sorkin, who wrote it, claims producer Scott Rudin. In an article in the Wall Street Journal, it says that several of those close to Jobs, including his wife, objected to the way he is portrayed in the movie, which paints him as an at times ruthless man who frequently clashed with those around him.
Michael Stuhlbarg, Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet in ‘Steve Jobs’ (Universal) Steve Jobs was the master of launching a new product, but now, his friends and family are doing their best to throw cold water on the premiere of the new film about the late Apple co-founder. According to a new report in the Wall Street Journal, Jobs’s wife and Apple colleagues have been unhappy with Steve Jobs, a new film written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Danny Boyle.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has heaped praise on Michael Fassbender’s portrayal of Steve Jobs in the forthcoming Danny Boyle biopic. The movie was premiered over the weekend at the 42nd Telluride Film Festival in Colorado. Wozniak told Deadline: “I saw a rough cut and I felt like I was actually watching Steve Jobs and the others, not actors playing them.
Steve Jobs was infamously tough to work for. This exclusive clip (above) from Alex Gibney’s forthcoming Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine reveals what would go on behind closed doors at Apple headquarters. Here, a member of the original Macintosh team, the seemingly mild-mannered Bob Belleville, describes levels of stress that caused his personal life to fall into a tailspin, including the loss of his wife and children.
Anyone with a knowledge of the story behind Steve Jobs knows that the Apple founder had a dark, sometimes tyrannical side. - 7 Amazing Lost British Films Based on the book of the same name by Walter Isaacson, and penned by ‘The West Wing’ and 'The Social Network’ scribe Aaron Sorkin, it stars Michael Fassbender in the title role as Jobs. Here he’s seen butting up against, well, everyone, including Seth Rogen’s Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who complains of Jobs’ lack of technical skill. I built the circuit board… so how come ten times in a day, I read 'Steve Jobs is a genius’.