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After this week's announcement that the late Steve Jobs will be remembered through a Hollywood biopic, the obvious question facing Sony Pictures is… which actor gets the nod for the lead role? The film rights to Walter Isaacson's biography, due to be published later this month, was snapped up by Sony Pictures for a healthy sum, …

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For "the bloke who oversaw the iPod generation."

James Cromwell?

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Ian McShane

Admittedly, he doesn't look anything like him, but after seeing his performance as Al Swearengen in deadwood I think he'd be perfect at playing shouty Steve.

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Ricky Gervais

End of line.

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@Madboater

"Ricky Gervais"

I find your lack faith (in the cult of Jobs) disturbing.

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Christopher Eccleston?

only if they want to re-imagine the Apple story in Manchester with lots of gurning, surely?

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Jobbing Actors Required

Well, seeing as this is a Hollywood flick, historical accuracy will be somewhere in the car park (or 'parking lot', as our cousins over the pond would say) so, with this in mind, I think Jackie Chan should play the young Jobs, striving to make a name in a strange land after being stolen from a Triad-controlled Chinese workhouse, and then Ving Rhames to play an older Jobs who takes on the might of Nasty Rival Company (with a despotic, evil, bastard of a boss - played by a Brit, probably) through the use of guile, sex appeal and bloody big guns and explosions.

The plot will write itself, of course.

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@LuMan

You have a promising career as a studio executive ahead of you.

I already want to book tickets for this.

And casting the head of "Nasty Rival Company " as a Brit will be hailed as a stroke of genius (by Merkins everywhere).

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Count Eccleston Out

By his insistence on using his Salford accent for all roles (not that there's anything wrong with that mind). Can you imagine him at the Apple keynote saying "To get your tunes, you have to use t'clickwheel"?

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@Doogie Howser MD

"Count Eccleston Out → #"

But he did such a bang up job on GI Joe, granted as the head of a multinational arms conglomerate.

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Munchen

Bernie Eccleston?

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+1 Noah Wyle

He did a good Job(s) first time round.

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Who should play Jobs?

How about Guy Kawasaki? Would be fitting.

Somewhere, Steve's spinning ...

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Christopher Eccleston

Lots of CEOs are from the north...

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I'm probably going to get flamed for this...

But how about Ian McDiarmid for the older version?

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Ian McDiarmid

Great suggestion!

Shenzhen factory worker: "The emperor is coming here? We shall double our efforts!"

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Peter Cushing?

or Christopher Lee for the live Steve?

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No!

Please, no. What on earth would be the point?

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Tim Robbins, as he's already played a Steve Jobs/Bill Gates chimea: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0218817/

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How about

Paris Hilton? I hear she's very versatile..

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Oh yes

There's a film I would go to see.

Would there be a homage to the 'butter scene' in Last Tango In Paris?

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I believe...

..the word you're after is 'flexible', rather than 'versatile'. However, I'm sure that if there's a hole to be filled, Paris will probably be involved....

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Too soon.

Like the 9/11 film with Nicholas Cage.

Not EVERYTHING has to be a film either.

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Jason Statham

He can have a bare knuckle fight with Microsoft stooges in a warehouse and use his shirt as a weapon. Bill Gates to be played by Alan Rickman.

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...use his poloneck as a weapon...

There, fixed that for you.

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Alan Rickman?

I'd say he's more of a Larry Ellison than a Bill Gates.

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Samuel L Jackson.

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Yeah.

And Brian Blessed as the Woz

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Mark Strong

Just saw "Revolver" again the other night. Mark Strong (plays Sorter in "Revolver") would be perfect.

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Agreed

He was also eremarkably good as Septimus in Stardust.

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Paris Hilton

Malcolm Tucker would be epic.

Hmm... Allan Rickman we can settle for.

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'I'm Not There'

In that movie, '...six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work'. (IMDB).

So:

Paz de la Huerta is 'gratuitously naked female Steve Jobs';

Jean Reno personifies Steve's stubble;

R2D2 plays Steve in any scenes with Jonathan Ives;

Young Steve is rendered by Pixar;

Ben Kingsley is Spiritaul Steve;

And (for general comedic mirthiness), Steve Ballmer , in Chicago-style-fishnet turtle-neck, tap- dances and sings the introduction of the iPhone, in a big musical number, backed by the cast of Glee.

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@FatsBrannigan

"Paz de la Huerta is 'gratuitously naked female Steve Jobs';

Jean Reno personifies Steve's stubble;

R2D2 plays Steve in any scenes with Jonathan Ives;

Young Steve is rendered by Pixar;

Ben Kingsley is Spiritaul Steve;"

It's got Oscar written all over it (and it's not a Newton recognition failure either).

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Jonathan Ives? Who?

There's no way Ives will be in the film. Jobs was responsible for EVERY SINGLE DETAIL of EVERY SINGLE APPLE PRODUCT, remember.

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It's got to be.

The Rock.

But it'll probably be Tom Hanks for iPod Steve.

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Mushroom

surely...

Alan Rickman or Gary Oldman... they play the bad guy better than any other.

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No way me hearties

The bad guy *has* to be Bill Nighy

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Rob Shnider

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Lookalike

Christian Slater.

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AC@08:40

"Christian Slater."

Slater has done a good line in psychos over the years, from Heathers to Best Laid Plans.

Not commenting Jobby's mental state, just Slaters resume.

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Rob Schneider

Rob Schneider - White Clicks

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How about...

Simon Pegg or David Tennant?

Oh, OK then....Johnny Depp :-)

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WTF?

actor gets the nod for the lead role?

NONE, JUST DON'T BOTHER!

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IT Angle

Obvious, really.

The same guy who played Jesus Christ in the Passion. He already has the required range

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So, I'm the only one who thinks it should be someone completely unknown...

Casting too big a star would detract from the essence of the biopic UNLESS most commentards' view is that the film should be a right farce (which i completely understand)

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Jesus

As so many fanbois thought Steve was the second coming anyway.

Agree with previous posers though - it's too soon...

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Mel Gibson

Who else could portray the passion of Jobs?

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Mat Baynton - Just watch his amazing performance as a Roman Steve Jobs in the 'aBook' sketch from Horrible Histories and you'll see why. You should be able to find it on YouTube.

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Surely

Montgomery Burns?

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+1

...for Mark Strong, but casting Wyle again wouldn't be a bad move.

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What about......

Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Ben Stiller, Charlie Sheen as a middle aged Steve

Daniel 'Harry Potter' Ratcliffe as a younger Steve.. Directed by Michael Bay, produced by Spielberg.

Mines the one with the lame-ass Hollywood script (cause we aint got no new ideas) in the pocket.

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