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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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Mushroom

Arnie

'Nuff said.

Move along now. Nothing to see here.

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Meh

Pixar.

Animate the thing. In 3D. Tom Hanks to do the voice.

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Anonymous Coward

Bit late for that

As Sony got the rights, although 2 movies about Steve Jobs would give The Register a lot more to write about

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Anonymous Coward

Brandon Routh and John Malkovich. Not that I actually care.

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SACHA BARON COHEN!

SACHA BARON COHEN!

SACHA BARON COHEN!

SACHA BARON COHEN!

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Devil

Surely Pixar can do some magic to ressurect Steve?

Now that would be a tribute.

Deus ex machina!

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Facepalm

I know....

Woody Allen!

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Woody Allen? Only if Steve shot a moose once. He put tied it to the hood of the car, and was driving home.

[Great, now I need to listen to that old Moose bit again.]

And there's law in New York about driving through the Holland Tunnel with a live moose strapped to your car on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and alternate Saturdays ...

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Joke

There can be only one choice

Jobs was a major control freak who dressed in black all the time, took centre stage at huge rallies of rabidly fanatic followers who practically deified him, tried to conquer the world (and failed), and died aged 56. Last time they needed someone to play someone with those characteristics, Bruno Ganz knocked it out of the park.

(NB: all similarities are cosmetic. Jobs didn't improve the world by dying, for starters.)

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@Jedit

"Last time they needed someone to play someone with those characteristics, Bruno Ganz knocked it out of the park."

Awesome. He also speaks English..

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FAIL

Colour blind?

Hitler wore brown, not black

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Coat

How about richard stallman or steve ballmer

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Pee Wee Herman?

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Anonymous Coward

Easy

For hippie who started Apple: Richard Stallman

iPod bloke: Andy Rubin

Both have excellent acting skills.

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Trollface

Pass the Forklift.

Have you had a good look at Stallman recently? He would have to play 4-5 Steve Jobs!

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No brainer

Meg Ryan.

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Bill Gates

How funny would that be?

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Anonymous Coward

Bollywood style

Aamir Khan, loads of dancing...would be hilarious.

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Er...

Chuck Norris, surely?

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Anonymous Coward

Gary Coleman (young) Tilda Swinton (old)

Or even the other way round.

6 months time it will be, "Steve Who ?" And it will find itself in development hell.

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Matt Damon

Matt Damon - How do you them Apples?

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Windows

Hugh Laurie would be my choice.

Quite a likeness. Plus, the attitude of the character he has learned in his rôle in "House" ...

http://www.hughlaurie.net/galleries.html

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Anonymous Coward

Jim Caviezel

Jim Caviezel as older Steve

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Anonymous Coward

If he could get to the correct weight...

...Harold Ramis as the old Steve Jobs.

And probably just shave him for the younger version ;0)

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Trey Parker

He did a great job as Jobs in that documentary about Apple, HUMANCENTiPAD.

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Needless effort.

From what I have been reading lately, it is plainly apparent that there is no need to choose anyone: Jobs will play himself, because he will be rising from the dead any day now. . .

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Happy

Surely there's only one thespian who has all the passion required to do the Jobs properly...

Stephen Fry!

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@Snow Hill Island

"who has all the passion required to do the Jobs properly...

Stephen Fry!"

Elegant. Neat. Simple.

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With Allen Davis as Wozniak?

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Anonymous Coward

Will the film touch on...

...the inhuman working conditions that Apple makes use of? http://tinyurl.com/68k23vh

Still, what's a few dead so long as the fanbois can have the latest shiny, eh?

I realise that Apple is not alone in this, but moral equivalence is not an excuse.

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Trollface

In Pixar's back catalogue...

... you see that they have already committed Steve Job's bio to silicon celluloid.

He is, of course...

SYNDROME!

Rejected in the youth of his career by his closest ally, then comes back all natty-dressed and laden with shiny gadgets. And quite evil & shouty with it.

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@The Dark Lord

Do you want him voiced by Jason Lee (My Name is Earl) as well?

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Stephen Fry

he does a great american accent, honestly

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(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Stephen Fry

At least Fry would pronounce 'jaguar' correctly...

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Anonymous Coward

As in -

hag-WAR?

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Anonymous Coward

RE: Re: Stephen Fry

That might be so, but I bet he still couldn't get a Newton to understand his handwriting.

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Trollface

I know...

Ian McDiarmid!

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Anonymous Coward

Looking at the photo of him on the Reg home page..

..I would have to suggest the woman who plays the geek in The Big Bang Theory.

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I'm a Mac ...

... and Justin Long would be ideal for the young Jobs. (He was also in Die Hard 4 for those with short memories).

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film title?

Somebody *must* have suggested "iJobs"...

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Anonymous Coward

FFS

Who cares? I'm sick of hearing about Jobs now, we've done the obits, we've done the death certificate, can we PLEASE get on with the rest of our lives without even more Jobsian naval gazing?

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Ashton Kutcher is currently the spit of 70s Steve Jobs. http://9gag.com/gag/338184

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Go

The Big Bang Theory

Jim Parsons aka Sheldon

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Happy

Given the good job they did on Oliver Reed in gladiator.

Jobs playing Jobs *might* not be too difficult.

Not sure about the dialogue.

Although using motion capture Polar Express style (and the new Tin tin movie) tends to give a much creepier effect. A sense of not-quite-rightness which has a certain appeal.

It could be "The Social Network" of 2011.

Although I suspect it will be more like Transformers 3.

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Jobs playing Jobs *might* not be too difficult.

Anyone remember the Bruce Lee film, shot after/during when he died?

A villain came in to the dressing room and gave a karate kick.

Actor almost fell from behind the cardboard cutout.

Comical, if hewasn't one of my faveourite performers in the 70's.

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Anonymous Coward

regarding Noah Wyle ...

He *does* looks scarily like the young original in the article photo here, but he's probably too old to be convincing as the younger Jobs now. He'd be perfect for the NeXt era Steve, though.

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Meh

likeness

I am for Joaquin Phoenix (moody Johny Cash meets scheming infantile Comodus).

Guess I'm not such a fan after all. Its probably because of the patent wars.

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Christian Bale

Not too far off in looks and well known for managing to lose weight for a film - see the Machinist

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Heath Ledger

They both have something in common...

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Kevin Smith should direct ...

...Brian O'Halloran who played Dante in Clerks.

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