Steve Jobs film tipped for Oscar
06 Septembar 2015, Nirapad News: Michael Fassbender has become a front-runner for next
year’s best actor Oscar after an early cut of his new Steve Jobs biopic was screened in
‘He completely owns the screen,’ said Variety, despite his character being ‘very
unlikeable throughout’ the film.
‘You get the strong sense from Fassbender of a mind that is always several steps beyond
everyone else’s,’ agreed The Hollywood Reporter, according to the BBC.
Steve Jobs was shown as a ‘work in progress’ at the Telluride Festival.
British director Danny Boyle is expected to premiere the completed version at the New
York Film Festival on 3 October.
The film will also close the London Film Festival on 18 October.
Co-starring Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels, it is the most high-profile of
half-a-dozen films and documentaries about the Apple founder since his death in 2011.
The film was written by Aaron Sorkin, who previously dramatized the life of Mark
Zuckerberg – another tech billionaire with personality issues – in the Oscar-winning The
It spans a period of 14 years between 1984 and 1998, using the story of three seminal
product launches – the Apple Macintosh, the NeXT ‘Cube’ and the iMac – to tell the story
of the volatile character who founded, and then was forced out of, Apple before returning
to rescue the company from bankruptcy.