‘Steve Jobs’ Earns High Praise From Steve Wozniak

By September 6, 2015

Ever since the movie began to progress past all of its pre-production troubles, Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs has been one of the most predictable choices to put in Awards contention this year. Following his masterful work telling the story of young billionaire Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, the possibility of anyone other than Sorkin penning the script for the film about Steve Jobs – easily one of the most influential, and complicated public figures in history – seems ludicrous.

Featuring an all-star cast around the board as well with Michael Fassbender stepping in to play the eccentric genius along with heavy hitters like Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterston, and Seth Rogen – it’s seemed like Jobs has had about everything going for it that it could even think to ask for. However, the film’s accuracy has been called into question numerous times already, in ways similar to the same kind of skepticism and scrutiny that Sorkin faced with The Social Network as well.

Well, it looks like the movie has impressed one of the key figures in its own story, as following its world premiere this weekend at the Telluride Film Festival, Steve Wozniak himself spoke to Deadline to give his opinion on the film. Check out his full quote below:

“I saw a rough cut and I felt like I was actually watching Steve Jobs and the others, not actors playing them. I give full credit to Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin for getting it so right.”

I imagine it’s likely difficult for a movie about Steve Jobs to recieve higher praise than that, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Sorkin and Boyle are simultaneously patting themselves on the back right now. Judging by early reviews and reactions to the movie at the festival too, it looks like Steve Jobs is living up to its own potential (something some critics were worried about) and is predictably going to be a big contender at the Awards season early next year, with Fassbender, Boyle, Sorkin, and possibly Kate Winslet receiving a large amount of the buzz.

With the recent news that Sorkin will be teaming up with actress Cate Blanchett for a Lucille Ball biopic soon, it seems like there’s no better biopic screenwriter out there right now. He’s proven with movies like the previously mentioned Social Network as well as Bennett Miller’s Moneyball that he can tell peoples’ stories in ways few others can, managing to give unbiased and fair depictions of whoever he’s focusing on. Which is something few other writers are able to say.

Steve Jobs is set to be released on October 9th.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable
  • Liz K Clark

    Sorkin is one of my favorite writers, and still underused IMO – and I was not impressed with JOBS biography so to hear this has Steve’s stamp of approval is encouraging. When does it come out?

    • Liz K Clark

      Oh I just say 10/9. I can’t wait. Will it be a wide release Alex?

      • Yes! From what I can tell, and judging by the subject matter, this’ll be hitting most of the theatres nationwide.