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  • E.R. Co-Stars Competing for Role of Steve Jobs in Sony Biopic



    While Sony Pictures has been busy courting Aaron Sorkin to pen the screenplay for the coming Steve Jobs biopic, it appears two former E.R. stars are busy making their case for the role of Jobs in the film.

    Former E.R. star Noah Wyle has already expressed his interest in reprising the role of Steve Jobs whom he played in the 1999 made-for-TV movie Pirates of Silicon Valley. However, according to British Magazine NOW another fellow E.R. Star, George Clooney, has thrown his hat into the Jobs mix.

    George Clooney, 50, is battling it out with his former ER co-star Noah Wyle, 40, to play Apple founder Steve Jobs in a new movie.

    The biopic, which is expected to start filming next year, will chart the life of the techie guru, who died last month from cancer at the age of 56. NOW
    Im not sure how Id feel about Clooney in role of Steve Jobs, but if Sony can secure Sorkin the only question marks left regarding the movie will be the leading man and the director. A competent script from say a Sorkin, and someone like David Fincher behind the camera would be intriguing. But, Fincher would most likely pass on the project after the success of his similarly topical The Social Network.

    Maybe were all missing the obvious here: A Woody Allen written, directed, and acted Steve Jobs biopic.

    Source: NOW Magazine
    This article was originally published in forum thread: E.R. Co-Stars Competing for Role of Steve Jobs in Sony Biopic started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 16 Comments
    1. zinjen's Avatar
      zinjen -
      neither one of them look like Steve Jobs... wtf is wrong with Sony christ.
    1. zeroGsti's Avatar
      zeroGsti -
      Quote Originally Posted by zinjen View Post
      neither one of them look like Steve Jobs... wtf is wrong with Sony christ.

      No sh*t! Noah all the way. He's done it already!
    1. AngryPIG's Avatar
      AngryPIG -
      Quote Originally Posted by zinjen View Post
      neither one of them look like Steve Jobs... wtf is wrong with Sony christ.
      i dont think it really matters if the actor looks like the person they are playing.
      it more about the "performance".
    1. itaintrite's Avatar
      itaintrite -
      Quote Originally Posted by AngryPIG View Post
      i dont think it really matters if the actor looks like the person they are playing.
      it more about the "performance".
      Two words. Keanu reeves!
    1. back9player's Avatar
      back9player -
      Quote Originally Posted by AngryPIG View Post
      i dont think it really matters if the actor looks like the person they are playing.
      it more about the "performance".
      regardless.. people still want to see an actor who at least resembles SJ.
    1. Johnnytucats's Avatar
      Johnnytucats -
      Quote Originally Posted by itaintrite View Post
      Two words. Keanu reeves!
      Whoa!

      Actually, I was thinking Shia LaBeouf. I mean, we are including young Steve in the movie, right?
    1. Aenima133's Avatar
      Aenima133 -
      Quote Originally Posted by zinjen View Post
      neither one of them look like Steve Jobs... wtf is wrong with Sony christ.
      Yeah well Jesse Eisenburg didn't look like Mark Zuckerberg either, and that movie was a huge success.

      I just wanna know who they'll pick for Woz.

      If we are going by looks. I think Ashton Kutcher would be a great young Jobs. But his performance wouldn't be very good at all. And i'm sick of LaBeouf.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by zinjen View Post
      neither one of them look like Steve Jobs... wtf is wrong with Sony christ.
      What half-decent actor does? Have you seen movies that were heavily based on true stories that show the actual person they were based on somewhere in the credits? The actor looks almost nothing like the person he/she was based on in the vast majority of these movies. I'd rather have a decent actor than a body double who's acting puts me to sleep.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      After reading the Biography, they need an actor who can play complete arsehole 90% of the time to 90% of the people he meets. My opinion of Steve Jobs as a person has crashed since reading the book. I still admire his business success though.
    1. zinjen's Avatar
      zinjen -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      What half-decent actor does? Have you seen movies that were heavily based on true stories that show the actual person they were based on somewhere in the credits? The actor looks almost nothing like the person he/she was based on in the vast majority of these movies. I'd rather have a decent actor than a body double who's acting puts me to sleep.
      Adrian Brody, Christian Bale or even Tom Hanks (Obviously not a Young Jobs) could all pass for better choices. And several movies in my opinion are typically spot on to a look-alike, even The Social Network as mentioned above did look very similar to Mark Zuckerberg.
    1. BustAGroove's Avatar
      BustAGroove -
      I think Noah would be a better fit.
    1. fmlouder's Avatar
      fmlouder -
      why not look for the guy that played the evil clone in the six day. ever since i saw that movie that guy reminded me a lot of s jobs
    1. Hondamaker's Avatar
      Hondamaker -
      Patrick Dempsey. He sounds just like Jobs, resembles him when he has beard stubble. Just give him a Jobs hair style and glasses....
    1. domenicp's Avatar
      domenicp -
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    1. brandoncarr's Avatar
      brandoncarr -
      You know what's funny about this article is that this photo isn't from E.R. at all. It's from an episode of friends.
    1. Stumbows's Avatar
      Stumbows -
      I don't think it's nearly as much about the looks as it's about the personality, demeanour and character and I think Noah will do a good job as he has done it but I think he can naturally relate to it from what I have seen from him.