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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
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    Default 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
    I’m not sure how I’d 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 we’re all missing the obvious here: A Woody Allen written, directed, and acted Steve Jobs biopic.

    Source: NOW Magazine

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    neither one of them look like Steve Jobs... wtf is wrong with Sony christ.

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    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!

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    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".
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    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!

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    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.

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    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?

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    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.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.
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    I think Noah would be a better fit.

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    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

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    Patrick Dempsey. He sounds just like Jobs, resembles him when he has beard stubble. Just give him a Jobs hair style and glasses....

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    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.

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    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.

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