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07-25-2013, 11:11 PM #1
Ashton Kutcher Discusses Playing Steve Jobs in Biopic on Tonight Show
Many of you likely know Ashton Kutcher from his earlier years where he played characters with low IQs, but the 35-year old has made a second successful career out of tech entrepreneurship. In a recent interview with Jay Leno, Kutcher appeared rather emotional about the late Apple cofounder, Steve Jobs, whom he portrays in the upcoming biopic titled “Jobs.” Kutcher said he skipped out on an opportunity to meet the Apple cofounder six months before his death in 2011, a move which he regrets.
Those of you who are interested in watching the video can do so below:
A transcript of the video can be found below for those of you who would prefer to read it instead:
I had an opportunity to meet him about 6 months before he passed away. I was working that day and couldn't go. In hindsight, I had the opportunity to meet the Leonardo da Vinci of our generation and I missed it. That really affected my decision to take on the role.
It was actually the day that he died... for me, I hear people talk about they knew where they were the day Kennedy died. And for me, I'll never forget the moment I heard that he died. And I pulled my car to the side of the road, and kind of took a moment. I got home and I realized, I sat down on my computer and started doing some work and I realized all the relationships I have in my life are held together by glue that he laid down.
And all the work that I do, in whatever capacity that I do it, and all the entertainment I consume.. here I have my Apple computer and my iPhone... all these things, and I realized that I had taken him for granted, and taken for granted the contributions he actually gave to society.
And I actually had a real emotional moment that day. I actually reached out to a couple of my friends. I do a lot of work in the tech venture space, and they had the same response. So when I got offered the role, I wanted to ensure that his legacy was told from someone who admired him.
Source: Tonight Show (YouTube)
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07-26-2013, 07:21 AM #2
Oh god. I think he went overboard with that speech but I'm sure ill watch the movie just not gonna pay $20 to go see it
07-26-2013, 12:14 PM #3
07-26-2013, 02:33 PM #4
Scary how close he looks to the real Jobs!
07-26-2013, 09:53 PM #5
I'm glad he shared that moment on TV, I think there's a lot of ppl that felt the same way. I certainly remember where I was when I found out Jobs had passed, it was a sad day!
07-26-2013, 10:06 PM #6
07-27-2013, 03:13 PM #7
it won't be as good as pirates of Silicon Valley, which portrayed jobs and gates as arses. I can't think of a single decent kutcher film worth watching again.