August 08, 2013 02:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
It’s been hyped for almost a year now, so we’re glad to hear that the biopic Jobs has finally been released. Punk’d star Ashton Kutcher plays (who else?) Steve Jobs, and based on initial reviews, he did a better job than critics were predicting.
Ashton Kutcher is certainly not known for his abilities as a high-class drama actor, but he was still willing to take on the challenge of portraying the tech genius Steve Jobs. Prior to the film’s release, critics were predicting the ultimate disaster, complaining that Ashton was the worst possible choice for such a role.
Jobs has finally hit theaters, and while it certainly is not blowing the critics away, many have been surprised by Ashton Kutcher’s ability to carry the film. Perhaps this unexpectedly decent performance was the result of Ashton’s deep commitment to providing an accurate representation of a man he claims to have deeply respected since childhood. On the eve of the movie’s release, Ashton offered a little insight into his interpretation of his hero, explaining, “Steve Jobs was a brutally honest guy. He just wanted you to be better at whatever it was.”
The actor feels that this brutal honesty could have gone a long ways in improving his performance in Jobs. When asked what he would talk about if he were able to have dinner with Steve Jobs, Ashton responded, “I’d try to explain to him the things that I’m trying to achieve and get his honest feedback. And I think he, unlike most people, wouldn’t be afraid to tell me.”
Have you seen Jobs? Was Ashton Kutcher an appropriate choice for the film’s lead? Feel free to leave your opinion in the comments section below!
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