Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was impressed by Aaron Sorkin's and Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs, a biopic. "I saw a rough cut and I felt like I was actually watching Steve Jobs," Woz told Deadline Hollywood, "I give full credit to Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin for getting it so right." The script is 200 pages long, and filled with Sorkin's voluminous dialogue (one wonders how many Sorkinisms show up in the new film).
"I give full credit to Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin for getting it so right."This is an impressive turn-around, since Wozniak wasn't a fan of the other Steve Jobs biopic, Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher. "There were a lot of things wrong," he said of that movie. Apparently its portrayal of Jobs was too glowing. That's less likely to be a problem for the new movie — one of its significant themes is Jobs' abandonment of his daughter, Lisa.
The movie screened at the 42nd Telluride Film Festival on Saturday night. Michael Fassbender, who received an Oscar nomination in 2014 for his work in 12 Years a Slave, plays Jobs. Woz himself is played by Seth Rogen. Critical reception at Telluride was so positive that Fassbender is rumored to be a serious contender for this year's Best Actor Oscar, according to Variety. Steve Jobs opens on October 9th.