“I studied Ashton Kutcher.” Those are not the words you expect to hear from Michael Fassbender about his approach to playing the titular Apple icon in “Steve Jobs.” Thankfully, he was joking when he made those comments at the recent New York Film Festival press conference for the movie. And the actor, who admits he’s not a tech head, even suggested to director Danny Boyle he didn’t have the right look to play the role.
Smart choice. The result is a movie that we called “a rush of blood to the head” and an “electrifying portrayal of a relentlessly determined and dysfunctionally complicated figure,” so it looks like Fassbender went beyond the image to the man behind the iPod, iMac, and more.
“Steve Jobs” opens on October 16th. Watch the full press conference below which also includes Danny Boyle, Aaron Sorkin, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Walter Isaacson. Plus check out lots of new images from the film.