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Sticking with their casting policy of picking actors-who-look-quite-a-lot-like-the-character, the makers of the Steve Jobs biopic are in talks with tubby TV funnyman Josh Gad for the part of Steve Wozniak. The biographical movie, simply titled Jobs, will detail the life of billionaire biz baron adored Apple co-founder Steve …


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  1. Chad H.

    Can we expect?

    The Way to San Jose: The musical theatre sensation based on the life and times of Steve Jobs?

  2. Andrew James

    Yes, because the inability to grow the right type of beard will really get in the way. What with fake beards having not reached Hollywood yet.

  3. Spud2go

    "But we STILL don't know who'll play Ballmer"

    My pick - Bob Hoskins

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: "But we STILL don't know who'll play Ballmer"

      How about Bruce Willis?

      I say him on Die Hard 4 last night and he's




      He just needs to lose his:

      comic timing


      some IQ points

      and gain a couple of stone

      and take some shouting lessons

    2. Peter Murphy

      Re: "But we STILL don't know who'll play Ballmer"

      Jeff Bridges would be a good choice. Apart from being a marvelous actor, he's got the physical attributes for the task. He played a baldy in Iron Man, and he really put on the pounds for True Grit. Put those elements together (and remove the beard and some charisma), and you've got Ballmer.

    3. amanfromearth

      Re: "But we STILL don't know who'll play Ballmer"

      Forrest Gump would fit well.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: "But we STILL don't know who'll play Ballmer"

        He's not quite the right height, but I'd tend to say Michael Chiklis (from the TV series "The Shield" and less famously as The Thing in "The Fantastic Four") appears to have more than a passing resemblance to Ballmer and plenty of time on his hands.

        I'm sure they could add the ring-around-the-dome in makeup and give him some Kim Jong-Il lifts in his shoes... should work ok I think : )

    4. Bill Neal

      Re: "But we STILL don't know who'll play Ballmer"

      "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, & maybe he could throw some chairs around

  4. hitmouse

    Having been in Ballmer's presence on a couple of occasions, I'd cite The Amazing Johnathan as the best person to play him for sheer OTT presence. Age is about right too.

  5. Jeebus

    Do we get a final act with people dancing around him with different coloured crystals instead of having proper treatment?

  6. B-D

    And not a hint of Noah Wyle reprising his role, was Pirates Of Silicon Valley really that bad?

  7. Bill Fresher

    I thought Ron Jeremy would have been perfect as Steve Wozniak.

  8. Amraj

    Balmer could only be played by one guy...

    .. And that man is Bill Murray (ladies and) gentlemen!

    He would easily fit into the role, and all the while on the big screen everyman would cry for joy.

    1. jocaferro
      Paris Hilton

      Re: Balmer could only be played by one guy...

      Yes, but not Bill Murray. James Gandolfini, for sure!

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    "Pirates of Silicon Valley" is not that old and it was well done. We Don't need another film yet.

  10. Stevie Silver badge


    No punishment the putative afterlife could deliver can compare to the cosmic naff-ness of being portrayed by Ashton Kutcher.

    I consider any outstanding wrath on my part re: the late Jobs and his overblown tat to be properly assuaged.

    Of course, I'd have been happier if it had been Keanu Reeves.

  11. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

    Silent Bob?

    The script would be more watchable aswell

  12. CmdrX3

    Oh dear...

    I can see the cinemas handing out free sick bags, as I think this will be the cheesiest pile of idol worshipping nonsense. I expect the only thing that will be missing will be the halos & horns and the Omen theme every time Gatesy shows up on screen. Still.... it could turn out to be a work of artistic genius, but somehow I doubt it as I don't think Ashton's "artistic capabilities" could be that far stretched.

  13. Eugene Goodrich
    Paris Hilton

    Peter Boyle!

    Pity he's passed on.

  14. Stu Wilson
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    Arrested Development Development Development

    Jeffrey Tambor FTW

  15. Paul Hovnanian Silver badge


    will be played by Shrek.

  16. LoopyChew

    My personal vote: Noah Emmerich.

  17. zen1


    I'm still having problems getting past "adored".

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