Steve Jobs

Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American computer entrepreneur and inventor. He was co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Jobs also previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, following the acquisition of Pixar by Disney. He was credited in Toy Story (1995) as an executive producer.

In the late 1970s, Jobs, with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Mike Markkula, and others, designed, developed, and marketed one of the first commercially successful lines of personal computers, the Apple II series. In the early 1980s, Jobs was among the first to see the commercial potential of Xerox PARC's mouse-driven graphical user interface, which led to the creation of the Macintosh. After losing a power struggle with the board of directors in 1985, Jobs resigned from Apple and founded NeXT, a computer platform development company specializing in the higher-education and business markets. Apple's subsequent 1996 buyout of NeXT brought Jobs back to the company he co-founded, and he served as its CEO from 1997 until 2011. In 1986, he acquired the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm Ltd which was spun off as Pixar Animation Studios. He remained CEO and majority shareholder at 50.1% until its acquisition by The Walt Disney company in 2006. Consequently Jobs became Disney's largest individual shareholder at 7% and a member of Disney's Board of Directors.

His aim to develop products that are both functional and elegant earned him a devoted following.

On August 24, 2011, Jobs announced his resignation from his role as Apple's CEO. In his letter of resignation, Jobs strongly recommended that the Apple executive succession plan be followed and Tim Cook be named as his successor. Per his request, Jobs was appointed chairman of Apple's board of directors. On October 5, 2011, Apple announced that Steve Jobs had died at the age of 56.

First Look at Michael Fassbender as NeXT-era ‘Steve Jobs’

First Look at Michael Fassbender as NeXT-era ‘Steve Jobs’

Production started back in January on Universal Pictures' Steve Jobs biopic, but we have yet to see an official image of Michael Fassbender as the Apple co-founder. Today, Instagram user Sean Nung posted a photo depicting a set poster with Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs, promoting his NeXT computer system. The poster uses the actual tagline used in 1988, "Computing advances to the NeXT level," although the real-life poster did not feature Steve Jobs himself.

Cult of Mac reveals that this poster was on display at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, where the production is shooting a "major scene" involving Michael Fassbender's Steve Jobs unveiling the NeXT system in October 1988. The actual event took place at San Francisco's Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, directly across the street from the War Memorial Opera House, which was considered "a huge coming out event" for Steve Jobs, since this was his first product launch after he was ousted from Apple three years prior. Another Instagram user, raqu3l, captured another image of Michael Fassbender in his Steve Jobs costume, but it isn't known if this second image was taken on the actual set or not.

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David Fincher Wants Christian Bale to Play ‘Steve Jobs’

David Fincher Wants Christian Bale to Play ‘Steve Jobs’

American Hustle star Christian Bale is director David Fincher's top choice to play Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in a new biopic. The actor has not been officially approached about the role, since he is currently taking time off to spend with his family after wrapping on Ridley Scott's Exodus, which is expected to put him back on the awards hunt for his role as Moses.

The Wrap reports that David Fincher met with Sony's Amy Pascal, and insisted that he would only take on the project if Christian Bale signs onto play the entrepreneur who passed away October 5, 2011.

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Steve Jobs Biopic to Be Directed by David Fincher

Steve Jobs Biopic to Be Directed by David Fincher

Director David Fincher is in early talks to direct a new biopic on Apple founder Steve Jobs for Sony Pictures. The filmmaker will reunite with Aaron Sorkin, who wrote the Oscar-winning script for the director's 2010 Mark Zuckerberg biopic The Social Network.

Take a look at the official description for the Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography this project is based on."Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years-as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues-Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

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Second ‘Jobs’ Clip 'Start Over'

Second ‘Jobs’ Clip 'Start Over'

"Do you know why people buy Apple?" Ashton Kutcher delivers a stirring pep talk as Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs in the second clip for Jobs, in theaters this Friday. Watch as one man sets out to start a revolution, and changes the world in the process.

Jobs was released August 16th, 2013.

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‘Jobs’ Japanese Trailer

‘Jobs’ Japanese Trailer

Ashton Kutcher plunges into the life of innovator and former Apple CEO Steve Jobs in the Japanese trailer for the upcoming biopic Jobs. In theaters August 16, check out the latest footage from this awaited expose on the maverick who made magic happen in his tiny Palo Alto garage.

Jobs was released August 16th, 2013.

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‘Jobs’ on Recruiting Instagram Clip

‘Jobs’ on Recruiting Instagram Clip

Learn how to recruit, the Jobs way! Check out the brand new 15-second clip for Open Road's upcoming film Jobs, created and uploaded specifically for Instagram. This clip gives us a taste of how original innovator Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher) blazed a trail that changed technology forever. We also have a look at the first international poster released for the movie.

Jobs was released August 16th, 2013.

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‘Jobs’ Instagram Trailer

‘Jobs’ Instagram Trailer

This innovative 15-second look at the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher is the first of its kind.
‘jOBS’ Photos Reveal Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak

‘jOBS’ Photos Reveal Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak

Ashton Kutcher stars as Steve Jobs in this upcoming biopic about the American entrepreneur and Apple Inc. CEO.