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  1. zanthal

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    Coming to theaters near you just 18 days after April Fools Day: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2357129/

    I was just thinking, that choosing Ashton Kutcher to play Steve Jobs is about as bad a mistake as choosing Tom Cruise to play Lestat in Interview with the Vampire

    But then again, I could be wrong.

    If you need a cocky, brilliant geek, Keanu Reeves seems a little bit more the type cast.

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    Didn't Woz come out and say the movie was way off?

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    Kelso??? HAHAHA!!!

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    Yeaahhh...just from the outside, Ashton doesn't seem like the best choice.

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    Ashton is a nice guy, polite, and was well raised in a fine family. Nonetheless, he sucks as a serious actor.

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    Yep you're right. I don't think I even need to see this movie in order to talk crap about it. if Steve Wozniak says right off the bat that Kutcher as Jobs was way off, then ... it's going to be a Hollywood stink-burger of a movie.

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    Well, you never know for sure. He may surprise us.

    They said the same as I just did about Ashton for Sally Field and she (deservedly) won two Academy Awards and again, a nomination for Best Supporting Actress this year as Mary Todd Lincoln in "Lincoln."

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    There has been allot of chatter all over the net calling this a disaster. With the Woz already saying that this movie is way off base and Kutcher playing Jobs I don't see this movie doing well...

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    Kutcher is a comedy actor, that's a double edged sword. When you're seen as one, people will have a hard time watching you in a serious role, as their all waiting for the punch line. Was a bad choice for a main character, and will hurt the film. It will probabaly get good reviews as Hollywood always takes care of its people. This will get a box office jump off it being "Ashton", but then gone in 2 weeks.

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    I think he was chosen as much for how much they could make him look like Steve as anything. Speaking of Steve Jobs was Noah Wile really the best choice for him either. It's always hard for movie makers to find a talented actor to play someone that was as well known, recognized, and hated/loved as Steve/Jobs. Will I go see the movie? Probably and I'll try hard to shut the inner geek in me up as I'm watching..

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    Funny, I was about to change the capitalization on the thread title, but clicked through and saw that is the way they are spelling it.

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    Kutcher is a comedy actor, that's a double edged sword. When you're seen as one, people will have a hard time watching you in a serious role, as their all waiting for the punch line. Was a bad choice for a main character, and will hurt the film. It will probabaly get good reviews as Hollywood always takes care of its people. This will get a box office jump off it being "Ashton", but then gone in 2 weeks.

    Remember, people said the same thing about Tom Hanks, how could the guy from Big and Turner and Hooch play a serious role...but look at what he did with Philadelphia. Not saying that Kucher is half the actor that Hanks is, but some of these comedic actors do make a rather successful transition to dramatic roles.

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    I have my doubts, but I'll reserve judgement until I see the finished product. Definitely not expecting a masterpiece though.

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    +1 Schmitz. Robin Williams did a couple pyscho thrillers that were pretty good. In some ways, I think having a comedic role before getting into some serious stuff, especially with a psycho as a character, helps. I think it helps define the character, like he has fallen off the deep end much further due to our connecting him as a comedian.

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    Stanley Tucci would have been a better choice IMO


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    @smokeybear for the older Steve I agree..

    But the likeness of young Steve is really good

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    Thats true i didn't consider that i just assumed the older version of Steve Jobs.
    WOW uncanny resemblance!

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    +1 Schmitz. Robin Williams did a couple pyscho thrillers that were pretty good.

    Directing Robin Williams has to be a huge challenge LOL. But he did win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Birdcage, as well as some SAG and Golden Globe awards for some dramatic roles. I just doubt Ashton can do it but we'll see.

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    I'd be happy to be proven wrong. Kutcher did fairly well in a dramatic role in The Butterfly Effect

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    I have a hard time buying into the fact that Kelso is going to pull this off. Kutcher signing on for Two and a Half men was the reason that I stopped watching that particular show, and The Butterfly Effect was "meh" at best, but like zanthal, I would love to be proven wrong.

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