October 24, 2014

Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs

Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs in Aaron Sorkin’s movie, based on the hugely successful autobiography by Walter Isaacson. Sorkin had this to say, about Bale, to Bloomberg:

“He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined,” Sorkin said. “There isn’t a scene or a frame that he’s not in. So it’s an extremely difficult part and he is gonna crush it.”

I actually think Bale will do a good job playing Steve Jobs. It’s an intense role, for an intense actor, and they’re at least somewhat alike so there won’t be too much makeup. That said, I’m not so sure this movie will be particularly good. Isaacson’s autobiography lacks focus, so I hope there’s a good script.

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