Steve Wozniak Criticizes “Jobs”

In the movie, Jobs, which is based on Steve Jobs’ life and his inventions of the various apps of the Apple Computers, Ashton Kutcher plays the lead role. Steve Wozniak, a former colleague of Jobs accused Ashton Kutcher of being disingenuous (or misleading) in his portrayal of Jobs’ character and sticking to his own image of what he thought Jobs was like.

Kutcher shot back that Wozniak is biased because supposedly, Wozniak was involved in investing into another film studio, which is allegedly working on its own movie about Jobs and that he made himself unavailable to help produce Kutcher’s movie. Wozniak has reportedly been meeting with Aaron Sorkin on a movie modification of Walter Isaacson’s legitimate biography of Jobs.

Reportedly, Kutcher spent three months practicing for the role even down to taking on the extreme diet that Jobs reportedly did. Kutcher was also a producer of the movie and accused Wozniak of disapproving the film in order to try to get money for the other studio. To counterattack, Wozniak has pointed out an alleged small scandal in the history of the Apple Computer company: that it decided not to reward the friends and colleagues who helped invent the company in its earliest days so he did it himself by giving them large shares of his own stocks.

In that way, he made it possible for about 80 of their employees to share the wealth before receiving their IPO.

Wozniak’s overall problem with Jobs

Overall, Wozniak has said that the film is also inaccurate in its portrayal of the interactions of colleagues with Jobs and the Apple Company overall. He also says that the film portrays Jobs having many of the technological skills much earlier than he actually did and that he’d actually had help from many other connections who played minor but significant roles in the making of Apple Company and were completely glossed over in the film.

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Wozniak says that “Jobs” misses the spot on accuracy.

Wozniak has stated that he believes that the acting was done well; it’s just that he overall has a problem with the film’s glorification of Jobs having had many of those tech skills from the beginning. Wozniak designed the Apple II computer and left the company in 1987.

Steve Jobs’ famous quote on success: “I don’t really care about being right, I just care about success. You’ll find a lot of people that will tell you that I had a very strong opinion and they presented evidence to the contrary and five minutes later, I changed my mind. I don’t mind being wrong, and I’ll admit that I’m wrong a lot. It doesn’t really matter to me too much. What matters to me is that we do the right thing.”