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Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 - October 5, 2011) Steve Jobs was an American entrepreneur and inventor best known for being the chairman and CEO of Apple Inc., which developed products like the iPod.

Net Worth: Jobs net worth was around $7 billion at the time of his death (Forbes 2011)

Childhood: Steve Jobs was born in San Francisco, California, and was adopted at birth. With Jobs' adoptive father Paul Reinhold Jobs working as a mechanic, he would show Steve how to work electronics in his garage, sparking his interesting in technology. Jobs attended Cupertino Junior High and Homestead High School in Cupertino, California. Here he became friends with Bill Fernandez and Steve Wozniak, who had similar interests in technology.

Wozniak and Fernandez had started developing a computer board with, which Jobs soon got involved with. After high school, Jobs attended the expensive Reed College in Portland, Oregon which his family struggled to afford. He soon dropped out of college, but still attended creative classes such as calligraphy and slept on the floor of friends' dorms.

Career: Jobs took his first steps into the world of computing in 1972 when Atari offered Jobs a job as a technician after he presented them with a version of the game Pong that Steve Wozniak made, with them thinking Jobs had made it. In 1976, Wozniak invented the Apple I computer, which Jobs suggested they sell, so they and Ronald Wayne formed Apple Computer. Wayne soon left the company making Jobs and Wozniak the main co-founders of the business.

In the early 80s, Jobs took an interest in Xerox PARC's mouse-driven graphical user interface and later Apple Lisa was born. Jobs was later fired by Apple's board of directors but remained chairman, giving Jobs little incentive to go to work and so he later resigned entirely. Jobs returned to Apple in 1997 after founding NeXT Computer and buying Pixar, and Apple subsequently bought NeXT with much of the technology finding its way into Apple products. Apple would expand with innovative products such the iPod and the iMac computer.

Personal Life: Steve Jobs was known to be an eccentric character. Many of the Apple employees recognised him as a persuasive and charismatic director of Apple, although some described him as erratic and temperamental. After returning from travels in India during the mid-1970s, Jobs experimented with psychedelics, later describing the use of them as one of the most important things he'd done in his life.

Jobs saw his adoptive parents as more his parents than his biological parents, referring to his biological parents as: 'My sperm and egg bank. That's not harsh, it's just the way it was, a sperm bank thing, nothing more', although he tracked down his birth mother Joanne Schieble Simpson and through her he met his biological sister Mona Simpson, who he had a close relationship with.

Jobs passed away in the early hours of the morning on October 5, 2011, from a relapse of his islet-cell neuroendocrine pancreatic cancer, causing a respiratory arrest.

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For Michael Fassbender, Playing Steve Jobs Was A No Brainer

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Since Apple founder Steve Jobs died in 2011, there have been two films about his life. First was 2011's Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher, which flopped with the critics and at the box office. And now Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin are taking a stab at it with the festival hit starring Michael Fassbender. It's titled, cleverly, Steve Jobs.

Michael Fassbender in 'Steve Jobs'Michael Fassbender aimed to capture the spirit of Steve Jobs in the new movie

After Christian Bale had to drop out of the role, Fassbender was surprised to be offered the part. "I got approached by Danny Boyle," he says. "He sent me the script and asked me if I was interested. I read the script and it's amazing writing - amazing - and Danny's a phenomenal director, and just a wonderful person. So I jumped on board. It's really that simple."

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Michael Fassbender Thinks Christian Bale Would Have Made A 'Perfect' Steve Jobs

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Michael Fassbender has admitted he thinks Christian Bale would have been ‘perfect’ to play Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle’s biopic of the late Apple founder. Bale was originally signed on to the project but left last November, with Fassbender then being brought in as his replacement.

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Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter Fassbender said, "I thought to myself: Christian Bale is perfect, why isn’t he doing it? I actually called him up and told him that myself.”

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Danny Boyle's 'Steve Jobs' Biopic To Close London Film Festival

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Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs, the biopic on the late Apple founder, has been announced as closing this year’s BFI London Film Festival on October 18th. It will mark the third time a feature of Boyle’s has closed the annual festival, with Slumdog Millionaire receiving the honour in 2008 and 127 Hours in 2010.

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The October 18th screening will mark the film's European premiere, while on October 3rd it will premiere at the New York Film Festival before opening in the US on October 10th. The film is based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography on the Apple founder, Steve, and was written by Aaron Sorkin.

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First Look At Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs Biopic: What's New About This One? [Trailer + Pictures]

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Universal’s crack at a Steve Jobs movie may have taken a while to find its footing, but it’s finally come together. The trailer, starring Michael Fassbender, is now out and available on YouTube. So, let’s talk about it.

Michael Fassbender in 'Steve Jobs'Michael Fassbender stars as Apple's Steve Jobs

Pros: directed by Danny Boyle, written by Aaron Sorkin and starring Fassbender, it will probably be a very different affair to the Ashton Kutcher flick of 2014. Cons: It features an inspiring voice over by the lead character.

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'Steve Jobs' Movie Gets Oscar-Bait Release Date, October 9, 2016

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Universal Pictures will look to tempt the Academy with an October 9 release date for its Steve Jobs biopic. The movie's rollercoaster development has been well publicized, though the film boasts a strong pedigree with Danny Boyle directing, Aaron Sorkin providing the script and Michael Fassbender playing the technology genius.

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At Sony, the picture had attracted the likes of Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio though both dropped out and the studio eventually binned the project. They made live to regret that decision, with Universal having since acquired a stunning cast.

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Release Date For 'Steve Jobs' Movie Confirmed

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The troubled Steve Jobs biopic has finally announced a theatrical release date of October 9th this year. Strangely enough, that’s exactly the kind of time that judges start to think about awards nominations…

Shooting for the film, which has been the centre of a great deal of speculation because of its lengthy gestation and uncertain funding, began last month in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Danny Boyle, the man behind cult favourites such as Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire and 28 Days Later, as well as the London Olympics opening ceremony in 2012, is in the director’s chair.

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Michael Fassbender will portray the Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in the forthcoming movie

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Steve Jobs Movie In Turmoil As Sony Pulls Out, Universal On The Prowl

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Six months ago, the Jobs movie looked a certain Oscar winner. Written by The West Wing's Aaron Sorkin, it was set to have David Fincher in the director's chair and probably Leonardo DiCaprio as the Apple genius himself. Then things changed a little - Fincher left, apparently over money, and DiCaprio passed on the project to take a break from acting.

Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender will likely play Steve Jobs after Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale dropped out

The replacements were all-star substitutes. Oscar winner Danny Boyle - the man behind Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours and that Olympics opening ceremony - came in as director, while Christian Bale - probably the greatest actor on the planet today - agreed to play Jobs. Sorkin's screenplay was typically...well, Sorkin. Eschewing the regular conventions of a biopic, it would tell Jobs' story in just three extended scenes, each documenting one of the tech creator's famous product launches.

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Seth Rogen To Play Steve Wozniak In Danny Boyle's 'Jobs' Movie?

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Seth Rogen is the first-choice to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs movie. Jessica Chastain is also being sought for a notable role in the movie, which stars Christian Bale as the late entrepreneur.

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According to The Wrap, neither Rogen nor Chastain have deals in place but the comedy actor is in talks to play Wozniak, who created the Apple I computer and co-created the Apple II machine in the mid-1970s. 

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Christian Bale To Play Steve Jobs After Leonardo DiCaprio Passes

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Christian Bale will play the late Apple founder Steve Jobs in Sony's forthcoming biopic, sources confirm. The project boasts a huge pedigree with Danny Boyle directing from a script by Aaron Sorkin, based on Walter Isaacson's biography. 

Christian BaleChristian Bale is an Oscar winner who brings serious pedigree to the Jobs biopic

Sorkin has previously confirmed the movie will be divided into three long scenes, each taking place backstage before one of Apple's famous product launches. The first scene will focus on the launch of the Mac, while, interestingly, the second will follow Jobs as he unveils the NeXT - the cube like computer that he developed after leaving Apple and a machine used by Tim Berners-Lee to write the first web browser. The final section of the movie will focus on the iPod.

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David Fincher Leaves Steve Jobs Movie After 'Ridiculous' Wage Demands

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Oscar-winning filmmaker David Fincher has walked out on Aaron Sorkin's biopic of late Apple founder Steve Jobs after Sony Pictures turned down his "aggressive" demands for a $10 million pay-day as well as control of the marketing of the movie, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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It was believed that Fincher had joined the as-yet untitled drama after working with Sorkin on the Facebook movie The Social Network, though a source said Fincher's salary demands were "ridiculous."

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Joshua Michael Stern - Open Road Films Q&A for the new Steve Jobs Biopic "JOBS" - San Francisco, CA - Thursday 25th July 2013

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Steve Jobs

Date of birth

24th February, 1955

Date of death

5th October, 2011





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