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Michael Fassbender takes a cheeky pop at Ashton Kutcher's portrayal of Steve Jobs

Published 05/10/2015 | 08:00

Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs
Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs

Michael Fassbender plays Steve Jobs in the big screen biopic just two years after Ashton Kutcher played the same role in the film 'Jobs'.

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Unfortunately Ashton's portrayal of the Apple co-founder was panned by critics with E! Online stating it was an "unsatisfying portrayal of an icon who deserved better."

Leading man: Michael Fassbender as the Apple founder in new movie Steve Jobs
Leading man: Michael Fassbender as the Apple founder in new movie Steve Jobs

Now Fassbender tackles the role in 'Steve Jobs', helmed by Danny Boyle, and the film is already garnering rave reviews, not least for Fassbender's performance.

And the actor has taken a cheeky pop at Kutcher in a recent press conference at the New York Film Festival.

The first official poster of Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs
The first official poster of Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs

When asked what he did to prepare for the project about the life of Jobs (who died in 2011), The Guardian reports that he smirked and said, "I studied Ashton Kutcher".

However, he did go on to give a serious answer, admitting that he knew very little about Jobs before he saw the script.

Ashton Kutcher plays Steve Jobs in the biopic jOBS
Ashton Kutcher plays Steve Jobs in the biopic jOBS

"I'm not very interested in technology [he reportedly uses an old-school mobile].  I use it pretty poorly.  So everything was new to me to be honest."

He revealed that he did meet with people who knew Jobs including Apple CEO John Scrulley and Macintosh computer co-creators Steve Wozniak and Andy Herzfeld.

He also addressed the fact that Chrisian Bale was the original choice to play Jobs in Boyle's movie.

“Obviously I don’t look anything like Steve Jobs. That was the first thing I said to Danny. I said: ‘Christian Bale looks a lot more like Steve Jobs than me.’”

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