Writer Aaron Sorkin is making a name for himself when it comes to writing screenplays based on real events and real people's lives. Coming off an Oscar win last year for "The Social Network," he was nominated this past February for the screenplay he wrote for Brad Pitt's business of baseball film, "Moneyball." Now Sorkin is turning is attention to telling the life story of one of the most influential men of the modern age, Steve Jobs.
The version Sorkin pens will not be the same film that actor Ashton Kutcher has already been tapped to play the Apple co-founder in. This version will be released by Sony Pictures and will use Jobs' biography as the foundation. So who should play the man who brought us iPods, iPhones and iPads in Sorkin's story? We had a few suggestions, and here they are.
Noah Wyle - The "ER" and "Falling Skies" star not only looks the part, he has experience too. In 1999 Wyle played Jobs in "Pirates of Silicon Valley," a TV movie that told the story of the guys who brought home computing to the masses. Fifteen years later, it might be hard for Noah to still pull off playing Jobs in his college days, but with a little creative makeup and lighting, who knows, It could just work.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Levitt turned 31 years old in February, so he's at just the perfect age to play Jobs from his early twenties all the way through to his tragically early passing at age 56. Joseph too has a look that is similar enough to Jobs that if hair, makeup and wardrobe do their Hollywood Magic thing on him, he'd be quite believable. His exuberant spirit that comes out in many of the roles he plays would help embody that same enthusiasm that Jobs had for life-changing technologies.
John Cusack - Cusack is a little bit on the older side of things, but he too could certainly be made to look the part, and could most certainly pull of playing Jobs in his forties and fifties. Cusack also has already played real people before. In "Eight Men Out" he played major league player George Weaver. Plus, if Sorkin for some reason decides to write any scene where Jobs delivers a monologue right into the camera, speaking directly to the audience, then no one does it better than Cusack.
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