Ashton Kutcher to Play Steve Jobs -- Three Reasons He'll Be Great in the Role

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Ashton Kutcher to Play Steve Jobs -- Three Reasons He'll Be Great in the Role

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Actor Ashton Kutcher has signed on to play Steve Jobs in an upcoming film.

In the world of technology, the name Steve Jobs lives among the most respected figures of the industry. His passing last fall was a major event in the history of technological innovation; as he was the driving force behind many of the world-changing products that Apple released. The Macintosh computer, iPad, iPhone and iPad were all spearheaded from conception to reality by Jobs, and he helped to forever change the way we interact with our tech stuff.

Not surprisingly, a biopic about Jobs is in the work. What may have surprised folks though, is who they cast in the role of such an iconic modern pioneer and visionary: none other than Ashton Kutcher. To some it may seem like a really out-of-left-field type of situation, hiring Kutcher. We think we may have found three good reasons for the "Two and a Half Men" star to be tapped for this role, and here they are.

He's a Techie Himself - Kutcher is one of the celebrities who has really embraced all that technology has to offer us. He connects to his fans on Twitter, where he has over ten million followers. He was an investor in Internet economy companies like the social networking check-in app Foursquare. Obviously, Kutcher is a fan of the work that Jobs did, and appreciates its exact impact on all our lives.

He Actually Does Look a Little Like Jobs - No, they're not the spitting image of each other. However, there's at least enough of a passing resemblance so that when hair, makeup and wardrobe work their magic, the former Mr. Demi Moore will probably come out looking pretty close to the man he's playing. Whether or not a star in one of these films is believable is the key to any successful biopic; we have to actually buy into this actor playing someone else that we already know how they looked and sounded.

He's Going to Space! - Obviously AK has a pioneering spirit himself! It was recently announced that Kutcher bought the last available seat on Virgin Galactic's experimental commercial space flights. There's nothing more potentially dangerous, yet potentially important to the furtherance of space exploration, than strapping into a rocket and being blasted into the cosmos. We bet Jobs himself would be impressed with Ashton's decision to buy the ticket and take the ride.

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