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Ashton Kutcher: I wanted to make Jobs' friends proud

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - 00:42

Aug. 7 - The actor talks about the challenges of portraying Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in the new film ''Jobs.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The life and career of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs hits the big screen with Ashton Kutcher at the helm in the new film "Jobs." The actor along with co-star Josh Gad, who plays Steve 'Woz" Wozniak, walked the red carpet to celebrate the movie's New York opening. "Jobs" is a biographical look at the career rise of Jobs from wayward hippie to charismatic inventor and entrepreneur. Over the last few years Kutcher has established himself as an innovator in the tech industry, and has invested in multiple tech companies. His love for the field and respect for Steve Jobs added an extra layer of stress during filming. "I think it's always harder to play someone that you admire. You have an initial tendency to want to hide their flaws. I also had the added pressure of having a lot of friends that knew him and loved him and admired him and worked for him. And so I also wanted to make them proud," he explained. A separate movie project about Jobs, based on the 2011 biography by Walter Isaacson, is currently being developed at Sony Pictures Studios. "Jobs" opens in U.S. theaters on August 16th.

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Ashton Kutcher: I wanted to make Jobs' friends proud

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 - 00:42