John Sculley on ‘Steve Jobs’: Jeff Daniels’ Performance, Fails to Fully Capture Jobs

Just days before Steve Jobs opens in New York and Los Angeles on October 9, former Apple CEO John Sculley, who is portrayed in the movie by Jeff Daniels, spoke to The Wall Street Journal about his thoughts on the movie. Sculley liked the movie, calling it „extraordinary entertainment“ and predicting it’ll be as successful as The Social Network.

Jeff Daniels as John Sculley in Steve Jobs
Sculley points out that he was „taken“ by Daniels performance of him, saying that Daniels „accurately summarized a lot of the the things I felt then, and now.“ Sculley participated in the development of the film, speaking with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and Daniels. He was impressed by Daniels’ efforts to understand him.

However, Sculley says that the film takes creative licenses with what actually happened. He notes that the film adds an extra encounter between him and Jobs after Jobs left Apple, that the words they exchanged during those encounters aren’t accurate and that him and the board still believed in the Mac after Jobs left. Sculley also echoes the thoughts of Jobs’ widow Laurene Powell Jobs and director Danny Boyle, who say the film doesn’t fully capture Jobs’ personality.

“Part of his personality was he was a passionate perfectionist, but there were so many other parts of Steve’s personality that I knew because Steve and I were not only business partners, but we were incredibly close friends for several years,” Sculley says. “I could tell you that the young Steve Jobs that I knew had a great sense of humor. He was on many occasions, when we were together, very warm. He cared a lot about the people he worked with and he was a good person. So, I think those aren’t the aspects that are focused on in this movie.”

Steve Jobs opens in New York and Los Angeles on October 9. The film will expand to more theaters on October 16 and open nationwide on October 23.



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First Poster for Upcoming ‘Steve Jobs’ Film Debuts

With just over a month to go until the October 9 release of Danny Boyle’s „Steve Jobs“ bio-pic, Universal yesterday released the first official poster for the movie. A simplistic one-sheet, the poster showcases a profile of Michael Fassbender’s Steve Jobs along with a brief list of the leading cast including Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels, and Seth Rogen.

Over the summer, Universal began the movie’s advertising campaign after a year front-loaded with image leaks from the set and massive casting calls. The first official trailer was released in early July, and the movie was even chosen as the Centerpiece film to play at the New York Film Festival beginning in late September.



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Jeff Daniels in Talks to Play Former Apple CEO John Sculley in Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs Movie [Mac Blog]

Following a few weeks of turmoil that saw Sony passing on Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming Steve Jobs biopic and Universal quickly picking it up, The Wrap reports Jeff Daniels is being eyed to play former Apple CEO John Sculley in the film.

The Wrap claims „multiple individuals familiar with the Universal project“ have said Daniels is being eyed for the Danny Boyle-directed movie, and „while Daniels does not have an official offer yet, one is expected to materialize soon, as he’s considered Boyle’s top choice for the key supporting role.“

If it comes to fruition, it would be a reunion of sorts for Daniels and scribe Aaron Sorkin, both wrapping up The Newsroom‘s final season airing now on HBO.

Image via The Wrap
Previously it was announced, following Christian Bale dropping out of the film, that Michael Fassbender is confirmed to star as Steve Jobs in the film alongside Seth Rogan as Steve Wozniak.

Though Natalie Portman was previously close to supposedly being cast in the film, she recently passed on the project.

Sorkin has been very forthright about the project and the planned structure of the movie, stating that the entire movie „is going to be three scenes, and take place in real-time.“ Each of the three scenes will take place backstage at the launch of three major product introductions by Jobs. The film is based on Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography released back in 2011.




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