Posted on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 by Angie Han
If you had told me a year ago that the genius co-founder of Apple Inc. and the lovable idiot from That ’70s Show were dead ringers, I probably would’ve given you the side eye. But after Ashton Kutcher won the lead role in the indie Steve Jobs biopic jOBS (on April Fool’s Day, no less), tech aficionados and movie fans took a closer look at the actor and were struck by the resemblance. Whatever you think of Kutcher’s dramatic chops, set photos have proved that he certainly looks the part.
The last time we checked in with the production, we got to see the cast dolled up to reenact Jobs’ early days working out of his childhood home in Los Altos. The latest batch shows Kutcher looking a bit older, portraying what appears to be the ’90s version of Jobs. Dermot Mulroney, who plays former Apple CEO Mike Markkula, can also be seen in old-age makeup. Check them out after the jump.
I’ll admit to not being terribly well versed in Jobs’ sartorial evolution, so I can’t pinpoint the exact year this is supposed to be taking place. Apparently it’s before he switched to wearing black turtlenecks exclusively. If you’re more knowledgeable about the topic, feel free to chime in.
As we’ve said many times, whether Kutcher looks like Jobs isn’t as important as whether he has the talent to pull off the late tech guru’s prickly charisma and, as producer Mark Hulme put it, his “psychological complexity.” That said, well, Kutcher does look an awful lot like Jobs.
Directed by Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote), jOBS also stars Josh Gad, Ahna O’Reilly, Lukas Haas, Matthew Modine, J.K. Simmons, and Kevin Dunn. The film, which covers Jobs’ life from 1971 to 2000, is expected to open sometimethis year.