Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple with his old friend Steve Jobs, dished out sweet praise indeed for Michael Fassbender, who stars as the iconic Jobs in next month’s biopic simply titled "Steve Jobs."
The film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival last weekend, an event often regarded as a launch pad for potential Oscar contenders. Penned by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle, "Steve Jobs" co-stars Seth Rogen as Woz.
"I saw a rough cut and I felt like I was actually watching Steve Jobs and the others, not actors playing them. I give full credit to Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin for getting it so right,” Wozniak said.
Critics so far seem to agree with wise man Woz. Irish-German actor Fassbender possesses “vivid expressions and constant movement … a physical marvel,” wrote the critic for IndieWire.
The influential website Deadline agreed, saying the film was chock full of “great acting performances led by Michael Fassbender’s spot-on and relentless portrayal of the not-very-likable computer genius.”
"Steve Jobs" will hit a couple of more film festivals before opening nationwide on October 9.