Here’s a B-Roll of Steve Jobs with behind scenes footage:
Here’s a B-Roll of Steve Jobs with behind scenes footage:
Danny Boyle, Aaron Sorkin, Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, and Seth Rogen discussed Steve Jobs at a press conference before the film’s premiere at the 53rd New York Film Festival. Watch it below:
Article from THR:
The helmer and fellow star Kate Winslet talk about the “exciting,” “amazing challenge” of making the movie, which consists of three acts, with the scenes taking place in real time.
Steve Jobs director Danny Boyle wasn’t first director attached to the high-profile biopic about the late Apple co-founder. That was David Fincher, who exited the project amid a dispute over money and control. And Boyle — known for films like Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting and 127 Hours — has admitted that the Aaron Sorkin-scripted film is “so different” from the movies he’s made before. Still, speaking to The Hollywood Reporter ahead of the New York Film Festival’s centerpiece gala screening of Steve Jobs, the director explained that he was excited to accept the challenge of this movie.
“Just the idea that you would look at this guy, who we know so much about, but you would suddenly stop and the three times before he walks out onstage, the three product launches, you just look, in real time at the 40 minutes before he walks out on stage. It’s a brilliant idea,” Boyle said. “And given that it’s about someone whose motto was ‘Think different,’ it’s right and proper that it should take a different approach to analyze him. It’s impossibly demanding of the performers, but we tried to mobilize the whole production so that it was as possible as it could be for them to tackle it. It’s 185 pages of dialogue. Three acts, six characters, no instructions, no instruction manual of how to do it. So you have this amazing challenge. It’s like a provocation to how you might make a film.”
I have added photos of Michael from a photocall at Edinburgh Castle today as well as the UK premiere of MacBeth to the gallery. Additions are surely to come so stay tuned!
Michael Fassbender has described how he approached playing Macbeth by imagining him as a man suffering from post-traumatic stress.
The second trailer for Steve Jobs has been released:
Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Steve Jobs is directed by Academy Award® winner Danny Boyle and written by Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin, working from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple founder. The producers are Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady of Film 360, Scott Rudin and Academy Award® winner Christian Colson.
Michael Fassbender plays Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with Academy Award®-winning actress Kate Winslet starring as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh. Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, is played by Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley. The film also
stars Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs’ ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh
The New York Times Style Magazine has a new interview with Michael, as well a new photoshoot. Here’s the interview, the photoshoot and the behind scenes video.
Michael Fassbender, Nobody’s Fool
Despite his surprisingly straightforward approach to acting, the man who will soon play both Macbeth and Steve Jobs is full of contradictions. On the road with film’s magnetic outsider.
“I HAD ALREADY been turned down by two drama schools,” Michael Fassbender was explaining over breakfast in one of those New York hotel restaurants where beautiful people add wheatgrass to their smoothies. That rejection at 19 led him to London to try his luck auditioning for the Drama Centre there. He had prepared an Iago monologue, had gone over it hundreds of times, but he was still nervous. He had been replaying the words of a director from one of the other drama schools, who had told him that he could recognize an actor from the way he enters a room. ‘‘I still hate that,’’ said Fassbender. Before the audition, he was trying to get the director’s words out of his mind. ‘‘I went to the urinal, and as I was pissing, I saw that someone had written ‘Hi, Cookie!’ on the wall. Those words were staring at me, as I stood there. I had just finished playing the Cook in a production of ‘Mother Courage,’ and I had done it with a Scottish accent. Cook; cookie. ‘I’ll do the Iago monologue in a Scottish accent,’ I decided, even though that wasn’t how I had prepared it.’’ After the audition, Fassbender was asked why he’d chosen that accent, to which he answered something about it being a way to bring mischief into the piece, which seemed true enough. ‘‘It’s funny. I haven’t thought about that for years and years. I’m not saying what I saw was a sign or anything. But maybe I did sort of take it that way, and that helped me.’’
The 38-year-old actor diverted into this anecdote while we were talking about his role in the upcoming film adaptation of what theater people call the Scottish Play. It’s considered unlucky to call it by its name, ‘‘Macbeth’’ — which is precisely how he refers to it. Fassbender, who is playing the cursed king, doesn’t really buy into prophecies, signs and superstitions. ‘‘Except,’’ he said, ‘‘that whenever I see a solitary magpie, I salute.’’ I hadn’t heard the one about saluting a solitary magpie. Maybe it’s an Irish thing. Fassbender grew up in the southwest region of County Kerry, though his mother is from County Antrim in the north and his father is German.
You can read the full article on The NY Times Style Website or pick up the print version of the magazine that goes out on September 13th.
Steve Wozniak has officially given Michael Fassbender his stamp of approval.
The computer pioneer, who probably knew Apple co-founder Steve Jobs professionally better than anyone, says Fassbender’s portrayal of the late icon in Steve Jobs is spot-on – even if the two don’t look or sound alike.
“I saw a rough cut and I felt like I was actually watching Steve Jobs and the others,” Wozniak told Deadline. “Not actors playing them, I give full credit to Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin for getting it so right.”
In the movie, which debuted to raves last week at the Telluride Film Festival, Fassbender plays the mercurial Macintosh genius. Kate Winslet, who stars as Jobs’ confidante and work associate, thoroughly impressed Wozniak – he said he thinks she’s the movie’s best contender for the film industry’s highest awards.
Wozniak himself is played by Seth Rogen, who, alongside Jeff Daniels and Michael Stuhlbarg, are said to give standout performances, Film reports.