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.