Ashton Kutcher stars as Steve Jobs in jOBS, new clip below. A biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend, then open in theaters on April 19. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film’s opening date in theaters was chosen to mark Apple’s 37th anniversary.
However, as 9 to 5 Mac reports, the actual date of the anniversary is April 1. Either way, the film will pay a respectful tribute. The movie, titled jOBS, also stars Josh Gad from NBC’s 1600 Penn as Apple’s other co-founder, Steve Wozniak. The movie will chronicle “the defining 30 years” of Jobs’ life, according to a description from producers.
Steve Jobs’ sister, Mona Simpson, delivered a beautiful eulogy at Jobs’ funeral recently and the New York Times has published her words. They were a touching tribute to Jobs, giving a window into his private life that not many saw. Simpson talked about how Jobs was a dreamer who loved his work and constantly strove for excellence. These are qualities that come to mind when thinking about Jobs, but his sister also discussed the lesser-known facts about how he lived, and even how he died.
She paid tribute to his memory as a father and husband, revealing that his passion for life extended to those closest to him. Simpson discussed how he related to his wife and kids and the hopes and dreams he held for them as well. She also talked about his last months and days, saying that “death didn’t happen to Steve, he achieved it.” She said what, perhaps, many people felt:
“I suppose itâ€™s not quite accurate to call the death of someone who lived with cancer for years unexpected, but Steveâ€™s death was unexpected for us.”
Get ready for your Apple stock to take a dip again – Steve Jobs has taken a second leave of absence as CEO of Apple. Â His first leave of absence was two years ago, when he had to take several months off for liver transplant surgery. Â It’s difficult to know whether he ever fully recovered from the operation, as he has kept quiet about his progress but has maintained a gaunt appearance.
There’s no word yet as to whether this most recent time off is due to the same condition as before, or whether something else has gone wrong, but Jobs says he wants to return to Apple as soon as possible to resume his duties.