A lot of people are asking how accurate the new Steve Jobs movie is. Here’s a look at the accuracy of the film.
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How accurate is the Steve Jobs movie?
The Steve Jobs movie was released on October 9, 2015, and it has been the subject of much debate. The movie stars Michael Fassbender as Jobs and Seth Rogen as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
The accuracy of the Steve Jobs movie has been questioned by many, including Wozniak himself. In an interview with Bloomberg, Wozniak said, “I saw a little bit of it and it bothered me. They made more of a villain out of John Sculley than they should have.”
Others have pointed out that the film portrays Jobs as an egotistical genius, while omitting some of his more admirable qualities such as his philanthropy.
Whether or not the movie is completely accurate, it is clearly a work of fiction and should not be considered a documentary.
What the movie gets right and wrong about Jobs
The 2013 film Steve Jobs paints a complicated portrait of the Apple co-founder and CEO. While some aspects of the movie are accurate, others are not.
The film is based on Walter Isaacson’s authorized biography of Jobs, and it draws on interviews with many of Jobs’s friends, family members, and colleagues. However, the movie takes some liberties with the facts.
Here are some key ways in which the film differs from reality:
Jobs’s childhood: The movie suggests that Jobs was an unruly child who was put up for adoption by his biological parents because they couldn’t handle him. In fact, Jobs’s adoptive parents, Paul and Clara Jobs, were well-prepared for a child with special needs— they had already adopted another child with disabilities.
Jobs’s relationship with his daughter Lisa: The movie portrays Lisa as a big part of Jobs’s life, even though he initially denied that she was his daughter. In reality, Jobs only acknowledged Lisa when a court ordered him to pay child support. He later reconnected with her and they had a close relationship.
Jobs’s drug use: The movie shows Jobs experimenting with drugs including LSD in his youth. While it’s true that he did use drugs in his younger years, he later said that LSD was one of the few things he regretted doing.
Jobs’s health: The film suggests that Jobs kept his cancer diagnosis secret from his employees and shareholders for years. In fact, he announced his cancer diagnosis to Apple employees just three months after he learned about it.
The movie’s portrayal of Jobs’ personal life
The Steve Jobs movie was released in October 2015 to critical acclaim. The film, however, was not without its detractors. Some criticized the movie for its portrayal of Jobs’ personal life, specifically his relationships with his ex-wife and daughter. However, the movie was generally well-received by audiences and critics alike.
The movie’s portrayal of Jobs’ professional life
The film covers Jobs’ life from 1971-2000, a period in which he co-founded Apple, was fired from it, and then returned to lead the company to its greatest successes.
The movie portrays Jobs as a demanding but charismatic visionary, and many of the events it depicts are taken from Walter Isaacson’s biography of Jobs. However, the film also takes some dramatic liberties with the facts.
For example, the scene in which Jobs is told by his girlfriend (played by Nathalie Portman) that she is pregnant is entirely fictional; in reality, Jobs only found out that he had a daughter after she was born.
Similarly, the scene in which Apple’s board of directors unanimously votes to fire Jobs is also fictional; in reality, Jobs was forced out by a majority vote.
Despite these liberties, the film is generally accurate in its portrayal of Jobs’ professional life.
The movie’s portrayal of Jobs’ relationships
The movie has been criticized for its portrayal of Jobs’ relationships, with some saying it is too harsh and others saying it is not harsh enough. The truth is probably somewhere in between.
The movie’s portrayal of Jobs’ health
The Steve Jobs movie came out in 2015, and while it was praised for its accurate portrayal of the Apple founder’s temperament, there were some aspects of the film that didn’t quite ring true. One major area of concern was the film’s portrayal of Jobs’ health.
Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2003, and the film does a fairly good job of depicting his health struggle. However, there are some discrepancies. For example, in one scene, Jobs is shown going to see a doctor who tells him that his cancer is ” operateable.” In reality, Jobs did not find out that his cancer was operable until 2004- after he had already started alternative treatment.
The film also inaccurately depicts Jobs’ relationship with his family. In the movie, it seems as though Jobs is estranged from his wife and daughter. In reality, Jobs was very close with his family and even helped care for his daughter when she was ill.
Overall, the Steve Jobs movie is a fairly accurate portrayal of the iconic figure, but there are some areas where it falls short.
The movie’s portrayal of Jobs’ work ethic
The Aaron Sorkin-penned script for Steve Jobs paints a picture of a man who was uncompromising in his vision for what Apple products should be, and who would stop at nothing to make that vision a reality. The film has been criticized by some for its portrayal of Jobs as a one-dimensional “tyrant genius” who was stubborn, rude, and insensitive to the feelings of those around him.
Whether or not the movie is completely accurate in its depiction of Jobs’ character, there is no doubt that he was driven by a strong sense of perfectionism and an unyielding belief in his own ideas. He was often described as being demanding and unforgiving of mistakes, but those who knew him also said that he had an incredible ability to motivate and inspire those around him.
Whether you love or hate the Steve Jobs movie, there’s no denying that it gives us a fascinating look into the mind of one of the most influential figures in technology.
The movie’s portrayal of Jobs’ personality
The movie tries to show the different aspects of Jobs’ personality, and how he was able to be successful in his work. However, many jobs’ friends and colleagues have said that the film does not accurately depict his entire personality.
The movie’s portrayal of Jobs’ appearance
The film’s portrayal of Jobs’ appearance is accurate in some ways and inaccurate in others. For example, the film shows him wearing his signature black turtleneck and jeans. However, the film also shows him with a full head of hair, whereas Jobs was balding at the time.
The movie’s portrayal of Jobs’ legacy
The Steve Jobs movie was released in 2015, starring Michael Fassbender as the iconic Apple founder and CEO. The film is based on the book by Walter Isaacson, and while it paints a fairly accurate picture of Jobs’ life, there are some inaccuracies.
For example, the movie portrays Jobs as an egotistical and impatient boss, often yelling at his employees. However, those who knew Jobs say that he could be kind and encouraging, and that he wasn’t always yelling.
Jobs is also shown as being obsessed with perfection, which led to some delays in product releases. However, Isaacson’s book says that this wasn’t always the case, and that Jobs could be flexible when necessary.
Overall, the Steve Jobs movie is a largely accurate portrayal of the Apple founder’s life. However, there are some small inaccuracies that should be taken into account.