The true story of Apple Computers' co-founder Steve Jobs, who revolutionized the computer industry at the cost of his personal life.
Steve Jobs (2015)
Directed by Danny Boyle
Written by Aaron Sorkin
Starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen,
Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg, Katherine Waterston,
Based on the book by Walter Isaacson
Oscar Nominations - Best Actor (Michael Fassbender),
Best Supporting Actress (Kate Winslet)
Steve Jobs is a brilliant insight into the mind of one of history's most complicated figures, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. This film takes its audience on a journey into three pivotal moments in Jobs's life, beginning with his unveiling of the Macintosh in 1984 and ending with his unveiling of the iMac in 1998. In this time, we are given a look at a man who honestly did not care what anybody thought about him and was in the game for one reason: To win.
Michael Fassbender gives a fantastic performance as the eponymous Jobs, portraying him as a self-absorbed, egotistical, a**hole who alienated everyone around him including his illegitimate daughter, Lisa. Jobs's rocky relationship with his daughter is the true focus of the film, with Aaron Sorkin's stellar script making Steve Jobs appear considerably more human than the legendary icon we all considered him to be. At the edges of the story, though, are Jobs's technological achievements and failures, which are quite amazing and did change the industry forever.
Steve Jobs is a fantastic performance piece that showcases the talents of all its lead actors and plays off a well-written script. It humanizes an almost inhuman figure, while at the same time making you despise his selfishness. Come award season, I expect this film to be one of the frontrunners and honestly believe that Fassbender should have no problem nabbing himself an Oscar for Best Actor.