Before Michael Fassbender was cast as Steve Jobs, the biopic went down a long and complicated road in pre-production. Directors (including David Fincher) were offered the job and passed. Actors (Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale and Natalie Portman, among them) were offered the title role and passed. With an Aaron Sorkin script we now know is very, very good, it’s surprising that so many talented people declined to participate in the movie. But, we now have an idea why these people decided to pass on Steve Jobs and it has nothing to do with the quality of the film.
Christian Bale's Best Supporting Actor acceptance speech for his role in 'The Fighter' was memorable for two reasons: He made reference to a notorious explicit-filled rant he directed at a crew-member during the filming of "Terminator Salvation," and he seems like he may have forgotten his wife name while thanking her.
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