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Leonardo DiCaprio to play Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle directed biopic?

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio attends the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California.
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It is no secret that Apple products have become ubiquitous with modern culture, and most people are aware that Steve Jobs was the dynamic power behind this leading company. Not surprisingly, Jobs is one of the few business leaders to make the transition from being a business legend to a pop culture icon. Therefore, you should not be surprised to learn that a movie is in the works based on Walter Isaacson’s biography “Steve Jobs”. Yet, you may be shocked to learn that Leonardo DiCaprio may be portraying Jobs in the movie.

A Tuesday story by Time reveals that Leonardo Dicaprio may be tagged to portray the revolutionary business man in the movie adaptation of the best selling book. It is reported that “Slumdog Millionaire” director, Danny Boyle, is being eyed to take over directing the adaptation. Not surprisingly, the prospects of a Boyle and DiCaprio collaboration has excited fans around the world.

While a pairing of Leonardo DiCaprio and Danny Boyle will surely lead to a blockbuster production, this may not have been the studio’s first choices for the project. A Tuesday story by The Huffington Post reveals that David Fincher and Christian Bale may have been the pair that the studio wanted the most. Not surprisingly, this has led to a debate among fans about who would portray Steve Jobs better, Leonardo DiCaprio or Christian Bale.

Regardless of your opinion on Apple’s products, there is little arguing that Steve Job play a disproportionate role in helping create modern culture. While there is little doubt that the movie will perform well at the box office, it is interesting that David Fincher and Christian Bale may have been the first choices for the production. Between Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale, who would you rather see portray the Apple co-founder on the screen? Likewise, do you think Danny Boyle is the right person for this directing job? Do you think that David Fincher would have been a better choice?

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