Wednesday 26 October 2016

WATCH: Michael Fassbender looks uncannily like Steve Jobs in new biopic

Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs
Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs
Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs

The first trailer for the ‘Steve Jobs’ biopic featuring Irish actor Michael Fassbender in the title role has finally landed.

Fassbender bears an uncanny resemblance to the late Apple founder, who passed away in October 2011 aged 56 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

The trailer opens with a shot of Jobs as he faces an empty auditorium prior to one of the euphoric launches of Apple products.

“The musicians play the instruments, I play the orchestra,” he says, adding, “I sat in a garage and invented the future because artists lead and hacks ask for a show of hands.”

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Directed by Danny Boyle and scripted by Aaron Sorkin, the film looks behind the scenes at iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the launch of the iMac.

The film co-stars Kate Winslet, Seth Rogan and  Jeff Daniels and opens in cinemas on October 9.

It comes as the Kerry native has revealed his ambition to become a movie director some day.

Fassbender, who runs his own production company – DMC Film – as a sideline to his acting career, said he wants to step into the director’s chair.

However, the 38-year-old admitted he has been too busy lately with acting to try his hand at directing.

“I’d like to direct at some point,” he said. “Right now, I’m involved in acting.

“It’s been full-on. To direct, you need at least two years for a project. We’ve got a lot of projects that we’re looking at.

Speaking to Variety, Fassbender said he’s happy being based in London, despite being sought after in the US.

“I did think about [moving to] LA before, but not so much now,” he said. “I think I’m European. I know I’m European. I’m happiest there.”

The X-Men star was born in Germany and raised in his parents restaurant in Killarney.

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