We feel like we’re just now waking up from a amnesia-inducing coma, only to discover that our dedicated, loyal husband is none other than Channing Tatum! Except in this scenario, our husband is Ashton Kutcher playing Steve Jobs and our coma was brought on by Ashton’s performance on Two And A Half Men. Does that analogy make any sense at all? We hope so, because what we’re trying to say is the new clip from Kutcher’s upcoming Steve Jobs biopic jOBS suggests that Ashton is bringing it, intensely-ambitious-computer-genius-style.
Between his sitcom day job, The Butterfly Effect and the fact the Steve Jobs movie is named jOBS (which is the worst), we guess we weren’t expecting much from the Kutch. Before you leap all over us to point out that Ashton has actually been pretty great since That ’70s Show, we will admit that we thought both Ashton and Mila Kunis were kind of blah on that late nineties sitcom, and we were wrong on both accounts. Since we were in the minority when it came to Ashton’s performing skills, we’re guessing we’re also in the minority of people who think Josh Gad is kiiiind of hot in costume as Steve Wozniak in that clip? We aren’t? Haha, yeah. We knew it.
So, y’all know that Ashton Kutcher is starring in a biopic based on Steve Jobs life, right? The working title is jOBS and news has released that it will premiering at Sundance, and will be the closing event at the festival next year, in January. The first promotional picture of Ashton in character as the late Jobs appeared on the Sundance website yesterday — you can see it above — and we have to say our jaws dropped flat to the the ground. Especially if you compare it to the photograph below.
That’s the actual Steve Jobs in a photo that dates circa 1981-82, taken from All About Steve Jobs, which is a pretty incredible site. The resemblance between the two is just uncanny. We’ve been reading reports of how Ashton fits the role perfectly but now we can see it for ourselves. Josh Gad (who plays Steve Wozniak) was right when he told US Weekly last month at the BAFTA Brittania Awards, “Ashton is going to blow a lot of people away. His performance was absolutely transformational. If he looked any more like Steve Jobs, I think it would just confuse a lot of people . . . It’s that uncanny.”
Angelina Jolie is sorry for your loss. The 36-year old actress appeared on 60 Minutes over the weekend and admitted that she was considering a career as a funeral director. That is, if her acting career didn’t take off. Not exactly every little girl’s dream. No one could ever accuse of Angie of being a little Miss Sunshine, but this is darker than we expected!
“It sounds like this very strange, eccentric, dark thing to do, but in fact I lost my grandfather and was very upset with his funeral,” she told interviewer Bob Simon. “How somebody passes and how family deals with this passing and what death is should be addressed in a different way. If this whole acting thing didn’t work out that was going to be my path.”
Thankfully the “the whole acting thing” did work out. But it’s never too late to follow your dreams, Angelina! Career changes happen all the time. Check out the gallery below some other jobs we could totally see her doing!
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