There are rumours that Christian Bale would play Steve Jobs in the good Jobs movie — written by Aaron Sorkin. But who can play the awesome Steve Wozniak? He’s one of my personal heroes and I’m having a hard time imagining it. So I asked him about his opinion. Here’s his reply:
The problem is that actors and celebrities are not my thing. I pay little attention to them and don’t remember many of their names. It’s easier to think of which actor I might want to play other people. When it’s yourself, it’s very hard to look at others and judge it that well. Also, my personality has shifted a great deal since the time frame of this movie and now. I would hope that they find an actor who can play a lot of inner thinking but quietness on the outside. A secret prankster inventor who shuns any limelight for personal reasons.
I’m sure that others will have many good suggestions but I trust the casting department. They are very careful in their choices for such a high budget movie so I trust them. There is no way to expect perfection. It’s like buying a new car and constantly protecting it from dents. I prefer to let the dents come and call it ‘character’.
I like to joke that I read about myself (or watch movies) to find out who I am and who I have to be, which is a way to see a lot of error but not get upset. Happiness = smiles – frowns and this minimizes frowning. I probably won’t have any judgment of the selection, or of the film, until the first time I see it.
Makes total sense. Perhaps you have some suggestion? Add the name of the actor in the comments, plus why you think he would be good at playing Woz.