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Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs, has commented on the first clip from jOBS, the biopic starring Ashton Kutcher as Jobs, and has noted that the scene never happened.
The clip shows Jobs (Kutcher) and Wozniak (Josh Gad) discussing the ‘operating system,’ a project Wozniak was working on. In the clip, Jobs is portrayed as the one realizing that people will want to buy personal computers.
However, in statements to Gizmodo, Wozniak says that these events didn’t take place and notes that the roles were actually reversed.
“Not close,” he wrote in a comment to the site. “We never had such interaction and roles...I'm not even sure what it's getting at...personalities are very wrong although mine is closer...don't forget that my purpose was inspired by the values of the Homebrew Computer Club along with ideas of the value of such machines and Steve J. wasn't around and didn't attend the club so he was the one learning about such social impact of the future.”
In an email, he called it “Totally wrong,” adding, “The lofty talk came much further down the line.”
“I never looked like a professional,” he continued. “We were both kids. Our relationship was so different than what was portrayed. I'm embarrassed but if the movie is fun and entertaining, all the better. Anyone who reads my book iWoz can get a clearer picture.”
Later, he noted that it is just one clip from the movie and that he has high hopes for it. “The movie should be very popular and I hope it's entertaining. It may be very correct, as well. This is only one clip. But you'll see the direction they are slanting the movie in, just by the dialog style of this script,” he wrote.
jOBS will have its world premiere at Sundance Sunday and will hit theaters on April 19.
Here’s the clip: