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Steve Jobs (2015)

  • Rate: 7.7/10 total 12,719 votes 
  • Genre: Biography | Drama
  • Release Date: 23 October 2015 (USA)
  • Runtime: 122 min
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  • IMDb page: Steve Jobs (2015)
  • Rate: 7.7/10 total 12,719 votes 
  • Genre: Biography | Drama
  • Release Date: 23 October 2015 (USA)
  • Runtime: 122 min
  • Filming Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Budget: $30,000,000 (estimated)
  • Gross: $17,614,323 (USA) (20 November 2015)
  • Director: Danny Boyle
  • Stars: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Daniel Pemberton   
  • Soundtrack: Shelter from the Storm
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat
  • Plot Keyword: Problem | Technology | Genius | Behind The Scenes | Box Office Flop

Writing Credits By:

  • Aaron Sorkin (screenplay)
  • Walter Isaacson (book "Steve Jobs")

Known Trivia

  • The three sequences in the film were filmed on 16mm, 35mm, and digital to illustrate the advancement in Apple’s technology across the 16 years depicted of Jobs’ life. 175 of 177 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • David Fincher was originally attached to direct, but was dropped from the film by Sony after his demands – a $10,000,000 salary and full creative control of the project – could not be met by the studio. Fincher wanted Christian Bale to play the lead role. After his departure, Danny Boyle signed on to direct and Leonardo DiCaprio was approached about the title role. Ultimately, however, DiCaprio passed on the project and Christian Bale was offered it instead. However, Bale also declined the role, feeling he was not right for the part after which Michael Fassbender entered to star in the film. 278 of 289 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • According to reports, auditions did not use anything from Aaron Sorkin’s screenplay. Instead, actors read and acted out scenes from The Newsroom (2012), a television series created by Sorkin. 122 of 125 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was a consultant for the film. 172 of 179 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • As the film is divided in 3 acts, it was shot in sequence and the actors got to rehearse for 2 weeks for act 1, then shoot for 2 weeks and then come back and rehearse for 2 weeks act 2. Kate Winslet said that by act 3, Michael Fassbender didn’t even have his script at the rehearsals, as he had memorized the whole 180 pages script. 67 of 68 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Seth Rogen met with Steve Wozniak extensively to understand him. Rogen also researched Wozniak’s keynotes and speeches online. Rogen cited watching an old eighties video on repeat, featuring Wozniak giving a tour of the Apple museum at their headquarters as part of his research. Rogen lated admitted that he had no idea who Steve Wozniak was prior to working on this movie. 55 of 56 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • The 1984 shareholder meeting and product launch was replicated at the original location, the Flint Center of De Anza Community College in Cupertino, California. 47 of 49 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Aaron Sorkin revealed before the film’s official release that the it would consist of three, 30-minute scenes spreading across sixteen years of the life of Steve Jobs. All of the scenes will dramatize backstage events before three major product launches (the Macintosh in 1984, NeXT in 1988, and the iMac in 1998). These scenes will take place in real time at “two auditoriums, a restaurant and a garage,” with a few flashbacks depicting key moments of Jobs’ life inserted throughout the story. 108 of 119 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Kate Winslet found out about the movie from her makeup artist while working on The Dressmaker (2015). The makeup artist just got hired for this movie and told Winslet. Winslet said that she was intrigued by a movie written by Aaron Sorkin, directed by Danny Boyle and starring Michael Fassbender that she asked for more details about the female part. She later sent a picture of herself with a black wig and then she got the script and met with Boyle which resulted in winning the part. 29 of 30 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Michael Fassbender said in an interview that Christian Bale who exited the project in November 2014 would have been “perfect” to play Steve Jobs. “I thought to myself: Christian Bale is perfect, why isn’t he doing it?” The actor told The Hollywood Reporter while promoting the film in London. “I actually called him up and told him that myself.” 18 of 18 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |

Goofs: Crew or equipment visible: When Steve Jobs stretches forward with delight upon hearing of the iMac sales projections, the cameraman and camera are (twice) briefly visible in the lenses of his glasses.

Plot: Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac. Full summary » |  »

Story: His passion and ingenuity have been the driving force behind the digital age. However his drive to revolutionize technology was sacrificial. Ultimately it affected his family life and possibly his health. In this revealing film we explore the trials and triumphs of a modern day genius, the late CEO of Apple inc. Steven Paul Jobs. Written byAnonymous

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Bernard Bellew known as executive producer
  • Danny Boyle known as producer
  • Eli Bush known as executive producer
  • Guymon Casady known as producer
  • Christian Colson known as producer
  • Mark Gordon known as producer
  • Lauren Lohman known as associate producer
  • Scott Rudin known as producer
  • Jason Sack known as co-producer
  • Bryan Zuriff known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Michael Fassbender known as Steve Jobs
  • Kate Winslet known as Joanna Hoffman
  • Seth Rogen known as Steve Wozniak
  • Jeff Daniels known as John Sculley
  • Michael Stuhlbarg known as Andy Hertzfeld
  • Katherine Waterston known as Chrisann Brennan
  • Perla Haney-Jardine known as Lisa Brennan (19)
  • Ripley Sobo known as Lisa Brennan (9)
  • Makenzie Moss known as Lisa Brennan (5)
  • Sarah Snook known as Andrea Cunningham
  • John Ortiz known as Joel Pforzheimer
  • Adam Shapiro known as Avie Tevanian
  • John Steen known as Mike Markkula
  • Stan Roth known as George Coates
  • Mihran Slougian known as John Jandali
  • Robert Anthony Peters known as Engineer with Diskette
  • Noreen Lee known as Airline Concierge
  • Gail Fenton known as Stage Manager #1
  • Karen Kahn known as Stage Manager #2
  • Rachel Caproni known as Stage Manager #3
  • Lily Tung Crystal known as Woman on P.A. (NeXT)
  • Damara Reilly known as Woman on P.A. #1 ( iMac)
  • Marika Casteel known as Woman on P.A #2. (iMac)
  • Dylan Freitas-D'Louhy known as Straggler #1
  • Chris Tomasso known as Straggler #2
  • John Chovanec known as VIP #1
  • Daniel Liddle known as VIP #2
  • Lora Oliver known as Andrea's Assistant
  • Colm O'Riain known as Violinist
  • Anita Bennett known as News Anchor #1
  • Greg Mills known as News Anchor #2
  • Melissa Etezadi known as News Anchor #3
  • Rick Chambers known as News Anchor #4
  • Sara Welch known as News Anchor #5
  • Emmett Miller known as News Anchor #5
  • Marc Istook known as News Anchor #6
  • Carlo Cecchetto known as News Anchor #7
  • Kristina Guerrero known as News Anchor #8
  • Bill Seward known as News Anchor #9
  • Mark Mester known as News Anchor #10
  • Derrin Horton known as News Anchor #11
  • Derek W. Adam known as Cameraman (uncredited)
  • Natalie Stephany Aguilar known as Cafe Patron (uncredited)
  • Elynn Alonzo known as Steve's Stage Manager (uncredited)
  • Moises Amaya known as Generation X Engineer 1998 (uncredited)
  • AnnaCorey known as Jordan IMAC Marketing Team (uncredited)
  • Alice Aoki known as VIP Shareholder (uncredited)
  • Andy Arness known as Apple Board Member (uncredited)
  • Lena Avgust known as Steve's Stage Manager (uncredited)
  • Stefonia Bavin known as Launch Attendee (uncredited)
  • Timothy Beagley known as Launch Attendee (uncredited)
  • Brianne Bogart known as Alicia Johnson / Marketing Team (uncredited)
  • $hutter Boy known as 1988 Opera House Patron (uncredited)
  • Johnnie Boyd known as Steve Stage hand technician (uncredited)
  • Dianne Brennan known as 1998 Launch Attendee (uncredited)
  • Alex Bretow known as Flint Sound Engineer (uncredited)
  • Patrick D Bridges known as Marketing Team (uncredited)
  • Tim Brown known as Don Denman (uncredited)
  • John Edward Cabrera known as Launch Attendee (uncredited)
  • Jason Carlage known as Caterer (uncredited)
  • Bryan Casserly known as Apple Employee (uncredited)
  • Brian Castellanos known as Cameraman (uncredited)
  • Cabran E. Chamberlain known as Ralph, the Janitor (uncredited)
  • Justin Chao known as Chinatown Resident (uncredited)
  • Adam Chollet known as VIP Investor (uncredited)
  • Alan Chu known as Press Photographer (uncredited)
  • Justin Chung known as Launch Attendee (uncredited)
  • James Cotner known as Launch Attendee (uncredited)
  • Nestor Cuellas known as Cameraman (uncredited)
  • Steve D'Assis known as Cameraman Joseph (uncredited)
  • Thomas Dalby known as VIP Launch Attendee (uncredited)
  • Jackie Dallas known as Flint Stage Manager (uncredited)
  • Sandra Dee known as Launch Attendee (uncredited)
  • Robert S. Dixon known as Head NeXT Engineer (uncredited)
  • Janet Dyer known as Custodian (uncredited)
  • Bob Dylan known as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Sheila Ellis known as Field Reporter (uncredited)
  • Nathan Emley known as Field Reporter (uncredited)
  • Patrick Engler known as Cable Car Patron (uncredited)
  • Chris Espinoza known as Launch Attendee (uncredited)
  • Jerry Feldman known as VIP Shareholder (uncredited)
  • James Ferrandini known as Apple Employee (uncredited)
  • Dann Fink known as Tech Reporter (uncredited)
  • A.J. Friederich known as Flint Stagehand (uncredited)
  • Hayley Gagner known as Pat Mcardle (uncredited)
  • Douglas Gawoski known as VIP Shareholder (uncredited)
  • Maxwell Ghobadi known as Product Engineer (uncredited)
  • Bruce Giles known as 1998 Launch Attendee (uncredited)
  • Jimmy Giliberti known as VIP Investor (uncredited)
  • Tina Gilton known as Steve's Colleague (Cafe) (uncredited)
  • Rob Gore known as Event Security (uncredited)
  • Emily Marie Grant known as Patti Kenyon (uncredited)
  • Ramsey Hanchette known as Katie Kallick (uncredited)
  • Jake Hanson known as 1998 Launch Attendee (uncredited)
  • Tom Hart known as VIP Launch Attendee (uncredited)
  • Diogo Hausen known as Stage Hand (uncredited)
  • Linda Joy Henry known as Businesswoman (uncredited)
  • Holly Horn known as Press Photographer (uncredited)
  • Clarence Watson III known as Lunch Attendee (uncredited)
  • Jahmilla Jackson known as Launch Attendee (uncredited)
  • Carol Jefferson known as VIP Launch Attendee (uncredited)
  • Bobby Johnsen known as 1984 Apple employee (uncredited)
  • Keenan Johnston known as Investor 1988 Launch (uncredited)
  • Stephanie Johnston known as 1998 Launch Attendee (uncredited)
  • Slim Khezri known as Launch Attendee (uncredited)
  • Rajiv Khilnani known as Indian Caterer (uncredited)
  • Larry Kitagawa known as Hong Kong Businessman (uncredited)
  • Andrew Koponen known as Chef (uncredited)
  • Nicholas Kretz known as 1988 Launch Attendee (uncredited)
  • Kevin Kunze known as VIP Shareholder (uncredited)
  • Mark Kwong known as Launch Attendee (uncredited)
  • Anthony Larice known as Program Engineer (uncredited)
  • Rick Lasquete known as Field Reporter (uncredited)
  • Mark Lavell known as VIP Investor (uncredited)
  • John Lennon known as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Mathew Lipisko known as Launch Attendee (uncredited)
  • John Lobato known as Stock Holder Member (uncredited)
  • Ausaf Masud known as Apple Security Symphony Hall (uncredited)
  • Baran Mavi known as Extra (uncredited)
  • Corinne Meadors known as Press Photographer (uncredited)
  • Adam Meredith known as NeXT Product Engineer (uncredited)
  • Lori Beth Merrill known as Venture Capitalist (uncredited)
  • Heidi Michaelis known as 1988 Launch Attendee (uncredited)
  • Soma Mitra known as NeXT Engineer (uncredited)
  • Jose R. Montalvan Jr. known as Extra / Theatre Scene (uncredited)
  • Cory Montgomery known as Robert Houghton (uncredited)
  • Mahal Montoya known as 98 Engineer (uncredited)
  • Marc Moon known as 1998 Engineer (uncredited)
  • Jake Morgan known as Lead Stage Hand (uncredited)
  • Ed Moy known as 1998 Product Engineer (uncredited)
  • Jesse Muick known as 1984 Product Engineer (uncredited)
  • Alisha Mullally known as Apple Employee (uncredited)
  • Vaughn Myovich known as VIP Launch Attendee (uncredited)
  • Darlene Nesson known as VIP Investor (uncredited)
  • Steven Jon Nichols known as Board Member (uncredited)
  • Jason Novak known as Extra (uncredited)
  • Tom O'Reilly known as VIP Member (uncredited)
  • Afsheen Olyaie known as Tim Caplan (uncredited)
  • Peter K. Owen known as MacIntosh Launch VIP (uncredited)
  • Lana Palmer known as Straggler (uncredited)
  • Puja Patel known as Launch Attendee (uncredited)
  • Jekyns Pelaez known as Marketing Team Member (uncredited)
  • Brook Edward Penca known as Launch Attendee (uncredited)
  • Alex Phillip known as Apple Gen-Xer (uncredited)
  • Pablo Picasso known as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Steve C. Porter known as Event Security (uncredited)
  • Apeksha Pradhan known as 1998 Launch Attendee (uncredited)
  • Dan A. Purcell known as Extra (uncredited)
  • Speir Rahn known as Lynn Levine (uncredited)
  • Jeff Rankin known as Cafe Patron (uncredited)
  • Shannon Rebekah known as Channel 4 Interviewee VIP (uncredited)
  • Adam Reeser known as Phone Booth Guy 88' (uncredited)
  • Rick Richardson known as News Interviewee VIP (uncredited)
  • Vanessa Ross known as Elizabeth Ramos (uncredited)
  • Luis Salazar known as 1998 Launch Attendee (uncredited)
  • Brian Sampson known as Brian Howard – Product Engineer (uncredited)
  • Elise Scarlott known as Flint Stage Manager (uncredited)
  • David L. Schormann known as VIP Product Investor (uncredited)
  • Molly Shaiken known as Product Engineer (uncredited)
  • George Siambis known as Product Engineer (uncredited)
  • Chad Sibilia known as Stagehand Technician (uncredited)
  • Mike Siemsen known as Larry Kenyon (uncredited)
  • Cynthia Naylor Smyth known as 1998 VIP Launch Attendee (uncredited)
  • Anthony Snow known as Arthur Rock (uncredited)
  • Laurel Steir known as Core Marketing Team (uncredited)
  • Michael T Stewart known as VIP Shareholder (uncredited)
  • Thomas W. Stewart known as Press Photographer (uncredited)
  • Demond Stone known as VIP Investor (uncredited)
  • Mike Stowe known as Event Security (uncredited)
  • Michele Strider known as VIP (uncredited)
  • Cristina Swift known as Rony Sebok (uncredited)
  • Pamela Tatz known as Caterer (uncredited)
  • Callan Taylor known as Lisa's Friend (uncredited)
  • Anastassia Tchibissova known as Product Engineer (uncredited)
  • Fel Tengonciang known as Journalist, NeXT Launch (uncredited)
  • Shruti Tewari known as Marketing Team 1998 (uncredited)
  • Anthony Toste known as Matt McKulsky Apple Security 1998 Launch (uncredited)
  • Sam Vegas known as VIP Member (uncredited)
  • Ken Venzke known as Apple Employee (uncredited)
  • Etienne Vick known as Porsche Driver (uncredited)
  • Bianca Von Krieg known as VIP (uncredited)
  • Phillip E. Walker known as Security Guard Gillis (uncredited)
  • Daniel Wang known as Audience Member (uncredited)
  • James D. Weston II known as Event Security (uncredited)
  • Mike Whitaker known as Journalist (uncredited)
  • Steven Wiig known as Bill Martin (uncredited)
  • Maximilian Winnberg known as Launch Attendee (uncredited)
  • Allan Wong known as Product Engineer (uncredited)
  • Scotty Wood known as Larry Tesler (uncredited)
  • Bobby Ysip known as Burrell Smith (uncredited)
  • Alex Zelenka known as Audience Member (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Gretchen Davis known as makeup department head
  • Tess Felix known as assistant hair stylist
  • Karalynne Fiebig known as assistant hair stylist
  • Chris Lyons known as special effects teeth
  • Robert Mrazik known as hair stylist
  • Lisa Patnoe known as makeup artist
  • Andrea Pino known as makeup artist
  • Ivana Primorac known as makeup designer
  • Yvette Rivas known as hair department head
  • Jennifer Tremont known as assistant hair stylist

Art Department:

  • Lauren Abrams known as painter
  • Karen Agresti known as set dec buyer
  • Susan Alegria known as assistant art director
  • Jory Alvarado known as set dresser
  • Erik Anderson known as construction mill foreman
  • Jason Byers known as lead scenic artist
  • Ellora Coombs known as art production assistant
  • Nick D'Abo known as construction location foreman
  • Chad R. Davis known as on-set dresser
  • Bryan Dewe known as construction propmaker
  • Carl L. Durning known as construction propmaker
  • Qris Fry known as construction gang boss
  • Manh Hakchareun known as art production assistant
  • Neal Halter known as construction propmaker
  • Dan Hauck known as construction propmaker
  • Mike Helbig known as set dresser
  • Jason Hoobyar known as set dresser
  • Lawrence Hornbeck known as set dresser
  • Peter Hudson known as set dresser
  • John Lister known as carpenter
  • John Lister known as set dresser
  • Kelli Lundy known as art department coordinator
  • William C. Martin known as props buyer
  • Doni McMillan known as set dresser
  • Stephen McNally known as scenic artist (as Steve McNally)
  • Edward J. McNicoll known as construction location gang boss
  • John Micheletos known as leadman
  • Katy Moore-Kozachik known as scenic artist
  • Joel Morgante known as Construction General Foreman
  • Carrie Nardello known as stand-by painter
  • Wayne Olds known as scenic artist
  • Doug Pierce known as lead set designer
  • Alfred Leslie Pollard known as construction propmaker
  • Cian Quattrin known as construction shop general
  • Cian Quattrin known as toolman: labor foreman
  • Tom Richardson known as scenic artist
  • Anna Rogers known as assistant property master
  • Jack Rogers known as construction propmaker
  • Emily K. Rolph known as graphic designer
  • Piper Rovin known as scenic artist
  • Stephan C. Sadler known as construction propmaker (as Steve Sadler)
  • James Shefik known as scenic foreman
  • Chris Ubick known as property master
  • Louis Visco known as set dresser
  • Doug E. Williams known as construction coordinator
  • Jerry Wiskerson known as construction propmaker




Production Companies:

  • Universal Pictures (presents)
  • Legendary Pictures (presents)
  • Scott Rudin Productions (as Scott Rudin)
  • Mark Gordon Company, The (as Mark Gordon Company)
  • Management 360 (as Entertainment 360)
  • Decibel Films
  • Cloud Eight Films
  • Digital Image Associates

Other Companies:

  • Alcomm Systems  IT/telecom services
  • Back Lot Music  soundtrack
  • Beau Bonneau Casting  extras casting
  • Big Crowds  crowd casting: San Jose & San Francisco
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  hydrascope telescoping crane arm (uncredited)
  • DTC Grip & Electric  grip and lighting equipment
  • HireWorks  Avid dx nitris
  • Keslow Camera  camera equipment provided by
  • Soundtrack New York  post-production sound services

Additional Details


  • NOS Audiovisuais (2015) (Portugal) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2016) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2015) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2016) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures (2015) (USA) (theatrical)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Union Visual Effects (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Tim Caplan known as visual effects producer
  • Matthew Chan known as digital compositor
  • Agueda Del Castillo known as lead compositor
  • Tiago Faria known as digital compositor
  • Adam Gascoyne known as visual effects supervisor
  • Manuel Huertas known as digital compositor
  • Taskin Kenan known as digital compositor
  • João Menezes known as visual effects
  • Susanna Riccio known as digital compositor
  • Benito Sanz known as digital compositor
  • Jean-Clement Soret known as digital intermediate colorist
  • Noga Alon Stein known as vfx line producer
  • Helen Streeter known as visual effects coordinator
  • Lewis Wright known as digital compositor

MPAA: Rated R for language.



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