George Clooney rumoured to play Steve Jobs in Sony production

George Clooney is in the running to play the innovative inventor, Steve Jobs, in a film about his life.

However, the Hollywood actor – sometimes referred to as the ‘silver fox’ – might have to part with some of his famous hair in order to pull off Jobs’ rather more balding look.

The Ocean’s Eleven star is up against 40-year-old Noah Wylie, who appeared alongside Clooney in the popular American medical drama, ER.

However, Wylie may have an advantage since he’s already played Jobs in the cult classic, Pirates of Silicon Valley film.

Aaron Sorkin, (The Social Network, The West Wing) is Sony’s favourite to write the screenplay, but will this film just be a huge Apple-fest for iPhone lovers only?

Hopefully, not just Apple fans will find it interesting to learn that Jobs dropped out of college after just a couple of months and ended up exchanging Coke bottles for money, while living off free meals from the Hare Krishna temple. Jobs later claimed that ‘If I had never dropped in on that single calligraphy course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts’.

Jobs then travelled to India to ‘find himself’, and along the way he also tried LSD which he believed was ‘one of the two or three most important things I’ve done in my life’.

However, for some people the film might seem like a two hour long Apple advert.

Does this also mean we will start seeing films based on other entrepreneurs?

Can we expect the movie version of the life of the man who invented the electric washing machine, an invention that has arguably changed society to far greater extent than Apple’s gadgets, or would Suds: The Movie be a washout? Is it the same principle? Vote on the poll to share your views.

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