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Who should play Steve Jobs in the movie?
Doug Gross, CNN
10:20 AM EDT, Thu October 13, 2011
Ty Burrell —
With a little makeup, we think Burrell's looks could be remarkably close to Jobs'. He's won an Emmy for "Modern Family." And he was in the "Dawn of the Dead" remake. We award bonus points around here to anybody who's faced the zombie apocalypse.
Crispin Glover —
Glover is another actor who may be better suited to playing the older Jobs than his younger self. But, hey ... he played George McFly as both a high-schooler and father of a teenager in 1985's "Back to the Future." He played old in that one, maybe he could pull off young as Jobs.
Penn Badgely —
As a "Gossip Girl" star, Badgely might draw an audience to the film that may not be interested otherwise. He's one of our younger choices here at 24, so he'd be able to capture the younger Steve Jobs. In Hollywood, it's easier to make a young actor look older than the other way around. But does Badgely have the chops? His only major award nominations have been for the Teen Choice Awards. Maybe tackling Jobs would be a breakout role? Or not.
Colin Hanks —
Our original instinct was to cast Colin as the young Steve Jobs and dad Tom Hanks as the older version. But, let's be honest; Tom has sort of gone the opposite direction of the weight loss Jobs experienced during his illness. Still, we think one Hanks might be enough.