Ashton Kutcher to play Steve Jobs in Joshua Michael Stern film “Jobs”

Ashton Kutcher 2011

Director Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote) will be at the helm of what will surely be one of the most anticipated and publicized independent films of the next couple years as he tackles the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in the biopic Jobs. The project, which is scheduled to begin shooting in May, has just named its lead actor, and no, it’s not Meryl Streep. It’s none other than Punk’d, That ’70s Show, and Two and a Half Men star Ashton Kutcher!

I was skeptical when I first heard the announcement via Variety, but as they point out, Kutcher has delivered recently in serious roles in such films as David Mackenzie’s sex dramedy Spread and Emilio Estevez’s historical drama Bobby. Plus, there is NO DENYING he is a spitting image for the young Steve Jobs of the 1970s, which is the period of his life to be depicted in the film. Here are side-by-side photos of Ashton Kutcher and Steve jobs to show you what I mean:

Steve Jobs Ashton Kutcher side by side photos

So what do you think about the choice of Ashton Kutcher as one of the most brilliant and influential men in recent world history? Can we expect to see Seth Rogen as Warren Buffet next?

While you ponder that, here’s the full Monty of Steve Jobs looking like the young lover of Demi Moore back in a time when Demi would have actually been the old lover by seven years:

Young Steve Jobs from the 1970s looked like Ashton Kutcher

Top photo: Brian To /
Bottom Ashton Photo: Russ Einhorn / Splash News

  • val

    He may have SOME SIMILARITIES, but not very many. The shape of Ashton’s face is close to Steve’s, that’s IT! I would never have even compared the two if I had not seen this page with the picture comparisons, meaning, it’s hardly noticeable.

  • Blahblahblah

    Steve Jobs was supposed to be a huge douche. Hopefully they will make a movie that portrays him accurately and people will stop kissing his a$$ so much!

  • Mimi

    Hmm…this should be very interesting. His one horrible actor! That’s my opinion.

  • Courtney

    I don’t think he’s really been very good in anything but That 70’s Show. I hope he can pull it off, since it could be an amazing film, but I think he’ll kind of wreck it. =(

  • catdoc

    Kutcher is not smart enough to play a dramatic character like Jobs.

  • shannonl

    Okay…I have my doubts. Ashton has a comedic flair with movies like “Just Married” and “That 70s Show”. And has propelled the Punked series as a houshold name, but as Steve Jobs?
    I’m not sure….but then again he has done a few dramatic movies such a “The Guardian” (that cool Coast Guard recruting film) and “The Butterfly Effect”, which was intense. So maybe…just maybe he can pull it off. If you have doubts, watch “The Butterfly Effect”….very intense.