Jobs, the Steve Jobs biopic, has been a long time in the making with its release date continually pushed back to August 2013. Ashton Kutcher landed the titular role and will play the co-founder of tech company Apple who died due to pancreatic cancer in 2011, aged 56. The movie's narrative will chart the story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century, who brought products such as the iPod and iPhone to market domination. If you haven't seen the uncanny image of Jobs' and Kutcher's faces together, you can find it here courtesy of Digital Spy.

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Ashton Kutcher Will Play Steve Jobs In Jobs Biopic.

In an interview with host Jay Leno on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Kutcher discussed his regret that he didn't take up the opportunity to meet the Apple boss before his death, saying "I had an opportunity to meet him about six months before he passed away and I was working that day and couldn't go. In hindsight, I look back and think 'I had an opportunity to meet the Leonardo da Vinci of our generation' and I missed it. That really affected my decision to take on the role. The day that he died, for me it was almost like, I hear people talking about they knew where they were the day Kennedy died. For me I'll never forget the moment I heard he died."

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Kutcher: Under Pressure To Make A Good Job Of Jobs.

35 year-old Kutcher told The Verge that he had a lot of friends who had worked with Jobs so felt he was under higher pressure to get his portrayal of the influential CEO right. Due to his friends' "protective streak" where the memory of Jobs was concerned, Kutcher said "I almost felt compelled to defensively play the role. I want to make sure it's protected. Even if I screw it up and totally bomb it, I love that guy. I love that guy. I'd rather have someone that cared about him screw it up than someone who didn't."

Kutcher will star alongside Amanda Crew and James Woods, with Jobs released on 16th August.