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Steve Wozniak Opted Not To Work In jOBS Biopic Saying “It Was Crap”

Turns out Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who received an early draft of the JOBS biopic, opted not to work in the movie because he thought the script was not good enough, reports The Verge. Instead, he chose to help with another upcoming Steve Jobs movie from Sony Pictures and writer Aaron Sorkin.

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Woz explained that we he was approached for the biopic, he went throughout the script and as fast he could read it, he felt “it was crap”. Later on, when Sony contacted him, he decided to work with them. He added that “You can’t do both [films] and be paid”. While talking to The Verge, he offered some more details about what that early script entails. However, the source claims that the described interaction between Jobs and Woz does not actually occur in the movie, the first screening of which debuted at Sundance Film Festival yesterday:

“The early script did things like promote drugs in ways that were as foreign as the clip I saw. For example, it would have Jobs offering me drugs. I never saw Jobs do drugs nor had any offers from him. If we ever discussed drugs, he would have known that I didn’t do them but that I basically approved of them and hung around with friends who did them (in college) so he wouldn’t have felt awkward talking about them with me. Frankly, we talked about our jobs and technology and things.”

In another interview earlier this week, he told the media that personalities are very wrong and that his relationship with Steve Jobs was so different than what was portrayed in the movie.

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  • Tony

    “he told the media that personalities are very wrong and that his relationship with Steve Jobs was so different than what was portrayed in the movie.”
    That’s what happens when you don’t help. You didn’t give your input then, no one wants to hear it now!

  • Olley

    As much as I hate the attention and media coverage this fat lard gets, I actually agree with him this time – it’s a dumb idea to begin with, shit 2nd-line TV actors trying to make a buck, and mindless sheep audience paying for the story that they already know entirely. This is ridiculous to the extreme, as if countless reports, TV specials AND an authorized autobiography couldn’t satisfy people’s curiosity about him. I feel bad for Steve. I certainly won’t be throwing my hard-earned money away for this crap. Nice job for not helping, Woz.

  • Anon

    What makes you think he didn’t give input? Hollywood has a history of inserting fictitious BS if they feel to script isn’t exciting enough on screen, and Waz didn’t approve. “The Social Network” movie is a good example of that.

  • Tony

    Woz explained that we he was approached for the biopic, he went throughout the script and as fas he could read it, he felt “it was crap”. Later on, when Sony contacted him, he decided to work with them.

    That’s why I don’t think he gave his input besides the fact that he thought it was crap.

  • Tony

    The thing is he’s not sticking it to them because he thinks it’s right, he’s still making his own film, trying to line his pockets with some cash at the expense of ol Steve.

  • Olley

    That’s one thing I hate about Woz the fat shit – Cut in iPhone lines, ride Segway, dance on tv, comment on Apple products once in a while ALL because he used to write codes for Steve? No code writers gets this much of attention as he does.

    Go help a homeless, rescue a dog, call your family and friends… There are WAYYY more better things to do than watching this diabetes making fool of himself.

  • Anon

    What’s up with the hate? Wozniak is already a multi-billionaire, so the petty cash he may receive from the movie is really nothing to what he already has. He most likely made the deal with Sony because they were more willing to work with him, and make the movie more true to life.

  • Anon

    He probably though it out because they weren’t willing to make dramatic changes to the script. They care more about what looks good on screen, then the truth. Same thing happened with Mark Z. and The Social Network movie – he threw it out as well because a large portion on the script was fiction, and they weren’t willing to make changes.

  • Anon

    Funny thing is, if it wasn’t for that “fat shit” with “diabeetus”, there would be no Apple. He engineered the first Apple computer all on his own, while Steve didn’t do anything.

  • WatDaPhuck

    What’s with all the hate? If it wasn’t for this “diabetic fat shit”, there probably wouldn’t be Apple. He didn’t just write codes, he created the first Apple computer while Steve is just throwing ideas at him. He’s only making truthful comments when he is asked. It’s not like he’s going around telling everybody what he thinks on his own. He’s just a truthful guy, so he didn’t like the fact that the movie has too much fiction. It’s his way of showing respect, but you probably don’t know what respect means. It was fun watching you make a fool of yourself though.

  • Olley

    If Steve didn’t know Woz, he’d go out and find a coder and built the brand. If Woz didn’t know Steve, things would have not changed anyways. Ideas have the power of creating something great, and the way to get through it is through engineering. I’m not looking down on code writers or what they contribute in the industry, I’m hating on Woz STILL jizzing on the fact that he worked for Steve. That’s what the majority of people know him for.

  • Anon

    You don’t understand. Writing code, and hardware engineering are completely two different things. It is extremely RARE to find someone that can do both, and do it very well, especially in the ’70′s. Woz did it ALL, and he was instrumental in the beginnings of Apple. Coded, designed, engineered the first Apple computer from scratch. He was the whole ‘brains’ of the operation back. If it wasn’t for Woz, Steve would still be dropping Acid, moving from company to company, and there would be no Apple. “He worked for Steve”, no they were partner’s. Read the Steve’s Biography. You’ll end up hating Steve more than Woz, that guy was a total prick back in the day.