When this was first hinted to the public, some were delighted while some raised their brows. Articles about why Christian Bale should not play the role came up as well as a list of actors who are far more deserving for the job, like Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba, James Franco, Liam Neeson and the list went on. But now the confirmation was here to put an end to all doubts. Christian Bale as Steve Jobs is final.
Bale would be portraying the character of one of the most brilliant men in our century, Steve Jobs, in an upcoming biopic based on Walter Isaacson’s biography. The casting decision was settled during a Bloomberg interview with the words of Director Aaron Sarkin disclosing the Bale did not even have to audition to get the role.
Quoting Director Sarkin, “We needed was the best actor on the board in a certain age range… He really is a phenomenal actor…He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting. The role is an extremely difficult role – he has more words to say than most people have in three movies combined… He’s going to crush it.”
If they made the right decision to pick Bale, we can only wait. And get ready for a bunch of comments comparing his portrayal to Ashton Kutcher’s in last year’s movie.