But there are other reasons why I hope Aaron Sorkin will cast Bale in the role of this iconic figure. Here's a list:
- Christian Bale is a terrific actor, he's like a blank canvas that can be transformed into pretty much anything.
- He has a great deal of the same facial features as Steve Jobs: The high cheek bones, long nose, deep-set eyes, a slight lisp, mischievous smile, and those fang-like eye teeth.
- He can transform himself bodily as well as mentally (remember The Machinist, The Fighter).
- Last but not least: He has a slightly maniacal vein, something a bit crazy and dark lurking under that cool, at times boyish exterior. Oh and he's sure got a temper and has no problem telling people off.
Forget Ashton Kutcher, Noah Wylie etc., they're way to cute and nice. Bale is the man for the job(s).