Ashton Kutcher is the spitting image of the late Apple founder and CEO, Steve Jobs, in the first official photos for “jOBS,” the upcoming biopic about the computer genius’ life.
Kutcher has been seen filming scenes for the film earlier this year at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where his striking resemblance to Jobs has been noted; however, this is the first intimate look at the actor in the role.
In the photo, Kutcher sits on a desk, looking very much like Jobs as a young man, down to his traditional side parted hair style, scruffy beard and intense stare.
The Daily Mail notes the extreme detail that has been put into picture, including the 70s style office and old Macintosh computer in the background.
Reports also indicate that Kutcher has been seen on set in the CEO’s signature look, jeans and a white t-shirt with a black sleeveless cardigan and sneakers, also having masters Jobs’ personality and mannerisms, including his hand claps and the slight slouch in his shoulders as he walked.
Even his co-stars are in awe of Kutcher in this role. Josh Gad, who plays Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak told Us Weekly that the actor is the perfect Jobs.
“Ashton is going to blow a lot of people away. His performance was absolutely transformational,” he said.
“If he looked any more like Steve Jobs, I think it would just confuse a lot of people … It's that uncanny.”
The Apple founder died last October of pancreatic cancer.
“jOBS” premiers at the Sundance festival in January as the event’s closing night film. Many note that the role is a lot more serious than Kutcher is used to; the actor is known for his more comedic roles in "That '70s Show" and "Two and a Half Men."
"A lot of these actors are looking to spread out of their comfort zones," said Sundance director John Cooper.
"It's about doing something different for them."
Fionna Agomuoh is a Technology Reporter for the International Business Times, a vegan foodie, and a lover of Electric Dance Music.