Photos of Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs makeover have surfaced on TMZ. Decked out in a black turtleneck, jeans and New Balance sneakers, Ashton Kutcher was spotted in full character in the photos as the former Apple CEO made his way to the set of the Jobs biopic in L.A. on Friday.
News of Kutcher, 34, signing on to play Jobs in the biopic was reported by Variety in early April.
The indie film, which is being directed by Swing Vote director Joshua Michael Stern, will follow Jobs from when he and Steve Wozniak founded Apple in 1976 to when he returns to the company in the late 1990s after being forced out. The biopic will reportedly not cover Jobs' later years, according to Jeff Sneider of Variety.
Production on the Jobs biopic has apparently begun as Kutcher appears in the photos as a spinning image of a young version of the Apple co-founder
While many reacted negatively to the news that Kutcher -- famous for playing goofy characters onscreen -- would take on an icon like Jobs, at least one of the late visionaries former colleagues wasn't too upset.
The fear that many might have is that Ashton was selected because he's 'hot' right now, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak told TMZ. But I feel that his selection was done in the most professional manner. And I'm glad that he's onboard. I think he'll put a lot into it and that he cares about this particular subject.
Kutcher, who has over 10 million Twitter followers, used the social networking site to pay tribute to Jobs when he passed away in October.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. - Steve Jobs RIP, Kutcher tweeted on October 6, 2011.
Kutcher is currently on hiatus from taping Two and a Half Men, a show he joined after Charlie Sheen was fired from the series.
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