Quoted: Aaron Sorkin writing Steve Jobs as ‘a hero’

“He has to, for me, be a hero. I have to find the parts of him that are like me. I have to be able to defend this character.”

Aaron Sorkin, on writing an upcoming film about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, during an interview at D10, the All Things Digital conference in Southern California on Wednesday. The Oscar- and Emmy-winning screenwriter is working on adapting Walter Isaacson’s biography of the late tech icon. Sorkin, who also chronicled the rise of Facebook with “The Social Network,” said he would depict Jobs as a hero, according to the Los Angeles Times. “You want to write the character as if they are writing their letter to God on why they should be allowed into heaven,” Sorkin told the D10 audience. Sorkin warned Jobs fans with super-high expectations that his portrayal might let them down, and that the film would focus on a snapshot of Jobs’ life. As the Merc’s Troy Wolverton writes, Jobs, who died in October, was a frequent topic of conversation at the annual tech gathering.


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  • Bryan

    Translation: “I have to be able to ignore facts, distort the truth, and make whatever story will be the most profitable.”

    Why not give him grotesque steroid muscles, a gun the size of his leg, and blow up a few helicopters? That always sells.