Aaron Sorkin's conscience is clear over Steve Jobs movie

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 October 2015
Aaron Sorkin

Aaron Sorkin

Hollywood screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has revealed his "conscience is clear" over the 'Steve Jobs' script

Aaron Sorkin's "conscience is clear" over the 'Steve Jobs' script.

The 54-year-old screenwriter wrote the new Danny Boyle-directed movie, which has attracted criticism for its factual inaccuracies, but Aaron is comfortable with his portrayal of the Apple co-founder.

He said: "Steve Jobs did not, as far as I know, have confrontations with the same six people 40 minutes before every product launch.

"That is plainly a writer's conceit. But I do think that the movie gets at some larger truths, some more important truths than what really went on during the 40 minutes before product launches, which I don't think was the stuff of drama."

Aaron suggested the movie gives its audience a strong idea of what the American pioneer was like, adding that it's a "fair" portrayal.

He said: "What you see is a dramatisation of several personal conflicts that he had in his life, and they illustrate something, they give you a picture of something. Are they fair? I do believe they're fair. My conscience is clear."

Jobs' wife Laurene Powell has opposed the project from its inception, but Aaron has defended the movie from criticism.

He said: "While Mrs Jobs, Laurene Powell, did from the get-go object to the movie being made, [his daughter] Lisa Jobs did not, and she's the one portrayed in the movie."

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