The first movie about Apple's legendary co-founder got its world premiere on Friday, just 15 months after Steve Jobs' death.
"jOBS," starring "Two and a Half Men" actor Ashton Kutcher as the tech and computer entrepreneur who revolutionized the way people listen to music and built Apple into an international powerhouse, got a red carpet roll-out at the Sundance Film Festival ahead of a U.S. national release in April.
"jOBS' chronicles 30 defining years of the late Apple chairman, from an experimental youth to the man in charge of one of the world's most recognized brands. It is the first of two U.S. feature films about Jobs, who died in 2011 at age 56.
"Everybody has their own opinion about Steve Jobs, and they have something invested in a different part of his story. So the challenge is to decide what part of his story to tell, and not disenfranchise anybody," director Josh Stern told Reuters ahead of the screening.
"Hazarding a guess and venturing into too much speculation is always dangerous, especially with a character who is so well-known...," Stern added.
Kutcher, 34, said on Friday he was honored to play Jobs but also terrified because of the former Apple chairman's iconic status.
"To be playing a guy who so freshly is in people's minds, where everywhere you go you can run into people who met him or knew him or had seen a video of him ... that's terrifying because everyone is an appropriate critic," Kutcher told Reuters.
"Everyone can tear you apart. Everyone can look at any detail, a piece of clothing or a speech pattern and go 'No, no, this is not what it was,' and that's really scary," the actor said.