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Steve Wozniak: 'jOBS' Not Accurate, 'Embarrassing'

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"How does somebody know what they want if they've never even seen it?" says Ashton Kutcher as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in the first clip from "jOBS," the new film about Jobs' life and the creation of Apple.

The scene, released on Thursday, presents Kutcher's Jobs as a maverick, who forces Josh Gad's portly, brilliant and nervous Steve Wozniak to see the bigger picture on the duo's path to creating personal computers. Unfortunately for the "jOBS" filmmakers, the stirring moment didn't actually happen.

"We never had such interaction and roles," Wozniak told Gizmodo in an email. "I'm not even sure what it's getting at."

According to Wozniak, the "personalities are very wrong although mine is closer."

Not only does the scene misrepresent the interaction between Jobs and Wozniak, it also fudges their relationship.

"We were both kids. Our relationship was so different than what was portrayed. I'm embarrassed but if the movie is fun and entertaining, all the better. Anyone who reads my book iWoz can get a clearer picture."

"jOBS" will close the Sundance Film Festival, but it doesn't necessarily need to make a splash in Park City, Utah. The film already has a distribution deal in place: Open Road will release "jOBS" on April 19.

This is one of two Steve Jobs films in development; the other is being written by Aaron Sorkin, and will take place over the course of three key moments in Jobs' life. As The Los Angeles Times noted, the Sorkin feature will highlight Jobs' first Macintosh launch, his NeXT start-up debut and the announcement of the iPod.

For more from Wozniak, head over to Gizmodo.

[via Gizmodo]

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