Ashton Kutcher Calls Steve Jobs the da Vinci of Our Times, Laments Not Meeting Him

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Ashton Kutcher called Steve Jobs, "the Leonardo da Vinci of our generation" in a promo interview for the Jobs biopic on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The comment came when he was describing how he had an opportunity to meet Mr. Jobs about six months before he died, but didn't because of his work schedule. “In hindsight," he said. "I look back and I think I had an opportunity to meet the Leonardo da Vinci of our generation, and I missed it, and that really affected my decision to take on the role.” The interview segment posted to YouTube includes a new scene from the film where Steve Jobs accuses Mike "Ace" Markkula of letting Apple's board of directors take the Macintosh product line away from him. We posted the full trailer in June. The movie hits theaters August 16th, 2013.

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Andhaka

As much as I admire Steve Jobs and his work, he is far from being even a shadow of what Da Vinci was.

Let’s stay focused here. wink

Cheers

mrmwebmax

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@Andhaka, when you consider that Steve Jobs revolutionized computers (Apple II, Macintosh), movies (PIXAR), music (iPod/iTunes Store), smartphones (iPhone), and tablets (iPad), I’d say he’s as much if not more than the Da Vinci of our times. How many individuals have in one way or another touches so many millions of lives in so many different ways around the world?

And think about this: Without Jobs, there would be no Macintosh. Without Macintosh, there would be no Windows. Without Jobs, there would be no iPhone. Without iPhone, there would be no Android. Without Jobs, there would be no PIXAR. Without PIXAR, there would be no Dreamworks or Blue Sky or Disney’s own CG animation department. The depth and breadth of his influence is simply staggering. How many people in the world somehow avoid being somehow connected to a Mac or Windows machine? An iPhone or Android device? How many have never seen a CG animated movie? It all can in one way or another be tied to Steve Jobs, and that’s simply staggaring to think about.

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