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Michael Fassbender's Portrayal of Steve Jobs Earns High Praise from Apple Mastermind Steve Wozniak

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Steve Wozniak has officially given Michael Fassbender his stamp of approval.

The computer pioneer, who probably knew Apple co-founder Steve Jobs professionally better than anyone, says Fassbender’s portrayal of the late icon in Steve Jobs is spot-on – even if the two don’t look or sound alike.

“I saw a rough cut and I felt like I was actually watching Steve Jobs and the others,” Wozniak told Deadline. “Not actors playing them, I give full credit to Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin for getting it so right.”

In the movie, which debuted to raves last week at the Telluride Film Festival, Fassbender plays the mercurial Macintosh genius. Kate Winslet, who stars as Jobs’ confidante and work associate, thoroughly impressed Wozniak – he said he thinks she’s the movie’s best contender for the film industry’s highest awards.

Wozniak himself is played by Seth Rogen, who, alongside Jeff Daniels and Michael Stuhlbarg, are said to give standout performances, Film reports.

Aaron Sorkin, the screenwriter behind Facebook flick The Social Network, wrote the screenplay for Jobs. Danny Boyle, who won the Best Director Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire, helmed the movie.

Wozniak, who got to see the highly anticipated movie this Labor Day weekend at Telluride, said he thinks the movie has Oscar potential – and critics agree.

Steve Jobs opens in theaters on Oct. 9.