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John Sculley Gets a Role in Steve Jobs Biopic

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John Sculley Gets a Role in Steve Jobs Biopic

John Sculley to the left from his days with Apple and Matthew Modine to the right.

The man who once famously fired Steve Jobs from Apple will get a role in a movie about the late Silicon Valley icon.

Matthew Modine has signed up to play John Sculley, the former Pepsi-Cola CEP hired by Jobs to lead Apple in 1983, only to be fired by him two years later.

And despite Sculley's history of firing Jobs, Modine said his character won't necessarily be the villain of the story, which stars Ashton Kutcher playing the lead role.

"The interesting thing about that is some people may look at John Sculley as a villain in the story, an antagonist in the story," Modine told CBS. "You know the story of Michael Jordan. When he was playing high school basketball, he was kicked off the team. He was cut. And had Michael Jordan not been cut, a lot of people believe he wouldn't have found the aspiration and desire to show his coach that he was wrong and become the Michael Jordan who changes the game of basketball."
 
The actor is best know for his roles in "Full Metal Jacket," "Law & Order" and he will be in the upcoming "The Dark Knight Rises" playing Deputy Commissioner Foley.

The movie on Jobs' life will chronicle the Apple co-founder's life from 1971 through the end of his life.

It will be directed by Joshua Michael Stern, who also directed "Swing Vote."

 

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