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Screenwriter of New Steve Jobs Biopic Defends Film's Inaccuracies

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds a new iPod shuffle MP3 player at the 2005 Macworld Expo January 11, 2005 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 13 Oct 2015 11:55 AM

The fact is that the new Hollywood biopic of Apple founder Steve Jobs is not always factual — and the Oscar-winning writer who penned the controversial script says that's OK.

Aaron Sorkin, whose screenwriting credits include "A Few Good Men," "The Social Network" and TV's "The West Wing" — told The Los Angeles Times:

"'Steve Jobs' doesn't fall into the same genre [as other true-life movies]. It's not meant to be a dramatic re-creation of actual events."

That comes as a shock to family and friends of the late computer czar who expected a straightforward and accurate tale with a minimum of Hollywood gloss.

Apple CEO Tim Cook ripped the movie's portrayal of Jobs as "opportunistic" and "unfair." And veteran Apple designer Jonathan Ive added that Jobs' character was "hijacked" in the film.

The Times reports that in one "dramatic and electric" scene Jobs is insulted by his longtime partner Steve Wozniak. But the event never took place.

In another scene, Jobs — played by Michael Fassbender — is portrayed as unmarried without children, when in fact he was and had three kids.

And the iMac is shown as helping stem Apple's money losing operation when the company really didn't get out of the financial hole until the launch of the iPod.

The newspaper says Sorkin wished to paint "a more rococo portrait" of Jobs, so he "gleaned emotions and events" from Walter Isaacson's authorized biography and "imagined" how they might have played out.

The movie, which also stars Kate Winslet, Seth Rogan and Jeff Daniels and is rated R for language, debuted in four theaters in New York and Los Angeles last weekend and raked in $130,000 per theater, CNET reports.

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