Tim Cook recently visited the “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”, where he discussed the two biopics, Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming “Steve Jobs” film and Alex Gibney’s “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine” documentary.
Cook, while he hasn’t seen either film, suggested he held the film in contempt, saying, “I think a lot of people are trying to be opportunistic and I hate this, it’s not a great part of our world.”
Aaron Sorkin has fired back at Cook, in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, calling Cook out on Apple’s Chinese factories, plus Cook’s “opportunistic” comments about those involved with the film.
“Nobody did this movie to get rich,” he said. “Secondly, Tim Cook should really see the movie before he decides what it is.”
“Third, if you’ve got a factory full of children in China assembling phones for 17 cents an hour you’ve got a lot of nerve calling someone else opportunistic.”
Sorkin’s Steve Jobs film is set to premiere next month, and has already generated Oscar buzz about a possible Best Actor nomination for Michael Fassbender, who stars as Jobs.
The movie is based on the best-selling Walter Isaacson biography, a book which Cook has said is not about the Steve Jobs he knew, saying, “The person I read about there is somebody I would never have wanted to work with over all this time.”