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The guy who wrote the new 'Steve Jobs' movie just apologized to Apple's CEO

The guy who wrote the new 'Steve Jobs' movie just apologized to Apple's CEO
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The Oscar buzz is already building for "Steve Jobs," although the movie starring Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet isn't even out yet. "Steve Jobs" is rolling out in selected theaters this weekend, just in time for Academy Award voters to start thinking about nominations for next year's awards ceremony.

Despite that release date, "Steve Jobs" is already causing headaches for its screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin. His credits include the TV show "The West Wing," and movies like "A Few Good Men" and "The Social Network." In fact, he has already apologized to Steve Jobs' successor as Apple CEO, Tim Cook. Sort of.

The problem has to do with Sorkin's portrayal of Steve Jobs. Jobs is mostly remembered for his dynamic personality, which he often put on display at Apple events when it rolled out new iPhones and other gadgets.

But the film isn't entirely flattering. In fact, it revives some heat Jobs has taken over the years for Apple controversies. That includes some of its suppliers allegedly employing kids in other countries to make Apple's enormously lucrative products. (Last year, Apple's revenue surpassed $182 billion, with a profit of $39.5 billion, according to Apple.)

Next page: Was Sorkin's apology sincere?
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