Actors who could play tech leaders
Actor Ashton Kutcher, who is to play late Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs in an indie film, Jobs
Ashton Kutcher is doing it. Noah Wyle has done it. Jesse Eisenberg has done it, and received an Academy Award nomination.
All these actors have portrayed technology leaders, but for Kutcher just yet - he will be portraying late Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs in a new indie film titled Jobs.
Wyle also portrayed Jobs, in Pirates of Silicon Valley, a 1999 film that chronicled the rise of Apple and Microsoft.
Eisenberg took on the role of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, portraying the-then Harvard student starting up the site in The Social Network. Eisenberg even garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Actor for his portrayal of Zuckerberg.
It's probably safe to say that many actors would leap at the chance to play a technology leader - a dramatic role about an innovator, manager and strong personality, all rolled into one.
Following the news Kutcher is to take on the role of a renowed innovator, Siliconrepublic.com plays casting agent - with the help of MyHeritage's celebrity face generator - and places other actors in the roles of tech leaders here:
Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft
Sting (Photo by Wikimedia Commons)
Jeff Bezos, founder, president and CEO of Amazon
John Lithgow (Photo by Wikimedia Commons)
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple
Drew Carey (Photo by WireImage.com/imdb.com)
Dennis Crowley, co-founder of Dodgeball and Foursquare
Owen Wilson (Photo by Wikimedia Commons)
Michael Dell, founder, chairman and CEO of Dell
Bob Saget (Photo by WireImage.com/imdb.com)
Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter, founder and CEO of Square (Photo by Wikimedia Commons)
Gerard Butler (Photo by WireImage.com/imdb.com)
Larry Ellison, co-founder and CEO of Oracle
Stephen Elop, CEO of Nokia
Anthony Hopkins (Photo by Wikimedia Commons)
Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft
Andrew Mason, founder and CEO of Groupon
Larry Page, co-founder and CEO of Google
Peter Gallagher (Photo by Wikimedia Commons)
Mark Pincus, co-founder and CEO of Zynga
Tony Danza (Photo by WireImage.com/imdb.com)
Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google
Jason Alexander (Photo by WireImage.com/imdb.com)
Meg Whitman, president and CEO of HP