Actors who could play tech leaders

2 Apr 2012

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, 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

Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft



Sting (Photo by Wikimedia Commons)

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos, founder, president and CEO of Amazon


John Lithgow

John Lithgow (Photo by Wikimedia Commons)

Tim Cook

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple


Drew Carey

Drew Carey (Photo by

Dennis Crowley

Dennis Crowley, co-founder of Dodgeball and Foursquare


Owen Wilson

Owen Wilson (Photo by Wikimedia Commons)

Michael Dell

Michael Dell, founder, chairman and CEO of Dell


Bob Saget

Bob Saget (Photo by

Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter, founder and CEO of Square (Photo by Wikimedia Commons)


Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler (Photo by

Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison, co-founder and CEO of Oracle


Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner

Stephen Elop

Stephen Elop, CEO of Nokia


Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins (Photo by Wikimedia Commons)

Bill Gates

Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft


Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas

Andrew Mason

Andrew Mason, founder and CEO of Groupon


Matt Damon

Matt Damon

Larry Page

Larry Page, co-founder and CEO of Google


Peter Gallagher

Peter Gallagher (Photo by Wikimedia Commons)

Mark Pincus

Mark Pincus, co-founder and CEO of Zynga
(Photo by Wikimedia Commons)


Tony Danza

Tony Danza (Photo by

Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google


Jason Alexander

Jason Alexander (Photo by

Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman, president and CEO of HP


Tea Leoni

Téa Leoni

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic