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The Steve Jobs That Sony Didn't Want Is Now an Oscar Favorite

  • DiCaprio, Bale were top picks to play Apple co-founder
  • Film is projected to make $92 million in U.S. and Canada
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Michael Fassbender wasn’t Hollywood’s first choice to play Steve Jobs in the new movie about his life. Nor the second, for that matter. Sony Corp. would even go on to sell the project to Universal Pictures after Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale passed on the role.

So it’s a bit surprising that even before the film opens in some U.S. theaters on Oct. 9, some gambling touts have made Fassbender, 38, the early favorite to win an Oscar for best actor.