Inside 'Steve Jobs,' the movie (pictures)
Fassbender as Jobs (right) with Jeff Daniels, who plays John Sculley, the man who tossed Jobs out of Apple.
Fassbender says of Sculley: “The fact of the matter was that Jobs needed somebody to handle the board of
Apple. As far as the board was concerned, they respected Steve as a maverick
genius of the tech world, but they found him difficult to deal with — they did not
see him as CEO material. Steve’s thinking was that Sculley could control the board — he commanded their respect and they held him in authority — but Sculley knew nothing about computers, so Jobs could manipulate him.”