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Matthew Modine: I Love The Challenge In Film

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Actor Matthew Modine is in the new movie about the early days of Apple Computer and Steve Jobs. Matthew discusses the difficulty in doing a biopic when the character he plays is still alive.

"It's always difficult to find out what the real truth is" states Matthew, after going to New York and meeting up with his John Scully - the man who ultimately fires Steve Jobs and takes over Apple.

Fun Facts About Matthew Modine:

  • He is an American actor. His film roles include Private Joker in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, the title character in Alan Parker's Birdy, high school wrestler Louden Swain in Vision Quest, and oversexed Sullivan Groff in Weeds.
  • His first film role was in John Sayles' Baby It's You. His performance caught the eye of director Harold Becker, who cast him in Vision Quest based on the novel by Terry Davis.
  • Modine might be best known for his role as Private Joker, the central character of Stanley Kubrick's 1987 war movie Full Metal Jacket.
  • In February 2013, Modine was cast in the Ralph Bakshi animated film Last Days of Coney Island after coming across the film's Kickstarter campaign online.

(Source: Wikipedia)

'Jobs' opens Friday, August 16th nationwide.

You can follow Matthew on Twitter: @MatthewModine

 

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