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Ashton Kutcher Talks In Depth About His Preparation To Play Steve Jobs

The man himself responded to a Quora question about his prep work.

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"I noticed how he used his hands to talk and how he counted with his fingers (pinky finger first), how he used the words 'aaaaand' and 'noooow' to think about what he was going to say next."

"Once armed with this external impression I wanted to get a better feel of why he saw the world the way he did."

"So I started to consume what he consumed."

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"[Reading] books he read: Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi; Arnold Ehret, Mucusless Diet Healing System; Ram Dass, Be Here Now."

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"Then I met with the people that he knew and worked with to unravel some of the subtle quirks and conflicted decision making that I couldn't rationalize."

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"Alan Kay, Avi Tevanian, Jeffery Katzenberg, Mike Hawley, and many others were phenomenal resources."

"But in the end one of the greatest tells of the man were his creations."

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"They were elegant, intelligent, thoughtful, precise, artistic, bold, visionary, complicated, efficient, fun, entertaining, powerful, imperfect, and beautiful on the inside and out.... Just like Steve."

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