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In Pictures: Who could play Steve Jobs?

If you're casting someone to play the late-Steve Jobs, what qualities would you look for? Enigmatic? Ruthless? Sneaky? Clever? Charismatic? All of the above? Among today's leading men, here are 10 who could portray the iconic Apple CEO, for better or worse.

  • Noah Wyle Noah Wyle played Steve Jobs in "Pirates of Silicon Valley" in 1999. Did Wyle carry the charisma? The shrewdness? Despite some overacting, Wylie put in a solid performance, but it wasn't very memorable. Credit: Codepinkhq/Flickr

  • Eric Bana Eric Bana comes off well-enough as a nice guy, but deep down he's a real badass. Credit: David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons

  • Sean Penn Gravitas. Anger. Brooding. Intelligence. Leadership. The great Sean Penn has it all. Credit: Seher Sikandar/Wikimedia Commons

  • Bradley Cooper Plays a good villain, and has psychotic eyes that could pull off the Jobs death stare. Oh and chicks dig him. Credit: David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons

  • Ashton Kutcher The former Mr. Demi Moore has reportedly landed the role of Steve Jobs in an Indie movie. Really? As an actor, Kutcher has next-to-no range. And Jobs is one complex dude. This should be funny. Credit: David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons

  • Tom Cruise Well, at least "charisma" is covered. And Cruise was a very, uh, intense public speaker in "Magnolia." Credit: Wikimedia Commons

  • Christian Bale Christian Bale has Steve Jobs-like mystery and ambition down pat. After all, Bale is Batman. Credit: Asim Bharwani/Wikimedia Commons

  • Sam Rockwell Steve Jobs is perhaps the most unusual CEO of our time, a man who defies labels, a real rebel. Maybe Sam Rockwell is the guy.

  • Ed Norton Ed Norton is a charming and likeable fella yet underneath has a dark, secret side. Much like the man who founded and ran Apple. Credit: David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons

  • George Clooney He's played a charming presidential candidate, a smooth casino robber and Batman (sorta). Why not Jobs? Clooney also comes off as a statesman. People are compelled to listen to him, much like Jobs.

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