Jobs was known for his iconic Apple product rollouts, but what we never saw was the drama that preceded those keynotes. That's the part of Jobs' life that the film zeroes in on.
"Steve himself was very brilliant and very hard on people -- not just employees but his own family," writer Aaron Sorkin said.
The Oscar winner captures Jobs' monomania in his signature rapid-fire dialogue, which served him well on his previous tech film, The Social Network, and has gained him critical acclaim for The West Wing and more recently The Newsroom.
The star of the HBO news drama, Jeff Daniels, plays former Apple CEO John Sculley in Steve Jobs, and he noted the script as one of the primary joys of doing the movie.