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The art of playing a genius on film

By Kim Hughes Slide 1 of 10

Ashton Kutcher joins a long and more-or-less distinguished list of actors who have tried to inhabit real-life dazzling minds

With 'Jobs', the anticipated biopic of late Apple founder Steve Jobs hitting Indian screens on August 23, Ashton Kutcher joins a long and more-or-less distinguished list of actors who have tried to inhabit real-life dazzling minds. It’s one thing to slaughter a bunch of pretend zombies or pull off a meet-cute with a smoking hot starlet. But to convincingly convey brilliance requires some of that fancy thespian stuff. We survey Kutcher’s predecessors for clues to how he’ll fare.
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