Former Apple CEO and President/CEO of Pepsi John Sculley has long been a trailblazer in the business and corporate world. In addition to John’s achievements as a marketing guru for Apple and Pepsi, he is also the brain behind the launch of the first Macintosh and various other multi-billion dollar companies.
Actor Jeff Daniels portrays John in the feature film “Steve Jobs” which reveals the story behind his friendship and professional relationship with Jobs. After a private screening of the film, he enthusiastically voiced his approval of the portrayal:
“I think it’s extraordinary entertainment,” he says. “I think it will be every bit as successful as ‘The Social Network’ was about Mark Zuckerberg.” Sculley says he was “taken” by Daniels’s efforts to understand and portray him, and says the actor “accurately summarized a lot of the things I felt then, and feel now.”
He also elaborated on one of a few stories in the film that he feels are not fully accurate:
“Part of his personality was he was a passionate perfectionist, but there were so many other parts of Steve’s personality that I knew because Steve and I were not only business partners, but we were incredibly close friends for several years,” Sculley says. “I could tell you that the young Steve Jobs that I knew had a great sense of humor. He was on many occasions, when we were together, very warm. He cared a lot about the people he worked with and he was a good person. So, I think those aren’t the aspects that are focused on in this movie.”
Source: The Wallstreet Journal