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As 'Steve Jobs,' Michael Fassbender learned it's all about control

As 'Steve Jobs,' Michael Fassbender learned it's all about control

Every time Michael Fassbender talks about his iPhone — and, since he played Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in the audacious biopic "Steve Jobs," the subject comes up now and then these days — the 38-year-old actor reflexively pats the front pocket of his dark blue jeans just to make sure the device is still there.

"I've lost so many of them," Fassbender says, laughing and, with a wave of his hand, adding, "they come and they go."

It's autumn in New York and we're speaking the day after "Jobs'" gala screening at the New York Film Festival. Fassbender, sporting a few days' worth of beard and wearing a T-shirt and cable-knit...

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