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Random IT Fun: Who We'd Cast for a Microsoft Movie

Sorkin and Fincher, we've cast your next project for you -- you're welcome.

Whether or not "The Social Network" wins big at this weekend's Oscar competition, we think the time is ripe for a Microsoft movie (one that goes beyond that "Pirates of Silicon Valley" flick from the early '90s).

We picked our favorites to play various tech lumunarious both within Redmond and those that have competed against them. Be sure to share who you'd like to see play these parts (and the ones we missed) in the comments!

 

Young Bill Gates (Microsoft Founder, Former CEO): Michael Cera or Rupert Grint


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Older Bill Gates: Colin Firth


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Paul Allen (Microsoft Co-Founder): Zach Galifianakis


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Ed Roberts (Creator of Altair): Stephen Root


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Charles Simonyi (Early Microsoft Exec): Wil Wheaton



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Marc Andreessen (Netscape Founder): Ed Helms


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Bill Neukom (Microsoft Attorney): John Slattery



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Steve Jobs (Apple Co-Founder/CEO Apple): Daniel Day Lewis


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Steve Wozniak (Apple Co-Founder): Jack Black


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Melinda Gates (Former Microsoft Employee/Bill Gates' Wife): Tracy Ullman


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Jeff Raikes (Former Microsoft Exec): Jeff Bridges



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Jim Allchin (Former Microsoft Exec): Ron Perlman


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Ray Ozzie (Former Microsoft Exec): Ted Danson


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Steve Ballmer (Microsoft CEO): Terry Bradshaw


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Craig Mundie (Head of Microsoft Research): Colm Feore


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Paul Maritz (VMware CEO): Mark Ruffalo


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About the Author

Kathleen Richards is the editor of RedDevNews.com and executive editor of Visual Studio Magazine.

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