Steve Jobs, who died at 56 on Wednesday (October 5), was not just the visionary behind Apple and its groundbreaking technology, but also a leading force at Pixar, the Oscar-winning animation studio responsible for films like “Toy Story,” “Finding Nemo,” “Up” and more. His contributions to movies, both in terms of story and the way these stories are discovered by viewers, are immeasurable.
Actors and filmmakers from Alec Baldwin to Kevin Smith have reacted to Jobs’ death on Twitter. Read their memories, quotes and more after the jump.
@joshgad Thank you Mr. Jobs. You were Disney, Edison, and Houdini all rolled into one. And you will be greatly missed. RIP
-Josh Gad, Actor (“The Book of Mormon”)
@AlecBaldwin Sad about Steve Jobs. On par with Henry Ford, Carnegie and Edison.
-Alec Baldwin, Actor (“30 Rock”)
@pattonoswalt RIP Steve Jobs. Closest thing we had to Tony Stark.
-Patton Oswalt, Actor (“Ratatouille”)
@DisneyPixar “Steve Jobs was an extraordinary visionary, our very dear friend and the guiding light of the Pixar family…” http://di.sn/Ia
-Disney/Pixar, animation studio (“Toy Story 3″)
@ThatKevinSmith Our parents had JFK, we had Steve Jobs. Edison gave us electricity, Jobs gave us the Jetsons in real life. We lost an icon today. Mourn him.
-Kevin Smith, Director (“Red State”)
@stephenfry Woke to the news of Steve Jobs’s death. He changed the world. I knew him a little and admired him entirely. Love to Apple and his family.
-Stephen Fry, Actor (“V for Vendetta”)
@jonmchu I can’t believe I’m about to go to sleep and wake up to a world where there is no Steve Jobs. :( Still in shock.
-Jon Chu, Director (“G.I. Joe 2″)
@simonpegg Very sad to hear about Steve Jobs. An innovator and a trailblazer, whatever your tech tribe. Rest I.P. Sent from my iPhone.
-Simon Pegg, Actor (“Paul”)
@BigBoyler Thank you Mr. Jobs, for bringing so many wonderful things into the world, particularly, those i-Pood t-shirts. #RIP
-Chris O’Dowd, Actor (“Bridesmaids”)
@DanaBrunetti Steve Jobs: American hero
-Dana Brunetti, Producer (“The Social Network”)
@SofiaVergara “Have the courage to follow ur heart & intuition. They already know what u truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs
-Sofia Vergara, Actor (“Modern Family”)
@JimCarrey Steve Jobs was an amazing man. He will live in my hard drive forever! ?;^}
-Jim Carrey, Actor (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”)
@ChloeGMoretz #RIP #SteveJobs you changed the world as we know it, without you my life would be a lot more complicated RIP my bgod bless his family
-Chloe Moretz, Actor (“Kick-Ass”)
@paulfeig I’m incredibly sad about Steve Jobs. What a visionary. The world is a slightly less smart and creative place without him. #stevejobs
-Paul Feig, Director (“Bridesmaids”)
@MMFlint “Have the courage to follow your heart & intuition. They already know what you truly want 2 become. Everything else is secondary.”-SteveJobs
-Michael Moore, Director (“Bowling for Columbine”)
@Tyrese I say it all the time.. Ideas are POWERFUL.. Don’t rob the world of your visions and ideas… Steve Jobs my hero forever..!! #GeekGodRIP
-Tyrese Gibson, Actor (“Fast Five”)
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