The actor may have played Apple boss Steve Jobs on the big screen, but he finds it upsetting to see iPods and iPhones when he's out with friends.

"Sometimes, when I'm in a restaurant by myself I will look at my phone, but usually I turn it off," Michael tells Penthouse magazine. "I ask my friends to turn off their phones when we're eating together. I just think it's important for people to be able to communicate directly.

"Usually you're sitting down at a table and you're constantly seeing people texting, and the phones are ringing or going bing-bing from messages coming in.

"We should still enjoy being able to look at each other and talk rather than be at the mercy of our phones every minute of the day."