Steve Jobs in ‘Jobs’ or Evan Treborn in ‘Butterfly Effect’ are two of the most prominent roles with which Ashton Kutcher can be related. Iconic Hollywood actor, tech entrepreneur, and family man.
Kutcher undoubtedly stands out among the most emblematic figures of American cinema thanks to the number of very different characters that he has embodied, as well as part of his private life from which on many occasions he had talked. If you are a fan of this actor, keep reading because here we tell you 10 things you should know about Ashton Kutcher.
1. His first job wasn't exactly in Hollywood…
Before he became a world-renowned star, Ashton Kutcher did other things to earn money. Donating blood and being part of the cleaning staff at the General Mills cereal company were his last jobs before becoming a public figure.
2. He has a twin brother!
This actor was born on February 7, 1978 and along with him, also his twin brother, Michael. However, the actor's brother was born with cerebral palsy and cardiomyopathy that brought him almost to the brink of death. Due to Michael's health condition, life for the Kutchers was very difficult during the actor's childhood.
So much so that the actor himself considered donating his heart to his brother Michael, luckily they found one that allowed the two to enjoy a wonderful relationship today. The two brothers lived with their parents until they divorced, which also caused significant damage to the family. They went to live with their mother in Homestead where the world of art began to attract their attention. And he began to play roles at school.
3. Did you know that Ashton Kutcher studied Biochemical Engineering?
Concerned about his brother's health, the protagonist of 'Butterfly Effect' decided to study Biochemical Engineering at the University of Iowa -his home state- with the aim of better understanding the health situation in which his brother was and well find a cure for it. Despite finishing his degree, the actor never pursued his career.
4. Her career began with modeling
Before becoming an actor, Ashton Kutcher debuted as a model, and in 1998 he signed up for a modeling contest, and despite losing, a modeling agency in New York hired him. Later Kutcher would appear in different advertisements for Calvin Klein, Pizza Hut, as well as walking on the most important catwalks in the world such as Paris and Milan.
5. He was charged with juvenile delinquency
During his time in high school, Ashton Kutcher was shown to be a rebellious boy, a situation caused by the health difficulties of his brother and the divorce of his parents. However, everything got worse when the actor along with his cousin entered the institute where he was studying at night to try to steal money. However, it was a failed attempt, and upon being discovered, the actor was sentenced to 3 years of probation and 180 hours of work. He himself admitted that this was the turning point and thanks to it he was able to direct his life, but even so it was a very difficult stage on a personal level, since thanks to it he suffered a lot and was rejected at school and in his close circle. .
6. Did you know that Ashton Kutcher played football in high school and later became a coach?
When the actor was studying in high school, he played for a while on the American football team as a receiver. According to him, this helped him a lot to be able to deal and face the situation he was experiencing at home. In 2008 and due to the passion he has always felt for this sport, Kutcher decided to work as a coach for a high school football team in Los Angeles.
7. In addition to being an actor, he is also a producer
Although Ashton Kutcher is mainly known for the roles he has played on screen, he has also served as a producer for different shows. Punk'd, reality show that consisted of putting hidden cameras on celebrities in ridiculous situations and their daily lives was the first program that the actor produced, and it consisted of 69 episodes. The program received different awards between 2003 and 2006.
8. He combines his facet as an actor with that of a successful businessman
A little further away from the glamour spotlight, Ashton Kutcher has decided to focus on his professional life in Silicon Valley, the mecca of technology. The central aspect of this new life is the launch of a new application that promotes the rapprochement between artists and fans. Sending text messages to each other is the new element of this app whose objective is to create a more intimate relationship than is found in other social networks.
In addition to launching his app, Ashton Kutcher has been immersed in other venture projects such as convincing other billionaires to invest in some of the most profitable companies on the current scene such as Uber, Airbnb or Spotify.
Surely you have never wondered which was the first twitter account to reach more millions of followers, it was Ashton in 2009 who reached more than 1 million followers in 2009.
9. What happened to Demi Moore?
His media relationship with Demi Moore, who was 15 years older than him and with whom he shared 6 years, was in the eye of the hurricane because of an infidelity on the part of the actor, affecting his image in the industry. Which is why he decided to step aside from the entertainment tabloids when he decided to rebuild his love life with the also actress and co-star in 'That '70s Show' Mila Kunis.
After years of friendship in 2012 Kutcher begins dating Kunis and they will marry in 2015. The couple have already started their own family with two children, seven-year-old Wyatt and 5-year-old Dimitri.
Kunis has stated in certain interviews that she maintains a cordial relationship with the actor's ex-wife and defends their relationship from criticism due to the age difference between them: “They had a normal, real relationship. He was younger, but he was very fond of the children she had with Bruce Willis."
10. What is the 'Thorn' foundation about?
In 2009 and together with his ex-partner Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher founded 'Thorn', a foundation that fights against child sexual exploitation on the Internet. The actor has always felt the need to fight against this scourge that affects thousands of children around the world. One of the milestones for the actor could be when in 2017 he went to the United States Capitol to testify about the progress that has been made on this issue, a type of modern slavery, and to ask Congress for its help to combat it. .
Ashton Kutcher has undoubtedly stood out over the years for his film career that has left such memorable works as the series that brought him to fame, the comedy roles he has embodied in the cinema or replacing Charlie Sheen in 'Two and a Half Men'. However, the actor has many other faces, equally or more interesting, that make this actor one of the most complete faces in the world of cinema.