December 30, 2020 | Phillip Hamilton

Heart-Throbbing Facts About Ashton Kutcher, Actor Turned Entrepreneur

Ashton Kutcher is a man of many hats. Actor, entrepreneur, heartthrob, and father are only a few of those, and it seems every week he’s adding another to his collection. Whether he’s investing in a tech start-up, hanging with the gang on Shark Tank, or playing everyone’s favorite idiot in That 70s Show, it seems there isn’t much that the man can’t do. Kutcher is among the most well-loved celebrities out there, and for good reason. But life wasn’t always easy for the star, and his success came as the result of hard work and determination. The man is more than just a pretty face. Here are 42 facts about everyone’s favorite heartthrob, Ashton Kutcher.

1. There’s Two Of Them!

Ashton Kutcher has a fraternal twin brother named Michael! They’re fraternal, though, so they don’t necessarily share Ashton’s distinctive looks. Sorry, people.

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2. A Conservative Upbringing

Kutcher grew up in a Catholic family that he has described as relatively conservative. This probably helped fuel his acting expertise in The Ranch.

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3. The Ultimate Bro-Move

Kutcher’s brother Michael suffers from heart problems and cerebral palsy. Wanting so badly to fid a cure for his brother, Ashton went to school for Biochemical Engineering. I’m not crying, you are.

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4. The Wine Stain

Few people know, but Kutcher was once closely involved in a notorious and disturbing crime. Ashley Ellerin, a girl who once went on a date with Kutcher, was murdered by “The Hollywood Ripper” back in 2001. Kutcher testified in court about the murder 18 years later, saying he had showed up to the girl’s home late for the date, saw what he thought was a wine stain on the carpet through the window, and left thinking she stood him up.

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5. 23 And Me Superstar

Ashton Kutcher has a rich ancestry, being part German, Irish, and Czech. That’s the 23-And-Me royal flush!

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6. What Could Have Been

Ashton Kutcher has always been troubled by his twin brother’s ailments—and it’s taken him to some truly dark places. He was so distraught that at the age of 13 he even contemplated suicide. He considered jumping off a hotel balcony with the hopes that his heart would be given to his brother.

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7. Of Course He Was a Model

Kutcher is best known for his acting, but he started out as a model! Kutcher modeled for Calvin Klein, appearing in a series of ads for the company before he ever acted on film or television. Is anyone surprised?

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8. It’s Chris, Actually

Ashton is actually the star’s middle name! His first name is Christopher, but he started going by Ashton after launching his modeling career.

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9. Punk’d Yourself

Before the success of Punk’d, Kutcher and MTV were working on a similar show called Harassment. An early prank for the show backfired in a truly disastrous way. The incident resulted in the couple the show had targeted suing Kutcher and MTV for $10 million. They decided the show would be better if it only involved celebrities from then on.

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10. Producer Extraordinaire

Ashton Kutcher has produced a slew of TV shows, including Adventures in Hollyhood, The Real Wedding Crashers, and Beauty and the Geek.

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11. Kutcher’s Big Venture

There’s not much Kutcher can’t do, including being a venture capitalist. He has invested in some pretty hefty tech start-ups, including ResearchGate and Lemonade, both highly successful now.

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12. Cool Tablet, Kutcher

Need more proof Ashton Kutcher can do anything? He was hired as a product engineer at Lenovo, where he helped create the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro, a tablet with a projector in it.

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13. Child Savior

Kutcher is the founder of Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children. The organization looks to catch child predators and end the exploitation of minors.

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14. A-Plus Work

Kutcher, along with Evan Beard, created the app A Plus. The app looks to share positive news and journalism with people rather than negative stories. The majority of the app was bought by Chicken Soup for the Soul three years after its launch.

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15. Sexiest Janitor Ever

During college, Kutcher worked in a General Mills plant as a janitor, sweeping up in the cereal department. Sounds like a pretty crummy job to me.

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16. The Popchips Problem

No celebrity comes without their controversy, and Kutcher got some flack after an ill-thought-out Popchips ad campaign. For the ads, Kutcher dressed as an Indian man, featuring full brown-face and a thick accent. Understandably this didn’t really fly with Indian Americans.

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17. Superstar Marriage, Superstar Divorce

Ashton Kutcher was married to fellow actor Demi Moore for six years before the two got divorced due to “irreconcilable differences.”  Shortly after, he started dating Mila Kunis.

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18. That ‘70s Wedding

Kunis and Kutcher got married three years after they started dating, and now have a daughter named Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher, and a son named Dmitri Portwood Kutcher. And on that day, That ‘70s Show fans cheered.

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19. Friends Til The End

Ashton Kutcher remains friends with a lot of his That ‘70s Show co-stars, including Wilmer Valderrama, who played Fez, and Danny Masterson, who played Hyde. That fact gives me a warm fuzzy feeling all over.

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20. Does It Help You Swim?

On a talk show, Kutcher revealed a bizarre secret. He said that two of his toes are technically “webbed.” He even showed the toes off on live TV for everyone to enjoy. Does that change anyone’s mind about his heart-throb status? No? Didn’t think so.

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21. Butt-Kicker Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher likes to stay in shape, and part of that routine involves training in the self-defense form called Krav Maga—which he’s been learning for a chilling reason. He claimed to Men’s Fitness Magazine that he does it to stay prepared for when all heck breaks loose on earth, and only the strongest will survive. That’s as good a reason as any.

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22. Coach Kutcher

At one point, Kutcher was made the assistant coach for the high school football team attending Harvard-Westlake School. He only did this for a year, however, as the gig interrupted his filming schedule.

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23. Out Of This World… Eventually

Kutcher has signed on to ride Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, a space-tourism ship that looks to send those who can pay up to space for a visit. Safe travels, Mr. Kutcher.

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24. Twitter-Famous

Shortly after the launch of Twitter, Kutcher became the first user to reach one million followers. His main competition was CNN, who he was competing with to reach one million first. Take that, news media!

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25. He Makes A Good Point

Ashton Kutcher made headlines when he wrote a Facebook post calling out for more changing stations in men’s washrooms. He said, “The first public men's room that I go into that has one gets a free shout out on my FB page!" Get on it, people.

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26. MTVs Most Wanted

Kutcher is the seventh most-awarded actor of the MTV Movie Awards, right behind the Jonas Brothers and Selena Gomez. Among the awards he’s won are Choice Reality Hunk, Choice TV Male Personality, and Ultimate Choice Award.

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27. Plagiarizing From The Best

The principal of a West Virginia high school plagiarized a speech Kutcher had made during the 2013 Teen Choice Awards. The principal apologized for what he did, saying he wished he had cited his sources more and made it clearer that he was “borrowing” from Kutcher.

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28. We Ain’t Santa Claus

Kunis and Kutcher revealed to Entertainment Tonight that they do not give their children gifts for Christmas. The couple told relatives that if they must give gifts to limit it to one per child. Kunis said the reason for this is that they don’t want to “raise a**holes”.

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29. Fruit Kills

One of Kutcher’s most famous roles is Steve Jobs in the biopic Jobs. To get into character, Kutcher took up Jobs’ infamous fruit-only diet. As a result, the star lost 20 pounds and ended up in the hospital with pancreas issues. Probably not the best move.

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30. Sheen Who?

Many fans thought that Two and a Half Men would fail after Charlie Sheen’s departure, but then Kutcher joined the cast. Kutcher’s premiere episode attracted almost 28-million viewers. That’s a 90% boost in ratings compared to their previous season.

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31. Making The Best Kind Of Bread

Speaking of Two and a Half Men, the show was highly responsible for Kutcher being awarded the top spot in Forbes magazine’s highest-paid TV actor list of 2013. The star made $24-million per year for his appearance on the show.

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32. Sharing The Faith

Ashton Kutcher is a Roman Catholic, but has also heavily studied the Jewish book the Kabbalah. Natalie Portman claims that Kutcher “taught [her] more about Judaism than I think I have ever learned from anyone else". The man clearly has a passion for learning.

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33. Nobody Needs Assault Rifles

Kutcher is a known gun owner and hunter, but is also an outspoken supporter of gun control. Following a mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in LA, he stood up for gun reform, touting that nobody needs assault rifles, not even hunters. Listen up, government.

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34. If You Can Get Kutcher, Get Kutcher

Among his tech-start-up ventures, Kutcher was the creative director for Ooma. He oversaw the creation of viral promotional videos for the service. The company was one of the fastest-growing private companies in 2015, so clearly, this was a pretty good move for the company.

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35. Katalyst Klosed

With the help of Jason Goldberg, Kutcher founded the company Katalyst Network. It was a production company behind shows like Punk’d and Beauty and the Geek. The company is now closed.

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36. Privileged Enough

No Christmas presents sounds traumatic enough for a kid, but it turns out Kunis and Kutcher don’t even plan on leaving their kids a trust fund. They say they’d rather give their money to underprivileged kids who need it. Somehow, I think their kids will do just fine even without the fund.

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37. Shoes For Everyone!

Kutcher, among other celebrities, recently gave out a public cellphone number that you can text at any time. One mother sent him a text asking for help getting her son’s school cross-country team new shoes, and to her surprise he came through. He set the whole team up with new shoes. Maybe those numbers aren’t just some big scam!

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38. Missing Star

Ashton Kutcher was a staple of That ‘70s Show the whole series up until season eight, where he was only in five episodes. This was due to scheduling conflicts with the movie The Guardian. If you ever wondered where he disappeared to in that final season, there’s your answer.

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39. Most Handsome Shark In The Sea

Powered by his love of investing in tech start-ups, Kutcher joined the cast of Shark Tank as a guest investor for the seventh season of the show. Mark Cuban convinced the actor to join the show for the season.

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40. Sharing The Wealth

With The Ranch’s final season filmed, Kutcher is moving on to a new project, this time as executive producer. Titled Going From Broke, the show looks to help young people facing massive amounts of debt find their way to financial success and freedom. The show is currently available on Crackle.

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41. A Bad Boy In A Bad Way

Ashton Kutcher attended Clear Creek Amana High School—and he was quite the rebel. Accompanied by his cousin, the actor broke into his school one night during senior year with the intention of stealing money. Kutcher was caught and detained, ultimately sentenced to three years' probation and 180 hours of community service. Perhaps even worse for a young man, the incident lost him his girlfriend and potential scholarships. At least he learned his lesson.

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42. Not A School Guy

The school troubles didn’t stop there. While going to college for biochemical engineering, Kutcher was kicked out of his apartment for partying too much and making too much noise. During this time, he would routinely sell his blood plasma for money. Thankfully he was approached by a modeling agency shortly after, the start to his runaway success of a career.

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