Monday, December 21, 2009

Captivating Close-Up: Ashton Kutcher

Christopher Ashton Kutcher (born February 7, 1978), best known as Ashton Kutcher, is an American film actor, television actor, producer and former fashion model, best-known for playing Michael Kelso in the Fox sitcom That '70s Show. He created, produced and hosted Punk'd. He played lead roles in such films as Dude, Where's My Car?, Just Married, The Butterfly Effect, The Guardian and What Happens in Vegas.

He is also the producer and co-creator of the supernatural TV show Room 401. and the reality TV show Beauty and the Geek. He is married to actress Demi Moore. As of April 2009, Kutcher is the most followed user on the social-networking site Twitter.

After participating as a modeling contestant in an IMTA competition (losing to Josh Duhamel) in 1998, Kutcher signed with the Next modeling agency in New York, appeared in ads for Calvin Klein, modeled in Paris and Milan, and appeared in a Pizza Hut commercial.

After some success in modeling, Kutcher moved to Los Angeles and, after his first audition, was cast as Michael Kelso in the television series That '70s Show, which debuted in 1998 and ended in 2006.

Kutcher dated actresses January Jones (from 1998 to 2001), Ashley Scott (from 2001 to 2002), Monet Mazur (2002), and Brittany Murphy (from 2002 to 2003). Following his break-up with Murphy in early 2003, Kutcher began dating Demi Moore. Moore and Kutcher married on September 24, 2005 in a private ceremony conducted by a rabbi of the Kabbalah Centre; the wedding was attended by about 100 close friends and family of the couple, including Bruce Willis, Moore's ex-husband.

On April 16, 2009, Kutcher became the first user of Twitter to have more than 1,000,000 followers, beating out CNN in the "Million followers contest". Kutcher announced via Twitter that he would be donating $100,000 to a charity to fight malaria.


Hipstercrite said...

you know...i didn't think much of him until i saw "what happens in vegas". i thought that movie was going to be shit, but it was actually pretty good.
should i not be admitting this on the internet?

CinemaObsessed said...

Dear sweet Lauren...
Have you not seen some of the things we have admitted to? Shamelessly might I add. Don't be shy. You can tell us anything. We LOL'd during Dude Where's My Car? and Just Married. It's ok. Movies are subjective. You speak your mind girlfriend!

JRL said...

You know what else was good about 'What happens in Vegas'... Cameron Diaz!