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Ashton Kutcher Answers the Web's Most Searched Questions

Ashton Kutcher takes the WIRED Autocomplete Interview and answer the internet's most searched questions about himself. Did Ashton Kutcher invest in Uber? What is Ashton's phone number? Did he "Punk" Mila Kunis? Is he a genius? Ashton answers all these questions and much more. Director: Jamie Tobias Director of Photography: Sam Chatterjee Editor: Richard Trammell Talent: Ashton Kutcher Talent Booker: Meredith Judkins Producer: Katherine Wzorek Line Producer: Joseph Buscemi Associate Producer: Melissa Cho Production Manager: Peter Brunette Audio: Mike Robertson Cam Op/Gaffer: Lucas Vilicich Production Assistants: Phillip Arliss, Mike Kritzell Post Production Supervisor: Alexa Deutsch Post Production Coordinator: Ian Bryant Supervising Editor: Doug Larsen Assistant Editor: Billy Ward

Released on 02/09/2023


I'm Ashton Kutcher

and this is the Wired Autocomplete Interview.

[upbeat music]

I broke something.

It's broken.

[upbeat music]

Let's knock it out.

Here we go.

People don't like capitalizing my name.

That's my first observation of this.

My name, it should be capital A, capital K.

I'm a little lazy with caps myself

so I can appreciate that.

How did Ashton Kutcher get his start?

I was in a bar in Iowa and somebody asked me

if I'd ever thought about being a model

and I said No, I've thought about being an actor.

Before that, I had acted in a bunch of junior high school

and high school plays.

I then won a trip and won a contest in New York City.

While in New York I started modeling,

found an acting manager, who I still have today.

My first professional acting gig was an NYU student film

and then I did a Pizza Hut commercial.

How old was Ashton Kutcher in That '70s Show?

The character Kelso was meant to be about 16 years old.

I was 19 when I started playing Kelso.

How did Ashton Kutcher?

He did well.

Feel about Friends With Benefits?

I've never seen it, but I kind of know what it's about

'cause supposedly it's exactly like No Strings Attached

and I did that movie, so I loved it.

Plus it had Mila Kunis in it.

Isn't she the best?

How to contact Ashton Kutcher for investment.

If you go to, there's an info email.

Or someone could text me.

My number's pretty readily available.

You can find it on Instagram or Twitter.

Currently I'm very proactively looking at

generative AI companies.

Second card.

Is Ashton Kutcher.

This is the most I've used my name

in the third person of all time.

Is Ashton Kutcher a genius?

I don't know.

I don't think I've ever taken an IQ test

to be completely honest with you.

In fact, I know I've never taken an IQ test.

I think I might have taken one when I was a kid.

My mom always told me that my brother

did better than I did in the IQ test,

which always kind of peeved me a little bit.

But I have seen things online that have claimed

that I'm a genius and I have X, Y, Z IQ.

I don't know where they got that score

'cause I've never taken a test.

Is Ashton Kutcher a biochemical engineer?

No, I'm not.

I went to school for biochemical engineering

but I am far from being a biochemical engineer.

Is Ashton Kutcher good at BJJ?

BJJ stands for Brazilian Jiujitsu.

Just full clarification.

I think I'm okay.

I think I could always be better and I don't train enough,

I think, to be like, great.

Is Ashton Kutcher an Eagle Scout?

I am not an Eagle Scout.

I am a Life Scout.

I was very close to getting my eagle

but I needed to do a service project.

I think when I got my Life Scout,

I was the youngest person in the country to be a Life Scout,

and so I had plenty of time to get my Eagle Scout,

but then my mom moved and I didn't have a troop,

and then I found high school,

and then I found other things to involve myself in,

so I did not get my Eagle Scout.

Is Ashton Kutcher's phone number real?


I have a real phone number.

So I have two phone numbers.

I have one phone number that my wife can get ahold of me

in case anything going on.

And then I have another phone number

that is a phone number that I text with fans on

and that number is 3-1-9-5-1-9-0-5-7-6.

That's 3-1-9-5-1-9-0-5-7-6.

And I use this tool called Community

to manage all the inbound messages.

There's a lot, so it's kind of hard to respond

to all of these texts,

but I try to respond to as many as I can

and I reply daily to someone or a few people.

Next up, when Ashton Kutcher...

When did Ashton Kutcher Punk'd Mila Kunis?

I think it was like season six of That '70s Show

when I punked Mila, but I don't recall exactly.

But I know exactly where it was.

It was outside of a restaurant called Bossa Nova

on Sunset right next to the Rock & Roll Ralphs.

When did Ashton Kutcher join Two and a Half Men?

I don't remember the year.

I think it was 12 years ago,

so that would've been 2001.

23 minus 12.


When did Ashton Kutcher invest in Uber?

We, I would say our investment fund, invested in Uber

before Uber hit a billion dollar valuation.

It was right before they launched Uber X.

I got zero discounts or unlimited rides

from the investment in Uber.

And this is not a solicitation for Uber

and I'm not a registered investment advisor

so do not take this as investment advice.

I'm no longer invested in Uber.

When Ashton Kutcher entered the New York Marathon...

Well, technically I tried to enter the New York Marathon

two and a half years ago, and then Covid hit.

Most recently I ran it just this last November.

I ran under an alias and then they reset it

to my name after the race.

They had two undercover police officers

that were running with me during the marathon.

I was like, I don't think I need security.

They were like, no, you should just have these people here.

But halfway through they disappeared.

I think that they had not prepared to run a marathon.

Why Ashton Kutcher?

Why did Ashton Kutcher change his name?

Ashton Kutcher didn't change his name.

Ashton is my middle name.

My first name is Christopher, and when I moved to New York

when I was 19 years old,

the modeling agent that I was working with

suggested that I go by the name Ashton

because there was another Chris K at the modeling agency,

Chris Kramer, who I'm still friends with to this day.

Why is Ashton Kutcher on Shark Tank?

I shot one day on Shark Tank.

I think they shot three episodes.

Mark Cuban asked me to come do Shark Tank

because he knows that I'm an investor

and that I've been investing for almost two decades now.

I invested in Slyde Handboards

that came out of Shark Tank.

There's a company called Poppy that is like a prebiotic soda

that I drink quite frequently.

My favorite is actually Doc Pop

'cause it tastes like Dr. Pepper,

but it's not bad for you in the way

that Dr. Pepper might be.

Why did Ashton Kutcher not go to space?

Well, I had a ticket to space.

I bought the ticket to space when I was single

and did not have kids.

And then when I was married and had kids

I revisited that idea.

I decided to do what Adam Grant calls think again.

Given the fact that I'm responsible

for more than just myself at that point,

it felt like it would be a more rational decision

to not go to space.

Doesn't mean I'm not going to go to space,

just means I haven't gone yet.

Next up, does Ashton Kutcher...

Did Ashton Kutcher play Steve Jobs?

Yes, he did.

The film's called Jobs, directed by Josh Stern.

Does Ashton Kutcher own Bitcoin?

Yes, Ashton Kutcher does own Bitcoin.

As to whether or not I have any other crypto,

yes, I have other crypto.

Does Ashton Kutcher say hello Wisconsin?

No, Ashton Kutcher does not say hello Wisconsin.

Does Ashton Kutcher like country music?


Ashton Kutcher loves country music.

Top artists would include Kenny Chesney, Thomas Rhett.

Maybe my all-time favorite is Garth Brooks.

Little known Garth Garthy Garth.

We actually share the same birthday,

believe it or not.

And I shared burgers with him one year

because I was like, Come on man,

we both came outta vaginas on February 7th.

Isn't that crazy?

Did Ashton Kutcher audition for The Office?

No, I didn't audition for The Office.

I think one of the characters in The Office

had a line of some sort that said

that he's like Ashton Kutcher,

but more handsome.

And B. J. Novak, who I cast on Punk'd,

was also on The Office,

and also B. J. Novak and I worked together on Vengeance,

the film that he wrote and directed.

Does Ashton Kutcher bathe daily?

I pretty much bathe daily.

Not every day, but for the most part, yes.

Where Ashton Kutcher, Dude, Where's My Car?

I don't think that's a query.

I think you're just looking for a movie.

Movie where Ashton Kutcher is a coast guard.

It's called The Guardian,

starring Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher.

So others may live.

Where did Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis meet?

We technically met for the very first time

at the audition for That '70's Show.

She was walking out of the audition as I was walking in.

The fact that anybody would Google me anyway is flattering,

that somebody in the world has the time

to think about me and and then takes the time

to go and try to find out more.

Makes you feel loved and appreciated.

So it's pretty cool.

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