Ashton Kutcher Makes A Pretty Crazy Confession To Esquire
Ashton Kutcher may be doing a good job channeling the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs for his role in the upcoming biopic jOBS, but the actor admits in the March 2013 issue of Esquire that not all his work deserves rave reviews.
“I know exactly what films I’ve done that f—— suck donkey,” says Kutcher, who has starred in such films as What Happens in Vegas, Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve, and Dude, Where’s My Car? “And I know the ones that are good, that people like. And I know it not because of the box office, because the box office is not going to tell you the truth. I know it because I have friends that don’t hold back. They don’t depend on me for money or employment. They’re just friends. Friends tell the truth. My big thing is, fail fast. If you’re going to f— up, get it over with.”
While the 35-year-old actor continues to learn from his friends, he hopes his role in jOBS will also teach a valuable lesson to all that watch it. “Jobs was an extraordinary guy, but a very ordinary guy in many ways,” Kutcher revealed. “There was a speech that I found where he said, ‘So when you grow up, if you spend your life trying not to bounce into walls, just inheriting what you get, you gotta know your life can be a lot broader than that. Once you realize one simple thing: Everything around you that you call life was made by people who are no smarter than you. And you can change it. You can influence it. You can build your own things that other people can use.’ And I heard that and I knew exactly what the niche for making that movie was, what the social need for making the movie was. For people seeking purpose. I remember growing up and looking at the world and going, ‘Okay, how do I live in this?’ Instead of, ‘How do I create it? How do I build it? How do I make something?’ And the empowerment of these ideas, I think they make an important story.”
Read the full interview here and check out some pictures below of Kutcher from the March 2013 issue of Esquire, which is on sale now. Which Ashton movie, if any, do you believe “sucks donkey”?