In 2004, Kutcher starred in the lead role of the psychological film The Butterfly Effect and gained public recognition.
Kutcher subsequently appeared in more romantic comedies, including Guess Who (2005), A Lot Like Love (2005), What Happens in Vegas (2008), and No Strings Attached (2011).
After placing first, he dropped out of college and won a trip to New York City to the International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) Convention.
"If anything, I'm a trier," says Kutcher between puffs of filtered Lucky Strikes.
"I think, more than anything, it comes from the fact that my father always had several irons in the fire. If something doesn't work out—if That '70s Show got canceled or if I wasn't going to have a film career—I always wanted to have backup contingency plans.
Kutcher began his career as a model and began his acting career portraying Michael Kelso in the Fox sitcom That '70s Show, which aired for eight seasons.
He made his film debut in the romantic comedy Coming Soon and became known by audiences in the comedy film Dude, Where's My Car? In 2003, Kutcher appeared in romantic comedies Just Married and My Boss's Daughter and, the same year, he created, produced, and hosted Punk'd which aired on MTV for five seasons until its revival in 2012.
Kutcher has also successfully invested in several high technology startups.
with Guy Oseary and Ron Burkle and fund manager Chris Hollod.He has an older sister named Tausha and a fraternal twin brother named Michael, who had a heart transplant when the brothers were young children.Michael also has cerebral palsy and is a spokesperson for the advocacy organization Reaching for the Stars.So I just started doing other things; and on a half-hour sitcom, you're really only working for 30 hours a week.It allows a lot of time for sitting around, which I always kind of filled with work." Because of scheduling conflicts with the filming of The Guardian, Kutcher was forced not to renew his contract for the eighth and final season of That '70s Show, although he appeared in its first four episodes (credited as a special guest star) and returned for the series finale.However, Kutcher's home life worsened as his parents divorced when he was 16.