Dude, Ashton's Actually a 'Genius'

Mr. Demi Moore has reinvented himself and saved his career
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 15, 2009 4:27 PM CDT
Ashton Kutcher has reinvented himself over the last few years.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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(Newser) – Is Ashton Kutcher punking all of America? The former Abercrombie model—whose surfer dude shtick climaxed in the slacker classic Dude, Where’s My Car?—runs his own production company, boasts the largest following on Twitter, and speaks eloquently about genetics. “He’s a guy’s answer to celeb brands like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, but without the train-wreck baggage,” Anne Becker writes in Newsweek.

“I always felt like I wasn’t great at anything, so I should just be good at a lot,” says the Iowa native, who once dreamed of studying biochemical engineering. His interests turned to genetics after his twin brother was diagnosed with a debilitating condition, but showbiz remains his forte. His latest role is as Anne Heche's boy toy in Spread. “It would be amazing if U C it 2nite and send me a review,” tweets Kutcher. Writes Becker: His strategy is “so dumb, it’s genius.”