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Ashton Kutcher reveals his real name at Teen Choice Awards
Ashton Kutcher's latest movie character seems to be rubbing off on the 35-year-old actor.
Accepting the Ultimate Choice award at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles, Kutcher, who plays Apple founder Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic, "Jobs," spent more than four minutes on stage doling out insightful life advice -- but not before he made a shocking personal revelation.
"I feel like a fraud," he said. "My name is actually not even Ashton. Ashton is my middle name. My first name is Chris."
Chris Ashton Kutcher said he began going by "Ashton" at age 19 when he became a working actor. Who knew?
Possibly the second-most surprising part of his speech was the inspiring nature of what he had to say next: "Opportunity looks a lot like hard work," he said, shedding light on his first jobs, beginning at age 13 doing roofing with his dad, next as a restaurant dishwasher, later a grocery store deli clerk and then a factory worker. "I've never had a job in my life that I was better than; I was always just lucky to have a job," Kutcher said. (Notice how many times he sneakily name-dropped his new movie title?)
Continuing to dole out valuable advice for the award show's teenage audience, he told them "the sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart. Being thoughtful, being generous. Everything else is crap, I promise you."
Finally, he riffed off a quote from Jobs himself, telling viewers he "just relearned this" while making the film: "Everything around us that we call 'life' was made up by people who are no smarter than you... So build a life, don't live one."
Are you surprised by Ashton Kutcher's inspiring words, or the fact that his real name is Chris? Watch the entire speech below and sound off in the comments.
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