Story of the Day: Ashton Kutcher on Past Work “F**king Suck Donkey”


Ashton Kutcher has spoken candidly on his career and says that he knows which of his films have turned out badly and which ones are good because he has honest friends who tell him. He doesn’t rely on how good a film does at the box office to be an indicator of success and turns to those close to him for real advice about the work he has done because it’s the only why he’ll get an honest answer:

“I know exactly what films I’ve done that f**king suck donkey. 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*ck up, get it over with.”

Opening up on his new role as Steve Jobs, Ashton says that Jobs was an amazing individual and that he can inspired people to think outside of the box if his story is told correctly. Ashton believes in the film and the messages Jobs tried to tell others in his speeches and he wants to spread that word with the film because it’s something he believes in:

“Jobs was an extraordinary guy, but a very ordinary guy in many ways. 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.”