Ashton Kutcher at the “Jobs” LA Premiere

Posted on August 14, 2013

He’s really trying to work that sort of nerdy intellectual look for all it’s worth, isn’t he? Bless.


Ashton Kutcher attends the LA premiere of “jobs” held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

But unlike, say Nicole Kidman and her continuing adventures in Princess Grace drag ever since she shot the biopic, the idea is kind of laughable in this instance. You can’t spend ten-plus years playing a total bro, both in life and in your work, and suddenly expect everyone to accept you as the deep-thinking visionary type just because you put on a sweater.

Also, the Pop-Pop jeans are tragic.


[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/]

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  • PastryGoddess

    You know that Prince Charming laugh from SNL’s Real Housewives of Disney….

    [insert laugh here] Oh honey No

  • Teresa

    Those cheekbones.

  • MilaXX

    Give grandpa back his sweater. We get it, you’re playing Steve Jobs in a movie.

    • Glam Dixie

      You stole the words directly from my brain.

    • AmeliaEve

      Steve Jobs had a very recognizable personal uniform. It never involved cardigans.

    • Targettaste

      I thought it was grandma’s sweater.

    • NinaBoo

      My dad IS a Pop Pop and wouldn’t be caught dead in this outfit. That sweater is tragic.

      Of course, he has been spotted in a Metallica t-shirt as recently as last week. He’s 75…it’s gotta stop some time.

      • MilaXX

        I love 75 year old Metallica wearing Pop! I say rock on until you can’t anymore.

    • drdarke

      I think Kutcher thinks he looks like a “hot intellectual”, @MilaXX:disqus – kind of like Hugh Dancy on HANNIBAL.

      He really doesn’t – and I don’t just say that because I don’t like Ashton Kutcher….

      • MilaXX


    • MartyBellerMask

      “I wear your granddad’s clothes, I look incredible.”

      No, Ashton, you really don’t.

  • Karen Belgrad

    I actually really like the tie as an independent unit, but it comes off as too showy against the downplayed attire.

  • elemspbee

    trying. key word.

  • purpleprose78

    I saw the speech that he gave at the Teen Choice Awards (not in person, on facebook) and all I can think is that he really is channeling Steve Jobs. I didn’t know he had that in him.

  • Julie

    I don’t know…. Justin Timberlake was a boy-band member and is now a serious businessman/actor/musician. If that can happen, I’m sure that one day we’ll be able to accept Ashton Kutcher as an intellectual kind of guy.

    • Latin Buddy

      Um…ALL of Justin Timberlake’s movies have crashed and burned at the box office. I don’t think anyone considers him a viable actor.

      • sugarkane105

        The Social Network crashed and burned?

        • Rand Ortega

          Not really “his” movie. Jesse Eisenberg was the Mark Zuckerberg, the central character. As Sean Parker, JT was a featured actor, not supporting or lead.

          • sugarkane105

            Sure, he rarely plays the lead. That doesn’t mean he’s not an actor, nor does it mean he hasn’t contributed to the success of the movies he’s in.

          • Rand Ortega

            No argument from me. But he’s less likely to be cited as the reason for the film’s success than Eisenberg. That’s my point.

      • Julie

        Okay, you can disagree with me on that statement. My bigger point was that artists and actors can reinvent themselves over their careers, sometimes with success.

      • marlie

        Aside from the Social Network, some of his smaller-budget indie films have been received well by the critics.

      • sekushinonyanko

        I’ve like almost everything I’ve seen him in. People be hatin’!

      • JasmineAM

        He was excellent in Alpha Dog. I love his music, but I think he’s a pretty decent actor.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      To my mind, JT had a more obvious transformation: we saw the incremental steps so it wasn’t jarring. Kutcher is trying to pull a 180 and I don’t think he has the natural gravitas nor the acting chops for it to work.

    • AnaRoW

      In all fairness, he is supposed to be extremely smart and he’s got more business savvy than most stars, owning his own production company and venture capital firm. I have no idea whether or not he has any talent though. I’ve only seen him in a couple of episodes of That 70s Show and a few commercials.

  • Stoned Grampa.

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    A for effort; D for delusional.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I don’t know much about him, other than his Michael Kelso moment so I suppose that makes my hatred irrational. I’m okay with that.

  • Heather

    Hipster Mr. Rodgers?

    • kimmeister

      I definitely saw more Mr. Rogers than Mr. Jobs.

  • AnnaleighBelle

    Funny thing is, he IS kind of a nerdy intellectual…

  • KingCrazy

    Looks a bit baggy, sloppy, but mostly boring.

  • formerlyAnon

    He’s . . . he’s . . . SUCH an actor.

  • BazoDee

    I was ok until I saw the pants. Just watched his teen choice acceptance speech for my tween nieces and it turned into a dad speech on stage. Not sure if it is all for the move or what. My guess is that in 10 years he’ll be seen as a more intellectual actor but he’s floundering with his self identity right now.

    • formerlyAnon

      Well, he’s old enough to think like a grown up and he was some kind of step-dad to Demi Moore’s children – even if the way they worked things out he didn’t fully play that role, she MUST have talked about parenting issues with him over the years. So he’s probably better at the dad speech than most childless, 35 year old men.

      • BazoDee

        I’m sure – he was with Demi when her kids would have been at the age to deal with all their insecurities openly. He was exactly right in what he said although the what makes you sexy part sounded a bit disingenuous when he only seems to be with traditionally “hot” ladies. Now he may like them hot and smart but he’s got to be honest about that.

    • marlie

      I’d rather see him work on his evolution as a “grown up,” than see him as the perpetual “bro-ish” stoner guy. Because THAT persona is going to be less and less cool as he gets older.

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  • Chuck Barthelme

    I like the look, overall. Though I agree it may be perhaps selling the wrong verison of himself by wearing that particular ensemble. Jeans are too baggy, though. If they were a bit slimmer (this jerk can totally pull them off skinny, too) and he didn’t have his hands in his pockets he’d be better off. At least he didn’t try to wear glasses to top off the look.

  • d4divine

    People are allowed to grow up.

  • SewingSiren

    Gramdpa sweater

  • Latin Buddy

    Dr. Douche. I buy it.

  • Courtenay P

    the pants. travesty.

  • BitterOldQueen

    Too many clothes.

  • prettybigkitty

    He was on Charlie Rose yesterday. Actually spoke intelligently and articulately about a number of topics. Quite a pleasant surprise.

    • Lilak

      Did Charlie actually let him finish a sentence or two? 😉

      • prettybigkitty

        He did. But during his interview with John Oliver, also this week, he giggled like a school girl.

        • Lilak

          Oh dear … I might have to just go ahead and erase that one from my DVR. I took a break from him for a while, but Charlie’s already On Notice after the Cate Blanchett and Vince Gilligan interviews.
          Interested in so many of his guests and topics, but if my brain is spending too much of the hour squawking at Charlie to shut-up-shut-up-SHUT-UP (or embarrassed for him when he does his giddy fangirl thing), I just can’t spend time in Mr. Rose’s neighborhood anymore. 😉

          (thanks for listening, pbk!)

    • AnnaleighBelle

      He majored in biochemical engineering in college.

  • marlie

    This is SO not his look.

  • marlie

    Also, I’d rather see him channel Steve Jobs by wearing jeans and a black shirt, than see him play the “nerd” this way.

    • StellaZafella

      He used to look like somebody I could, foolishly, only hope to date.
      Here, he looks like some of the guys I ended up dating…which is to say, come to think of it, sometimes you have to unwrap it to know what you’ve got.

  • Rand Ortega

    What’s that saying about a silk purse? This is proof.

  • Clydette Wantland

    I thought he was playing Steve Jobs, not Mr. Rogers. Won’t you be my neighbor?

  • DinnerIsServed1972

    Where is it cool enough right now to wear a sweater?

    • Nondescript

      San Francisco. (I have no idea where Kutcher is, but I can tell you it’s cool enough here.)

  • Amy909

    Maybe I’m mistaken, but didn’t he kind of already dress like this a lot of the time? He’s always been a super tech nerd and made a lot of tech investments over the years. Not saying I endorse the Mr. Rogers sweater or anything, but that this doesn’t seem as super try-hard to me.

  • appliquer

    Take your hands out of your pockets!

  • NoveltyRocker

    I don’t know why this is because I LOVE men’s cardigans (and wish they’d make them like that more often for females), but I’m ultimately repelled by dudes in fashionable cardigans. My first reaction is that they look polished and in a split second it curdles into, “get that bullshit off!” Seeing the above… I think it takes a very specific man to wear a cardigan and for whatever reason, my insides rage when the wrong guy thinks he’s pulling it off. It’s a weird territorial thing.

  • halleygee

    He just needs a pipe, then it’s time to gather the kids around for story time.

  • Eric Stott

    This is so much better than his usual Douche look that I’ll give him a pass. It’s like “I’m not your cute boyfriend but I play one on TV”

  • homofascist

    Is it mid-winter in L.A. all of a sudden?

    • Candigirl1968

      It would still be 72 degrees and too warm for that getup.

  • andreawey

    absolutely not believable, looks like a total poser….

  • flamingoNW

    Yup. Nope.

  • YourLibrarian

    We have an extremely beautiful dog who is more than a little… simple. There’s a reason his nickname is Ashton. So I would agree that a nerdy sweater does not magically turn a doofus into an intellectual.

    • AnnaleighBelle

      His middle name is Ashton and he majored in biochemical engineering in college as well as being big tech nerd and investor and speaks at/hosts tech innovation summits. He just plays a dumb guy on TV.

      • He’s played dumb all the way to the bank, and then invested his millions very smartly.

  • crash1212

    Not a big fan of his, but I actually like everything going on here – except those sad pants.

  • kmk05

    Those pants and the half-buttoned up cardi ruin it. I mean, let’s not even talk about his face because he’s ridiculously gorgeous, but everything below the waist is sad.

  • Fordzo

    I like everything from the neck UP. How do boys get such shiny hair?

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  • jmorino08

    It’s August. That is all.

  • iseeshesaid

    Mr. Rogers. seriously.

  • Laurie Landry

    What a mess. His hair is kind of cute though.

  • Imasewsure

    I think he’s gunning for the Alan Alda biopic next…. hilarious

  • Zorkness

    Great. A douchbag playing an asshole.

  • Jacob Bowen

    He actually was an engineering student at University of Iowa (my cousin was his lab partner) and she said he wasn’t halfway dumb.

  • Danielle West

    It’s summer in LA! Why are you wearing a sweater?

  • demidaemon


  • Marcella

    I worked at Apple and let me just say that no employee ever dressed that well – certainly not engineers.

  • random_poster

    For the first and last time ever, I wish he wore the Jobs black turtleneck uniform. It would have been infinitely more flattering.

    p.s. I hate that look, and hoped to never see it again.

  • dalgirl


  • librarygrrl64

    He may not be an intellectual, but he is very savvy. His interview with Colbert was well done.