Kutcher quickly dropped out of school and moved to New York City to begin his modeling career, working for companies like Abercrombie & Fitch and Calvin Klein. He soon landed his first and life-changing television role, playing the typical “cute but dumb” character of Kelso in That 70’s Show.
A string of movie roles followed, including portraying a blacked-out stoner in Dude, Where’s My Car, which helped to cement Kutcher’s image as the quintessential stupid-but-lovable guy.
But while Kutcher played dumb on TV, he was, in reality, learning all he could about the business of Hollywood. He learned quickly that producing his own work would allow him to maintain control over his own career.