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Ashton Kutcher

  1. Josh Hartnett, Pearl Harbor, 2001.    Lost the lead. Good - the film was bad enough already!
  2. Josh Hartnett, 40 Days and 40 Nights, 2002.   Or, as Wes Connors called it: Mourning wood!   The Kutcher  schedule stopped him giving up sex for Lent - and then meeting his dream girl.  Kutcher and Katie Holmes became Hartnett and Shannyn Sossamon.
  3. Topher Grace, In Good Company, 2003.      Universal said Dennis Quaid’s new young boss should beone of the kids from That ’70s Show, TV, 1998-2006. Kutcher was the obvious choice untilthe usual creative differences. Topher auditioned four times to win overauteur Paul Weitz.And then, as himself in Ocean's 12, he toldBrad Pitt's character: “I phoned in that Dennis Quaid movie.”
  4. Christian Bale, Batman Begins, 2004.
  5. Adrien Brody, The Village, 2004.    He split, just like leading lady, KirstinDunst, for writer-director Cameron Crowe’sElizabethtown, except...
  6. Orlando Bloom, Elizabethtown, 2004.    Dropped when auteur Cameron Crowe realised he needed a real actor and not, as director Steven Soderbegh had called Kutcher when also shedding him, “a party boy.” Crowe simply dropped Kutcher and, despite Paramount's resistance, ca;led up Bloom. “I’ll spent four months working with Ashton,’ said Crowe. “At a certain point, it’s like: This is not meant to be.'” The film flopped though Crowe commented:“It felt like a noble crusade.”
  7. Johnny Knoxville, The Dukes of Hazzard, 2005.      The first idea was Paul Walker and Kutcher as the Duke boys.   That was before the studio even thoughtto check if it had anyrights.Then Jackass beat Punk’d.
  8. Brandon Routh,Superman Returns, 2006.
  9. Patrick Wilson, Lakeview Terrace, 2007.    Had talks (so did Edward Norton) about playing half of an inter-racial couple moving next door to, unfortunately for them, Samuel  Jackson’s  sociopathic cop. Neil LaBute directed the rare account of a black racist.
  10. Charlie Day, Horrible Bosses, 2010.   Kutcher was first attached as Dale Arbus,  rebelling against the constant advances of his erotomaniac dentist boss, Jennifer Aniston - “You’re gonna give me that dong, Dale” -  in this masculine take on Nine To Five.

 

 

 





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