Ashton Kutcher plays Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic about the life of the Apple computers mastermind who passed away due to complications from his relapse of pancreatic cancer at age 56.
The actor went to great lengths to take on the character, even resorting to a "fruititarian" diet similar to the one Steve Jobs famously embraced for part of his life, where he ate nothing but fruit and juice for weeks at a time.
The diet left him sick with pancreatitis but the role of Jobs seems to have taught the actor a thing or two about ambition and what matters in life.
In the interview Ashton talked about how his life experiences have shaped him, perhaps even more than his education. He said, "Learning a craft is really, really valuable. But just as valuable as learning a craft is learning about the world and trying things and having experiences that nobody else in the world has. When you venture [into your] life with curiosity, you can learn from everything."
Well, almost everything. When Ashton was asked what Steve Jobs taught him about having a work/life balance, Kutcher was quick to respond, “Nothing. He was awful at it.”
The tagline for the movie is “It only takes one person to start a revolution.” Jobs will hit theaters August 16.