The actor has carved out a reputation as a master of the highly complex and ultra-competitive start-up scene whose celebrity touch – and millions of dollars in potential investment fund are making him quite the success.

This article titled “Tech guru, married to film royalty – Ashton Kutcher's more than a pretty face” was written by Paul Harris in New York, for The Observer on Saturday 17th September 2011 23.05 UTC

Life often imitates art, but perhaps never as strangely as in the current case of Ashton Kutcher, the puppyish actor best known for playing dumb but good-looking characters in US sitcoms and Hollywood movies. Tomorrow night Kutcher, 33, who is married to A-list actress Demi Moore, will replace Charlie Sheen's old role on the hit TV show Two and a Half Men. Kutcher will play an internet billionaire – a role tailor-made for an actor who is, in fact, one of the savviest and best known investors in California's supercharged Silicon Valley.

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