Ashton was born and raised in Homestead, Iowa, where he lived on a farm with his parents, older sister, Tausha, and twin brother, Michael. To finance the cost of his education in bio-chemical engineering at the University of Iowa, Ashton worked as a cereal dust sweeper at the…more
Ashton was considered for the role of Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins.
Ashton has slightly webbed toes on his right foot.
Ashton trained with a Navy Seal to improve his swimming skills for his role in the movie, The Guardian.
Ashton and Demi Moore tied the knot in early October 2005. It is Ashton's first marriage, and Demi's third. The wedding was attended by about 100 guests, among them were Demi's ex-husband Bruce Willis, their three children, and Lucy Liu.
Ashton was nominated for Worst Actor for his roles in the films Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), Just Married (2003) and My Boss's Daughter (2003).
Ashton dropped out from University of Iowa to pursue modeling. His major was biochemical engineering.
Ashton's nickname's are Ash and Kutch.
Ashton recently bid $14,000 in an auction for a poker lesson from top-poker player Annie Duke. All proceeds went to Hurricane Katrina victims.
Ashton gained 20 pounds for his role as a swimmer in The Guardian.
Demi Moore sometimes calls Ashton "Mr. Boss" because he likes to be in control.
At one time Ashton had a job sweeping floors at a General Mills plant.
Ashton auditioned for the role of Danny Walker in Pearl Harbor, but lost out to Josh Hartnett.
Ashton is 6'2" tall (1.88 m).
Ashton decided to use his middle name because his modeling agency already had a model named Chris.
Ashton was once told by director Cameron Crowe he didn't know how to act.
Ashton was kicked out his high school play, Annie, because he was caught drinking.
Always a trouble-maker and prankster, Ashton got arrested at age 18 for breaking into his school with a friend, and stealing money out of a vending machine.
Ashton has appeared on the following lists:
2007 - one of the "Sexiest Men Alive"
2003 - one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World"
2003 - #1 on the "25 Hottest Bachelors" list
2003 - one of the "25 Hottest Bachelors"
2000 - one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World"
Ashton: When you're in bed and you're married to someone, don't fart under the covers and trap her under the covers, because she gets pissed.
Ashton: (on his high school years) At the time I was smoking a lot of weed and partying. I woke up many mornings not knowing what I'd done the night before. I'm amazed I'm not dead.
Ashton: I'm continually trying to make choices that put me against my own comfort zone. As long as you're uncomfortable, it means you're growing.
Ashton: (on making a bet with friends over Jennifer Aniston) Yeah, that I'd go on a date with her. I was in a basement in Iowa hanging out with my buddies, I was probably 17 or 18, and I bet a buddy $1000 that I would some day go on a date with Jennifer Aniston. She was married to Brad Pitt at the time, so I asked his permission to ask her and he said, "Yeah, it's cool, go ahead. I'll film it." So I said, "Okay, great." So we had a date set up at Pizza Hut and then it came time to pull it off and she didn't want to go. Like, I was serious, and I think she thought I was joking. I don't know. I definitely was serious.
Ashton: I'll probably never be the best actor in Hollywood, but I hope to be the hardest working.
Ashton: I am only young once, who cares if I'm a goofball!
Ashton (talking about The Butterfly Effect): I thought that it was a fantastic metaphor for life, and pretty enlightening. And I appreciated the opportunity to play a character that's blind to the trauma that takes place in his life. The violence that is in the movie I thought was a fantastic metaphor for how blind we are as a society, and as a people, to the things that actually do happen on a day to day basis, and how we kind of just block them out. And whether it be through our media or whatever, we go 'Oh, it's not happening in my world, so it's not happening.' In the movie there's a great representation of the violence with the kids, and the pedophilia, and these kind of things that the guys could have taken the easy road, and kind of squeamishly cut around, but they weren't afraid of it.
Ashton [jokes]: Modelling is the best because you have to look hot, which comes easy to me, you know. I'm blessed with that.