It's a truly emotional interview...

When you think about Ashton Kutcher, you probably think about the silly guy from That '70s Show.

In Michael Kelso, Ashton played a complete and total moron, and in doing so, he created one of the most endearing characters in an already very endearing show.

Or maybe you remember him best for his role in Dude Where's My Car?.

Here he is again, creating an endearing character just by being a complete lunkhead.

Or maybe The Ranch is your preferred Kutcher movie.

While I myself haven't watched The Ranch, seeing Ashton lick a bottle of beer up and down before he hands it over doesn't necessarily suggest that he's playing a Harvard professor.

Those are all fun, silly movies.

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Is it possible that Ashton Kutcher isn't even an actor at all? I mean, I don't want to call him an idiot, but could it be that he's just a big lovable labrador retriever of a man and is just up there on the screen being himself?

Ashton Kutcher never really took a serious turn.

Most actors who make the jump from sitcoms to movies try to establish their capital-T talent by doing one of those Shakespeare-but-modern-day things.

But there's more to Ashton Kutcher than meets the eye.

He grew up with a twin, Michael, who has cerebral palsy.

Way back in 2003, Ashton told the world about Michael in a TV interview.


But Michael was far from happy with becoming national news.

In fact, he was furious.

He'd spent his whole life trying to disguise his disability from the world.

But now, seventeen years on, Michael has had a change of heart.

He opened up to TODAY Parents about living with cerebral palsy - especially in the public eye.

"I was very angry. Very angry. I remember speaking to him about it," Michael, now forty-three, explained.

"I didn't want to be the face of CP. I never talked about it."

Michael now believes Ashton's (or Chris's, as Michael calls him) interview changed the direction of his life.


"Chris did me the biggest favor he's ever done because he allowed me to be myself."

In fact, going public opened doors for Michael to connect with the cerebral palsy community.

Shortly after the interview aired, he was contacted to speak at a gala and went to meet the founder of it.

"She had her 5-year-old daughter with her. A sweet little girl named Bella with a smile so bright and big," Michael remembers.

"Her cerebral palsy was quite severe and she couldn't talk."

"I realized I needed to let go of the shame I felt and be a champion for people like Bella."

"I was finally ready to tell my story and I knew because of my twin, I'd have a big reach."

Michael was born just five minutes after Ashton, but their parents had just been expecting one baby.


Ashton weighed 11 pounds, while Michael weighed just 4 and had severely underdeveloped lungs.

At age 3, Michael was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

"My mom noticed I was having developmental difficulties and not advancing like my twin was. So she began taking me to doctors."​

Michael had a hard time growing up.

"I had all of the stereotypes that come with having a disability. I was called every name in the book on the playground. I had difficulty making friends," Michael said. "But I had Chris there to help me and support me."

"My brother picked a fight with [bullies]. He stood up for me. He wanted them to treat me with respect. And that meant a lot."


"Chris would tell me, 'I wish I could take all of this off of you — and take it myself."

Michael now lives with his wife and kids in Colorado.

He works with the company Joshin, an app that helps families find care for a person with disabilities.

"I love who I am. I love the impact I've been able to make, the people I've been able to touch."

"And I wouldn't have been able to do that If I didn't have these obstacles, or as I like to call them — an opportunity."

And Ashton clearly agrees. 

"My brother's daily actions remind me that life isn't about running around challenges — it's about running through them. Mike has a relentless work ethic and a deep compassion for others."

What an inspiring guy!

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