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    Ashton Kutcher Fights Back at Critics Who Couldn't See Him as Steve Jobs

    Ashton Kutcher heard you loud and clear.

    The Two and a Half Men star remembers the skepticism and criticism when it was first announced he would be portraying Steve Jobs in the biopic Jobs.

    But instead of allowing the noise to get to his head, Kutcher saw it as a positive.

    "I think the early skepticism was actually really, really valuable," Kutcher revealed to E! News' Alicia Quarles while promoting the film.

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    Ashton Kutcher, Steve Jobs Sam Sharma;Miguel Aguilar/PacificCoastNews.com; Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

    Before production even began, the 35-year-old was getting comments that, he argued, should never have been taken too seriously.

    "I went to get coffee and I had a black T-shirt and a pair of blue jeans on and somebody was like, ‘Oh look, he's not even wearing the right Steve Jobs shoes and that's not the right shirt and that's not even a turtleneck,'" Kutcher recalled. "I was getting blown up and criticized before we even started."

    The initial feedback allowed director Joshua Michael Stern, Kutcher and his costars to tell the story of Apple's cofounder and former CEO from their own perspective.

    "It was our interpretation of events that we weren't in the room, we weren't there," Kutcher said. "We weren't sitting there when things happened."

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    As the movie gets ready to hit theatres Aug. 16, Kutcher has one final message for the skeptics out there who gave him pressure to perform his absolute best.

    "To all the people that were like hating it beforehand, it was like, 'F you! I'm going to show up and I'll show you what we've got.'"

    Take that, critics!

    To hear more from Ashton Kutcher about his role as Steve Jobs, watch E! News tonight at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

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