Ashton Kutcher calls Steve Jobs the "Leonardo da Vinci of our generation."
Oh yeah? Well, was he Italian? Was there ever a book called "The Jobs Code," smart guy?
Funny enough, Kutcher is playing Jobs in the upcoming film "Jobs," which comes out Aug. 16 (but feels like it should've been out years ago already).
According to the Los Angeles Times, Kutcher went on Jay Leno's "Tonight Show" on Wednesday and said he missed the chance to meet Jobs about six months before he died -- something he now regrets.
"In hindsight I look back and think I had the opportunity to meet the Leonardo da Vinci of our generation, and I missed it. That really affected my decision to take on the role," he said, likening his own experience of Jobs' passing to that of JFK.
He really wants this movie to do well.
Kutcher said he realized "that all the relationships I have in my life are held together by glue that he laid down. I realize that I'd taken for granted the contribution that he actually gave to society. I actually had a real emotional moment. I wanted to ensure that his legacy was told from someone who admired him."