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Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz

Comedy Impact Report '08: Bigscreen Big Shots

Fate and trickery played equal parts in uniting the comedic talents of cut-ups Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz for the hit Fox comedy “What Happens in Vegas.” As Kutcher tells it, the two “were sort of hijacked” into joining the $80 million domestic hit: Both stars were told the other had signed on, when in fact neither had fully committed.

“There really isn’t anyone who does comedy as well or as successfully as Cameron,” Kutcher says.

Diaz, who was nommed for a Golden Globe in 1999 for “There’s Something About Mary,” has been on the comedy shortlist since her debut in “The Mask” (1994). And Kutcher has parlayed his breakout role on TV’s “That ’70s Show” into a successful career as a leading man and professional practical joker (“Punk’d”).

As for the dynamic on set, Kutcher says: “It was just us fucking with each other. A typical day was to just hang out and bullshit, then go karaoke” — not bad work, if you can get it. “What I’ve learned from doing these comedies is that if you’re having fun doing what you’re doing, the audience is going to have fun watching it.”

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