If the thought of waiting until September to see Ashton Kutcher deploy his comedic chops on "Two and a Half Men" is just too much to bear, take heart. The actor is offering a primetime preview of sorts in new commercials (see video here) out this week from Nikon USA, where he's pitchman for products like  the new D5100-DSLR.

He's pretty hammy in these spot spoofing the James Bond movies that it makes you wonder whether Chuck Lorre actually saw Kutcher's Nikon work before betting the future of his billion-dollar sitcom on the actor. Let's hope Kutcher takes a more sophisticated tack when he makes his CBS debut.

It's not his first work for Nikon; these spots for another the company's Coolpix cameras are a few years old. See below…

 

 

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