2 and a Half Men star Ashton Kutcher thinks that young people need to be aware that everyone in Hollywood has worked hard for their success.

The 35-year-old Jobs star, who took home the Ultimate Choice Award at this year's Teen Choice Awards, insists he has worked very hard for his Hollywood career.

Speaking to Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM show on Friday (August 16), Kutcher said: ''I think that right now we're in a little bit of sticky time.

''And I felt like you can't replace hard work and nobody is going to give us anything in this life. [And] it's important to remember, when you see movie stars ... we all started from the same place and everybody who is there somehow worked their way there. It doesn't just happen.''

He added: ''If we want to make the world a better place ... We are going to have to build it. I just felt like I was given the Ultimate Choice Award and I don't know how many more Teen Choice Awards I'll be invited to go to, but I felt like if I didn't take that opportunity to share what I've learned through the process then I was probably missing an opportunity to share something pretty important.''

Kutcher, who is dating his former That 70s Show co-star Mila Kunis, further said: ''Everything around us that we call life was made up of people that are no smarter than you. And you can build your own things and you can build your own life that other people can live in.

''So build a life, don't live one, find your opportunities and always be sexy.''