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Actor Charlie Sheen, star of such films as Platoon and of TV's Two and a Half Men, is the brother of actor Emilio Estévez and the son of actor Martin Sheen.
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Charlie Sheen was born Carlos Irwin Estévez on September 3, 1965, in New York City. After a handful of minor TV and film roles, Sheen landed a breakthrough role in Oliver Stone's Platoon. He went on to star in action films, dramas and comedies, including the TV sitcom Two and a Half Men. His off-screen antics with drugs, alcohol and several adult film stars he refers to as "the Goddesses," landed him back in the headlines,
"I'm different. I have a different constitution, I have a different brain, I have a different heart. I got tiger blood, man."
"I'm not bi-polar, I'm bi-winning. I win here and I win there."
"It's been a tsunami of media and I've been riding it on a mercury surfboard."
"The only thing I'm addicted to right now is winning."
and earned him a cult celebrity status.
Actor Charlie Sheen was born Carlos Irwin Estévez on September 3, 1965, in New York City. The son of Janet and veteran actor Martin Sheen, he and his siblings, Ramon Jr., Emilio and Renee, were all encouraged to pursue acting careers. Charlie Sheen made his acting debut at the age of 9, as an extra in the renowned TV film The Execution of Private Slovik (1974), which starred his father. As a teen, he produced and directed a slew of low-budget film shorts with childhood friends and future stars Rob Lowe and Sean Penn.
A somewhat lackadaisical student, Sheen was expelled from Santa Monica High School a few weeks shy of receiving his diploma. He focused instead on his desire to act, seeking out and landing a role in the never-released horror film Grizzly II: The Predator (1984). Later that year, Sheen made his adult cinematic debut in the Soviet invasion thriller Red Dawn.
After a handful of TV movies, Charlie Sheen landed the breakthrough role of his career in Oliver Stone’s autobiographical war drama Platoon (1986). He earned kudos for his brutally realistic portrayal of a young soldier's tour of duty in Vietnam, while the film won four Oscars, including Best Picture. The following year, Sheen costarred in Stone’s Wall Street as the ruthless protégé Bud Fox, who is seduced by the wealth and power of corporate raider Gordon Gekko (played by Michael Douglas).
As part of an ensemble that included John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd, and D.B. Sweeney, Sheen gave a notable performance in John Sayles’ gripping account of the 1919 “Black Sox” baseball scandal Eight Men Out (1988). After starring in the 1990 action films Navy SEALS and The Rookie, he showcased his flair for comedy in the mindlessly entertaining spoof Hot Shots (1991). In 1993, Sheen reprised his role as maverick air force pilot Topper Harley in the equally successful sequel Hot Shots! Part Deux.
In the late 1990s, Charlie Sheen formed a production company with Brett Michaels (former lead singer of the heavy metal band Poison). Directed by Michaels and starring Sheen, the two collaborated on the TV film No Code of Conduct (1998). In 2000, Sheen and his brother Emilio headlined the controversial biopic Rated X. Based on the life of porn industry pioneers Jim and Artie Mitchell, the film was screened at the Sundance Film Festival and later premiered on cable TV’s Showtime Network. Also in 2000, Sheen replaced Michael J. Fox as deputy mayor on the hit sitcom Spin City.
In 2003, he starred in the panned horror spoof Scary Movie 3 for director David Zucker.
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