Created on: March 17, 2013 Last Updated: March 18, 2013
It seems only two things can survive a nuclear blast, a cockroach and Charlie Sheen. The amount of scandal that Charlie Sheen has seen himself involved in over the last two years, sex scandals with multiple women, sacked from a high-rating show and some full-on Internet rants, would have seen the careers of most stars obliterated, but instead Sheen bounces back and finds himself at the helm of another hit sitcom.
The name Charlie Sheen is actually a stage name, he was in fact born Carlos Irwin Estevez on the 3rd September, 1965 in New York City. His father is legendary actor Martin Sheen and his mother is Janet Templeton. All of Sheen’s siblings, Emilio Estevez, Ramon Estevez and Renee Estevez are all actors as well.
With acting certainly in his blood Sheen begun acting at a very early age, appearing in films such as ‘Badlands’ and ‘The Execution Of Private Slovik’ while he was just eight years old. He also attended Santa Monica High School where he showed skills as a skilled baseball player. But his interest in acting continued and he spent a lot of time making amateur films with close friends Rob Lowe and Sean Penn. It was at this time he took on the stage name of Charlie Sheen.
Sheen’s acting career took off with a bang as he landed a lead role in the cult classic, ‘Red Dawn’ and followed that up with roles in ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’, ‘Platoon’ and alongside his father in ‘Wall Street’. He then suffered a minor setback when Oliver Stone originally cast him in ‘Born On The Fourth Of July’ but then recast the role and gave it to Tom Cruise.
He didn’t allow that setback to offend and was soon appearing in notable films such as ‘Young Guns’, ‘Major League’, ‘Navy Seals’, ‘Men At Work’, ‘Hotshots’, ‘Loaded Weapon’ and ‘The Three Musketeers’ before making his first television appearance in the long-running ‘Friends’.
In 1998 Sheen’s career suffered its first major setback when he was placed in rehab for twelve months after a cocaine overdose. He bounced back with a critically acclaimed performance in ‘Being John Malkovich’ before replacing an ill Michael J. Fox in the political sitcom ‘Spin City’ and then not long afterwards landing the lead role in ‘Two And A Half Men’.
The show became a success right around the world
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