Martin Sheen
Actor, activist
Martin Sheen
Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez, better known by his stage name Martin Sheen, is an American film actor best known for his performances in the films Badlands (1973), Apocalypse Now (1979), Wall Street (1987), The Departed (2006) and in the television series The West Wing. He is considered one of the best actors never to be nominated for an Academy Award despite his acclaimed performances.
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War movie 'Apocalypse Now' getting its own videogame
Yahoo News - about 1 month
(Reuters) - Francis Ford Coppola is developing an interactive, psychological horror videogame based on his epic Vietnam War film "Apocalypse Now," and is asking the public to contribute $900,000 toward the cost of making it. By Thursday, one day after Coppola's announcement, the fund had reached $55,000. The interactive game will involve role playing with gamers taking on the character of U.S. army Captain Willard (played by Martin Sheen in the 1979 movie), who is on a secret mission to assassinate renegade Colonel Kurtz (played by Marlon Brando), the director said in a statement.
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Martin Sheen goofs on elector pitch
Fox News - 2 months
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'Rules Don't Apply' To Warren Beatty
Huffington Post - 3 months
Rules Don't Apply is Warren Beatty's first major motion picture in 15 years, but definitely worth the wait. Warren Beatty's film debut in Elia Kazan's Splendor in the Grass, made him a star in his 20's. Now, his new film which opened Thanksgiving weekend, Rules Don't Apply, has shades of Splendor inside out. Both films deal with young love struggling with the strictures of strong religious upbringings.The difference is that in Splendor the guy doesn't get the girl at the end. Whereas in Rules, the guy does. But not telling which guy. You have to see the movie to find out. More Splendor comparisons. Singer Phil Collins daughter, Lilly Collins, is a Natalie Wood lookalike. Alden Ehrenreich comes across as a young Beatty. The two have great chemistry and Beatty, the director, is able to elicit strong performances from them both. Director Beatty, despite his reputed insistence on many takes, is often able to bring out the best in actors. Their performances in his f ...
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"Rules Don't Apply" Is Beatty's Folly
Huffington Post - 3 months
Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper "Rules Don't Apply" (20th Century Fox) Warren Beatty hasn't been seen on screen since his 2001 film "Town & Country" and that was not a major hit. His star power has diminished a bit over the years and there is no reason to think his latest film "Rules Don't Apply" will bring back any of the old glitter. Mr. Beatty stars in this film and also was the director. Plus he was one of the writers of the screenplay and was a co-producer. In short Beatty huffed and puffed all over this project but the only thing it inflated was his ego. In the film Beatty plays Howard Hughes, a bizarre acting man if there ever was one. Alden Ehrenreich plays Frank Forbes, one of Hughes drivers, and Lily Collins plays Marla Mabrey, a starlet under contract to Hughes. It seems Hughes kept a stable of starlets under contract and ensconced them in bungalows around the city of Los Angeles. At various times they were summoned to meet with Hughes, usually in hi ...
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Lena Dunham, Martin Sheen and Chris Pine make their points in the latest political ads
LATimes - 4 months
Today in Entertainment: New 'Wonder Woman' trailer revealed and Beyoncé performs at the CMA Awards Nov. 3, 2016, 8:03 p.m. Here's what's new and interesting in the world of entertainment and the arts today:Watch the new "Wonder Woman" trailerBeyoncé joined the Dixie Chicks at the CMA AwardsDisney...
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Is it election day yet? Lena Dunham, Martin Sheen among the latest to appear in political spots
LATimes - 4 months
Election day is now less than a week away, and the celebrity-tilted political ads keep cropping up on social media. Writer and “Girls” creator Lena Dunham, a longtime Hillary Clinton supporter, appeared in a new Funny or Die video released  Thursday that brings her together with another longtime...
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Buffalo Billion Indictees: Scapegoats Of The Empire State?
Huffington Post - 5 months
Today's Buffalo News print edition devotes its entire front page to the indictment of prominent Buffalo businessman Louis Ciminelli and eight others on federal charges of bribery and fraud in relation to their participation in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" program. The news story is accompanied by the usual "perp walk" photograph, showing Ciminelli following his attorney past the metal detector and conveniently under the "Probation and Pretrial Services" sign at the federal building downtown. It all seems just a little too convenient for those of us who have long predicted a disastrous end for the governor's billion-dollar boondoggle. Since the plan was first rolled out in February 2013, Solar City's stock has skyrocketed from around $15 per share to a peak of $84 a year later (just as Cuomo's subsidies kicked in) and then plummeted to back to Earth after several quarters of dismal earnings reports. Solar City is the recipient of 75% of the Buffalo Billion's largesse a ...
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Robert Downey Jr., Julianne Moore And More Stars Really Want You To Vote, Just Not For Trump
Huffington Post - 5 months
Joss Whedon has launched a star-studded campaign to encourage people everywhere to vote. More specifically, to vote against Donald Trump.  And what better way to encourage voters not to vote for the Republican presidential nominee than getting a bunch of famous people ― make that “a shit-ton of famous people” ― together to help influence viewers?  The clip, released by activist production company Save The Day, features 27 celebrities ― including Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Keegan-Michael Key, Don Cheadle, James Franco, Jesse Williams, Cobie Smulders, Martin Sheen, Leslie Odom Jr. and Neil Patrick Harris  ― urging viewers to use their right to vote. At the same time, it pokes fun of the myriad political ads using star power to drive home a point.  Still, the video does its job in referring to Trump as “a racist, abusive coward who could permanently damage the fabric of our society,” as Cheadle puts it.  And, as Odom Jr. ...
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The Writing Life: The Past Never Leaves You, Or Does It?
Huffington Post - 6 months
I have often said that my worst professional mistake was leaving the clangorous world of daily newspapers for magazines and book writing. Of course, that was back in 1985, a very different time for the media, and for the world. The digital era had not yet dawned, and we "hacks" - as print journalists, particularly foreign correspondents, were known - scrambled around in search of stories. We then scrambled around some more to find a post office with a telex machine to file our dispatches to our home offices. No email in those days, no satellite phones either. Your dispatches depended on the caprice of the telex operation. He was more influenced by the graft you gave than the novelty, timeliness and piquancy of your stories. My search for stories took me to Africa, where the New York Times had posted me in the lovely Kenyan capital of Nairobi. From there I crisscrossed the vast continent. I felt a little bit like Marlow, the narrator of "Heart of Darkness," the celebrated novella ...
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Burned! The 'Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe' May Be The Most Confrontational Roast Ever
Huffington Post - 6 months
Trump. Clinton. Nasty culture clashes. What the hell happened to 2016? It makes a Kardashian scandal seem like a fairy tale. Let's face it: It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world of late, so when levity arrives, there's no shame in savoring a good vibe. Even at the expense of a film and television darling? Enter "The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe." (Labor Day, 10 p.m. ET.) Lowe, the '80s dreamboat ("The Outsiders," St. Elmo's Fire," "About Last Night") cum Emmy-nominated actor ("The West Wing") turned TV comedy star ("The Grinder") was amped about the roast weeks prior to its taping last weekend. Still, few could have predicted how much buzz this roast would produce. The show goes where no roast has gone before--from raunchy revelations about hung libidos and '80s sex tapes to use of the C-word and extreme racist references--the latter two directed at conservative Ann Coulter, who showed off her new book on the show. (She and the book were met with much brouhaha.) Meanwhile, c ...
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Former Fake President Martin Sheen Blasts Donald Trump As 'Empty-Headed Moron'
Huffington Post - 7 months
President Bartlet has spoken.  Martin Sheen, who portrayed President Josiah “Jed” Bartlet on “The West Wing” for several years, didn’t have anything nice to say about the Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump.  The 76-year-old actor blasted Trump in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, calling the GOP candidate “scary.”  “Oh Don Trump. He makes me laugh, in that nobody seems to get it yet,” Sheen said. “He’s an empty-headed moron. That he has absolutely nothing to offer us. That he’s done his bidding and he has to be responsible for the damage he’s already done.”  After bashing Trump, Sheen explained why he was a big supporter of Hillary Clinton, brushing off her email investigation and denying she did anything wrong in Benghazi.  “Please, if you want to talk about how much her mistakes have cost us, none in human lives — and please don’t mention Benghazi. That’s a lot of crap,” the actor said. “She was not controlling that situation. It was a military ...
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Martin Sheen: Donald Trump is an 'empty-headed moron' with 'no chance' of winning the election
Fox News - 7 months
Martin Sheen does not hold back in a new interview with the Hollywood Reporter.
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Oscar Watch: Why 'The Revenant' has been winning almost everything lately
LATimes - about 1 year
Imagine the Oscar campaign that "Apocalypse Now" could run if it were released today. Six months in the jungle! Typhoons! Fires! Martin Sheen suffered a heart attack and was forced to leave the movie for a few weeks! Bloated budget! Bloated Brando! But all in the service of art, a movie that its...
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Netflix Just Announced The Premiere Dates For All Your Faves
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Bad publicity aside, Redmoon deserves a fond farewell
Chicago Times - about 1 year
Martin Sheen was there. So was Gov. Pat Quinn, posing for pictures with some guy from "Chicago Fire." Mayor Rahm Emanuel was floating around on a higher level. And the banks of the Chicago River were filled with tens of thousands of people. These were mostly not those of us who had first seen Redmoon...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Martin Sheen
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 74
    On May 3, 2015 Sheen received an honorary degree Doctor of Human Letters from the University of Dayton for his lifelong commitment to peace, social justice and human rights exemplifying the Catholic, Marianist university's missions.
    More Details Hide Details First appearing on A Prairie Home Companion on November 11, 2004, Sheen has since become a frequent guest performer, with over a dozen episodes since 2007.
    In 2015, it was announced that Sheen narrated the trailer for a proposed documentary film about the controversial prosecution of former Alabama governor Don Siegelman.
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  • 2012
    Age 71
    He stated in 2012 that he supports same-sex marriage, unlike the Catholic Church's position on the matter.
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  • 2011
    Age 70
    In 2011, he was awarded an honorary life membership in the Law Society of University College Dublin.
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    He discussed his views on abortion in a 2011 interview with RTÉ in which he said his wife was conceived through a rape and he says had her mother aborted her, or dumped her in the Ohio River as she had considered, his wife would not exist.
    More Details Hide Details He also talked about three of his grandchildren who were conceived out of wedlock, saying his sons "were not happy at the time but they came to love these children. We have three grown grandchildren, two of them are married, they're some of the greatest source sic of joy in our lives." He has also stated his empathy for women facing unexpected pregnancy and that he didn't oppose their right to abortion: I cannot make a choice for a woman, particularly a black or brown or poor pregnant woman. I would not make a judgment in the case. As a father and a grandfather, I have had experience with children who don't always come when they are planned, and I have experienced the great joy of God's presence in my children, so I'm inclined to be against abortion of any life. But I am equally against the death penalty or war – anywhere people are sacrificed for some end justifying a means. I don't think abortion is a good idea. I personally am opposed to abortion, but I will not judge anybody else's right in that regard because I am not a woman and I could never face the actual reality of it.
    Sheen maintains links with Galway and "heartily" supported Michael D. Higgins in the Irish presidential election, 2011, having become a "dear friend" of Higgins while studying there.
    More Details Hide Details In a speech at Oxford University in 2009, Sheen admitted to having been arrested 66 times for protesting and acts of civil disobedience. He was described by human rights activist Craig Kielburger as having "a rap sheet almost as long as his list of film credits." On April 1, 2007, Sheen was arrested, with 38 other activists, for trespassing at the Nevada Test Site at a Nevada Desert Experience event protesting against the site. Sheen is a Roman Catholic, having had his faith restored by a series of meaningful conversations in Paris in 1981 with Terrence Malick, the director of Sheen’s breakthrough film, Badlands (1973). He is a supporter of the Catholic Worker movement.
    He celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary in 2011.
    More Details Hide Details In 2012, Sheen was a guest on the U.S. version of Who Do You Think You Are?, tracing his Irish and Spanish ancestry. After the end of filming of The West Wing, Sheen announced plans to further his education: "My plan is to read English literature, philosophy and theology in Galway, Ireland, where my late mother came from and where I'm also a citizen." Speaking after an honorary arts doctorate was conferred on him by the National University of Ireland, Sheen joked that he would be the "oldest undergraduate" at the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway, when he started his full-time studies there in the autumn of 2006. Although expressing concern that he might be a "distraction" to other students at NUIG, he attended lectures like everyone else. Speaking the week after filming his last episode of The West Wing, he said, "I'm very serious about it." He once said, "I never went to college when I was young and am looking forward to giving it a try... at age 65!" On September 1, 2006, Sheen was among the first to register as a student at NUI Galway. He left the University after completing a semester.
  • 2010
    Age 69
    Sheen recently travelled to Mexico City to star in Chamaco with Kirk Harris, Alex Perea, Gustavo Sanchez Parra and Michael Madsen. In November 2010, he filmed Stella Days in County Tipperary, Ireland, near the birthplace of his mother.
    More Details Hide Details Thaddeus O'Sullivan directed and Irish actor Stephen Rea also starred. Sheen appeared in Martin Scorsese's The Departed as Captain Oliver Queenan, a commanding officer who is watching an undercover cop (Leonardo DiCaprio) who is a mole in an Irish American mob run by a vicious mob boss (Jack Nicholson). Martin Sheen and son Ramon Estevez combined both their real and stage names to create the Warner Bros. -affiliated company, Estevez Sheen Productions. The company’s latest film is The Way, written and directed by Sheen's son Emilio Estevez who also stars in the film as Martin’s on-screen son, who dies while hiking the Camino de Santiago. His daughter, Renée, also has a part in the film. Driven by sadness, Martin’s character, an American doctor, leaves his Californian life and embarks on the 800-km pilgrimage from the French Pyrenees to Spain’s Santiago de Compostela himself, with his son’s ashes. The Way premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.
  • 2008
    Age 67
    Sheen initially endorsed New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election, and helped raise funds for his campaign.
    More Details Hide Details After Richardson dropped out of the campaign, Sheen stated in a BBC Two interview with Graham Norton that he was supporting Barack Obama. In March 2012, Sheen was featured with George Clooney in a performance of Dustin Lance Black's play, '8'—a staged reenactment of the federal trial that overturned California's Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage—as attorney Theodore Olson. The production was held at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre and broadcast on YouTube to raise money for the American Foundation for Equal Rights. In September 2012, Sheen reunited with the cast of The West Wing to produce a video tasked with explaining Michigan's ballot and its partisan and nonpartisan sections. The video doubled as a campaign ad for Bridget McCormack, who was running as a nonpartisan candidate for Michigan's Supreme Court.
    Sheen has appeared in television and radio ads urging Washington State residents to vote 'no' on Initiative 1000, a proposed assisted suicide law before voters in the 2008 election.
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  • 2006
    Age 65
    On November 26, 2006, the Sunday Times in Ireland, where Sheen was then living as a result of his enrolment in NUI Galway, reported on his speaking out against mushroom farmers exploiting foreign workers by paying them as little as €2.50 an hour in a country where the minimum wage was €7.65.
    More Details Hide Details Sheen's latest activism includes attendances at meetings of the environmentalist group Earth First! and speaking appearances at youth empowerment events called We Day on behalf of Free The Children, an international charity and educational partner. Sheen has been named an ambassador of Free The Children and has supported such initiatives as the We are Silent campaign, a 24-hour pledge of silence. Speaking about his work with Free The Children, Sheen has said, "I'm hooked! I told them whenever I could offer some insight or energy or whatever I had, I'd be delighted if they would call on me, and they have." Sheen has also endorsed and supported Help Darfur Now, a student-run organization to help aid victims of the genocide in Darfur, the western region in Sudan. He also appears in the recent anti-fur documentary "Skin Trade."
    On April 10, 2006, the New York Times reported that members of the Democratic Party in Ohio had contacted Sheen, attempting to persuade him to run for the United States Senate in Ohio.
    More Details Hide Details Sheen declined the offer, stating, "I'm just not qualified. You're mistaking celebrity for credibility."
    Sheen also stated that he participated in the large-scale immigration marches in Los Angeles in 2006 and 2007.
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  • 2005
    Age 64
    On August 28, 2005, he visited anti-Iraq War activist Cindy Sheehan at Camp Casey.
    More Details Hide Details He prayed with her and spoke to her supporters. He began his remarks by stating, "At least you've got the acting president of the United States," referring to his role as fictional president Josiah Bartlet on The West Wing. Cindy Sheehan had been demanding a second meeting with the President, George W. Bush. Sheen endorsed marches and walkouts called by the civil rights group By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) to force the state of California to honor the Cesar Chavez holiday. On the day of the protests (March 30), thousands of students, primarily Latino from California and elsewhere, walked out of school in support of the demand.
  • 2004
    Age 63
    In 2004 along with Rob Reiner, Sheen campaigned for Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean, and later campaigned for nominee John Kerry.
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  • 2003
    Age 62
    In early 2003 Sheen signed the "Not in My Name" declaration opposing the invasion of Iraq (along with prominent figures such as Noam Chomsky and Susan Sarandon); the declaration appeared in the magazine The Nation.
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  • 2001
    Age 60
    Sheen also developed an ongoing relationship with Wright State University, where he performed Love Letters as a benefit for scholarships in the Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures, and hosted a trip of donors to the set of The West Wing with the department's chair, W. Stuart McDowell, in September 2001.
    More Details Hide Details The Sheen/Estevez & Augsburger Scholarship Fund has since attracted over $100,000 in scholarships in the arts for students in need at WSU since its inception in 2000. Sheen also has a great affinity for the University of Notre Dame and in 2008 was awarded the Laetare Medal, the highest honor bestowed on American Catholics, in May 2008 at the school's commencement. Sheen received six Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his performance on The West Wing, for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in TV-Drama, as well as two SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series, and was part of the cast that received two SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. In his acting career, Sheen has been nominated for ten Emmy Awards, winning one. He has also earned eight nominations for Golden Globe Awards. Sheen has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 1500 Vine Street.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2000
    Age 59
    In 2000, Sheen got involved in support of gun control after the National Shooting Sports Foundation hired his politically conservative brother, actor Joe Estevez who sounds like Sheen, to do a voice over for a pro-gunmaker commercial earlier in the year.
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  • 1995
    Age 54
    On May 16, 1995, Martin Sheen and Paul Watson from the non-profit environmental organization Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, were confronted by a number of Canadian sealers in a hotel on Magdalen Islands over Sea Shepherd's history of attacks on sealing and whaling ships.
    More Details Hide Details Sheen negotiated with the sealers while Watson was escorted to the airport by police.
  • FORTIES
  • 1989
    Age 48
    In the spring of 1989, Sheen was named honorary mayor of Malibu, California.
    More Details Hide Details He promptly marked his appointment with a decree proclaiming the area "a nuclear-free zone, a sanctuary for aliens and the homeless, and a protected environment for all life, wild and tame". Some local citizens were angered by the decree, and the Malibu Chamber of Commerce met in June of that year to consider revoking his title, but voted unanimously to retain him. While Sheen claims he deliberately failed the entrance exam for the University of Dayton so that he could pursue his acting career, he still has an affinity for UD, and is seen drinking from a "Dayton Flyers" coffee mug during several episodes of The West Wing.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1976
    Age 35
    Filming in the Philippine jungle in the typhoon season of 1976, Sheen admitted he was not in the greatest shape and was drinking heavily.
    More Details Hide Details For the film’s legendary opening sequence in a Saigon hotel room, Sheen did not have to act so much since it was his thirty-sixth birthday and he was heavily intoxicated. After twelve months, Sheen reached a breaking point, suffering a minor heart attack and he had to crawl out to a road for help. After his heart attack, his younger brother Joe Estevez stood in for him in a number of long shots and in some of the voice-overs. Sheen was able to resume filming a few weeks later. Sheen has played U.S. President John F. Kennedy in the miniseries Kennedy; Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy in the television special The Missiles of October; White House Chief of Staff A.J. McInnerney in The American President; White House Counsel John Dean in the Television mini-series Blind Ambition; sinister future president Greg Stillson in The Dead Zone; the President in the Lori Loughlin-Chris Noth television mini-series, Medusa's Child; and fictional Democratic president Josiah "Jed" Bartlet in the acclaimed television drama, The West Wing.
  • 1974
    Age 33
    In 1974, Sheen portrayed a hot rod driver in the television movie The California Kid, and that same year received an Emmy Award nomination for Best Actor in a television drama for his portrayal of Pvt.
    More Details Hide Details Eddie Slovik in the television film The Execution of Private Slovik. Based on an incident that occurred during World War II, the film told the story of the only U.S. soldier to be executed for desertion since the American Civil War. Sheen's performance ultimately led to Francis Ford Coppola's choosing him for a starring role as U.S. Army Captain Benjamin L. Willard in 1979's Apocalypse Now, a film that gained him wide recognition.
  • 1973
    Age 32
    Also in 1973, Sheen appeared opposite David Janssen in "Such Dust As Dreams Are Made On", the first pilot for the television series Harry O.
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    His next important feature film role was in 1973, when he starred with Sissy Spacek in the crime drama Badlands, playing an antisocial multiple murderer.
    More Details Hide Details Sheen has stated that his role in Badlands was one of his two favorites, the other being his role as a U.S. Army special operations officer in Apocalypse Now.
  • 1972
    Age 31
    He then co-starred in the controversial Emmy Award-winning 1972 television film That Certain Summer, said to be the first television movie in America to portray homosexuality in a sympathetic light.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1970
    Age 29
    Sheen portrayed Dobbs in the 1970 film adaptation of Catch-22.
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  • 1964
    Age 23
    In 1964, he co-starred in the Broadway play The Subject Was Roses; he later reprised his role in the 1968 film of the same name, and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor.
    More Details Hide Details Sheen also starred in the television production Ten Blocks on the Camino Real (1966), an adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play Camino Real directed by Jack Landau and presented by NET, a PBS predecessor. During the 1960s and early 1970s, Sheen honed his skills as a guest star on a number of popular television series, including My Three Sons (1964), Flipper (1967), The F.B.I. (1968), Mission: Impossible (1969), Hawaii Five-O (1970), Dan August (1971), The Rookies (1973), Columbo (1973), and The Streets of San Francisco (1973). He also had a recurring role as "Danny Morgan" on Mod Squad (1970–1971). By the early 1970s, Sheen was increasingly focusing on television films and motion pictures.
  • 1963
    Age 22
    Sheen has said he was greatly influenced by the actor James Dean. He developed a theatre company with other actors in hopes that a production would earn him recognition. In 1963, he made an appearance in Nightmare, an episode of the television science fiction series The Outer Limits.
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  • 1961
    Age 20
    Sheen married Janet Templeton on December 23, 1961, and they have four children, three sons and a daughter, all of whom are actors: Emilio, Ramón, Carlos, and Renée.
    More Details Hide Details All but one decided to keep their own names when they began acting - Carlos, calling himself Charlie Sheen, made the decision to Anglicize his first name and take his surname from his father's stage name. Charlie and his father jointly parodied their respective previous roles in the 1993 movie Hot Shots! Part Deux when their river patrol boats passed each other, at which point they both shouted, "I loved you in Wall Street!" a film they both starred in as father and son in 1987. He has played the father of sons Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen in various projects: he played Emilio's father in The War at Home, In the Custody of Strangers and The Way, and Charlie's father in Wall Street, No Code of Conduct, two episodes of Spin City, and Anger Management. He also appeared as a guest star in one episode of Two and a Half Men playing the father of Charlie's neighbor Rose (Melanie Lynskey), and another as guest star Denise Richards's father; at the time that episode aired, Richards was still married to Charlie. Martin also played a "future" version of Charlie in a VISA TV commercial. Martin has played other characters with his children. He starred in the film Bobby, which was directed by Emilio, who also starred in the movie alongside his father. Renée had a supporting role in The West Wing, as one of President Josiah Bartlet's (Sheen) secretaries.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1940
    Born
    Born on August 3, 1940.
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