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 year
(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 - about 1 year
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'Rules Don't Apply' To Warren Beatty
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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 ...
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"Rules Don't Apply" Is Beatty's Folly
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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 h...
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Lena Dunham, Martin Sheen and Chris Pine make their points in the latest political ads
LATimes - over 1 year
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 - over 1 year
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 - over 1 year
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 ...
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Robert Downey Jr., Julianne Moore And More Stars Really Want You To Vote, Just Not For Trump
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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 - over 1 year
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 - over 1 year
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, ...
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Former Fake President Martin Sheen Blasts Donald Trump As 'Empty-Headed Moron'
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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 militar...
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Martin Sheen: Donald Trump is an 'empty-headed moron' with 'no chance' of winning the election
Fox News - over 1 year
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 2 years
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 2 years
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Bad publicity aside, Redmoon deserves a fond farewell
Chicago Times - about 2 years
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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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Martin Sheen
  • 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.
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    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.
  • 2012
    Age 71
    He stated in 2012 that he supports same-sex marriage, unlike the Catholic Church's position on the matter.
  • 2011
    Age 70
    In 2011, he was awarded an honorary life membership in the Law Society of University College Dublin.
    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.
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    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.
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    He celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary in 2011.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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    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.
  • 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.
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    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.
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    Sheen also stated that he participated in the large-scale immigration marches in Los Angeles in 2006 and 2007.
  • 2005
    Age 64
    On August 28, 2005, he visited anti-Iraq War activist Cindy Sheehan at Camp Casey.
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  • 2004
    Age 63
    In 2004 along with Rob Reiner, Sheen campaigned for Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean, and later campaigned for nominee John Kerry.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 1989
    Age 48
    In the spring of 1989, Sheen was named honorary mayor of Malibu, California.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
    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.
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  • 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.
  • 1970
    Age 29
    Sheen portrayed Dobbs in the 1970 film adaptation of Catch-22.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 1940
    Born on August 3, 1940.
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