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Also Known As: Carlos Irwin Estevez, Carlos Estevez, Charles Sheen Died:
Born: September 3, 1965 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, screenwriter, producer, poet

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hat the actor had a gun and was allegedly threatening to harm himself. Police left without locating weapons or drugs.A month later, Sheen began his haphazard "The Torpedo of Truth: Defeat is Not an Option" tour in Detroit, MI. The disorganized show was a major bust, with the audience simultaneously booing and walking out on opening night. He changed up the format and was greeted warmly by a more forgiving audience the following night in Chicago, IL, but it was clear the Sheen "winning" streak was coming to an end. After being in the news non-stop for weeks, by the onset of summer, Sheen was all but MIA after losing a chance for custody of his twin boys despite their mother's ongoing drug struggles, selling his Hollywood Hills home, losing both "goddesses," and watching Ashton Kutcher be named as his replacement on "Two and a Half Men." Sheen reappeared on the sitcom "Anger Management" (FX 2012-14), playing the punningly-named Charlie Goodson, a therapist with issues of his own. That same year, he starred in Roman Coppola's surrealist fantasy "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" (2013), followed by a supporting role as the president of the United States in Robert Rodriguez's "Machete Kills"...

hat the actor had a gun and was allegedly threatening to harm himself. Police left without locating weapons or drugs.

A month later, Sheen began his haphazard "The Torpedo of Truth: Defeat is Not an Option" tour in Detroit, MI. The disorganized show was a major bust, with the audience simultaneously booing and walking out on opening night. He changed up the format and was greeted warmly by a more forgiving audience the following night in Chicago, IL, but it was clear the Sheen "winning" streak was coming to an end. After being in the news non-stop for weeks, by the onset of summer, Sheen was all but MIA after losing a chance for custody of his twin boys despite their mother's ongoing drug struggles, selling his Hollywood Hills home, losing both "goddesses," and watching Ashton Kutcher be named as his replacement on "Two and a Half Men."

Sheen reappeared on the sitcom "Anger Management" (FX 2012-14), playing the punningly-named Charlie Goodson, a therapist with issues of his own. That same year, he starred in Roman Coppola's surrealist fantasy "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" (2013), followed by a supporting role as the president of the United States in Robert Rodriguez's "Machete Kills" (2013). After a period out of the public eye, Sheen announced in November 2015 that he had been diagnosed as HIV positive in 2011.

lmore Leonard-derived caper film "The Big Bounce." His off-screen life surfaced in the tabloid headlines the following year when Richards filed for divorce from Sheen while pregnant with the couple's second child. They reunited once more before she filed for divorce again (and a restraining order) the following spring, after which their acrimonious custody battle was made very public. Despite Richards' allegations of Sheen's drug use and porn habits, the latest bout of trouble barely dented his armor and he adapted well to the role of primetime comic actor, giving domestic life a third try when he married real estate developer Brooke Mueller in 2008 and became the father of twins the following year. Unaffected by his personal travails, Sheen's professional life continued to flourish when he received his fourth straight Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2009. Also that year, he earned another Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, his first since 2004.

But the joy of Sheen's award nominations was short lived. On Christmas Day 2009, he was again arrested on domestic violence charges, this time for allegedly assaulting Mueller at their Aspen, CO home. The actor was charged with second degree assault and menacing ¿ both felonies ¿ and criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. After a judge issued a mandatory restraining order, Sheen was released on an $8,500 bond amidst suspicions that the incident spelled certain doom for his career. Days later, prosecutors announced that they were delaying their decision whether or not to file charges until February 2010. Meanwhile, it became apparent that Sheen had threatened Mueller with a knife, with police confirming the allegation by releasing the 911 call made by his sobbing wife, who told the operator that she "thought [she] was going to die." Police also reported that both Sheen and his wife had been drinking, with Mueller registering a blood alcohol level of .13, well over the legal limit. Soon after details of the alleged incident became public knowledge, both Sheen and Mueller declared their intentions to seek counseling and Mueller appeared to backtrack on her story.

The following year continued to be a rollercoaster ride for Sheen. During the summer of 2010, he plead no contest to misdemeanor assault, serving 30 days in jail and agreeing to a 30-day stint in a Malibu rehab facility. The more serious felony charge of menacing, however, was dropped. After a brief suspension of production on "Two and a Half Men," Sheen was not only welcomed back to the hit sitcom, but managed to negotiate a two-year contract making him one of the highest paid television actors at the time. And yet, the antics of the troubled star were far from over for the year, when on Oct. 26, 2010, a naked "emotionally disturbed" Sheen was discovered in his suite with an unidentified woman ¿ rumors immediately began to swirl that she was a prostitute ¿ by hotel security responding to a disturbance call at New York¿s ritzy Plaza Hotel. Sheen had been in town with ex-wife Denise Richards and their two young daughters for a family vacation. Sheen was not arrested, but voluntarily accompanied police to a local hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. The following day, CBS flew Sheen back to Hollywood on a private jet, with his spokesman claiming the unfortunate incident was due to nothing more than an allergic reaction to an unspecified medication.

Coming on the heels of Sheen partying at a Las Vegas porn convention only weeks into the new year, on Jan. 27, 2011, Sheen was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills after complaining of severe abdominal pains. After being released, the actor voluntarily checked into an "at home" rehab, putting his sitcom on hold with only eight episodes left to shoot. A month into his treatment, Sheen took off for the Bahamas with his porn star "family" en tow, and once there, called into a radio show where he unleashed a tirade against "Men" creator, Chuck Lorre, sarcastically calling him by his Hebrew name of Haim Levine ¿ which some said smacked of anti-Semitism ¿ as well as Alcoholics Anonymous, claiming it was a "cult filled with losers" and that he had healed himself with his mind. That same day, the troubled actor further unloaded to TMZ, challenging Lorre to a fight while calling him "a stupid little man and a p*ssy punk that I never want to be like." Within hours of the second interview, CBS and Warner Bros. Television released a joint statement: "Based on the totality of Charlie Sheen's statements, conduct and condition, CBS and Warner Bros. Television have decided to discontinue production of 'Two and a Half Men' for the remainder of the season."

After a barrage of bizarre, manic interviews given to every conceivable media outlet over Oscar weekend 2011, Sheen became something of a folk hero to some; an even bigger joke to others. After continuing to verbally assault Lorre, CBS and Warner Brothers, as well as his ex-wives and anyone else who crossed him in the press, Sheen was banned from the Warner Brothers lot. He started a Twitter account for profit and broke the single-day followers record, amassing a million strong within 24 hours. However, despite all his talk of "winning" at every turn ¿ as witnessed by his two live-in girlfriends/former porn stars and bikini models whom he coined his "goddesses" ¿ his twin sons were removed from his home after Mueller filed a restraining order against him. Amidst whispers of replacing him, Sheen insisted he was ready and willing to return to work and his employers were in breach of his contract. Ultimately CBS and WB were not amused. After over a week of Sheen rants and cheap shots, the studio released a statement on March 7, 2011: "After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen¿s services on "Two and a Half Men" effective immediately." Unsurprisingly, Sheen shot back with legal threats and a typically bizarre statement, telling TMZ, "This is very good news. They continue to be in breach, like so many whales...now I can take all of the bazillions, never have to look at whats-his-c*ck again, and I never have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists in the terrestrial dimension." Only days later, Sheen filed a $100 million lawsuit against Lorre and the studio on behalf of himself and the cast and crew, demanding payment for the eight canceled episodes of the hit sitcom as well as millions in punitive damages. That same evening, LAPD raided Sheen's home in search of firearms, after being tipped off t

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Machete Kills (2013)
3.
 Scary Movie 5 (2013)
4.
 Due Date (2010)
5.
 Scary Movie 4 (2006)
6.
 Big Bounce, The (2004) Bob Rogers Jr
7.
 Scary Movie 3 (2003) Tom Logan
8.
 Good Advice (2001) Ryan Turner
9.
 Rated X (2000) Artie Mitchell
10.
 No Code of Conduct (2000) Jake Peterson
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Milestones close milestones

1974:
Made first TV appearance at age nine in NBC movie "The Execution of Private Slovik"; project starred his father Martin Sheen
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Produced and directed over 200 Super-8 and video film shorts, including 16mm "R.P.G."
1979:
Landed first film appearance as an extra in Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now," which starred his father
1984:
Made film acting debut in "Grizzly II ¿ The Predator"
1984:
Made TV movie acting debut in "Silence of the Heart" (CBS)
1985:
Appeared in "No Day at the Beach," a WWII episode of Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories" (NBC)
1986:
Appeared in brother Emilio Estevez's directorial debut "Wisdom"
1988:
Landed a featured role in "Young Guns"
1990:
Acted with brother Emilio in "Men at Work"
1991:
Scored big as pilot Topper Harley in the comedy spoof "Hot Shots!"
1991:
Acted with father and brother Ramon in "Cadence," Martin Sheen's directorial debut
1993:
Reprised his role of Topper Harley in the sequel "Hot Shots! Part Deux"
1993:
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1993:
Played one of the titular swordsmen in "The Three Musketeers"
1994:
Reprised role of 'Wild Thing' in the sequel "Major League II"
1994:
Made his debut as executive producer and also starred in "The Chase"
1996:
Starred in the sci-fi flick "The Arrival"
1997:
Acted opposite Chris Tucker in "Money Talks"
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Formed production company Sheen-Michaels Entertainment with Bret Michaels, ex-lead singer of Poison
1999:
Acted in "Free Money" with Marlon Brando, Mira Sorvino and Donald Sutherland; aired on Starz! (filmed in 1997)
2000:
Executive produced (also co-scripted with Bret Michaels) and starred with father in "No Code of Conduct"; aired on USA Network
2000:
Starred with brother Emilio Estevez in the Showtime movie "Rated X"
2001:
Starred opposite Denise Richards in "Good Advice"; aired on HBO in lieu of a theatrical release
2004:
Cast with Owen Wilson and Morgan Freeman in "The Big Bounce"
2006:
Launched a children's clothing line called Sheen Kidz
2010:
Reprised his role of Bud Fox with a cameo in Oliver Stone's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps"
2010:
Cast in minor role in comedy "Due Date," starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis
2011:
Launched "The Torpedo of Truth: Defeat is Not an Option" tour in Detroit, MI
2012:
Made series television comeback with starring role on "Anger Management" (FX) as a former baseball player whose anger issues lead him to become a therapist
2012:
Played title role in "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III," directed by Roman Coppola
2013:
Played the president of the United States in Robert Rodriguez's "Machete Kills," credited under his birth name Carlos Estevez
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Education

Santa Monica High School: Santa Monica , California -

Notes

About setting director-brother Emilio up during "Men at Work": "One day I showed up on the set and told him that the night before ... some guy was trying to take a picture ... and I decked the guy ... During the day he was always coming up to me and asking, 'Did you hit him with a right or a left?' When he was setting up a big master shot involving 12 cast members, I pulled a movie set police officer aside and said, 'When they call "Action" can you pull into the scene and arrest me?' So we do the scene, the cop car pulls up with the blinking lights and the look on Emilio's face is like: we didn't rehearse this. The cop gets out ... He handcuffs me right there, with the cameras still rolling. Emilio is sold completely, yelling, 'Wait a minute, this is my lead actor!' The cop put me in the car and drove me away ... A few minutes went by and I came back around the block with the handcufs dangling, laughing. Emilio was like: 'You just wait, pal!'" --Sheen to Movieline, August 1990.

"Fame is a lot to deal with, but I was never suicidal. If I was gonna go out, I wouldn't do it like [Kurt Cobain]. I wanna do something more dramatic. I'd do it driving a '67 Stingray off the Grand Canyon, on fire, dressed as Spider-Man, screaming 'MOM!' at the top of my lungs and have somebody videotape it." --Sheen quoted in Movieline, September 1994.

Sheen's Super-8 and video movies often boasted all-star casts including Sean and Chris Penn, Rob and Chad Lowe, Emilio Estevez and Martin Sheen.

Jon Cryer on working with Sheen in "Hot Shots!": "Charlie's amazing. He'd show up an hour late, in a convertible with a porn star in the back seat, yet still--wham!--he'd hit his marks, hit his lines and get everything right on the first take. Then--wham!--he'd be gone off to warm up some porn star."

At Heidi Fleiss trial for tax evasion in 1995, Sheen testified that he had spent $53,000 on 27 of Fleiss' prostitutes.

"What do you do when you've got studio heads that won't hire you, even though you screwed the same whores? Yet they pull you aside at a party and say that you're they're hero for the things that you do ... If I go away and start wearing wooden shoes and fake leather, who's left? I feel like Vicarious Man. I am Vicarious Man!" --Charlie Sheen to Details, March 1998.

Asked if was smoking cocaine during his drug-using period, Charlie Sheen told Us Weekly (October 30, 2000): "Yes, because my nose fell apart after a while, and I said, 'I gotta find another way to get this into my system. I'm not gonna shot it.' So I smoked it. But I was a snob. I cooked all my own s---. I was a high-level basehead. Man, it was ugly. I was on a beef jerky-and-lemonade diet for about a year. It was the only thing I wanted to eat."

When asked if he blamed his celebrity for his drug and alcohol use, Sheen replied, "Oh, no, that's a massive cop out. But celebrity is an overwhelming situation, an overwhelming place to wind up, no matter how much you are around it or how much research you do about it; until it happens to you, it's no big deal. You can't really prepare for it.

" ... I don't think I handled it very well. I thought I was above the law and, essentially, I was for a long time."

--From Us Weekly, October 30, 2000.

"When Charlie's sober, he's sweet, kind, loving, generous. When he's drinking and using, he's out of control." --former girlfriend Ginger Lynn Allen quoted in People, October 16, 2000.

In an October 2000 interview with Maxim, Sheen admitted to having a dozen tattoos, having slept with over 5,000 women ("That's how I got the nickname 'The Machine'"), and was no longer a practicing Catholic. He concluded by saying, "I'm just at a different place now, thankfully. I don't feel that I have to be 'that guy' anymore. And if people see me as being a dick, or a goofball, or a cool guy, that's not my problem."

On being cast in "Spin City", Sheen was quoted by People (October 16, 2000) as saying "To get a shot at getting back in the game with something at this level of exposure, this level of quality, with this amount of talent, is really a blessing."

"He was a movie star who came to television, he had a bad-boy image, and I'm sure he had a certain mystique. I'm sure young people followed his antics and found him more intriguing than Michael J. Fox, who is happily married and a family man." --Earle Marsh, co-author of "The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable Shows", quoted in The New York Times, May 7, 2001.

"Charlie said, 'Look, Gary, I've been the biggest joke in Hollywood for 10 years. If I can't laugh at myself, no one else will.'" --"Spin City" creator and producer Gary David Goldenberg on Sheen's willingness to allow the sitcom character to mirror some of the actor's real-life troubles, quoted in The New York Times, May 7, 2001.

"Do I use condoms? Is that the questions? Absolutley! In fact, I'm wearing one right now." -Sheen Moveline November 2002

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companion:
Paula Profitt. High school girl friend and mother of daughter Cassandra.
companion:
Dolly Fox. Visited Sheen in the Philippines when he was shooting "Platoon".
companion:
Kelly Preston. Broke off engagement on March 23, 1990; later married actor John Travolta.
companion:
Ginger Lynn Allen. Actor. Adult-film actor turned legit actor; dated off and on between 1990 and 1996.
wife:
Donna Peele. Model. Born c. 1970; married on September 3, 1995; Sheen filed for divorce in February 1996; divorced on November 19, 1996 (at the time, Sheen was quoted as saying "You buy a bad car, it breaks down.").
companion:
Brittany Ashland. Actor. Born c. 1972; adult film actor; filed assault charges against Sheen in 1996 to which he pleaded no contest; no longer together.
companion:
Valerie Barnes. Model. Born c. 1975; dated from February 1997 to August 1997.
wife:
Denise Richards. Actor. First met during filming of "National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1" (1993); acted in "Good Advice" (2001); also appeared in recurring role on ABC's "Spin City" in 2001; announced engagement in January 2002; married in June 2002.
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father:
Martin Sheen. Actor, director. Born on August 3, 1940.
mother:
Janet Sheen.
sister:
Renee Pilar Estevez. Actor. Married to Jason Federico in October 1997.
brother:
Emilio Estevez. Actor, director, screenwriter. Born on May 12, 1962.
brother:
Ramon Estevez. Actor. Older.
daughter:
Cassandra Sheen. Born in 1984; mother, Paula Profitt, a high school girlfriend of Sheen's.
daughter:
Sam Sheen. Born March 8, 2004; mother is Denise Richards.
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