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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: Cast ... actor screenwriter producer poet
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Charlie Sheen's roles in Oliver Stone's gritty Vietnam War drama "Platoon" (1986) and Stone's bleak portrait of Reagan-era greed, "Wall Street" (1987), gave the actor his big break in Hollywood, but those films proved to be anomalies in a career later characterized by laughs - both on- and off-screen. During the 1990s, Sheen found a niche in light comedies that banked on his good looks and flair for deadpan comedy, though even blockbuster spoofs like "Hot Shots" (1991) were overshadowed by Sheen's real-life penchant for prostitutes, cocaine and loquacious bravado. The notorious bad boy finally hit on a successful formula after a decade of being the butt of Hollywood jokes, when he began laughing at himself and his clich├ęd image. His own genuinely funny brand of comedy emerged and he went on to enjoy primetime acclaim; first with a Golden Globe-winning run on the sitcom "Spin City" (ABC, 1996-2002), where his character's shady past resonated for laughs, followed by a multiple Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated role as an unapologetic, swinging bachelor on "Two and a Half Men" (CBS, 2003- ). Sheen may never have recovered his early promise as a dramatic actor, but he miraculously overcame a negative public image to become a charming and well-regarded sitcom actor who, for a time, became the highest paid actor on television. However, Sheen's personal issues seemed to get the best of him yet again in 2010-11, when a series of emergency room visits, porn star parties and rumored drug binges during the program's eighth season helped publicly unravel not only the popular show, but the man as well.

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