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Born: September 3, 1965 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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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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