Carlos Estevez

What You Didn’t Know about Charlie Sheen

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The always controversial and sometimes tigerblood winning actor of Spanish and Irish descent, Charlie Sheen was born Carlos Irwin Estévez. Growing up, his actor father Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez also known as Martin Sheen, had bought him and his brother, Emilio Estévez, a Super 8 camera to make home films with their friends and other future actors Tom Cruise, Rob and Chad Lowe, as well as Sean and Chris Penn.

It wasn’t long before Sheen decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and become an actor himself. After a few uncredited roles in films that his father starred in, Sheen earned his stripes in films like “Platoon” and “Wall Street” in the 1980s and “Major League” and “Being John Malkovich” in the 1990s.

However, the Hollywood lifestyle started to plague Sheen and he fell into the trappings of drugs. By 1998, he was hospitalized for a cocaine overdose, which stalled his movie career. After going into rehab, Sheen started the 2000s strong by becoming an incredible television presence.

In 2000, Sheen replaced Michael J. Fox on “Spin City” and later won a Golden Globe for his role as Charlie Crawford. Shortly afterwards Sheen had his own sitcom, “Two and a Half Men,” and he received several more Golden Globe and Emmy nominations. By 2010, Sheen was the highest paid actor on television, making nearly 2 million per episode.

Despite his professional successes, his home life was a mess and eventually threatened his career. After three broken marriages, losing custody of four children, a broken engagement and accusations of domestic violence and  drug abuse, Sheen had a public breakdown. In 2011, he called the creator of Two and a Half, Chuck Lorre, derogatory names after his third failed attempt at rehab resulting in him getting fired from the popular show.

After finding out that he was going to become a grandfather by his eldest daughter in 2012, Sheen started getting his life back on track. He scored another hit show with “Anger Management,” regained temporary custody of his twins from his third marriage and was allowed to visit his two daughters from his second marriage.

Not only has he refocused his life on his children, and grandchild, but he has been and continues to be personally involved in several charities. He has raised and given money towards AIDS research, he  hosted a charity for rescue workers of the 9/11 attacks and he donated money from his “Truth” tour for the Japanese Earthquake relief fund. Also he donated the largest cash sum to the USO ($1 million) and started to raise awareness and funds for The Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support.

Fun Facts

  • Charlie Sheen is one of the few recipients of the rare Aids for Aids Angel Award (AFA Angel Award)
  • Sheen is a published poet
  • He has appeared on film with all of siblings, his father and ex-wife Denise Richards
  • He initially dreamt of becoming a shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds
  • Sheen is responsible for actress Winona Horowitz changing her name to Winona Ryder

 

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Carlos Estevez: Still Tiger Blood…Still Winning…

Never let anyone tell you that being a nice guy pays.

According to Celebrity Magnet, our boy Carlos has finally settled his lawsuit with Warner Brothers over his Two and a Half Men firing.

Charlie Sheen will immediately get $25 million in his settlement with Warner Bros. in his “Two and a Half Men” dispute — but over time he’ll get 5 times that amount … TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with the settlement tell TMZ … Charlie will get the $25 mil in about two weeks and, as we reported, the sum represents the monies owed him for the work he already performed on the series and the profits that have already accrued.

But Charlie has shot around 180 episodes for the show, and in the next 7 – 10 years, the settlement will produce $100 million for the actor in syndication profits.

Not bad when you don’t have to show up for work.

Is that right, Carlos Estevez?

 

As Charlie Sheen was preparing for his late 80s badboy role in the worst-to-first baseball film, “Major League,” he was going more method than anyone had previously imagined: while the sport’s stars began taking performance enhancing drugs, so did Sheen.

Of course, drug use is barely news with Sheen; after all, his contraband-fueled outbursts made national headlines last fall, and led to, eventually, his dismissal from “Two and a Half Men.” Sheen kept his badboy image mostly on film back in his 80s heyday, though, so his admission in this week’s Sports Illustrated comes at least semi-unexpectedly.

“Let’s just say that I was enhancing my performance a little bit. It was the only time I ever did steroids,” Sheen tells the magazine (via NY Daily News). “I did them for like six or eight weeks. You can print this, I don’t give a f*ck. My fastball went from 79 [miles-per-hour] to like 85.”

In the film, Sheen plays Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn, a flamethrower with an edge; before joining the Cleveland Indians, he played for the California Penal League. The role required him to cut his hair in a certain lightning bolt-style mullet, and, well, mix the roid rages and that cut, and things didn’t always turn out so pretty when he was out in public.

“I didn’t like the haircut because it generated so many comments in bars. I’ve got enough of that already. Add that to the mix, and it’s a recipe for a fistfight,” he says.

Sheen has continued his love of baseball through the years; during his recent comedy tour, he wore gear from the home team in each city he visited, and is friends with a number of players, including World Series hero Brian Wilson. Last spring, he took batting practice with a number of current and former major leaguers at some college facilities, including at powerhouse UCLA.

He’s also friends with admitted steroid user, Lenny Dykstra.

Carlos Estevez Enters Rehab!

Charlie Sheen has checked into rehab.

The actor “has voluntarily entered an undisclosed rehabilitation center today,” the actor’s rep says in a statement Friday. “He is most grateful to all who have expressed their concern.”

News of Sheen, 45, seeking treatment comes one day after the actor was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital citing severe abdominal pain.

Sheen’s highly successful sitcom, Two and a Half Men, is going on hiatus due to the star’s decision to enter rehab, according to a statement from CBS, Warner Bros. Television and executive producer Chuck Lorre.

“We are profoundly concerned for his health and well-being, and support his decision,” they say in the statement.

In October, Sheen was involved in an hotel trashing melee that allegedly involved porn actress Capri Anderson, but no criminal charges were filed.

Last August, Sheen pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to rehab after a Christmas Day fight with ex-wife Brooke Mueller. He completed three months of probation in that case.