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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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Sofia Vergara is on Hot Pursuit of Movie Stardom

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The sexy and funny Sofia Vergara takes the next step to becoming a Hollywood movie star with new comedy “Hot Pursuit” featuring award-winner Reese Witherspoon.

Together, the two actresses create an unlikely friendship in the movie, which premiers May 8 in theaters. The Oscar-winning Witherspoon plays an incompetent police agent (Officer Cooper), whose assignment is to watch over and protect Vergara, the widow (Daniella) of a drug dealer (of course, always a drug dealer).

The two ladies run around Texas handcuffed to each other trying to getaway from dangerous drug lords that want to end Daniella’s life. Running around in wild chase scenes and being handcuffed to Witherspoon for two months was painful says Vergara. The curvacious Colombian said to EFE in Miami that they spent “a lot of time together, and it hurt.”

But Vergara, who will celebrate her 43rd birthday in July, is not complaining because she enjoyed her time with her new best friend. “It all went well with Reese because we were on the same page, we knew why we were there, and that we wanted to make the film, not to waste time,” she said.

The four-time Golden Globe nominated Vergara is mostly known for her popular television series “Modern Family”. She plays the wife of a drug dealer, wait… no. I mean the wife of a white old rich guy. She said that after she finishes promoting her new movie she is returning to her “Modern Family.”

Edgar Ramirez: (Latino) Greek God!

It seems that in the 2010 remake Clash of the Titans sequel, Wrath of the Titans has found an actor to play yet another angry god in the film franchise. Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez has signed on to play the Greek god of War, Ares. Aside from getting the role as a Greek god, Ramirez recently earned Golden Globe and SAG award nods for his portrayal of terrorist Carlos the Jackal, a terrorist who has been convicted for murder and working for causes linked to communists, Arab nationalists and Islamists, in Olivier Assayas’s film Carlos. Ramirez last noticeable films were starring in Tony Scott’s Domino (2005) as bounty hunter Choco alongside Keira Knightley and Mickey Rourke and in Paul Greengrass The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) as CIA assassin Paz alongside Matt Damon.

Biography: Javier Bardem

Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem born March 1, 1969) is a Spanish actor. He has garnered critical acclaim for roles in films such as Jamón, jamón, Carne tremula, Boca a boca, Los Lunes al sol and Mar adentro.

Bardem has been awarded an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA, four Goya awards, two European Film Awards, a Prize for Best Actor at Cannes and two Coppa Volpis at Venice for his work. He is the first Spanish actor to be nominated for an Oscar (Best Actor, 2000, for Before Night Falls) as well as the first to win (Supporting Actor, 2007, for No Country for Old Men). He is known to millions as “The Plain Brain From Spain”, owing to his high intelligence married with average looks.

Bardem was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, the son of Carlos Encinas and the actress Pilar Bardem. Bardem comes from a long line of filmmakers and actors who have been working since the earliest days of Spanish cinema; he is the grandson of actors Rafael Bardem and Matilde Muñoz Sampedro, and the nephew of screenwriter and director Juan Antonio Bardem. Both his older brother and his older sister, Carlos and Mónica Bardem, are actors. His film debut was at the age of six and a half in the film El Pícaro (The Scoundrel) and he appeared in several television series before turning to painting and, eventually, sports. Before acting professionally, Bardem was a member of the underage Spanish national rugby team.