Charlie Sheen’s BiographyCharlie Sheen is a famous American actor and writer. Despite being a son of an acknowledged Hollywood actor, Martin Sheen, Charlie actually had to break a sweat in order to get into the film industry and to build a successful career.
Childhood and adolescenceCharlie was born into the family of an acclaimed Hollywood actor Martin Sheen and an actress and a producer Janet Estévez (née Templeton). Martin’s father’s real name is Ramón Gerard Antonio Estévez, which he changed to a stage name in tribute to a Catholic archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. Martin named his son Carlos Irwin at birth, but the boy followed in his father’s footsteps and changed his name to Charlie. And that is how the majority of the audience knows him today.
Acting CareerIn 1979 Martin was filming in the Philippines and brought Charlie along with him on set. This basically changed the life of the aspiring actor. He got a chance to be an extra in Francis Ford Coppola's epic war drama «Apocalypse Now». The production of the film was noted to be extremely difficult and problematic as the leading actor, Marlon Brando arrived on the set overweight and completely unprepared, and Martin suffered a near-fatal heart attack. However, it was the appearance in such an epic project that determined Charlie’s fate and paved the way to the cinematography world.
On November 2015 Charlie Sheen publically revealed that he was HIV positive and later confirmed that he had AIDS. The revelation was somewhat scandalous and quite provocative as numerous of his ex-partners claimed that Charlie had never told them about his health condition before and threaten to sue him.