Charlie Sheen is a famous American actor, born in 1965, in New York. He became famous after successful movies as Wall Street, Platoon, Young Guns, Major League, and popular TV show Two and a Half Men. In the year 2015, he publicly stated that he was HIV positive and that his diagnosis occurred four years earlier.
Here are ten interesting and not so well-known facts we found out about this actor.
Charlie Sheen barely survived his birth
As a newborn baby, he turned blue and almost lost his life. A doctor called Irwin saved him and called him “a blue baby.” He gave Charlie the immediate medical attention and saved his life. In the doctor’s honor, Charlie was given his middle name, Irwin.
Charlie Sheen has always loved acting
When he was only nine years old, he made his acting debut in a movie called The Execution of Private Slovik. Then back in a high school, Charlie also showed interest in acting. He played amateur Super 8 films with his brother and school friends, Emilio, Rob Lowe, and Sean Penn. Just before his graduation, he was expelled from his high school and decided to become an actor. He chose his new name, Charlie Sheen (he was born Carlos Irwin Estevez).
Charlie Sheen has many friends among his colleagues
When Charlie was younger, he made friendships with people who are now famous actors, too. Besides Sean Penn, he made home movies with Rob and Chad Lowe, Christopher Penn, and Tom Cruise.
His breakthrough movie was Platoon
Platoon is a movie directed by Oliver Stone. Besides Charlie Sheen, people who are starring here are Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe. It is the first movie of a famous trilogy about Vietnam War, followed by Born on the Fourth of July and Heaven and Earth. It won 4 Oscars and had another 19 wins and 14 nominations for awards.
“People say it’s lonely at the top, but I sure like the view.” — Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen loves tattoos
He has about 13 tattoos on his body. Some of them got covered up, and others got removed. Some of his tattoos are a dragon with glasses, stingray, wooden sign, a boy saying “mom” etc.
Charlie Sheen has three ex-wives
He also has five children and a grandchild. His first wife was Donna Peele, to whom he was married for a year. His second marriage was with Denise Richards in 2002. They have two daughters together. Charlie and Denise divorced in 2005. His third wife was Brooke Mueller—they married in 2008 and got two sons but separated in 2010. Afterward, Charlie was engaged to Brett Rossi in 2014, but they separated at the end of that year. Quite recently, when asked about his love life, Charlie Sheen stated that his children are more important and deserve his focus at the moment, more than some relationships.
He had drug issues
Back in 1998, Charlie Sheen suffered a stroke while using cocaine. He checked into a rehabilitation clinic but didn’t stay there. Afterward, he admitted that the stroke was a result of an overdose. In 2010, Charlie Sheen was removed from his suite at Plaza Hotel after causing $7,000 in damage. After this incident, Charlie admitted that he was drunk and that he used cocaine.
Still, Charlie Sheen is very generous
Back in 2004, Charlie Sheen was a spokesperson for the Lee National Denim Day, breast cancer fundraiser that raised millions of dollars for education and research. He said that his close friend died of cancer and he wanted to help as much as he could.
Charlie Sheen has also been a donor of Aid For AIDS since 2006. He is awarded AFA Angel Award.
In 2012, Sheen said that he would donate $1 million to the United Service Organizations—this is one of the largest single donations ever! He also said to have donated $50,000 do the Cincinnati Reds.
Charlie Sheen won a Golden Globe
He won this award in 2002 for the movie Spin City. Sheen was also nominated for Golden Globe in 2005, for Two and a Half Men, and in 2006, for the same show. He has 23 more nominations for multiple roles.
He tweeted his phone number
When Sheen wanted to send his number to Justin Bieber in a private message, he mistakenly shared it publicly on his Twitter account. Until he understood what he had done, he had dozens of phone calls! In the end, he had to change his phone number, so today we can’t call him anymore.