10 Shocking Facts About Charlie Sheen

What do we know about Charlie Sheen? It turns out that the actor’s career is full of shocking events and exciting occasions. We present 10 facts about the actor, which will knock your socks off!

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1. Schoolboy

Speaking of academic performance of the actor, several weeks before his graduation from school, Charlie Sheen had to leave it because he had poor grades and seldom attended the lessons. The boy didn't want to study; he definitely decided to become an actor.

2. First roles

In 1986, Charlie received his first significant acting role. He was offered to play in the Platoon, an American war movie written and directed by Oliver Stone. After the release, the movie had a good critical response, and Charlie was spotted by famous producers and directors.

3. Birth name

Charlie Sheen - is the stage name of the actor. He decided to take it after he became sure he wanted to be an actor. Only once in his career his birth name was written in the caption: in the movie Machete Kills, which came out in 2013. He had a serious role of the President of the United States. According to him, it was his idea to use his birth name for the movie.

4. Health problems

The actor is known to enter rehab in Malibu after a near-fatal overdose in 1998. His father tried to do everything to save his life and it was he who offered him to undergo a special program. In 2011 after the coming out of Two and a Half Men, Sheen again had to take a pause for the same reason and rehab in his home.


CBS canceled the season's four remaining episodes of Two and a Half Men after Sheen publicly made degrading comments about the series' creator, Chuck Lorre. Sheen was banned by the company. At that time, Charlie was the highest-paid actor on television, and, maybe, because of this fact he allowed himself to demand a 50 percent raise, claiming that he was "underpaid".

6. Dismissal

After the actor was dismissed from the CBS and Warner Bros. company, he posted several shocking videos on YouTube. The videos depicted him smoking cigarettes through his nose and swearing at his former employers. All these actions were broadcasted everywhere: on TV and on the Internet.

7. Roast

In 2011, Charlie Sheen appeared in the entertainment program on Comedy Central. The video in which he was roasted gained 6.4 million views! It was unbelievable because it made it the highest-rated roast on Comedy Central to date.

8. Records

The same year, the actor set two Guinness World Records. The first was for Twitter as the "Fastest Time to Reach 1 Million Followers". The second was for "Highest Paid TV Actor Per Episode – Current". After that, Charlie was offered to sign a contract with a marketing agency.

9. Bullet

There were rumors that in 1990, the actor accidentally shot his fiancée, Kelly Preston, in the arm. In the interview, Charlie told the whole story: when she lifted his pants off the scale in the bathroom, the tiny revolver he used to carry, fell out of the back jeans pocket and hit the floor, and shot a bullet at her.

10. Events

In August, 2011, Sheen hosted at the 12th annual Gathering of the Juggalos, an event created by the Insane Clown Posse. The actor got controversial critics after he agreed to participate in the meeting. Charlie Sheen said that he took part in the gathering because he just wanted to do something different in his life.

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