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Byline: Charlie Sheen

Image: Hellraiser from a famous family Best known for: His meltdown following his axing from Two and a Half Men Early life: Born Carlos Irwin Estevez on September 3, 1965, in New York. He almost died due to birth complications - his middle name is that of the doctor who saved him. He's one of Martin Sheen and his artist wife Janet Templeton's four children - all of whom have become actors. As a child, Charlie fought constantly with his older sibling Emilio, and was a gifted student until he began skipping school to play baseball.

Career: His screen debut came in 1974's The Execution of Private Slovik. Despite dreaming of a baseball career, he began acting professionally in the mid-1980s. He appeared in Red Dawn, Lucas and Ferris Bueller's Day Off before Platoon made him a star in 1986. He followed it up with Wall Street, Young Guns, Eight Men Out, Major League and two Hot Shots! movies. Sheen's career suffered as a result of his drug abuse during the 1990s, but he returned to form with appearances in Being John Malkovich, Spin City, Two and a Half Men and Anger Management. Love life: Has been married three times and has five children. Don't mention: He overdosed on cocaine in 1998 when he was on probation for a previous offence. He was sentenced to 30 days in a rehab centre, 30 days of probation and 36 hours of anger management after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanour assault. He was removed by police from spotlight on... Charlie Sheen a New York hotel after reportedly causing $7,000 in damage. He admitted to drinking and using cocaine that night.

Quote: "If I've learned anything at all, it's that I know nothing about women.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jan 26, 2013
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