“Warlock: War-Lock: A man practicing the black arts” Merriam-Webster
"Pray for my boy; he has appetites that get him into trouble." Martin Sheen
The World According to Warlock Sheen
As stupid as the day is long Charlie describing his brat pack label. He says it lumps him with “a group of guys who were never part of my life".
Blame the studio for giving me this much dough knowing who they were giving it to.
Bring me Dr. Clown shoes.
Can't is the cancer of happening.
CBS picked a fight with a warlock.
C’mon bro, I won best picture at 20. I wasn’t even trying. I wasn’t even warm.
Check it, Alex, I embarrassed (Two and a Half Men creator, Chuck Lorre) in front of his children and the world by healing at a rate that his unevolved mind can’t process.
I am on a drug, it's called Charlie Sheen. It's not available because if you try it you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body.
I was never shut down by the drugs; that was my problem. Cocaine was an aphrodisiac. I think that was a bit of a curse.
I have a disease? Bullshit. I cured it with my brain.
I was banging seven-gram rocks, because that’s how I roll. I have one speed, I have one gear: Go.
I am battle-tested bayonets, bro.
I wish him nothing but pain in his silly travels especially if they wind up in my octagon. Clearly I have defeated this earthworm with my words -- imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists.
I will not believe that if I do something then I have to follow a certain path because it was written for normal people. People who aren’t special. People who don’t have tiger blood and Adonis DNA.
I probably took more than anybody could survive. ... I was bangin' seven-gram rocks and finishing them because that's how I roll, because I have one speed, one gear. ... I'm different. I have a different constitution, I have a different brain, I have a different heart. I got tiger blood, man. Dying's for fools, dying's for amateurs.
I don’t live in the middle anymore. That’s where you get slaughtered. That’s where you get embarrassed. From the prom queen.
I dare anyone to debate me on things.
I probably took more drugs than anyone could survive. I was banging seven-gram rocks, because that's how I roll. I have one speed, I have one gear: Go.
I got tiger blood, man. My brain...fires in a way that is - I don't know, maybe not from this particular terrestrial realm.
I closed my eyes and made it so with the power of my mind, and unlearned 22 years of fiction ... the fiction of AA. It's a silly book written by a broken-down fool. On how he cured himself of addiction
I tried marriage. I'm 0 for 3 with the marriage thing. So, being a ballplayer -- I believe in numbers. I'm not going 0 for 4. I'm not wearing a golden sombrero
I mean, what's not to love? Especially when you see how I party man, it's epic. The run I was on made Sinatra, Flynn, Jagger, Richards, all of them, just look like droopy-eyed, armless children.
I think the honesty not only shines through in my work, but also my personal life. And I get in trouble for being honest. I'm extremely old-fashioned. I'm a nobleman. I'm chivalrous.
I have a 10,000-year-old brain and the boogers of a 7-year-old. That's how I describe myself.
I like John, but he doesn't have what I have and the show sucks if he's on it. Sorry, just speaking the truth. On the potential for John Stamos to replace him on Two and a Half Men
It’s just strafing runs in my underwear before my first cup of coffee, because I don’t have time for these clowns.
“I am on a drug – it’s called Charlie Sheen. It’s not available because if you try it, you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body.”
“I’m different. I have a different constitution, I have a different brain, I have a different heart. I got tiger blood, man.”
“If you borrowed my brain for five seconds, you’d be like, ‘Dude! Can’t handle it, unplug this bastard!’ It fires in a way that’s maybe not from, uh… this terrestrial realm.”
“The run I was on made Sinatra, Flynn, Jagger, Richards, all of them look like droopy-eyed, armless children.”
“I probably took more than anybody could survive. I was banging seven-gram rocks. Because that’s how I roll. I have one speed. I have one gear: Go.”
“I’m not bi-polar, I’m bi-winning. I win here and I win there.”
“It’s been a tsunami of media and I’ve been riding it on a mercury surfboard.”
“The only thing I’m addicted to right now is winning.”
“I’m tired of pretending I’m not special. I’m tired of pretending I’m not a total bitchin’ rock star from Mars.”
“People can’t figure me out, they can’t process me, I don’t expect them to. You can’t process me with the normal brain.”
“Dying is for fools, amateurs.”
“I’m not fair game. I’m not a soft target. It’s over. There’s a new sheriff in town. And he has an army of assassins.”
“I wish him nothing but pain in his silly travels especially if they wind up in my octagon. Clearly I have defeated this earthworm with my words — imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists.”
“If you’re a part of my family, I will love you violently.”
“I’m not Thomas Jefferson, he was a pussy!”
“(CBS) picked a fight with a warlock.”
“[A.A.] was written for normal people, people that aren’t special. People that don’t have tiger blood, you know, Adonis DNA.”
“I’ve got a 10,000 year old brain and the boogers of a 7 year old.”
“I’m shakin’ a tree. I’m shakin’ all the trees. ”
“I’m grandiose. Because I live a grandiose life. I’m not aw shucks… because I’m gnarly.”
It's perfect. It's awesome. Every day is just filled with just wins. All we do is put wins in the record books. We win so radically in our underwear before our first cup of coffee, it's scary. People say it's lonely at the top, but I sure like the view. Charlie on his life.
It's a polygamy story...All my guy friends are gonna like throw tomatoes at me. It's like an organic union of the hearts.
It’s just strafing runs in my underwear before my first cup of coffee, because I don’t have time for these clowns.
If you borrowed my brain for five seconds, you’d be like, ‘Dude! Can’t handle it, unplug this bastard!’ It fires in a way that’s maybe not from, uh… this terrestrial realm.
If you’re a part of my family, I will love you violently.
I’m tired of pretending I’m not a total bitchin’ rock star from Mars.
I’m so tired of pretending my life isn’t perfect and bitching and just winning every second and I’m not perfect and bitchin’.
I’m sorry man, I got magic and I’ve got poetry in my fingertips, you know, most of the time, and this includes naps.
I’m not Thomas Jefferson. He was a pussy.
I’m sorry man, I got magic and I’ve got poetry in my fingertips, you know, most of the time, and this includes naps. I’m an F-18, bro.
I’m not fair game. I’m not a soft target. It’s over. There’s a new sheriff in town. And he has an army of assassins.
I'm bi-winning. I win here and I win there. Now what? If I'm bi-polar, aren't there moments where a guy like crashes in the corner like, 'Oh my God, it's all my mom's fault!' Shut up! Shut up! Stop! Move forward.
Look what I’m dealing with, man, I’m dealing with fools and trolls.
Oh wait, can’t process it. Losers. Winning. Buh bye.
People are mystified by this odyssey that refuses to quit calling itself Charlie Sheen.
That's how I roll. And if it's too gnarly for people, then buh-bye.
The only thing I’m addicted to right now is winning.
There’s a new sheriff in town. And he has an army of assassins.
There are parts of me that are Dennis Hopper.
They're the best at what they do and I'm the best at what I do. And together it's like, it's on. Sorry, Middle America. Yeah, I said it. On his predilection for porn stars
"I just need three and I'm cool . . . Oh God, keep those AA people off my back" Charlie on Martinis 1996
“I think I’m worth over a 100 BILLION dollars, but that’s just on a cellular level.” On being asked, 'Are you worth a hundred million dollars?'
“Resentments are the rocket fuel that lives in the tip of my saber.”
“Marry a tree. My other marriages didn’t work out so I’m going to marry a tree.”
“We need to hack up the person responsible for this bad connection. Hack him up into pieces in front of his children. We need to cut off his face and wear it and go on a very tightly budgeted shopping spree in stores that don’t exist yet!”
"I will not believe that if I do something then I have to follow a certain path because it was written for normal people, people who aren't special, people who don't have tiger blood and Adonis DNA." On Why He'll Never Touch Drugs Again
"I'm bi-winning. I win here and I win there. Now what? If I'm bipolar, aren't there moments where a guy like crashes in the corner like, 'Oh my God, it's all my mom's fault!' Shut up! Shut up! Stop! Move forward." Addressing Rumors He's Bipolar
"They're trying to destroy my family, so I take great umbrage with that. And defeat is not an option. They picked a fight with a warlock." On Plans to Sue CBS for Shutting Down His Show
People can't figure me out. They can't process me. I don't expect them to. You can't process me with a normal brain."
"I am on a drug. It's called Charlie Sheen. It's not available because if you try it once you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body. It's too much."
"I fire back once and this contaminated little maggot (Two and a Half Men Creator Chuck Lorre) can't handle my power and can't handle the truth. I wish him nothing but pain in his silly travels especially if they wind up in my octagon. Clearly I have defeated this earthworm with my words -- imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists."
On His "Great. I was already planning on staying 100 parsecs away from her." On estranged Wife Brooke Muller's Restraining Order (A parsec is a unit of length equalling 3.26 light-years.)
"Let me say this about the Goddesses, I don't think the term is good enough, but when you're bound by these terrestrial descriptions, you must use the best term available. So if you think about it, dude, I'm 0-for-3 in marriage, but like in baseball, the scoreboard doesn't lie. Never has. So what we all have is a marriage of the hearts. And to sully, contaminate, or radically disrespect this unit with a shameful contract is something I'll leave to the amateurs and bible grippers." On His Porn Star "Family"
"No. Not going to. Period. The end. I blinked and I cured my brain. Can't is the cancer of happen." On the Possibility of Relapsing
I am on a drug. It’s called Charlie Sheen. It’s not available. If you try it once, you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body.
I was disappointed. I think people misinterpret my passion for anger. On how he reacted to the shutting down of Two and a Half Men
I don’t have a job. I’ve got a whole family to support and love. People a lot more important than me are relying on that money to fuel the magic.
There’s nothing about that in my history anywhere. I’m sorry if I offended you. I didn’t know you were so sensitive. I just thought that, after you wailing on me for eight years, I could take a couple shots back. On accusations of anti-Semitism leveled against him after he called Chuck Lorre “Chaim Levine”
When it’s needed to protect my family, absolutely. And it’s unlike anything you will ever see. On whether he is a violent person
They'll wake up one day and realize how cool dad is. And, you know, signs all the checks on the front, not the back. And you know, we need him and we need his wisdom and his bitchin'-ness. On how his daughters with his ex-wife Denise Richards will regard him in the future
They lay down with their ugly wives and their ugly children and just look at their loser lives and then they look at me and say I CAN’T PROCESS IT, well, no, you never will, just stop trying. Sit back and enjoy the show.
You can’t process me with a normal brain.
You have the right to kill me, but you do not have the right to judge me. Boom. That’s the whole movie. That’s life.
You've read about the goddesses, come on. They're an international sensation. These are my girlfriends. These are the women that I love that have completed the three parts of my heart. ... It's a polygamy story. All my guy friends are gonna like throw tomatoes at me. It's like an organic union of the hearts. On his two live in girlfriends
Winning, anyone? Rhymes with winning. Anyone? Yeah, that would be us. Sorry, man, didn’t make the rules. Oops!
Wow. What does that mean? I’m bi-WINNING.
A warlock’s life in summation
Charlie Sheen was Carlos Irwin Estevez, on September 3, 1965, in New York. He nearly died at birth and as a gesture of gratitude for saving Charlie‘s life, his parents decided to name their new baby after the doctor, Irwin.
He is the son of actor Martin Sheen and artist Janet Templeton; he has one sister and two brothers, including the actor Emilio Estevez. Charlie has two brothers, Emilio and Ramon, as well as a sister, Renee. They are also actors. Renee attended and graduated from the California Culinary Academy with a degree in culinary arts with a specialty in baking and pastry.
He was childhood friends with actors Sean Penn and Rob Lowe.
Charlie was expelled from Santa Monica High School, California for poor attendance and sub-standard grades. However, he was a star pitcher and short-stop on the school baseball team.
He always took a great interest in films and in 1974, when he was only nine-years-old, Charlie was given a small part in his father’s made for TV film “The Execution of Private Slovik.”
Three years later, in 1977, he accompanied his parents to the Philippines, where his father was cast in Apocalypse Now. Martin Sheen suffered a near-fatal heart attack on location. When he returned to his home in Malibu, he and buddy Chris Penn made their own war movies with Super 8 cameras.
In 1984, at age 17, he received his first movie credit in Grizzly II: The Predator
He had major roles in films Platoon at age 19 (1986) and Wall Street (1987) Young Guns (1988), Major League (1989) and the Hot Shots! films. Director Oliver Stone considered casting Charlie for the lead role in Born On The 4th of July, another Vietnam epic, but gave the part to Tom Cruise instead. Charlie was reported to be incensed
In the late 1980s Charlie made the "It" list of the '80s as a Brat Packer.
In 1995 Charlie earned $5 million for his role in Terminal Velocity
He divorced model Donna Peele in 1996, after less than six months of marriage.
In 1997 he was convicted of misdemeanor battery on former girlfriend Brittany Ashland and was sentenced to two years' probation. He has been arrested for assaulting women three times including a Christmas Day assault on his third wife Brooke Mueller.
In 1998 he collapsed from a drug overdose at his LA home. He then entered drug detox.
He has one child, a daughter, with Paula Profit, his high school sweetheart. The girl was born out of wedlock and for a decade Charlie admitted that he wasn’t much of a father to her. He also has two children with ex-wife Denise Richards and twins with his estranged third wife, Brooke Mueller.
In May 2010, he signed a new deal with CBS that made him the highest paid
Actor in television history, a rumored $2m per episode for the sitcom Two and Half Men.
His nicknames are "The Machine," "Chuckles" and "Good Time Charlie"
He has at least 12 tattoos.
One day Charlie was listening to a Doors record “Riders on the storm” with actress Winona Ryder who was then known by her actual name Winona Horowitz. Playing with the word “Rider” Charlie changed the “I” to a “Y” and Winona Ryder was born. Winning!
In 1985, while his eldest brother Emilio Estevez was making his first feature, The Breakfast Club, Charlie was arrested marijuana possession and illegally charging goods from stolen credit card receipts. A year later came his breakthrough to stardom in the 1986 movie, Platoon.
The Quotable Warlock
"I was dreadful when they were growing up," Martin Sheen on his obsession with his film career.
"If anyone had told me all my children would become actors, I wouldn't have believed it They went just about everywhere with me on locations, and learned more by osmosis than anything else." Martin Sheen
"I wish you could see me now. It's been a complete turnaround. I've done 360 degrees and I feel great Charlie in July of 1991 to a reporter on the phone, discussing his one year of sobriety.
"When Platoon came out, everything got little nuts. Te difficult times are more or less behind me." Charlie in 1991 on explaining reputation for arrogance and drunken binges.
"In turning things around, I've reordered my priorities. And those priorities have to do with family and health and making good choices and getting back in touch with who I am. That's something I lost sight of for some time." Charlie in 1991
'We have a very normal, happy relationship. She's a very good girl.'' 1991, on dating porn star Ginger Lynn.
''We're madly in love and very happy together,'' Charlie Sheen on his new girlfriend Stephanie Seymour, June 1992
In August of 1992, Charlie paid $93,500 at an auction for the baseball that skipped through the legs of Boston first baseman Bill Buckner in Game 6 of the 1986 series, allowing the New York Mets to win.
January 1993 with his career cooling off Charlie started filming commercials for the Tokyo Gas Company to be shown in Japan for a reported $500,000.
"I was very taken by the (Asian) culture, perhaps a little too much so Charlie explaining the designer tattoo he got while in Japan.
"It was weird because I was out there in the jungle playing God for four months, and then I had to come back to society and stick by sets of rules, like stopping at traffic lights and things like that. I'm not saying I went through anything like the real vets did, but it did change me. As soon as I returned to the States I left home. I felt I had a wider view of the world. I know I wasn't the same person." Charlie on filming Platoon
"Your bad interviews are like a bullet wound. They take seconds to achieve and years to heal." Charlie on an article that People Magazine did on him and his drug habit in the 1980s.
"If I knew I could get away with it, I would kill him." Charlie on the author of the People Magazine article
I am all confused. I’ m just hurting. It is not a pretty picture behind these glasses. If I take them off it looks pretty ugly." Charlie upon arriving to Vienna for a remake of The Three Musketeers in July of 1993
"I don't know. I don't even know what day it is. I fly out of here this afternoon and I am back on the set in Vienna tomorrow morning." Charlie when asked if he was sticking to European time while Europe
"I did five weeks in Hawaii, eight hours a day, six days a week. It was Olympic style training. I felt great. I felt if I hit somebody I would kill them. I am not a violent guy," Charlie on preparing for Hot Shots 2,
"The crew looked at me with their jaws dropping when they saw me. The talk was 'The kid is doing the juice.' I told them 'Anybody wants a blood test I'm standing here.' If I was on the juice I'd be angry, arrogant and short-tempered." Charlie on preparing for Hot Shots 2
"She has great feet. I like women's feet. I'll admit it. I'll come out of the closet. I have a foot fetish." On his costar Valeria Golino in Hotshot 2
"I get four million for Three Musketeers and that's from Disney - which is like getting six anywhere else in town," Charlie on announcing that he got $5 million for Hot Shots 2
"I'm reminded of my last line of my first paragraph of the Platoon narration, 'I think I've made a big mistake here.' " Charlie on his first marriage that lasted five months
"She does this kind of thing every day. Every day. I think I'd go batty." Charlie upon meeting Hillary Clinton at the White House
"My research and travel has shown me . . . people who court for a decade usually have a marriage that lasts only a couple of years" Charlie in 1995 explaining why he was marrying a women he had known for only six weeks.
"For a lark we got on the PA and started joking about sights out the window that weren't there like the Grand Canyon and the pyramids. Then Nick started pretending he was the captain and was having a seizure. We thought it was funny but the flight crew flipped out. There were cops waiting for us when we landed. It was pretty poor judgment." On a flight he and Nicolas Cage took from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
"I don't care what anybody tells you, it's a great feeling to hit a home run or have great sex with a beautiful girl or drive up the coast at 160 mph when a broken line becomes solid. But you can't get that apocalyptic level of surreal bliss that you can with drugs.....yeah it's great being sober. You wake up and feel 'All right, I'm doing good, I feel healthy and I held off one more day'. But you come out of those meetings and the first thing you want to do is have a drink." Charlie 1996
"You have a good day. Or night. Whatever it is." Charlie to an interviewer in 1998
"All of a sudden we hear these expletives and "Whoa, whoa, stop!'. Immediately, we knew who it was." Three Musketeers director Steven Herek in January 1994. Assistant wranglers had to catch Charlie, whose horse was running away with him. After that, he refused to repeat the scene, forcing Herek to use a stunt double.
"I took a bullet for the whole town. They asked me to roll, and I wouldn't. They wanted me to give up a bunch of people, and my memory got real bad that day. It was deep. I had to keep reminding myself that we're working towards something better. There's a lesson here somewhere. I don't know what it is yet." Charlie 1994, on the Fleiss trial
"I can't look at some . . . and not think about lifting up those little skirts." " Charlie August 1994 confirming his obsession with cheerleaders.
"beyond (bleeping) thunderdome . . . it (bleeped) me up for anything after it” Charlie on having sex with ex-girlfriend Ginger Lynn
"Every year at the Oscars, there's one that slips by. When she won against those incredible actresses, I went, 'What the (bleep)? Did we all see the same (bleeping) movie?' " Charlie, 1994, on Marisa Tomei's supporting actress Oscar win for My Cousin Vinny:
"I mean, how does (bleeping) Francis Ford Coppola, one of the greatest filmmakers of our time, see Keanu Reeves' work, see what we've all seen, and say, 'That's what I want in my movie?' . . . Emilio (brother Emilio Estevez) and I sit around and just scratch our (bleeping) heads, thinking, 'How did this guy get in?' I mean . . . how does Keanu work with Coppola and (director Bernardo) Bertolucci and I don't get a shot at that, know what I'm saying?" Charlie, August 1994
"Maybe I should become a heroin addict. . . . Maybe I should roam the (bleeping) streets at 5 a.m. and hang out at (bleeping) coffee bars. You know, become avant-garde. Or maybe if I adopt an English accent and add a middle name, so I'm Charlie Something Sheen, I'll get there." Charlie August 1994
"Tom Cruise totally invented himself, came out of nowhere, started as an image, then exposed himself as a true talent. I mean, the guy is (bleeping) good, can't take that away from him." Charlie August 1994
"There were moments where we were shooting that I thought, 'What am I doing, have him re-create all this madness?' "Charlie’s brother Emilio Estevez, May 2000 on directing Charlie in the film Rated X about the Mitchell brothers, two San Francisco porn kings. Charlie Sheen's character snorts cocaine, chugs vodka and smokes pot.
"It reaffirmed why I didn't want to live that way anymore," Charlie on his role in Rated X about the Mitchell brothers, two San Francisco porn kings. Charlie Sheen's character snorts cocaine, chugs vodka and smokes pot.
I don't spend the whole first half of the day trying to get up to speed and fighting a vicious hangover and convincing the director that the character would wear sunglasses here because I can't open my eyes' Charlie on the set of Hot Shots!, in March of 1991 after being sober for seven months. Hot Shots I, spoofing the film Top Gun, raked in more than $200 million around the world.
''I'm ready to go back into something dramatic. I'm a lot more comfortable screaming at people and killing them.'' Charlie after filming Hot Shots!
Believe it or not, I've always been pretty old-fashioned. I'm kind of a missionary guy, from way back. I don't need a leather diaper collection and a lot of fantasies to get sexual. I think the more props you need, the less you've got going on with your own sexuality. Charlie when asked if he enjoyed kinky sex
I just didn't believe I was like everybody else. I thought I was unique. I didn't wake up in my neighbor's bed. I never crashed my car into some innocent person. I never fired my gun into a crowded shopping mall. I didn't get pulled over on the fucking highway with a gun and heroin. I didn't kick a cop and hop a fence. I didn't fucking take a gun on an airplane. I didn't kill anybody. I didn't molest any children. Heidi didn't send little boys to my ranch. Sure, I did a lot of things in excess. But if you look at the core, the foundation of what I pursued, who the fuck wouldn't? What red-blooded young American male in my position wouldn't? All the guys who criticize it would have done the same thing but probably would have died because they don't have the constitution I was cursed with. The most damage I did was to myself and to the people who got caught in the maelstrom. The worst thing that happened was the overdose. But, then, I didn't go in with three other dudes who overdosed with me. No, you overdose alone. Charlie when asked why he drugged and drank
"I'm sweating. It's very surreal. You don't do this every day." Charlie to reporters outside the White House when he arrived to screen his latest film Terminal Velocity
"I have a severely addictive personality, and I've come to the conclusion that I'm allergic to drugs and alcohol. My brain doesn't process things properly when I'm under the influence. My brain just doesn't work, and the drugs and alcohol make me do crazy things.” Charlie 1994
"I am finding that if I don't want to do the drugs and alcohol when I go into a bar, I don't have to. It seems to be working. I really hope it sticks this time.” Charlie summer, 1994
"My father's such a goddam activist he thinks he's fucking Gandhi."
“I don't like to sound prejudiced, but I am fed up with the Soviets. If they ever walked in, I'd be armed and ready."
"My brother said I was flipped. He's so hung up on making it entirely without my father's help. My reaction was, 'What's in a name?'" Charlie, whose real name Carlos Estevez on taking his father’s stage name.
"We have a pact not to do the same woman in the same year." Charlie on his agreement with Kato Kaelin of the OJ Simpson trial fame.
"I'd end up back on heroin." Charlie, 1994, if he were ever cast in a movie with Rosie Perez
"If a thought ever entered that empty head of hers, it would die of loneliness." Charlie on Kristy Swanson, his co-star in The Chase
"I have to maintain a sense of humor, and the majority of that leans in a self-deprecating direction. If I crumble, or start taking things too seriously, I'm just going to have to pack it up and disappear into some mining village or something." Charlie on Charlie in 1996
"Those are my only options?" Charlie, when asked what would be more helpful at this point: a box-office smash or a dynamic performance in a smaller film?
Charlie on the art of film: "I've had hits that didn't do anything for me, career wise, because they were comedies. Top people inside the industry don't respect comedic talents, unless you're Jim Carrey, and look at the bank they're making off him. It's very tedious work to do comedy, and (studio executives) seem to think it's a big party that's as much fun to create as it is to watch. But it's incredible that these other films make one dollar playing in an art house, get incredible reviews and maybe somebody gets nominated (for an Academy Award). It's as though that person had a $ 300-million domestic hit, you know what I'm saying? That's what I'd like."
"Perhaps somebody will read an article or see an interview and say, "That guy was able to establish some connection with the Lord? I guess there's hope for anyone,' " Charlie June 1996while visiting Planet Hollywood at Disney Village.
"It's all true. And it's important to me. I got tired of walking alone. I wasn't going to go public with this, but there were things happening as a result of it - the confirmation, every single day, that it was right - from very minor examples to very grand ones. Quite frankly, I was so excited about it that I couldn't help but talk about it. That was my way of formal witnessing." Charlie 1996 on his religious conversion
"….more of a feeling inside than an orderly practice," Charlie on his religious faith prior to meeting God in 1996
"He's a holy man, not a movie star," Sheen explained. "I wasn't even contacting that gentleman for my own reason. I was introducing him to someone with a cancerous condition. In the interim, he asked if I had any ailments. I described the shoulder thing, chronic for 10 years. He said, "What if I heal it?' I thought, "Yeah, sure, take your best shot.' "He said, "If I do, will you consider turning your will and your life over to the Lord?' My reply was: "Yeah, why not? I've tried everything else, and my plan isn't exactly working.’ He did heal my shoulder, and as a result I felt it was important to uphold my end of the bargain. These are pretty high stakes we're playing with here." Charlie and the faith healer 1996
"I just have to pray for them and understand that they're not to be judged for their skepticism," he said. "Then you have to let it go. I have to lead by example. I knew that going in. Hey, I'm not going to be on the street corner, driving people insane with a browbeating approach. I won't be knocking on anybody's door at 9 a.m." Charlie on those who doubt his 1996 religious conversion.
Rehab, Round One
Clint Eastwood 'was the final voice that Charlie was able to hear Martin Sheen
I'm deeply indebted to Clint Eastwood. He helped save my son's life. Charlie Sheen
''It would be just unacceptable to see him on that route. His parents are very good people, and wanted the best for him. They were fighting hard. If I was a voice, I'm happy about that. Clint Eastwood.
Unknown to virtually his entire fan base, the young actor was caught in an epic struggle to overcome his addiction to drugs and alcohol. "I’d be drinking away” he said “doing blow (cocaine), popping pills and telling myself that I wasn’t an addict, because there wasn’t a needle stuck in my arm"
In June of that year it was widely reported that Sheen was having an intimate conversation with a beautiful brunette in a trendy Malibu eatery he had recently invested in when the young lady quietly slid to the floor and passed out, drunk. The waiters reported that Charlie was unfazed and kept on drinking while staff picked up the woman and carried her into a back room.
Sixty days later, on August 3rd 1990, Charlie’s family staged a major intervention to help him get his life under control by entering rehab. Sheen's entire family participated in his rehabilitation program, along with Sheen's yoga instructor, weight trainer and publicist and his long-time friend Rob Lowe and Clint Eastwood
''He (His father) was there waving the Bible, (yelling) You can't have all these things and a good career and a lot of respect and all the joys of life if you're dead ...” and then added “Cause death is a pretty heavy trip. They save it for last, you know. Yeah.''
His family and friends got half a victory. Charlie entered a 30 day program and came out vowing to stay sobbed for the next 366 days, and he did. However, he didn’t give his friends and family much credit but said that a backstage meeting with his idol, rock star Bono from U2, changed everything after the singer told him not to become a drunkard. "I wouldn't have listened to my brother Emilio or my friends” he said “if they had thought I was self-destructing. But to hear it from Bono that night was like the voice of the Messiah coming to me. The truth. Boom. Take it or leave it. So I took it."
''People think” he added later “that this modern-day rebellious thing is very hep” he said “but it's nothing I want to be tagged with''
While Charlie was in rehab for thirty days in 1990 ….he checked himself in citing his exhausting film schedule as a factor….. reporter Connie Chung, who had interviewed the actor and his older brother, Emilio Estevez, three weeks before he entered the program, noted that his habits after Platoon looked like ''an extended bender.'' And Charlie himself referred to those days as ''the proverbial toboggan ride to hell.'' But added “Sure, I tasted the fruits. I gnawed some beef, as it were. And, and ... and who wouldn't? 'But you know the same people that are gonna say that about me are the same (jerks) that were buying me the drinks and opening the doors.''
The question was, did Charlie actually enter rehab or did he just say that he did? One Malibu resident claimed to have spotted Sheen in a local snack shop in Malibu ''He was buying chips. I'm sure that's who it was. I recognized him. He's very cute. And he was just as friendly as can be.'' Sheen was a regular shopper where was spotted but cashiers refused to comment one way or the other.
On February 1, 1994, Charlie and a companion identified only as "Megs" showed up at Tucson's Lucky Strike bowling lanes and asked to be let in after closing to celebrate their engagement. Charlie’s people said it didn’t happen that he wasn’t even dating anyone. A month later, on March 3, Charlie Sheen was released from a Phoenix hospital on crutches after a stunt mishap on the set of Terminal Velocity injured his hip. While filming a scene in which he jumps into a car, Charlie slipped and fell on his leg. He continued filming, but by the next day he was in a lot of pain. Paramedics rolled him out of his hotel on a stretcher and took him to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he was diagnosed with bursitis and treated.
The Kelly Preston Shooting
At the time, Charlie was engaged to be married to actor-model Kelly Preston who had been married to actor Kevin Gage and then moved on to a relationship with George Clooney before hooking up with Charlie in 1990. She moved into his Malibu house. No one except them knows what happened on the night of January 28. According to Preston, she was in her bedroom when she knocked a pistol off of a bathroom counter.
''The gun hit the floor and discharged.” Charlie later said “It went through the toilet. I had to get a new toilet. What it amounted to for Kelly was four or five stitches and what looked like a pretty deep cat-scratch wound. It was just one of those stupid accidents. It should've happened to me. She was an innocent bystander.''
Why did the son of Hollywood’s leading pacifist have a weapon?
''I don't carry a weapon,'' he said, explain that he collects antique and contemporary guns, ''but if someone enters your house with intent to inflict bodily harm or to remove your possessions, they've violated their rights as a human being.''
Malibu police investigated, found nothing wrong and closed the case but Hollywood wondered what really happened. A few weeks later the marriage was off and there were items about whether Kelly would return the $450,000 engagement ring. (She) ''bought that condo in Maui” he said “when she sold the engagement ring
A year later, Preston married John Travolta whom she had first met in 987 while filming The Experts. The couples flew to Paris and were wed at the Hotel de Crillon, Paris, close to Place de la Concorde. Two ceremonies had to be conducted because the first, performed in Paris on September 5, 1991 by a French Scientology minister was not valid
When asked about the Preston thing Charlie said “It was pretty disastrous….the Hindenburg. I don't know whether it's the women or me or both - or maybe Oprah Winfrey's involved somehow. I can't keep it together with these relationships. ... Women always want to mold me into the image of how they see me. If I don't fit, everything goes rotten.''
In the early 1990, Charlie was into gold. One journalist described him as looking “a gangster circa 1930….On his hands are rings and bracelets and enough gold and diamonds and glitter to put the late Sammy Davis to shame. And on his lapels he sports silver trinkets - a fish, a face, and more chains.”
The Ginger Lynn Fling
Ginger Lynn Allen moved to California in 1982 after hearing about her grandfather's heart attack. Following his death, a male friend came to live with her and became her "first nice boyfriend". Allen was the major financial supporter in the relationship and needed to find a higher-paying job. When she answered an advertisement from the World Modeling Agency in September 1983, she was immediately hired and did a spread for Penthouse which brought her to the attention of the adult film industry and Charlie Sheen.
She made 69 hardcore films in her career with a specialty in anal sex and double penetration. When federal government started investigating the role of the porn industry in hiring then-underage Traci Lords, Allen refused to testify on Lords' behalf against porn producers. According to Allen, the government responded by setting the IRS on her for falsification of a tax return.
In February 1986, Allen decided to stop making adult films and attempt to establish a career in mainstream films using her full name. She was trying to build a career in mainstream features with a small part in the western Young Guns II, which costarred Charlie Sheen's brother Emilio Estevez. It was from here that she met Charlie and in 1990 began a relationship with him that lasted until 1992. Allen stayed with him through drug rehabilitation and she ended up in a rehabilitation center during this period due to an out of control cocaine habit.
By all reports, the Sheen family liked her. In 1991, when she was convicted in a federal tax-evasion case on the falsification of a tax return charges, both Charlie and Martin Sheen wrote letters to the court on her behalf.
The relationship ended, essentially, when Charlie as called upon to testify in the Heidi Fleiss trial. Although their relationship was not monogamous, the revelation that he had frequented hookers, Allen didn’t the extent he was hiring paid women. Allen eventually served four months in federal prison on the tax charges.
Although he once sent her a birthday card that read “You still make my head turn….only now it’s the other way” and then added at the bottom “Just kidding”, she recalled Charlie to be "probably the most romantic man that I've ever dated," and recounts how they went to rehab together when they were an item.
"His family did feel that there was a need, and when he and I spoke about it and discussed it, I said, 'You know what? We can do this. Let's do it together,'" she explains. "And so we did. He went in, got sober. We went to meetings together, stayed sober together for over a year."
When asked if Charlie, who was known to be physically violent towards the women in life, had ever abused she said "Not one time did he raise his voice. No violence"
She later auctioned off a book of his poetry, a personal letter he wrote to her while in rehab and a copy of a drug reference guide that Charlie has signed “From on druggie to another”
One of his hobbies is cars. At one point he owned 18 'muscle cars that were kept in an airplane hangar. He also owned 150-200 guns, but doesn't hunt. ''I feel that the day the animals can carry weapons, then I'll consider it. I dry-chamber hunt - no ammunition - just sight target to know you can do it.'' For a while in the early 1990, he always carried a gun. ''If it's my destiny that I'm going to be killed in some gang-related drive-by shooting, then so be it, I can't walk around worried about that all day. I'm not as paranoid now that I'm not...''
Death camp Charlie? Really? Death camp?
"I was doing 800 to 1200 sit ups a day. I called it Death Camp," Charlie on preparing for Hot Shots 2. He went to Hawaii with a trainer for five week session of eight hour a day weight lifting, martial arts and working out
"I don't want to comment on that. (Relationship with Charlie Sheen) But I will say, I'm so sick of buying cheerleader outfits it's not even funny." Las Vegas transvestite and porn star Kayla Coxx
On January 6, 1994, Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss named Charlie as one of her best clients who had paid her over $53,000.00 for services. Fleiss, who made the statements after she was arrested and her massive vice operation was shut down,
said Sheen was a “gentleman” who often tipped his girls an extra $500 around holiday time and that he often paid for his friend’s girls "He'd pay for all his friends," she said. "They want to be studs.” Fleiss said “They don't want to say they pay for sex."
She added that Charlie liked to have one of her girls, a blonde named Judith Geller, dress up in a cheerleader outfit and pretend she had a big game the next day. Some of the also told Fleiss that Charlie routinely asked them to marry him.
Charlie testified with limited immunity at the Fleiss trial to avoid a pandering charge. Fleiss was eventually convicted in state court on charges of felony pandering, and later federal charges of tax evasion and money laundering
Charlie testified via video tape on July 20, 1995 because he was in Virginia filming a Disney movie, "The Shadow Conspiracy," and couldn't be in court in Los Angeles.
The summation of his testimony was that he spent more than $73,000 hiring hookers from Fleiss, at least 27 times in the space of 18 months for "sexual services, heterosexual services.” And said that he paid as much as $3,000 per girl per night and paid one prostitute $2,000 for a fling at his home on Christmas Day in 1992.
In the 70 minute testimony, Charlie, was sweating profusely and paused repeatedly to mop his brow and sip ice water, identified seven checks and discussed 20 cash payments to prostitutes between late 1991 and mid-1993. He also said that he often paid cash and had bypassed the Fleiss at least 10 more times and called the prostitutes himself.
The checks that were entered into testimony ranged in value from $ 1,500 to $ 3,000 and most were made out to "cash," although one was made out to Fleiss herself and one had been left blank and later filled in with the name of Fleiss' sister, Shana, Sheen said.
Outside court, Charlie’s publicist, Jeff Ballard, read a statement for him: "I apologize to my family, my future wife, my close friends for any embarrassment these incidents may have caused. I offer no other explanation for my actions, only the truth, which is contained in detail within my testimony. They wouldn't call it "the past' if it wasn't."
Charlie’s then fiancée, Donna Peele, told the press that she was sticking by him despite a courtroom expose of his escapades "He's a changed man and I love him,' she said.
Charlie later said that he "took a bullet for a lot of guys" in Hollywood during Fleiss' pandering trial and that he turned to prostitutes because of the hounding paparazzi, who made discreetly picking up women in bars difficult and that the women he hired were not "street urchins" but rather women who "because of the Democratic government these many years, cannot make ends meet."
Asked how the trial affected his use of prostitutes Charlie said "I don't write checks no more." He also added that he had had sex with at least 5,000 women.
In 1999, Charlie was watching the 1985 Japanese film Guinea Pig. Not understanding the special effects used in the film, Charlie called the FBI because he thought he was watching a snuff film. Upon investigation, the Fed’s concluded that Guinea Pig was found to be just a horror movie with some convincing effects.
Charlie Sheen; Born Again Christian
"It's so far beyond me. It's so much more powerful than anything I can control that I have to surrender. And I need something like that. I need that." Charlie on being born again in May of 1996. He also announced that he was abandoning the party life.
On February 7, 2000, a rumor hits the streets that Charlie was being considered to replace Michael J Fox in the TV comedy series Spin City. Fox left the show
because of his Parkinson's disease. Winning!
"When we were kids we fought. We hated each other. About the only thing we could agree on was making movies. We had an 8mm camera when we were growing up, so we made films while most of our friends were out surfing. We concentrated on having enough money to go down and buy a roll of Super-8 film, which was four minute’s' long, and we would cut inside the camera. It was crazy film-making, we didn't have any editing facilities. But it was a lot of fun." Charlie’s Brother, Emilo
In mid -August of 2001 Charlie listed his Malibu Beach house for sale for r $4.5-million. He had spent several years renovating the four-bedroom, six-bathroom home, including decor details such as a poker room, cigar room, billiards room and a fire pole from the master bedroom to the front entry. The 6,000-square-foot house, built in 1991, sits on one acre and includes a guest house, batting cage, infinity pool and grotto. The main house featured an environmentally controlled case for Charlie’s collection of baseball memorabilia and the guest house had a salt-water aquarium wall and painted seascapes throughout. Charlie also owned an apartment in New York City and a second home in Malibu.
Charlie Sheen; Born Again and Again and Again Buddhist
In 1994, Charlie announced that he has been saved by Buddhism. In three years, he’ll announce that he has been saved by Christianity
Divorce, Round one
On April 28, 1995, Charlie, then 30, announced that he was engaged to model Donna Peele, who was 25 years old. The couple met six weeks before while filming a Parliament Lights cigarette commercial for Japan.
"Just when I thought I was the luckiest guy alive, I just got a lot luckier," Charlie said "She's my best friend and we've both found our soul mates." Again, he had known his best friend for less than two months.
It was short lived. Donna moved out of the house about five weeks after moving in. Four months and 24 days later, they were divorced. He claimed his bride was suffocating him. "I couldn't breathe. I like breathing too much. I had to come up for air." …it kinda makes you wonder what those two crazy kids were up too.
"There was a voice. Not like drug-induced voices, but there was a voice that kept telling me this will not work" Charlie said and then compared his ex-wife to a “bad car” saying “If it breaks down, what are you going to do?”
On February 6, 2010, Charlie’s Mercedes was reported stolen at 4:00 AM. It was found later by police crashed down a cliff near his house. A Bentley was later found off the same road nearby and three other cars were reported to have been broken into in the same area. Nobody asked, but Charlie’s publicist Stan Rosenfield said "Charlie is fine." Then, on June 14 2010, yet another Mercedes belonging to Charlie was apparently stolen and found at the bottom of a cliff in the Hollywood Hills. "The owner of the vehicle didn't realize his car was missing," said a Fire Department spokesperson "We're making the assumption the car was stolen. The keys were found in the vehicle and it was pushed over the side of a hill." The fire department received a call at 3:13 a.m. reporting that a car went over a cliff. Twenty minutes earlier, police had received another call reporting a car accident.
September 20, 1994, Charlie was in the White House and how scary is that? He was there for a film tour for Terminal Velocity with his latest gal pal Shauna O'Brien, a professional volleyball player, who, as the Washington Post pointed out, did not wear saddle shoes or carry pompons. Before going to the White House they stopped by Planet Hollywood on Pennsylvania Avenue - a restaurant chain owned by Charlie and several other celebrity partners. The couple watched a preview of the film with Hillary Clinton. Bill was tied up with the problems in Haiti. (When are their not problems in Haiti, but anyway….) and couldn’t attend. Former President Jimmy Carter had arrived for consultations with President Clinton before the diplomatic mission to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It was deemed better that the President not meet with Charlie in the middle of the Haiti crisis because of Charlie’s role as Topper Harley, the fighter jock hero of the "Hot Shots" farce. “You never know when someone will jump on that," Charlie said used. "It might be an irresistible joke opportunity: President Clinton consults fictional superhero and screw-up Topper Harley only minutes after conferring with Jimmy Carter on the crisis in Haiti. Why leave yourself at the mercy of that one?" Winning!
1994 Charlie “declared war on Warner Brothers Studio” when he was sent to Tokyo to promote Major League II and the studio balked at paying five-figure bills for room service champagne.
1993 Charlie trashed a room at the Bristol Hotel in Paris to the tune of $ 10,000 while promoting Hot Shots, Part Deux. The manager of the hotel then declared his hotel off limits to "movie stars under 30".
"All right, I'll just chew it!" Charlie when asked not to smoke in an LA Hotel. He then chewed the cigarette and let it fall from his mouth to the floor. When the person who asked him not to smoke said "I can't believe you just did that," Charlie replied "Neither can I. That's the worst thing I've ever tasted, dammit."
"I used to do stunts early on and thought it was macho and cool to jump out of the car and tackle the bad guy. After a while you go, man, it could have been a lady in a poncho, it could have been a midget, whatever. But I like to do my own stuff with weapons because I'm a weapons collector” Charlie 1997
"Doesn't everybody's pinkie finger do that?" Charlie, 1997, bending his pinky finger back 90 degree angle to demonstrate that he broke it during filming
"I'm just tired of being the guy on the set who knows more than the cat calling all the shots, you know. I'm just not fooled by it." Charlie 1997, on how he plans to direct a movie someday.
"I'm a bad person to drink with," Charlie 1997
"I have a pretty good time because nobody said I wasn't supposed to, going in. Afterwards, they said, hey, what's wrong with you? What were you thinking?" Charlie on being a party hound.
"My father gave me some pretty bad advice - keep it honest, which I did. People ask, why am I so honest with the press? I don't have an answer. I suppose I'm honest everywhere else. Why should it stop here? Most of my shit sounds like lies. But all my stories are true, and that's the problem. They call me the last honest man in Hollywood. But I care what people think, we all do."
"Pop's working with one of his icons, Francis Coppola, in the best role of his life. And he blows a valve. They told us back in the US that it was exhaustion, and we knew pop's stamina, so we flew back to see him. There was my dad, 36 years old, walking on a cane. Thanks, Francis. It was the biggest deterrent to working in the industry.”
“I'd like to work with Oliver again, yeah. I'd like to win the Oscar and not thank him, you know."
"I'm a man's man when it's time to be. I love to hang out with the fellas. But at a certain point you gotta end the card game. Go spend the money you won. But don't write a check”
In early November of 1995 a UCLA coed (Well she said she was a UCLA coed. According to university officials, she wasn’t a registered student) named R. Kateri Foos slapped Charlie with a civil lawsuit claiming that Old Charlie boy beat her when she denied his sexual advances on October 27, of 1994 at Stratten's, a
trendy Los Angeles bar. Foo’s never filed a police report, or a doctor's report and several TV programs have Charlie at the Planet Hollywood opening in Reno on the night in question. Foos also filed the suit 364 days after the incident allegedly occurred. The suit charges assault and infliction of emotional distress, and seeks unspecified damages. Basically, she claimed that Charlie smacker her around when she refused to have sex with him. The case was settled out of court.
In April of 2006, Charlie’s estranged wife Denise Richards obtained temporary restraining order against him; claiming Sheen physically and verbally abused her, threatened her life and is addicted to drugs, alcohol, porn and prostitutes. The order is granted limiting his contact with her to be no closer than 300 yards and supervised visits weekly with their daughters.
In July 2008, Denise, whose program on the E network was bombing, suddenly accused Charlie of molesting their daughters. Charlie moved for sole custody of his daughters.
In May of 2010, Charlie surrendered legal custody of his daughters, Sam and Lola, to Denise Richards, but retained visitations rights.
On December 21, 1996, Charlie was to appear with Santa Claus at a new Planet Hollywood restaurant a Vancouver but had to cancel after being arrested at his home for allegedly assaulting model Brittany Ashland, whom he had been dating. The woman said that after booze filled night on the town, Charlie had pushed her to the floor during an argument and that she suffered a gash on her lip that required seven stitches to close. Charlie was booked and released on $ 20,000 bail. As he left the police station Charlie was said to be furious that the press was waiting and was recorded screaming and lurching at photographer. He gestured to the cameraman to come over for a fight and, when he refused, he chased him, screaming obscenities. An off duty cop intervened and Charlie backed off. He then got into a waiting car and gave the fingered as the vehicle sped off.
On February 25, 1997, Charlie pleaded innocent to a misdemeanor battery charge and his publicist Jeff Ballard has said that Ashland "seems to be extorting" his client. Ashland's lawyer, the fame hungry Gloria Allred, chaser denied the charge. He was found guilty and was given one year’s suspended sentence, two years’ probation, fined $2,800 and forced to do 300 hours of community service.
On August 5, 1997, Charlie arrived at a press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel “weaving like a boxer hit by a heavyweight head blow, his eyes wild, his mouth hanging open, Charlie Sheen staggers into the swank room……Sheen is a mess, his clothes disheveled, his shirt partly pulled out, a backwards-riding New York Yankees baseball cap hiding a mat of black hair plastered to his head….. careens from incomprehensible to incredible too angry to weird.”
“I was waiting "for an inheritance from an uncle I never knew I had, a couple of
hundred million, and I'm gone, I'll be island -hopping on my yacht"”
"I'm comfortable on a movie set. That's where everything is safe. It's a playground for the imagination. You have a script and someone tells you what to do, how to do it, everything is laid out. Here, in the real world, that's where all the shit happens."
On August 27, 1997, an ugly story about Charlie, a Scottish hooker and cocaine made the news. Charlie was in Scotland to film a thriller called Orbit. "I was amazed at Sheen” said the cab driver “he seemed desperate to get some cocaine. He picked up this hooker and told her he wanted coke. He was pulling wads of dollars out of his pockets. I could hardly believe my eyes. Half an hour later I'm sitting in Easterhouse (A section of Glascow, Scotland) with a famous movie star in the back and this hooker and her pimp handed him the bag of white powder. We sat in the car for a while. Charlie's mate was saying to him that we should get out of here because maybe they would get killed. But Charlie didn't seem to bother. He was just staring out of the window and looking all around him. He must have been thinking that this is a totally different world from where he comes from.” By the cabbies count, Charlie spent about $2,000 buying drugs and then told the driver that he needed to get some tin foil to test the drug and was driven to an all-night store. Inside the store "He helped himself to biscuits (Cookies) and went up to the back of the shop and started to eat them.” Said the store clerk Mohammed Golzar “One of the customers pointed it out to me and said he was Charlie Sheen but I hadn't really heard of him. When he came up to the counter he put the biscuits down and he said: 'I don't have any money, but I've opened this packet of biscuits. I told him that it was theft and he said: ' Are you calling me a thief?' "I told him just to pay for it and that would be the end of it. Then he said: 'Who the f*** do you think you are?' I told him it was my responsibility to make sure customers paid. Then he threw 200 dollars onto the counter. I told him I only take Sterling. Then he threw his credit card onto the counter and said: 'F*** you man. Where we come we kick s*** out of guys like you.' But I said to him that all I had asked was for him to pay for his stuff. He apologized and offered to shake my hand." He then wondered off into the store for baking soda which can be used for, (among many other things like…well baking I suppose) crack cocaine. He also bought a roll of tin foil. The entire episode was captured on security video and made the local newspapers. The next day the store owner was called by Charlie’s press agent. “They apologized and asked if I would be pressing charges but as far as I was concerned it wasn't a major offence, although I was very annoyed that he had been rude to a member of my staff." The next night, he was back on the streets. “I recognized him straight away” said hooker Kerry Hamilton “but for some strange reason I felt embarrassed. I told him it was pounds 150 (pounds) for full sex and he said that he could pay a lot more than that. He said he wanted a woman for the night, but I just told him no. I saw him going up to other girls but nobody would go with him. I think they might have been worried because of who he is and also because he was really drunk I know she went with him and gave him cocaine. He paid her lots of money and she hasn't been on the street since." Later in the week he was spotted again, searching the streets. "I conned him.” Hooker and Junkie Lorraine Brown, who said she had a $200 a day habit, bragged to reporters It wasn't coke, it was sugar and speed." She claimed Charlie picked her up on the street and begged her for cocaine and that he handed her about $600 and promised to give her three times that amount if she brought him some coke. Instead Brown and her pimp, Billy McGeachin claimed that they gave Charlie amphetamine sulphate - a poor man's cocaine. "I was amazed” She said “when Charlie Sheen came up to me. He had been my idol when I was a wee girl. "He asked me to go back to the Hilton with him and I agreed. But once we got into the taxi he asked if I could get him some cocaine. Charlie was really out of his head drunk, but he was very funny. Billy and me tried to get him cocaine, but we couldn't get any. By this time Charlie had given us about 1800 dollars on top of the pounds 300, so we went to a pal's house who uses speed. We got some sugar out of the bowl and ground it down with teaspoons and then put some speed into it. We had to hurry because he was waiting in the taxi with his pal. When we handed it to him he didn't seem to know any different."
“The party life was a lot of fun, but there is such a thing as too much fun. It gets redundant. How many times can you wake up and struggle to remember your name, her name and where you are?" Charlie Sheen, born again Christian 1997
"Ecstasy should be called the drug from Hell - because that's where it leaves you." Charlie on his former drug of choice.
Rehab, Round Two
Charlie, who had appeared in two baseball movies, ("Eight Men Out" and "Major League") had lent most of his baseball collection to the All Star Café in Times Square for display. At around 2 on the morning of April 23, 1998, three employees smashed open the display case in the Charlie Sheen room, and walked off with $ 175,000 in rare baseball cards on loan from Charlie that contained a single 1910 card and an uncut sheet of 25 cards from 1934. The sports-themed cafe was co-owned by Andre Agassi, Ken Griffey Jr., Wayne Gretzky, Joe Montana, Shaquille O'Neal, Monica Seles and Tiger Woods. The sheet contained cards of baseball greats Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Other prized pieces of his collection include Babe Ruth's 1927 World Series ring and the ball that scooted through Bill Buckner's legs in the 1986 World Series, which reportedly cost Charlie $ 93,000. The FBI recovered 25 cards, among them the Wagner. The thieves tossed two because they thought they were in bad condition. The thieves - which allegedly included a chef and an assistant chef unloaded the Wagner card to a New Jersey dealer for $ 18,000 - even though a similar card sold recently for $ 222,500, officials said. One told a dealer that a card of Philadelphia Philly Sherry Magee was part of his uncle's collection, while another said he found the Wagner card in his grandfather's closet, according to the FBI.
A month later, on May 22, 1998, a Friday, at 5:30 AM, Charlie collapsed from drug overdose at home. The suspected cause was alcohol and cocaine. He arrived from his Malibu place to the Las Robles hospital in Los Angeles with paramedics and his personal trainer complaining he had difficulty walking and was experiencing tingling in his hands. Some reports by the hospital staff said he arrived at emergency room in a state of hysteria and had to be tied down. He was found slumped unconscious on the floor by an unnamed friend and Paramedics had to give him emergency life-saving treatment. They confirmed he had suffered a stroke. He was immediately taken into the intensive care unit and later transferred to the less-serious critical care unit. "He was very thin and disheveled and unconscious when he arrived and did not look good at all.” A nurse told the press “The next 24 hours will be crucial. His stomach was pumped as soon as he arrived. He is in a very serious condition. His father Martin was with him until 11pm. He was incredibly worried." His father, visibly distraught arrived at the hospital just as reports were making the airwaves that Charlie had suffered a stroke and died. "The first thing I want to assure you” the elder Sheen said “ is that my son, Charlie Sheen, is very much alive. He eating, he's talking, he's aware. My son is here because of a drug overdose"
On November 17, 1998 Charlie left a Malibu court a free man and thanked his father for saving his life six months after a near-fatal drug overdose. "He saved my life and I love him for that," Charlie said. Judge Lawrence Mira, who had originally sent Charlie away for one month to rehab violating probation for beating up a girlfriend, congratulated him on his recovery. "Last time you were here you were killing yourself with drugs."
August 4, 1999 Charlie was sued by a dancer named Erin Sieman who claimed she was punched in the face by his bodyguard named Zippy, who broke her nose and cheekbone at Charlie’s Malibu house. Sieman’s “friend” Christina Stramaglia claimed she was also dragged by her hair and kicked to the ground after trying to stop the attack by the bodyguard.
In November of 1999, Charlie finished his first film in more than a decade as Arnie Mitchell in Rated X -- the real-life story of San Francisco sex porn film kings, Arnie and Jim, directed by Sheen's brother Emilio.
"I was young. By the time I was 21, my life had changed. (Stardom) is everybody's dream. Until you get there, and you go: 'Wait a minute. This isn't what it looked like from the outside. It's exciting. It's adrenal. It's the American dream. But it's a lot and it was mismanaged. I mismanaged it. It was just too much to handle. I just wanted to maintain that adrenalin. To keep that illusion alive and living in fear that it was all going to go away; that I would be discovered as a fraud; that they'd take this away from me; that they'd find out I'm not who I said I was. That's the lie. Living it." Charlie on a press tour for Rated X in 1999.
"I don't want to end up like Robert Downey, you know," Charlie 1999
On February 22, 2000, it was announced that actor Michael J. Fox would leave his hit series 'Spin City" in May of 2000 to spend more time fighting his Parkinson's disease and would be replaced by Charlie who was signed for the role at $2.75 million, meaning he would take home around $125,000 per episode, $25,000 more than each of the "Friends" cast would make that year. Oddly enough, "Spin City," would air opposite the last half-hour of NBC's "The West Wing," which starred Charlie’s father.
"It's more fun to get them both in the same room," Charlie September 2000 on why Threesomes with porn stars and the girl next door are better than regular one on one sex.
"Porn girls try too hard to live up to their wild film images. Sometimes, it's 'Listen sweetheart, you don't have to reinvent sex to please me.'"
"The show's creators came to me early on and said, 'Look, Charlie, we want to make this guy pretty colorful. How do you feel about that? I said, 'Let's do it ... it gives me a chance to deal with my notoriety head-on.' "Charlie about his series "Spin City,"
"Today I'm about normalcy and structure both in my professional life and personal life. I made all the big changes already. I'm changing every day. I keep adapting and I keep surrendering. It's a process." Charlie October 2000
"He shows up at my house; we do yoga together certain mornings when he's available. The other day, we're in this sweat and we're working our tails off, and I look at him and say, 'We've come a long way,' and he said, 'Yes we have.' Charlie in the Fall of 2000 on his relationship with his father
We're starting all over again. I love him as a man, I love him as a fellow actor, I love him as a father, as a brother, as a son, as a fellow AA member -- he's my hero, man. I hope his show goes through the roof and it's on another 10 years. And if it means they have to whoop us, who the hell cares? Whoop us." Martin Sheen, 2000, on his son Charlie
In 2002 Charlie won a Golden Globe acting award for his work on Spin City.
“Yes. Married life is just wonderful. I couldn't imagine life without my wife.(Denise Richards) I love coming home to someone who can't wait to see me. She takes an interest in everything I do and makes me feel special.” Charlie in
June of 2003.
“When I was 16. The first thing he told me was that he saw me on billboards. I asked, What do you mean?' He said, Selling cigarettes on big advertising billboards.' I didn't know what that meant, then 10 years later I got a deal in Japan promoting cigarettes on billboards. Who knows how to interpret that?” Charlie when asked if he had ever gone to see a psychic
“My dad had me arrested and sent to rehab, and it was the last time I ever had to go somewhere like that. I credit my father - and my entire family - for leading me back to a sane, drug-free life. I made the decision to become more spiritual and I took the time to recover. When you're as low as you can go, you can soar or fail. I chose to get better.” Charlie 2003
“God, no. Talk about an education. And then, like, this, and then that’s the guy, and that’s our dad and we can get all the answers and the truth? Wow, winning!” Charlie on whether he will someday be embarrassed to have to explain his behavior to his children
“Why is it, when I was ready to return to work, you told me there are no scripts ready to shoot? This obviously begs the second part of the question: What would we have shot had you not ordered the suits into my home to shut down my party? Clearly, he didn’t bring gum for everyone. And why is it you issued a decree informing me that the remaining eight shows of Season 8 had been reduced down to four, stating as well that Season 8 was suddenly to halt production two weeks earlier than scheduled? You’re the only man that can answer this. When you were told that the crew would suffer gravely as a result of your dictatorial laziness, would you please explain what you meant by your statement, quote, “They are not my problem?” Charlie to Chuck Lorre
I just don’t do it. I will not believe that if I do something then I have to follow a certain path because it was written for normal people. People who aren’t special. People who don’t have tiger blood and Adonis DNA. On how he avoids relapsing:
Well, I mean, first of all come Wednesday morning they’re gonna rename it Charlie Bros. and not Warner Bros. Duh, winning! It’s, like, guys, IMDB right there, 62 movies and a ton of success. I mean, c’mon bro, I won best picture at 20. I wasn’t even trying. I wasn’t even warm. On life after Two and a Half Men:
October 1994 Charlie says he is in Alcoholics Anonymous and has been sober for twelve weeks straight. Winning!
In 2006, Charlie publicly questioned the American government's account of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Centre and said that the collapse of the towers looked like a controlled demolition.
Everybody thinks I should be begging for my job back, and I’m just gonna forewarn them, it’s everybody else who’s gonna be begging me for their job back. … If people think I’m insane or they don’t think that what I’m saying is true, I have no interest in their retarded opinions. I’m gonna live my life the way I want, I’m gonna win inside every moment, and they can just find the most comfortable chair in their small house and sit back and enjoy the show. Final thoughts on CBS:
“I’m tired of pretending I’m not a total bitchin’ rock star from Mars”
On May 25, 1998 Charlie, who was now earning $8 million dollar per picture, was back in a rehabilitation center only a day after checking himself out following his drug overdose. Sheriff's deputies found Charlie riding around town in his limousine with friends when they escorted him back to rehab. Medical staff at Cedars Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles alerted the cops that Charlie needed supervision because he was still on medication prescribed when he was admitted in a semiconscious state on the day before. The police didn’t arrest Charlie but he was given no option but to go with them. 'Mr. Sheen was not able to take care of himself,' a police spokesman said 'He didn't resist.' Charlie was already on probation (for two year) for knocking around his girlfriend in June of 1997. Four days later on May 29, 1998, Friday Malibu Municipal Court Judge Lawrence Mira told Charlie "You will undergo an immediate detox program (For one month) and while you are there you will be electronically monitored. You will also be monitored at the rehab center afterwards, which means you cannot voluntarily leave without the court's permission. If you do, I will be told and the Sheriff Department will be notified - and they are very good at finding people."
On August 10, 1998, Charlie was given an extra year of probation and ordered to submit to random drug testing in the wake of his near-fatal drug and booze binge in May of 1998. The same Malibu Municipal Court Judge, Lawrence Mira, who sent Charlie away to rehab in May, spared the actor a year behind bars, but ordered him to complete 300 hours of community service and warned him that he would jail him at the first sign of a slipup with drugs or alcohol. “I'd like to thank you” Charlie said “for being compassionate, for understanding what I've been going through." He was flanked by three lawyers, including ex-O.J. Simpson defender Robert Shapiro. Mira had sent actor Robert Downey Jr. to jail for using cocaine while on probation and added a year to Sheen's probation.
"I think it's time to get it back in the flow. I felt like I was hoarding. I'm not as obsessed with the stuff now. It's nice stuff but at the end of the day it's just stuff." Charlie said in April of 2000, when he decided to sell a part of his baseball collection that included a $93,500 ball that came off Mookie Wilson's bat in the 10th inning of Game 6, the 1986 World Series, a Jackie Robinson uniform shirt from 1949, his MVP season, and a Ted Williams shirt for 1941, when he became the last player to hit over .400 and Babe Ruth's white not-really mink coat; a baseball signed by Shoeless Joe Jackson, who couldn't write much else; a fielder's glove used by the unpleasant Ty Cobb. Charlie still owned Ruth's trade to the Yankees. "It's the Shroud of Turin for baseball," he said "I'm keeping that." as well as Babe's 1927 World Series ring. "They're small. I still have room for them."
"I feel like the luckiest girl in the world right now. I've found a wonderful man, I'm getting good roles in great movies and life is pretty rosy. I'm sure people's perception is like, 'Oh a Hollywood marriage - they just met, they'll be divorced in four months'. But we take it very seriously," Denise Richard
"After the second date with Charlie, I called my sister and told her, 'I've found my future husband! And I wasn't wrong. I felt totally sure." Denise Richard
"'People go on about Charlie's reputation, but for me it's completely irrelevant," Everyone has a past but, unfortunately for him, his was very public. He was sober when I met him and that's how I've always known him. Denise Richard
"It was me who ended up pursuing him. I knew he was interested, but he was heavily into AA at the time and wasn't taking any chances. I could tell he liked me but was too afraid to ask me out, so I finally told him how I felt and left it up to him. I guess you could say it was the whole package that attracted me to Charlie," It wasn't one thing. It was his sense of humor, everything." Denise Richard
June 19, 2002, Charlie married the actress Denise Richards in a ceremony that took place at the Los Angeles home of the producer of Spin City’s house. On September 16, 2003 the Sheens announced that a Baby was on the way. Charlie already had an 18-year-old daughter, Cassandra, from his first marriage.
I closed my eyes and made it so with the power of my mind, and unlearned 22 years of fiction … the fiction of AA. It’s a silly book written by a broken-down fool. On curing himself of addiction: I did that because they work … change the way you see things and change the way you feel. And yeah, when you’re a little bit bored with the redundancy of certain aspects of your life, yeah, I think that’s why people do them. On why he turned to alcohol and drugs:
Well, we couldn’t really call it rehab because we didn’t have a license to operate one, so it was a crisis management center that we labeled the Sober Valley Lodge. … its primary client achieved radical success. On in-home rehab:
On December 28, 2009 Charlie’s wife Brooke Mueller called 911 and said Charlie pulled a knife and choked her, but later changed her story and stopped cooperating with police even though cops found marks on Mueller's body when they got to the Aspen, Colo., house where the pair was staying. The arrest warrant affidavit quoted Brooke as saying that Charlie straddled her on a bed with one hand grasping her neck and the other holding the knife and said “You better be in fear. If you tell anybody, I'll kill you. Your mother's money means nothing, I have ex-police I can hire who know how to get the job done and they won't leave any trace” They arrested Charlie for second degree assault, put him in a cell for ten hours and then released him on an $8,500 bond. He was then slapped with a restraining order to stop him contacting his Mueller. Sources said the couple had been drinking and fought when Mueller threatened to divorce Charlie and take the couple's 9-month-old twin boys, Max and Bob.
"My husband had me with a knife and I'm scared for my life, and he threatened me," Brooke Mueller Sheen, phone call to the Aspen Colorado police December 28, 2009
Charlie smoked his first joint on the set of Apocalypse Now at age 11.
As a teenager he was arrested for marijuana possession and credit card fraud.
In his early 20s he drank two bottles of vodka a day.
Martin Sheen insisted his sons Emilio and Charlie set up trust funds for the children they sired with girlfriends and then abandoned. Martin Sheen also insisted that the boys provide the mother and child with a home.
"I was smoking about a pound and a half of cocaine a month towards the end”
"You are a pig. A sad, jobless pig who is sad and talentless and, um, oh yeah, sad and jobless and evil and a bad mum." Charlie’s email to Denise Richards when she announced that she was divorcing Charlie
On February 5, 2010 it was announced that Charlie would be charged
with felony menacing and misdemeanor assault for allegedly putting a knife to his wife's throat and threatening to kill her on Christmas Day. On February 10, 2010 Charlie and Brooke reunited after a judge modified the restraining order and allowed them to work out their differences.
"I've become a real stay-at-home. I've learned to relax and I've learned not to be so hard on myself. For five years, I've been clean and sober. I don't miss the old lifestyle. Once I couldn't change a light bulb - now I've bought every tool known to man and built a shed in the garden." Charlie on his life with Denis Richards.
"The thing about Denise is that she's as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. She's open and kind and forgiving. She is also pretty realistic in that she believes in not asking the questions she doesn't want to know the answers to. She figures that, in my past, I was a different guy to the one I am now and she's fine with that." Charlie on Denis
In January of 2005 Denise Richards posed for Playboy only a few months after giving birth to her daughter. She said that Charlie encouraged her the most to do the pictorial spread. She also announced she was pregnant with child number two. Three months later, on March 3, 2005, the pregnant Denis was demanding divorce on grounds of irreconcilable differences. Through her lawyers, she requested “miscellaneous jewelry and other personal effects" as well as "earnings and accumulation of petitioner from and after the date of separation". She also wanted full custody of the couple's children, with Charlie being allowed visiting rights. The marriage lasted two and a half years.
Some reason for the split may have been a story by a woman named Chloe Jones, that appeared in The National Enquirer, claiming Charlie paid her $15,000 for sex. Shortly after the story hit, Denis filed for divorce.
In the winter of 2005 Charlie revealed the fact that he subscribes to conspiracy theories about September 11. ''When the buildings came down later on that day I said to my brother, 'Call me insane, but did it sorta look like those buildings came down in a controlled demolition?''
The Big White Phone
A poem by Charlie Sheen
He took a drink and delivered:
In the twisted times of a rotting game
Where floodwaters raise coffins from pain
When the worms of freedom have all gone insane
I pluck them or suck them from the heart of my brain
When the edge of confusion appears in disarray
It's an act of illusion, dead babies would say
When the clock's final ticking exposes your day
It's your balls will be clipping the dock of your bay
When leaders ring true in the eye of the mass
Their blood turns cold blue while the dogs eat the grass
Their painful decay shows a snake up our ass
The act of delay they promised will pass
Until we find through true release the volume of our moans
They pack our bags with solemn pleas while their children sleep alone
When these acts of truth arrive in time please read them high in tone
I'll be heaving bile in a vicious style as I talk to the great white phone