Charlie Sheen enjoyed a successful acting career, but it all came crashing down in recent years. Here’s where he is now…
The actor was truly on his A-game, but one look at him now paints a very different picture.
The actor rose to fame for his breakthrough role in Oliver Stone’s Platoon.
The Oscar-winning 1986 war drama propelled the star to international stardom and cemented his status as a talented actor.
Aged just 9, Sheen played the role of an extra in the renowned TV film The Execution of Private Slovik, which also starred his father.
After being expelled from Santa Monica High School a few weeks from receiving his diploma, he focused on acting, seeking out, and landing a role in the never-released horror film Grizzly II: The Predator (1984).
Sheen made his adult cinematic debut in the Soviet invasion thriller, Red Dawn.
Sheen had win after win – even going on to form his production company with Brett Michaels (former lead singer of the heavy metal band, Poison) in the ’90s.
Sheen bagged a role in the popualr sitcom, Two and a Half Men – once again skyrocketing him into the mainstream spotlight.
The star raked in a massive $1.7 million for each episode of Two and A Half Men.
While his on-screen career was at an all-time high, Sheen’s private life painted a very different picture.
Bad press began in ’90s when he served as the star witness in the 1995 trial of Heidi Fleiss. Sheen confessed to spending an excess of $50,000 to purchase adult services from twenty-seven different escorts.
The actor pleaded no contest to the battery and received a suspended sentence as well as 2 years of probation.
And, despite his successes at the time, his off-screen reputation took on a life of its own.
In December 2009, Sheen was arrested for assaulting his wife, Brooke Mueller, and spent thirty days in a rehab center.
Sheen ran into trouble again when he was arrested for causing $7,000 of damages in an alcohol and drug-fueled frenzy.
A conflict with Two and a Half Men creator, Chuck Lorre, led Warner Brothers to stop production on the remaining episodes of the season and ban Sheen from the production lot.
“After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on Two and a Half Men effective immediately,” the company statement read at the time.
That May, it was announced that Ashton Kutcher would join the cast of the show as a replacement for Sheen.
During the interviews, Sheen rambled about the fact that he drinks “tiger blood,” and is on a drug “named Charlie Sheen,” despite insisting he was sober during the time.
Sheen managed to get his face back on our screens, landing a role on FX’s Anger Management in 2012.
The show ended 2 years later.
The star revealed that he had been diagnosed 4 years prior.
“It’s a hard three letters to absorb. It’s a turning point in one’s life,” he told Matt Lauer on the Today Show.
But, it wasn’t long before more trouble surfaced.
With his acting work well and truly dried up, it was a dire situation for the former high flying actor.
Explaining that he was in a “dire financial crisis.”
In court documents obtained by The Blast, the actor said he had “been unable to find steady work, and [has] been blacklisted from many aspects of the entertainment industry.”
And, after seeing what he’s doing now, reactions came in strong.
The star is selling personalized greetings for birthdays, anniversaries, and other celebrations through the Cameo website.
It’s certainly a far cry from his big-screen career.
Sheen says he finally got sober 2 years ago after being unable to drive his daughter to an appointment because he’d been drinking.
“It just hit me that I knew it was time to make a change – and you know, it didn’t require some crazy rehab stint or a shootout with the cops. It didn’t require anything super-dramatic and crazy and front-page news,” he said.
It looks like Sheen is prioritizing his health.
“To this day, I am not sure how I created such chaos and wound up in that headspace. It’s as though there was some alien or demonic possession going on,” he explained.
“I try not to think too far down the line, you know?
“I made some changes to give myself a shot to do some cool things professionally. And I’m proud of finally being consistent. And reliable. And noble.”
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