Charlie Sheen's Life and Accomplishments

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Charlie Sheen is a well-known actor, although the person he is today is no longer Carlos Irwin Estevez. Charlie sheen, born on September 3, 1965, is the son of Martin Sheen. Charlie almost died at birth and was named after his doctor for this, thus his middle name was Irwin. His father, also an actor, was entering the stage of Broadway around the time Charlie was born. Charlie’s mother is Janet Sheen and the two of them had three other children. These included Ramon Estevez, Renee Estevez, and Emilio Estevez. All of them turned out to be actors, following in the footsteps of their father.

Charlie Sheen was born on September 3, 1965, in New York City. His father, Martin Sheen, at the time was an actor just breaking into the business with performances on Broadway. His mother, Janet Sheen, was a former New York art student who met Charlie's father right after he had moved to Manhattan. Martin and Janet had three other children, Emilio Estevez, Renée Estevez, and Ramon Estevez, all of whom became actors.

Charlie Sheen followed his father’s footsteps at an early stage. He became interested at the age of just nine with a part in his father’s movie, ‘The Execution of Private Slovik’. His father had another role soon after in the Philippines called ‘Apocalypse Now’. Charlie must’ve had a very difficult time though due to his father heart attack on the set that almost ended his life and career.

Sheen later approached high school and continued his interest in acting. Sheen attended Santa Monica High School, although his academics were not particularly good. He had other activities that he participated in, which ranged from baseball to acting. At this age, Sheen was already focused on film, producing, and acting. He was in several am...

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...ry close relationship with his father due to the fact that he followed his father’s acting career at such a young age and soon began his own. Psychoanalysis would aid in bringing out the issues throughout Sheen’s childhood and how it correlates to his need to abuse substances. Psychoanalytic therapy would aid in Sheen’s substance abuse by making Charlie view the real reason as to why he abuses these substances. It would bring out the subconscious ideas being repressed by his own mind and pull those thoughts into consciousness. Sheen would be able to address the issue and no longer feel a need to abuse substances.

Bibliography

http://www.thebiographychannel.co.uk/biographies/charlie-sheen.html

http://www.ncdhhs.gov/mhddsas/services/consumerfactsheets/SACFS.pdf

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/drug-addiction/basics/treatment/con-20020970

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