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Martin Sheen is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter American born on 3 august 1940 at Dayton (USA)

Martin Sheen

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Birth name Ramón Antonio Gerard Estevez
Nationality USA
Birth 3 august 1940 (79 years) at Dayton (USA)

Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez (born August 3, 1940), better known by his stage name Martin Sheen, is an American actor (of Galician-Spanish and Irish ancestry) who first achieved fame with roles in the films Badlands (1973) and Apocalypse Now (1979).

Other notable films in Sheen's career include Gettysburg (1993), The Departed (2006), and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). He also starred in the television series The West Wing (1999–2006) as President Josiah Bartlet.

In film, he has won the Best Actor award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival for his performance as Kit Carruthers in Badlands. His portrayal of Capt. Willard in Apocalypse Now earned a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. Sheen has worked with a wide variety of film directors, such as Richard Attenborough, Francis Ford Coppola, Terrence Malick, David Cronenberg, Mike Nichols, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and Oliver Stone. He has had a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame since 1989. In television, he has won both a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors Guild awards for playing the role of President Josiah Bartlet in The West Wing, and an Emmy for guest starring in the sitcom Murphy Brown.

Born and raised in the United States by immigrant parents, he adopted the stage name Martin Sheen to help him gain acting parts. He is the father of four children (Emilio, Ramón, Carlos (aka Charlie Sheen), and Renée), all of whom are actors, as is his younger brother Joe Estevez.

Although known as an actor, Sheen also has directed one film, Cadence (1990), appearing alongside sons Charlie and Ramón. He has narrated, produced, and directed documentary television, earning two Daytime Emmy awards in the 1980s. In addition to film and television, Sheen has been active in liberal politics.

Biography

Family
Sheen married Janet Templeton on December 23, 1961, and they have four children, three sons and a daughter, all of whom are actors: Emilio, Ramón, Carlos, and Renée. All but one decided to keep their own names when they began acting – Carlos made the decision to use his father's stage name, Charlie Sheen.

Charlie and his father jointly parodied their respective previous roles in the 1993 movie Hot Shots! Part Deux their river patrol boats passed each other, at which point they both shouted, "I loved you in Wall Street!" a film they both starred in as father and son in 1987.

He has played the father of sons Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen in various projects: he played Emilio's father in The War at Home, In the Custody of Strangers and The Way, and Charlie's father in Wall Street, No Code of Conduct, Cadence and two episodes of Spin City. He also appeared as a guest star in one episode of Two and a Half Men playing the father of Charlie's neighbor Rose (Melanie Lynskey), and another as guest star Denise Richards's father; at the time that episode aired, Richards was still married to Charlie. Martin also played a "future" version of Charlie in a VISA TV commercial. Martin has played other characters with his children. He starred in the film Bobby, which was directed by Emilio, who also starred in the movie alongside his father. Renée had a supporting role in The West Wing, as one of President Josiah Bartlet's (Sheen) secretaries.

Sheen became a grandfather at age 43 when his son Emilio had a son named Taylor Levi with his girlfriend, Carey Salley. Sheen has a total of ten grandchildren, the other nine being: Paloma Rae (from Emilio), Cassandra, Sam J, Lola Rose, Bob and Max (from Charlie) and Katherine, Luis Jr. and Christopher (from Ramon) and one great-granddaughter Luna (from Cassandra).

He celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary in 2011.

In 2012, Sheen was a guest on the U.S. version of Who Do You Think You Are?, tracing his Irish and Spanish ancestry.


Academic pursuits
After the end of filming of The West Wing, Sheen announced plans to further his education: "My plan is to read English literature, philosophy and theology in Galway, Ireland, where my late mother came from and where I'm also a citizen." Speaking after an honorary arts doctorate was conferred on him by the National University of Ireland, Sheen joked that he would be the "oldest undergraduate" at the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway, when he started his full-time studies there in the autumn of 2006. Although expressing concern that he might be a "distraction" to other students at NUIG, he attended lectures like everyone else. Speaking the week after filming his last episode of The West Wing, he said, "I'm very serious about it." He once said, "I never went to college when I was young and am looking forward to giving it a try . . . at age 65!" On September 1, 2006, Sheen was among the first to register as a student at NUI Galway. He left the University after completing a semester.

Sheen maintains links with Galway and "heartily" supported Michael D. Higgins in the Irish presidential election, 2011, having become a "dear friend" of Higgins while studying there.


Protests
In a speech at Oxford University in 2009, Sheen admitted to having been arrested 66 times for protesting and acts of civil disobedience. He was described by human rights activist Craig Kielburger as having "a rap sheet almost as long as his list of film credits."

On April 1, 2007, Sheen was arrested, with 38 other activists, for trespassing at the Nevada Test Site at a Nevada Desert Experience event protesting against the site.


Religion
Sheen is a Roman Catholic, having had his faith restored by a series of meaningful conversations in Paris in 1981 with Terrence Malick, the director of Sheen’s breakthrough film, Badlands (1973). He is a supporter of the Catholic Worker movement. He stated in 2012 that he supports same-sex marriage, unlike the Catholic Church's position on the matter.


Family Life and Abortion Stance
Sheen is often considered pro-life. He discussed his views in a 2011 interview with RTÉ in which he said his wife was conceived through a rape and he says had her mother aborted her, or dumped her in the Ohio River as she had considered, his wife would not exist. He also talked about three of his grandchildren who were conceived out of wedlock, saying his sons "were not happy at the time but they came to love these children. We have three grown grandchildren, two of them are married, they're some of the greatest source [sic] of joy in our lives." He has also stated his empathy for women facing unexpected pregnancy and that he didn't oppose their right to abortion: "I cannot make a choice for a women, particularly a black or brown or poor pregnant woman. I would not make a judgment in the case. As a father and a grandfather, I have had experience with children who don't always come when they are planned, and I have experienced the great joy of God's presence in my children, so I'm inclined to be against abortion of any life. But I am equally against the death penalty or war - anywhere people are sacrificed for some end justifying a means. I don't think abortion is a good idea. I personally am opposed to abortion, but I will not judge anybody else's right in that regard because I am not a woman and I could never face the actual reality of it.

Best films

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
(Actor)
The Departed (2006)
(Actor)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
(Actor)
Gandhi (1982)
(Actor)
Wall Street (1987)
(Actor)
The Final Countdown (1980)
(Actor)

Usually with

Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen
(11 films)
Bret Michaels
Bret Michaels
(3 films)
Ramon Estevez
Ramon Estevez
(4 films)
Matt Clark
Matt Clark
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Martin Sheen (121 films)

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Actor

Rules Don’t Apply, 2h7
Directed by Warren Beatty
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Alden Ehrenreich, Warren Beatty, Lily Collins, Taissa Farmiga, Matthew Broderick, Annette Bening
Roles Noah Dietrich
Rating57% 2.8538152.8538152.8538152.8538152.853815
The film takes place in the year 1958, and tells the story of an affair billionaire industrialist Howard Hughes (Warren Beatty) had in the later years of his life with a young actress (Lily Collins).
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
Directed by Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Actors Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows, Andy Samberg, Imogen Poots, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer
Roles Himself
Rating66% 3.3491853.3491853.3491853.3491853.349185
A rapper's album bombs, leaving him with little career choice other than to re-form his old boy band.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, 1h26
Directed by Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Actors Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows, Imogen Poots
Roles Himself
Rating66% 3.3491853.3491853.3491853.3491853.349185
Conner, une popstar dont le second album est un flop conséquent, décide de reformer le groupe The Style Boyz, auquel il appartenait.
Unity
Unity (2015)
, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Actors Aaron Paul, Adam Levine, Adrian Grenier, Lena Headey, Alison Eastwood, Amanda Seyfried
Roles Himself - Narrator (voice)
Rating74% 3.738693.738693.738693.738693.73869
UNITY will be a documentary that explores humanity’s transformation. It will be a film about "compassion for all beings", all “expressions of life”, and going beyond any and all “separation based on form”. The film is presented in five chapters: 'Cosmic', 'Mind', 'Body', 'Heart' and 'Soul'.
The 33
The 33 (2015)
, 2h
Directed by Patricia Riggen
Origin Chili
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Seafaring films
Actors Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Gabriel Byrne
Roles Mr. Sepúlveda, father of Mario.
Rating68% 3.4437053.4437053.4437053.4437053.443705
Several people from Copiapó, Chile, work in the San José mine. The owner ignores the warnings of the failing stability of the mine, which collapses a short time later. The only path inside the mine is completely blocked, and the thirty three miners manage to get to the rescue chamber. They discover that the radio is useless, the medical kit is empty, the ventilation shafts lacked the required ladders, and there was very little stored food. Mario Sepulveda becomes the leader of the miners, dividing the food in rations and stopping the outbursts of violence or despair. The mine does not attempt any rescue, and the relatives of the miners gather around the gates.
Ooops! Noah is Gone..., 1h26
Origin German
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about religion, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films based on the Bible, Children's films
Actors Martin Sheen
Roles Lion (USA English version, voice)
Rating58% 2.902682.902682.902682.902682.90268
Alors que le Déluge est imminent, les animaux du monde se regroupent dans l'arche de Noé. Dave et son fils Finny sont des nestrians, des créatures colorées, qui parviennent à prendre place à bord de ce bateau. Au moment de la grande inondation, Finny et Leah (une Grymps, créature sombre et solitaire), sont éjectés et se retrouvent livrés à eux-mêmes. Alors qu'ils essayent de survivre et de trouver un moyen de regagner l'arche, Dave et Hazel, la mère de Leah, partent à la recherche de leurs enfants.
Ooops! Noah is Gone..., 1h27
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Disaster films
Actors Martin Sheen
Roles Lion (USA English version, voice)
Rating58% 2.902692.902692.902692.902692.90269
Dave is a Nestrian, a clumsy, silly-looking, brightly coloured creature who is constantly moving around searching for a place to stay, much to the dismay of Finny, his son who only wants to make friends. After hearing a rumor about a colossal wave that is said to cover the whole world, Dave takes Finny to a giant gathering of animals, where their salvation awaits: a huge ark, big enough to fit all the animals of the world .
The Amazing Spider-Man 2, 2h22
Directed by Marc Webb
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about computing, Transport films, Aviation films, Films about spiders, Spider-Man films, Superhero films, Cyberpunk films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Shailene Woodley, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore
Roles Uncle Ben
Rating65% 3.29813.29813.29813.29813.2981
OsCorp scientist Richard Parker records a video message to explain his disappearance. Later, he and his wife, Mary, are aboard a private jet hijacked by a man sent to assassinate Richard. The plane crashes, killing both Richard and Mary, after he uploads the video.
A Prayer for Rain, 1h36
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Disaster films
Actors Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton, Kal Penn, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Rajpal Yadav, Rajpal Yadav
Roles Warren Anderson
Rating71% 3.59383.59383.59383.59383.5938
In 1984, a few months before the disaster, Dilip (Rajpal Yadav), a rickshaw driver, loses his pay source as his rickshaw breaks down while transporting an employee to the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal. Dilip lives in the slums around the plant with his wife, a son and his sister. He gets a job in the plant as a labourer, and is happy since his daily wage is restored.
Trash
Trash (2014)
, 1h53
Directed by Stephen Daldry
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Adventure, Crime
Actors Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Selton Mello, Leandro Firmino
Roles Father Juilliard / Padre Juilliard
Rating71% 3.5995053.5995053.5995053.5995053.599505
Trash follows three Brazilian street teenagers; Raphael, Gardo, and Rat (Jun-Jun) who spend their time picking through litter in the hope of finding useful waste. One day they discover a wallet whose contents will bring them into conflict with the brutal local police force as they find themselves unlikely whistleblowers in a city rife with corruption. Rather than turn the wallet over to the authorities for a reward, the kids seek the knowledge of a priest, Father Juilliard (Martin Sheen) and an NGO-worker, Olivia (Rooney Mara).
Selma
Selma (2014)
, 2h8
Directed by Ava DuVernay
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about racism, Political films
Actors David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Common, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Lorraine Toussaint
Roles Frank Minis Johnson
Rating74% 3.749843.749843.749843.749843.74984
In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) accepts his Nobel Peace Prize. Four African-American girls are shown walking down the stairs of the 16th Street Baptist Church until an explosion explosion set by the Ku Klux Klan kills them. In Selma, Alabama, Annie Lee Cooper attempts to register to vote but is prevented by the white registrar. King meets with President Lyndon B. Johnson and asks for federal legislation to allow black citizens to register to vote unencumbered. Johnson says he has more important projects.
Ask Me Anything, 1h40
Directed by Allison Burnett
Origin USA
Actors Britt Robertson, Justin Long, Martin Sheen, Christian Slater, Robert Patrick, David Brisbin
Roles Glenn Warburg

Katie Kampenfelt, a beautiful, funny, free-spirited, lost soul decides to take a year off before attending college. She chronicles her romantic and sexual adventures in an anonymous blog, but as her fearless narrative eventually gives way, dark secrets from her past begin to emerge.
The Boxcar Children, 1h26
Directed by Mark Dippé
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Actors Illeana Douglas, Mackenzie Foy, Zachary Gordon, Joey King, Martin Sheen, J. K. Simmons
Roles Grandfather Alden (voice)
Rating65% 3.299623.299623.299623.299623.29962
For a detailed plot see The Boxcar Children
Amazonia
Amazonia (2013)
, 1h26
Directed by Thierry Ragobert
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Documentary, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about apes, Documentary films about nature, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Isabelle Drummond, Martin Sheen
Rating64% 3.2440953.2440953.2440953.2440953.244095
À la suite d'un accident d'avion, un petit singe capucin né en captivité, se retrouve seul dans la forêt amazonienne. Pour lui commence une grande aventure.