He was a druggie, slut crazy and on and on. And you know what? He was. I wrote a couple of stories in his defense. Why? Because I think a man who has achieved what Sheen has deserves a second, third and fourth look. When you have been a major film and TV star for most of your life m- in Sheen’s case 30 years or more – you can get bored.
Hey, I wish I could speak from that kind of success and experience.
Sheen was a classic case of “I need more.”
With monster hit films like PLATOON and WALL STREET, this guy just never stopped hitting the ball out of the park. Sure he had some failures, all entertainers do. But his wins were MASSIVE.
Charlie Sheen was the highest paid actor in television.
His hit TV show Two and a Half Men was number one for several years. The guy was making more than $20 million a season, plus, plus. And don’t forget those replay checks.
Drugs, fights with his wife, fights with his “goddesses,” saying crazy things like “Tiger Blood” and “Adonis DNA.”
Yep the guy was a bit over the edge.
All of that led to his firing from the TV series. And most people thought, “Its just a matter of days, weeks, months before we read: “Charlie Sheen found dead in his hotel: Apparent Overdose.”
Well, that never happened.
Yes, he did the silly comedy/talk tour, but then something strange happened. He wanted to show the world, his family even you and me, that he could COMEBACK…and fast.
Today Sheen looks pretty damn good. He even fixed his teeth. Just short of 50, the guy has a number one TV show, Anger Management, on cable’s FX channel.
In just one month it’s THE ALL TIME NUMBER ONE CABLE TV SERIES with viewership of over 5 million per show. Charlie plays an ex-baseball player turned psychologist. Hmmm, must have been his idea. The show is funny. Sheen is on target, smooth and appears rested.
Is he totally straight? No more dope?
Well, let’s say that clearly he has at least cut way back, if not totally gone clean. At least with the hard stuff.
He was on Jimmy Kimmel last week and knocked it out of the park.
Kimmel: “So are the goddesses at your home?”
Sheen: “Oh no, just my kids, family, dad visits, no time or room for goddesses.”
Kimmel: “So who is the new girlfriend?”
Sheen: “Nobody right now, I’m mending fences with my Dad, my ex wife and well it’s great to just be normal with the family. I’m liking all this.”
Charlie was like Mr. America and America loves comebacks.
And don’t forget his Fiat spot still runs, Hearne loves that.
For now Charlie is winning and I’m betting on this guy. I can’t say he won’t screw up here and there, but he’s a sharp, educated man who just got too much, too early.
Now maybe he can deal with it all. Now maybe he can WIN.