Carlos Irwin Estévez, best known as Charlie Sheen, is a controversial Hollywood actor, popular for his cool characters and notorious for his long-term struggle with all sorts of addictions and vices.

Charlie has established himself an image of a real Hollywood naughty boy, keeping rising up all kinds of headlines, particularly those associated with drugs, women and alcohol. The star of “Two and a Half Men” television sitcom has recently announced he’s HIV positive. His hidden struggle with the disease cost him a great deal of money, affecting both his finances and his acting career.

The popular actor was born in New York City, September 3rd 1965. He comes from a family with well-established acting background. His parents, Janet and Martin Sheen were both well-known actors, so all of their children were encouraged to follow the same path. As for young Charlie, he entered the magical movie world at the age of just nine.

He acted in 1974’s “The Execution of Private Slovik”, alongside his famed father. Sheen was familiar with movie production while still in his teens, making his first works with his friends and future actors Rob Lowe and Sean Pen. He was not particularly interested in learning and didn’t give much care for school; he was, however, determined to pursue his acting career path.

After getting several not so important roles, Charlie had made his Hollywood stardom breakthrough for his excellent portrayal of a lead character of Oliver Stone’s “Platoon”, a Vietnam War drama movie and in “Wall Street”, from the same director. The “Platoon” movie had a tremendous success, earning four Oscars and an instant popularity for young Charlie. After his big screen breakthrough, Sheen has started the line of very well known movies from late 80s to the end of 90s. He made great performances in “Eight Men Out”, “Navy SEALS”, “The Rookie” and “Hot Shoots”, fully expressing his amazing performing skills.

Apart from movie screen, Sheen is popular for his television sitcom roles and works. He worked on production, starred in “No Code of Conduct” television movie, and also headlined the controversial movie about porn industry, biopic “Rated X”, in collaboration with his brother. Sheen also starred in hit sitcom “Spin City”, replacing Michael J. Fox. His most recognizable role is that of Charlie Harper, a lifetime bachelor living in his fancy Malibu mansion. The series have earned Sheen an enormous popularity and probably the highest payment per episode ever. According to reports, Charlie was paid ridiculously high amount of $1.8 per episode!

Just as Charlie Harper appears to enjoy cigars, alcohol and women in series, real life Charlie is well known for his notorious addictions. He made himself bad boy reputation, all thanks to his open confessions about not so cool engagements. When he was summoned to witness the trial of American madam Heidi Fliss in 1995, Charlie openly admitted he had spent a serious amount of money to pay for prostitute services. According to his own words, Charlie bought services from nearly thirty different “ladies”. As as if this wasn’t enough, Charlie also filled the tabloid headlines for his quick temper actions, such as the assault of his ex girlfriend.

Charlie Sheen’s love affairs and marriages are complex to track! He is known to have had several marriages and has four children. He was married to model Donna Peele, actress Denise Richards and a real estate agent Broke Mueller. His daughter Cassandra was born from his relationship with his high school love Paula Proffit. Notorious Hollywood women addict got engaged to former porn star Brett Rossi in 2014, but they split off the very same year. Sheen’s unrestrained personality has greatly affected his professional relations and positions. He was literally banned from “Two and a Half Men” production after a conflict with series creator, being replaced by charming Ashton Kutcher.

Sheen’s public meltdown really took off with his “tiger blood” jokes, implying his body is not submissive to HIV. “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,” he said. Sheen has been fighting the notorious virus for years, announcing he is HIV positive in 2015. Until the announcement, Sheen used a lot of effort to hide the truth from the publicity. Not only he spent a real fortune on doctors and medications, but he also paid blackmailers to keep quiet about the fact he was ill. According to some sources, Sheen spent nearly $10 million to keep the truth away from the tabloids and other media. His intentions were quite successful, since he was the only one who eventually revealed the fact.

According to Sheen’s doctors, the medications were successful, so famous actor didn’t get sick from AIDs, while he is HV positive. The treatment greatly affected Sheen’s finances, so he tries to find a way to get back on feet. His two luxury mansions were claimed for sale, for amounts of $6.5 and $10 million, which would possibly refill his bank account.

Recently, Charlie became a new face of safe sex practices, advertising “Lelo”, a luxury sex toys and condoms company. Sheen’s notorious sex background and association with HIV would serve as a shock cautionary story for customers.

Quick Summary

Full Name: Carlos Irwin Estévez

Date of Birth: September 3rd 1965

Birth Place: New York City, New York, United States

Age: 51


Height: 5ft 10in (1.78m)

Weight: 83kg

Net Worth: $150 million

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