Martin Sheen


Martin Sheen's prolific career has stretched from stage to screen to television. Born the seventh child of ten to a poor Spanish immigrant father and Irish mother, Sheen first won critics' notice on Broadway at the age of 24, when he played the lead in The Subject Was Roses. He went on to play the lead in the big-screen adaptation of the play. Sheen established himself by portraying youths run amok, first in The Incident, in which he played a punk who terrorized subway passengers, and later in Terence Malick's poetic, unforgettable Badlands, in which he starred opposite Sissy Spacek as a teenager on a murderous rampage. One of his most memorable roles was as the captain who is sent to Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Green Beret (Marlon Brando) in Apocalypse Now. Sheen suffered a heart attack during the demanding Apocalypse shoot in the Philippines, but the experience didn't dent his amazing output of well-wrought film and TV roles. He is active in the anti-nuclear campaign, and has been arrested several times during protests. Playing against the Hollywood stereotype, he has been married for well over thirty years, and is father to four children, all of whom are actors, though Emilio Estevez (The Outsiders, St. Elmo's Fire, Stakeout) and Charlie Sheen (Platoon, Wall Street, Hot Shots!) are more well-known than Ramon and Renee.

Appearances in the BDE Catalog:

Cast in Andersonville Trial

Cast in Ten Blocks on the Camino Real

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